Top 5 places in South Island, you cannot afford to miss.

New Zealand has some great holiday activities to offer. The South Island, known to the locals as Te Waipounamu, is the larger of the two major islands of New Zealand. From the world’s best skiing slopes to an eccentric mix of historic elegance and contemporary culture, there is literally a lot of outdoor activities and sightseeing to engage in.

While opting for a South Island, New Zealand Holiday Packages is a great way of letting the experts guide your trip, the following are attractions you would want to visit either way.

1.Milford Sound.


It is a fiord in the South Island of New Zealand. It is situated in the Fiordland National Park and runs 15 km inward from the Tasman Sea. The mouth of the fiord is surrounded by rock faces which are around 1200 meters high. Milford Sound also has two waterfalls which fall year round. A spectacular sight to see, visitors love this halt. There are also a lot of scenic cruises underway to hop on to.



The largest city in the South Island and officially the oldest established city in New Zealand, Christchurch is fast-changing and modern. Coping with the earthquake that hit this part of New Zealand 2011, you can see old English gardens in contrast with contemporary pop-up bars and also container-based shopping malls in this enduring centre.

3.The Otago Peninsula.


The Peninsula is situated on the east coast of the South Island of New Zealand. It has a 20 km long harbour and is home for nature at its best. This is also home for the abundant and magnificent world famous marine wildlife, namely The Royal Albatross, the endangered Yellow Eyed Penguin/Hoiho and the Blue Penguins at Pukekura. Seals, as well as The New Zealand Sea Lion, one of the rarest seal species in the world, can also be spotted in their natural habitat here.

4.Fox Glacier.


Tucked into the forested foothills of the Southern Alps, the cosy township of Fox Glacier is geared up for glacier walks, hikes and flights. Also known as Te Moeka o Tuawe, this is a 13-kilometre-long temperate maritime glacier located on the west coast of South Island. One of the most accessible glaciers in the world, this stop interests every visitor.

5. Craigieburn Range for Skiing.


If you enjoy skiing, there are quite a few skiing slopes in South Island of New Zealand to enjoy this sport. Most of the visitors, however, buy the New Zealand skiing package prior to their visit. The skiing package offers a range of facilities depending on your budget.

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