South Island

South Island Attractions

Picton

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Rating | Tours & Tickets

Funky, homely and remarkably scenic, Picton is the South Island’s northern surprise. Known for its cruise port and ferries to Wellington, many visitors visit Picton while en route to someplace else. ...  Read more

Banks Peninsula

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

The Banks Peninsula is a side of Christchurch that too many visitors miss out on. This mostly-undeveloped, circular peninsula juts out from Christchurch like a swollen thumb, yet despite its obvious ...  Read more

Dunedin

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Known as the Edinburgh of the south, the charming city of Dunedin is a wonderful vacation spot for visitors of all interests. Known primarily for its incredible wildlife attractions, the city itself ...  Read more

Sumner Beach

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Rating | Tours & Tickets

Even though a scant eight miles separate Sumner from the city center of Christchurch, this coastal suburb set right on the beach may as well be its own island. Sumner Beach is the de facto “beach ...  Read more

Akaroa Harbour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 61 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Meaning 'Long Harbor,' Akaroa is a port town with a decidedly French flavor, as descendants of the town's original French settlers still live here. Streets have French names, and French-inspired ...  Read more

Kaikoura

4.5 star rating: Recommended 9 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

If you like the water and all things that call it home, you will like Kaikoura. Marine mammals tend to capture visitors attention in this coastal town tucked in between the Seaward Kaikoura Range ...  Read more

Burkes Pass

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better 1 Rating | Tours & Tickets

Burkes Pass is a small town and a mountain pass in South Canterbury. In earlier times a pioneer township, it’s now a heritage site easy to visit when headed to destinations such as the Mackenzie ...  Read more

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