The South Island of New Zealand sure is a beautiful place to go on vacation. It has many fun activities and attractions for all ages! There, you will be able to experience the great outdoors, stunning landscapes, and amazing food. Below are the top 5 attractions of the South Island.
Fiordland National Park
Being one of the largest parks in the country, Fiorland National Park attracts tourists from all over the globe. The wide variety of animal species and breathtaking scenery attract photographers and people of all ages. You will be able to see animals such as dolphins, kiwis, birds, seals and many more! The park offers camping and mountain climbing as well as water sports for their main attractions.
There are eco tours available in which you will be able to learn about the ancient rainforest that has been untouched by man.
If you are lucky, you may spot some friendly dolphins which will swim along side you as you kayak along the bay. If you enjoy the outdoors and love animals, this is definately going to be one of the highlights of your trip.
Queenstown is one of South Island’s top destinations. It is a resort town that offers activities such as bungee jumping, mountain biking, sky diving, all types of water sports, swinging in the canyons (extreme sport) and even trekking by horse-back. In the winter the slopes are open for ski tourism and other fun winter sports. If you visit in March or April, there is a bike festival which is fun for all ages. The winter festival starts in June, and the Jazz festival is in October. Queenstown is always very lively and filled with festivals and fun activities. Visiting Queenstown is great to visit during any time of the year. It won’t disappoint!
Located at the top of South Island, Malborough is the place you want to be if you are looking for great wine, food and a relaxing view. Malborough is known for it’s wine. It produces more than half of New Zealand’s wine. With over 100 vineyards, it is sure to excite all wine enthusiasts who are interested in wine tours. You can drive, walk or bike. Take a guided or even self guided tour of the area. Enjoy tasting from more than 40 different wine cellars! There are many nice restaurants along the lake which offer the region’s finest wine, paired with the most delicious dishes. You can enjoy your meal as well as the scenery from the outdoor patios that overlook the beautifully groomed farm lands and vineyards.