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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
    South Island Hotels

    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
    "Great view"
    Had a great time. Thanks for having us and making our trip so much easier
    A Traveller
    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
    An overnight stay for us and enjoyed being away from the centre with no need to go out as all we needed was provided for at the hotel.
    A Traveller
    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
    "Pleasant and comfortable overnight stopover."
    Enjoyable comfortable overnight stay. Friendly helpful staff.
    Traveller from Queenstown
    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
    "Location excellent"
    Food was very good and the location close to the new Transport centre is excellent.
    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
    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
    "Nice Hotel right in the heart of the city"
    The hotel was well located right in the city just a short walk from the Octagon. The staff were friendly and always ready to help.
    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
    "Handy to hospital"
    Staff were all very friendly & welcoming, quiet room
    Traveller from Christchurch
    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
    "Fleetwood Visit"
    Handy to the central city, room clean and a good size. Starting to get a bit tired. Limited parking but wasn't a problem. Ok restaurant, well priced.
    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