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The south island is the larger of the two islands that make up New Zealand it is home to some of the most dramatic scenery in the world and is jam packed with activities to get your heart racing! So if you are looking for the perfect holiday destination, look no further than south island holidays in New Zealand.
The perfect place to start your south island holiday is in the city of Christchurch, also known as the garden city. This beautiful city, located on the east coast of the south island, is filled with beautiful gardens and parks, a laid back cafe culture and is home to many art galleries, museums and beautiful historic buildings. Within an hour’s drive from Christchurch, you will find yourself in the scenic Akaroa Peninsular where you can spend your day exploring the rolling hills, stunning coves and appreciating the diverse wildlife including penguins. For a relaxing experience on your south island holiday, take the time to visit the thermal spas of Hanmer Springs where you can relax in one of the many outdoor spas in amongst striking mountainous ranges.
The best way to explore the south island on holiday is by hiring a car; navigate your way around the south island at your own pace, stopping where you want, when you want. Visit the popular beachside town of Kaikoura which offers the unique combination of alpine scenery within close range of beautiful beaches; make sure you make the most of the activities on offer like whale watching or swimming with dolphins and seals. Further north of Kaikoura is the Marlborough district, where you can spend your days visiting the many vineyards or hiking through the glorious Abel Tasman national park; or you can even pop over the north island from the town of Picton. The west coast of the south island is the place to head for adventure and nature experiences; walk on the Franz Josef or Fox glacier, take a cruise around the beautiful fiord land in the Milford Sound, take a hike through the stunning Mt Aspiring national park or marvel at the beauty of Wanaka either on the ski slopes or on the shores of the lake. For heart stopping experiences look no further than the adventure capital of Queenstown where skydiving, bungee jumping, white water rafting, paragliding, skiing and riding on the shotover jet are all on offer – if you dare.
Holidays to the south island of New Zealand really do offer the perfect mix of adventure, nature, culture and relaxation. lowcostholidays.com can help you plan the perfect south island holiday with ease with a fantastic selection of cheap flights and accommodation throughout the south island, you are literally only one step away from you dream holiday.
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