5 Things to Do on the South Island of New Zealand

New Zealand is an amazing country. There are so many things you can do and see that it is difficult to experience everything in one visit. Once you have had a taste of New Zealand you will return to see more of its amazing attractions and stunning views.

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Queenstown

Queenstown offers a thrill-seeking, adrenaline-filled holiday destination. Queenstown is very popular among travellers who are looking to get into extreme sports. The city offers a multitude of activities to satisfy your interests and keep your heart beating. Jet-boating is a popular activity in Queenstown. You can also enjoy skiing and snowboarding in The Remarkables.

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Milford Sound

Visit the south-west side of the island for the breathtaking Milford Sound. Milford Sound, which is located in Fiordland National Park and stands at 5,560ft tall, is a beautiful fiord. Take a stroll along the Milford Track, take a boat trip through the calm waters, or kayak through the breathtaking landscapes.

Lake Tekapo

You can take in the peaceful Lake Tekapo. You will be amazed by the stunning Southern Alps mountain range and its turquoise waters. You will have a clear view of the Southern Lights, the night sky, and the Tekapo Dark Sky Reserve the entire night. The park’s camping area is a great spot to enjoy nighttime dreaming and the perfect way to finish your visit to Lake Tekapo.

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Franz Josef Glacier

The Franz Josef Glacier has been a tourist favorite in New Zealand for many years. One of the most iconic West Coast Glaciers, the Franz Josef Glacier is a spectacular natural wonder. Enjoy a guided Ice Walk, a flight over the area, or heli-hike through the glacier. Enjoy a relaxing day in the hot pools, after your hike to make the most of the great day.

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Mount Cook

Mount Cook (or Aoraki as it’s called in Maori) is New Zealand’s highest mountain. Mount Cook, which stands at 3724 meters high, is a stunning sight. Mount Cook is a part of the Southern Alps. Enjoy a range alpine and glacier skiing adventures or test your climbing abilities on an extreme adventure in the mountains. A permit is not required to climb. However, it’s a good idea for you to fill out a trip intention form at the Department of Conservation Visitor Centre.

 

 

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