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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

    Base Queenstown - Backpacker - Queenstown Hotels
    Rating: 4.5 Stars

    Base Queenstown - Backpacker

    47-49 Shotover Street, Queenstown - Map
     
     
    "Central location"
    Hostel was centrally located, felt safe, staff were helpful and facilities were good.
    Traveller from brisbane Aus
    Located in Queenstown City Centre, this hostel is steps from Fear Factory Queenstown, Toi o Tahuna, and Creative Queenstown …More
    Pounamu Apartments Queenstown - Queenstown Hotels
    Rating: 5.0 Stars

    Pounamu Apartments Queenstown

    110 Frankton Road, Queenstown - Map
     
     
    4.5 out of 5 (235 reviews)
    Located in the heart of Queenstown, this luxury apartment is within 1 mi (2 km) of Queenstown Gardens, SKYCITY Wharf Casino …More
    Heritage Queenstown - Queenstown Hotels
    Rating: 4.5 Stars

    Heritage Queenstown

    91 Fernhill Road, Queenstown - Map
     
     
    "Great location and fantastic staff"
    We stayed here for two nights and can not fault the Hotel or the staff. The room was a good size and a very large comfortable bed. Every staff member we came in contact with was very friendly and pleasant and nothing was a problem, this made for a very enjoyable stay.
    Traveller from Dunedin
    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
    Rating: 4.5 Stars

    Peppers Clearwater Resort Christchurch

    Clearwater Avenue, Christchurch - Map
     
     
    "Great scenic place to say"
    We weren't there very long but while we were it was fantastic! Couldn't ask for anything more! Staff were amazing
    Traveller from australia
    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
    Rating: 3.5 Stars

    ibis Christchurch

    107 Hereford St, Christchurch - Map
     
     
    "Central and comfortable"
    We were surprised to find that this was the only building standing and operational in the vicinity. It was very central to walk around the CBD . The room was comfortable for our needs which was really just a place to sleep.
    Traveller from Tauranga
    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
    Rating: 2.0 Stars

    YMCA Christchurch Hostel

    12 Hereford Street, Christchurch - Map
     
     
    It was convenient to hospital where I had a meeting.
    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
    Rating: 4.5 Stars

    Scenic Hotel Dunedin City

    123 Princes Street, Dunedin - Map
     
     
    "Central location"
    Easy check-in & check-out. Great room with a harbour view.
    Traveller from Ashburton NZ
    Located in Dunedin City Centre, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Dunedin Casino, First Church of Otago, and …More
    The Victoria Hotel Dunedin - Dunedin Hotels
    Rating: 3.5 Stars

    The Victoria Hotel Dunedin

    137 St Andrew Street Centre City, Dunedin - Map
     
     
    "close to town centre"
    The room had a strong smell of damp. It was clean and tidy although a little tired in the d├ęcor. The balcony should not have had an opening door out to it - it was a foot wide and the handrail seemed too low (probably not due to council requirements).
    Traveller from Lake Hawea, Wanaka, Otago,
    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
    Rating: 3.5 Stars

    Kingsgate Hotel Dunedin

    10 Smith Street, Dunedin - Map
     
     
    "Great location"
    Only have 50mg data or half an hour of free wifi in the Lobby - had a bit of trouble with it. Hotel needs to be updated a bit - rooms a bit dated and bathroom steams up something terrible and everything gets wet - ventilation not good and no window to help. The upside - great location near the Octagon, bar staff great, great heater in the room - bed reasonably comfortable. I would stay here again on location and cleanliness alone.
    A Traveller
    Located in Dunedin City Centre, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of St. Paul's Cathedral, Speight's …More