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New Zealand’s South Island is best known for its majestic snow-capped mountains, sparkling glaciers and fascinating Sounds that will leave you open-mouthed and in consist awe. Whether it’s a Heli Hike at Fox Glacier, kayaking through the stunning Milford Sounds or Bungy Jumping in Queenstown; the South Island is an adventure lover’s dream!

If adventure sports are not your thing, don’t worry there’s still plenty of more relaxed activities you can do in the South Island, such as tasting the world-renowned Sauvignon Blanc in the beautiful Marlborough region, spotting the famous Kiwi whilst bird watching at Stewart Island or taking a breath-taking scenic cruise through the Fiordland National Park; home to the famous Doubtful and Milford Sounds.

There’s so much to see and do in the South Island, it’s hard to try and fit it all into your holiday, luckily, we have hand-crafted some experience packages that take all the hard work out of planning that perfect trip! Have a browse through these packages today.

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When to visit

Whilst the country has a generally wet and temperate maritime climate, the temperatures tend to get colder the further south you travel, with the mountain regions obviously being the coolest. The far North of the country has an average temperature of 15°C, while the deep south has a cooler 9°C average. January and February are the warmest months of the year, and July is the coldest.

While the South Island has cooler winter temperatures, some areas of the island experience little rainfall in winter, making it an excellent time to visit glaciers, mountains and other areas of scenic beauty. If you are wanting to ski or snowboard your way down the slops of the Southern Alps, the best months to visit are either July or August due to having the most snowfall.

February and July are the driest months in Queenstown, whereas the wettest month is Decemeber (Queenstown) and March (Central Otago). For more details on the best time to travel to New Zealand click here

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Official language
English, Māori and New Zealand Sign Language
Currency
New Zealand Dollar (NZD)
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