Discover Boutique Hotels in South Island, New Zealand

The South Island boasts epic mountains, fjords and lakes, with world-class skiing and bungy-jumping in adrenalin capital Queenstown. Historic Christchurch and whale-watching hot spot Kaikoura offer more serene stays.

Destinations in South Island

  • A name which translates as ‘meal of crayfish’ gives a taste of the scene in store. Lying midway between Christchurch and Picton on the spectacular South Island, the seaside town of Kaikoura is blessed with a soul-stirring surf-and-turf setting.
  • New Zealand’s largest wine- growing region, Marlborough, occupies the northeast corner of the South Island. Here, you’ll find world-class wine, dramatic coastal waterways and the sunniest climate in the country.
  • South Island’s secret cove, Pigeon Bay brings a breath of fresh air to farmsteads and rugged green hills. With strictly locavore dining and a breathtaking backdrop, this is the good life, New Zealand style.
  • Set on the banks of Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown is a picture-perfect town with a rich menu of restaurants and bars, amid a searingly beautiful mountain range setting.
  • Ski- and summer-resort-town Wanaka, in the Otago region of New Zealand's South Island, is on the edge of its namesake lake.

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