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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
     
     
    "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
    Pounamu Apartments Queenstown - Queenstown Hotels
    Rating: 5.0 Stars

    Pounamu Apartments Queenstown

    110 Frankton Road, Queenstown - Map
     
     
    4.5 out of 5 (253 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
     
     
    "Friendly, professional, relaxing."
    Our family of 4 with 2 young kids loved staying at the Heritage as a base to explore Queenstown. Under ground parking was a bonus with the extreme cold conditions we had meaning no defrosting windscreens. The staff were all very friendly and helped with advice on road safety. Highly recommended.
    Traveller from J
    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
     
     
    "Beautiful accommodation away from the city"
    We stayed here on our first night in Christcurch. Location was beautiful and room was gorgeous with a view overlooking the lake.
    Traveller from Perth, WA
    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
     
     
    Perfectly adequate hotel for the one night we required. Small room and ensuite but perfectly adequate as there were only two of us. Comfy beds and clean and tidy.
    Traveller from Blenheim
    Located in Christchurch City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Christchurch I-SITE and Canterbury Museum …More
    Sudima Hotel Christchurch Airport - Christchurch Hotels
    Rating: 3.5 Stars

    Sudima Hotel Christchurch Airport

    550 Memorial Avenue, Christchurch - Map
     
     
    A alright room. Just stayed one night. Good location to airport
    Traveller from g m
    Situated near the airport, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Russley Golf Club and International Antarctic Centre …More

    Hotels in Dunedin

    Scenic Hotel Dunedin City - Dunedin Hotels
    Rating: 4.5 Stars

    Scenic Hotel Dunedin City

    123 Princes Street, Dunedin - Map
     
     
    Close to CBD with very quiet rooms. Good heating but no sky sport television.
    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
    Rating: 3.5 Stars

    The Victoria Hotel Dunedin

    137 St Andrew Street Centre City, Dunedin - Map
     
     
    Clean and tidy room.Very comfortable bed.Great front desk staff. Close to the city and the stadium.
    Traveller from auckland
    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
     
     
    "Handy to all amenities "
    Decor getting a bit dated but still clean and tidy. Parking spaces limited but if you are an early riser you can park outside but be wary of parking wardens. Nice place to stay and food was good.
    Traveller from Auckland
    Located in Dunedin City Centre, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of St. Paul's Cathedral, Speight's …More