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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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    South Island Hotels
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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
    "Near the lake in Queenstown."
    A good establishment in a lovely setting. Well appointed room and very attentive staff.
    A Traveller
    This family-friendly Queenstown apartment is located on a lake, within 2 mi (3 km) of Queenstown Hill, Queenstown Mall, and …More
    Pounamu Apartments Queenstown - Queenstown Hotels

    Pounamu Apartments Queenstown

    110 Frankton Road, Queenstown - Map
    "1 Bedroom Apartment with Lake Views"
    A well set up and located apartment. Beautiful lake and mountain views and a 15 minute walk down to the town centre. Carparks in the basement were wide and easy to get to and from. Great storage in the basement for skis etc.
    Traveller from Auckland
    This family-friendly Queenstown apartment is located near the airport, within 1 mi (2 km) of Queenstown Gardens, SKYCITY …More
    Heritage Queenstown - Queenstown Hotels

    Heritage Queenstown

    91 Fernhill Road, Queenstown - Map
    "Beautiful Queenstown hotel"
    Friendly, helpful staff. Gorgeous room with stunning views overlooking city and lake. Really appreciated the extra touches like bath robes and good quality shower products. Room servicing each day was done really well and the restaurant/room service was very nice.
    Traveller from Australia
    This family-friendly Queenstown hotel is located near the airport, within 1 mi (2 km) of SKYCITY Wharf Casino, Kiwi and …More

    Hotels in Christchurch

    Peppers Clearwater Resort Christchurch - Christchurch Hotels

    Peppers Clearwater Resort Christchurch

    Clearwater Avenue, Christchurch - Map
    Was a great place to stay but shame the other people staying did not know how to park or were just rude as they had blocked over three car parks and we had to park across the road and not in the covered car park provided.
    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
    Excellent location. Walking distance to most major tourist attractions. Staff friendly and efficient. Rooms compact but spotlessly clean. Great value for money.
    A Traveller
    Located in the center of Christchurch, this family-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Christchurch I-SITE and …More
    YMCA Christchurch Hostel - Christchurch Hotels

    YMCA Christchurch Hostel

    12 Hereford Street, Christchurch - Map
    The counter people booked me in and booked me out ,very quick and simple ,the cleaners were nice
    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
    "Great location. Close to everything."
    Lovely friendly staff. Central location made getting around & seeing as much as we could over a weekend very achievable. Very clean, comfortable room & beds. Would definitely recommend to anyone travelling to Dunedin.
    A Traveller
    Located in the heart of Dunedin, this family-friendly hotel is steps from Dunedin Casino, Speight's Brewery, and First Church …More
    The Victoria Hotel Dunedin - Dunedin Hotels

    The Victoria Hotel Dunedin

    137 St Andrew Street Centre City, Dunedin - Map
    "Enjoyable stay."
    Greeted by a very friendly and efficient receptionist who enquired about our reason for visiting. Our room was clean and we'll presented. When departing for the evening, the receptionist wished us a pleasant evening, and when returning, she asked if we had had a good time. Only down side to the experience, was the $10.00 surcharge to park our vehicle in their outdoor car park.
    Traveller from Otago, New Zealand
    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
    "good people building pass it."
    Stayed here twice now, pleasant staff and location is good. But the building is past it and the inside while being refitted is showing its age. No AC or central heating etc.
    Traveller from christchurch
    This family-friendly Dunedin hotel is located in a shopping district, within a 10-minute walk of St. Paul's Cathedral …More