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    Pocket Guide: South Island

    There's no denying it: New Zealand's South Island has some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world and you'll be right in the thick of it when you stay in one of our South Island hotels.

    Things to do

    When it comes to incredible alpine views, you can't go past Mount Cook, New Zealand's tallest mountain. Here, you'll explore Aoraki Mount Cook National Park and go kayaking on glacial lakes. Intermediate to advanced level skiers can also try the country's longest ski run, the Tasman Glacier. However, if your skiing skills aren't quite up to scratch, you can always head to Mt Hutt for a less hardcore yet equally enjoyable ski trip.

    Mt Hutt is about midway between Mt Cook and Christchurch, so if you've got the time, it's well-worth continuing on to the re-imagined city that has been revived since the 2011 quakes. In Christchurch, you'll be delighted by the locals' creativity with their pop-up bars, cafes and shopping malls, created in what seemed like doomed circumstances. While you're here, make sure you pay a visit to some of the local gardens too, because this is, after all, the "Garden City" of the world!

    Another great city for a skiing holiday is Queenstown, which hosts the annual American Express Queenstown Winter Festival. Queenstown is also known as the "bungy capital of the world" and offers a range of other extreme sports, if you're looking for a quick thrill.

    On the other hand, if it's a beach holiday you're after, make sure you visit Abel Tasman Park and explore some of its ten national parks, too. Wine connoisseurs will enjoy the famous sauvignon blanc in nearby Marlborough and, if you're a history buff, make sure you take the trip to the far south and visit Dunedin, New Zealand's oldest city, with strong Scottish roots. Dunedin is also home to Australasia's only castle, Larnach Castle and hosts the ever-popular Cadbury Chocolate Carnival in July.

    Getting here

    There's so much to see and do in the south of New Zealand and with our fantastic range of South Island accommodation, and flights to Queenstown you're sure to find something that suits your needs and budget, so book your room today!

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    Hotels in Queenstown

    The Rees Hotel and Luxury Apartments - Queenstown Hotels

    The Rees Hotel and Luxury Apartments

    377 Frankton Road, Queenstown - Map
     
     
    Exceptional views and comfortable stay. Will definitely come back again.
    A Traveller
    Situated on a lake, this luxury apartment is within 2 mi (3 km) of Queenstown Hill, Queenstown Arts Centre, and Church of St …More
    Base Queenstown - Backpacker - Queenstown Hotels

    Base Queenstown - Backpacker

    47-49 Shotover Street, Queenstown - Map
     
     
    "Weekend stay at Base"
    Booked into a private twin share room. The room had good facilities. The heater was amazing. The room could have done with a vacuum. The showers could have been a bit cleaner. But overall it was a great hostel.
    Traveller from Cat
    Located in Queenstown City Centre, this hostel is steps from Toi o Tahuna, Fear Factory Queenstown, and SKYCITY Wharf Casino …More
    Heritage Queenstown - Queenstown Hotels

    Heritage Queenstown

    91 Fernhill Road, Queenstown - Map
     
     
    Excellent, great services, very helpful staffs especially helping carrying ski gears to the locker room. Love the bar area and the jacuzzi/pool!! Will be back next year
    A Traveller
    Situated in Queenstown, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of SKYCITY Wharf Casino, Steamer Wharf, and TSS Earnslaw …More

    Hotels in Christchurch

    Peppers Clearwater Resort Christchurch - Christchurch Hotels

    Peppers Clearwater Resort Christchurch

    Clearwater Avenue, Christchurch - Map
     
     
    "Pleasant and clean "
    Clean and warm and pleasant stay. friendly staff and good meal in bar.
    A Traveller
    Situated near the airport, this luxury hotel is 1.5 mi (2.5 km) from Willowbank Wildlife Reserve and within 6 mi (10 km) of …More
    ibis Christchurch - Christchurch Hotels

    ibis Christchurch

    107 Hereford St, Christchurch - Map
     
     
    ok, basic hotel that is clean. Room was very warm, even too warm, unable to open the windows.
    A Traveller
    Located in Christchurch City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Christchurch I-SITE and Canterbury Museum …More
    YMCA Christchurch Hostel - Christchurch Hotels

    YMCA Christchurch Hostel

    12 Hereford Street, Christchurch - Map
     
     
    "Nice & close to the hospital."
    So good to have a coffee shop & cafe on your doorstep.
    A Traveller
    Located in Christchurch City Centre, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Punting on the Avon and Canterbury Museum …More

    Hotels in Dunedin

    Scenic Hotel Dunedin City - Dunedin Hotels

    Scenic Hotel Dunedin City

    123 Princes Street, Dunedin - Map
     
     
    "close to town"
    friendly staff, comfy beds, free wifi - that was the best bit!
    A Traveller
    Located in Dunedin City Centre, this luxury hotel is steps from Dunedin Casino, Speight's Brewery, and First Church of Otago …More
    The Victoria Hotel Dunedin - Dunedin Hotels

    The Victoria Hotel Dunedin

    137 St Andrew Street Centre City, Dunedin - Map
     
     
    "Great location"
    Easy walk to railway station and centre of town so no hassles finding parks. They were happy for us to leave the car in their carpark for a few hours even after checkout.
    Traveller from NZ
    Located in Dunedin City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Cadbury World, New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame, and …More
    Kingsgate Hotel Dunedin - Dunedin Hotels

    Kingsgate Hotel Dunedin

    10 Smith Street, Dunedin - Map
     
     
    "Nice hotel close to mercy hospital"
    Great hotel, clean, friendly staff. Would recommend to anyone
    Traveller from Southland
    Located in Dunedin City Centre, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of St. Paul's Cathedral, Speight's …More