South Island

Find all the hidden gems of the South Island and get off the beaten track! We list all those awesome places worth discovering.

18 Amazing Attractions You Can’t Miss in The Catlins

Awesome attractions in The Catlins. Did someone say waterfall? The Catlins Coast, […]

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20 Places Off the Beaten Track in the South Island

Find the Hidden Gems of the South Island. Adventures are not adventures […]

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10 Things We Love About Akaroa

Things to do in Akaroa! Dolphins, seals, penguins, big hikes, small hikes […]

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15 Awesome Things to Do in Reefton

Activities you have to try in Reefton! Reefton is an intriguing town. This […]

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10 Token Tourist Photos You Have to Take in the South Island

Photos of the South Island that you have to take! Do you […]

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10 Things to Do In and Around Gore

What to do in the brown Trout capital. We bet you never […]

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5 Fun Things to Do in Omarama

What to do in Omarama, the “Place of Light”. Omarama sits in […]

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6 Epic Things to Do in Fox Glacier

What to do in Fox Glacier, the heart of Glacier country. An […]

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10 Excellent Things to Do in Geraldine

What to do in Geraldine, Canterbury’s adventure capital! Most would describe Geraldine […]

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10 Queenstown Travel Tips for First-Timers

Tips for visiting Queenstown Queenstown is its own little bubble. The buzzing […]

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10 Awesome Things to Do in Fairlie

What to do in Fairlie, the Gateway to the MacKenzie District. A […]

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7 Fun Things to Do in Cheviot

What to do in Cheviot, a classic Kiwi rural town. Surrounded by […]

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10 Amazing Things to Do in Oxford

What to do in Oxford, the Hidden Gem of Canterbury. Travellers are […]

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6 Fun Things to Do in Temuka

What to do in Temuka, A classic Kiwi country town. Locals flock […]

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10 Amazing Things to Do in Timaru

What to do in Timaru, the hub of South Canterbury. Located right […]

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7 Fun Things to Do in Milton

What to do in Milton, “the town of opportunities”. When leaving or […]

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6 Fun Things to Do in Balclutha

What to do in Balclutha, the Big River Town. Welcome to Balclutha! […]

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7 Amazing Things to Do in Tuatapere

What to do in Tuatapere, the gateway to southern Fiordland National Park. […]

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5 Amazing Day Trips from Invercargill

… or longer trips from Invercargill. The Southland region’s main hub and […]

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10 Fun Things to Do in Alexandra

What to do in Alexandra, the sunny hub of Central Otago. Located […]

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10 Incredible Things to Do in Kaikoura

What to do in Kaikoura, the marine wildlife mecca of New Zealand. […]

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10 Incredible Things to Do in Fiordland National Park

What to do in Fiordland National Park. Where do you begin to […]

10 Amazing Things to Do in Invercargill

What to do in Invercargill, New Zealand’s southernmost city! You’ll hear that […]

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10 Amazing Things to Do in Picton

What to do in Picton, the gateway to the South Island. Welcome […]

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5 Fun Things to Do in Bluff

Activities and things to do in BLuff! At the edge of the […]

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10 Damn Good Things to Do in Cromwell

What to do in Cromwell? Only 50 minutes from Queenstown, the little […]

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10 Unmissable Things to Do in Lake Tekapo

What to do in Lake Tekapo. Lake Tekapo is on almost everybody’s […]

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10 Incredible Things to Do on Stewart Island

What to do in Stewart Island. You haven’t fully explored New Zealand […]

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10 Amazing Things to Do in the Abel Tasman National Park

Awesome Activities in Abel Tasman! Golden sand beaches, lush native forest, marine […]

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15 Things to Do in Nelson City

What to do in Nelson City. In a city that is wedged […]

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10 Awesome Activities in the Marlborough Sounds

Things to do in the Marlborough Sounds. Covering one-fifth of New Zealand’s […]

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10 Reasons Why Haast has World Heritage Status

Why visit the World Heritage Area of Haast? As the last (or […]

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Guide to Milford Sound and the Milford Road

What you need to know about Milford Sound and the Road to […]

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6 Essential Pitstops for Your South Canterbury Road Trip

Quirky South Canterbury towns worth stopping by! Away from the hustle and […]

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6 Reasons Why Hokitika is Such a Cool Little Town

Plenty of reasons to love the beach town of Hokitika. Located almost […]

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7 Bizarre Sights in the Waitaki Valley

Features of the Vanished World Trail. Shark-toothed dolphins, whales, penguins and many […]

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10 Underrated Places to Visit in Canterbury

The Hidden Gems of the Canterbury region. Stretched between snowcapped mountains and […]

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7 Tips to Have a Great Time in Christchurch

Tips for backpackers in Christchurch! The city of Christchurch has found a […]

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