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    Accommodation In 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 (and vicinity)

    Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa - Queenstown Hotels

    Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa

    Kawarau Village, 79 Peninsula Road, Queenstown - Map
     
     
    "Fantastic Hotel with iconic scenery"
    We had a fantastic stay. Beautiful views and the most helpful staff we have come across.
    Traveller from New Zealand
    Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa is on the eastern shore of Lake Wakatipu in Kawarau Village, 5 minutes’ drive from Queenstown …More
    DoubleTree by Hilton Queenstown - Queenstown Hotels

    DoubleTree by Hilton Queenstown

    Kawarau Village 79 Peninsula Road, Queenstown - Map
     
     
    "Over the river from the town. Nice and quiet."
    Modern accom l0 minutes from town, airport , restaurants and shops.
    Traveller from australia
    Located near the slopes, this Kelvin Heights hotel is in the mountains, within 1 mi (2 km) of Falls Dam and Remarkables Park …More
    Rydges Lakeland Resort Queenstown - Queenstown Hotels

    Rydges Lakeland Resort Queenstown

    38-54 Lake Esplanade, Queenstown - Map
     
     
    "Handy location"
    Stayed the one night, handy location in walking distance to town. Room was comfortable and quiet but looking a little dated
    Traveller from invercargill, NZ
    This family-friendly Queenstown hotel is located on a lake, within a 10-minute walk of SKYCITY Wharf Casino, Steamer Wharf …More

    Hotels in Christchurch (and vicinity)

    Rendezvous Hotel Christchurch - Christchurch Hotels

    Rendezvous Hotel Christchurch

    166 Gloucester Street, Christchurch - Map
     
     
    Always a great experience. The staff were friendly and the room was very comfortable.
    A Traveller
    Located in Christchurch City Centre, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Chalice and Canterbury Museum. Riccarton House …More
    Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square - Christchurch Hotels

    Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square

    50 Cathedral Square, Christchurch - Map
     
     
    "Great location right in the middle of town"
    All good, easy to find with a great buffet breakfast.Good location to just put the car away and walk around the town.
    Traveller from Sydney
    Located near the slopes, this Christchurch City Centre hotel is in the city center, within a 15-minute walk of Chalice and …More
    Rydges Latimer Christchurch - Christchurch Hotels

    Rydges Latimer Christchurch

    30 Latimer Square, Christchurch - Map
     
     
    "Weekend away"
    We came down for a long weekend to see the city. The staff were friendly, the room had a balcony with a lovely view. Could not fault the room. Good location close to most things in the city, short Uber drive to everywhere else.
    A Traveller
    Located in Christchurch City Centre, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Cardboard Cathedral and Canterbury Museum …More

    Hotels in Dunedin (and vicinity)

    Scenic Hotel Dunedin City - Dunedin Hotels

    Scenic Hotel Dunedin City

    123 Princes Street, Dunedin - Map
     
     
    "Close to town "
    Great hotel, walking distance to town - very comfortable. TV had a picture delay due to weather interference which made it hard to watch anything.
    A Traveller
    Located in Dunedin City Centre, this luxury hotel is steps from Dunedin Casino, Speight's Brewery, and First Church of Otago …More
    Ocean Beach Hotel - Dunedin Hotels

    Ocean Beach Hotel

    134 Prince Albert Road; St Kilda, Dunedin - Map
     
     
    "Great spot - the beach is beautiful"
    The facilities are basic, all that you need, comfy bed, great shower.
    A Traveller
    Situated near the beach, this motel is within 3 mi (5 km) of St. Clair Beach, Speight's Brewery, and Toitu Otago Settlers …More
    Scenic Hotel Southern Cross - Dunedin Hotels

    Scenic Hotel Southern Cross

    118 High Street, Dunedin - Map
     
     
    Helpful staff both in the restaurant and reception. Nothing was a problem...and a had a few! Room is difficult to find but worth the effort. Bed is like sleeping on a cloud. Can't fault
    A Traveller
    Located in Dunedin City Centre, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Dunedin Casino and Speight's Brewery. First …More