There’s plenty to do in the South Island with ‘Adventure Capital’ Queenstown known for activities to fuel the adrenaline junkie, Kaikoura for the marine-life & nature lover, and Abel Tasman National Park for the beach enthusiast.
The largest settlement in the South Island is Christchurch, known for it’s British heritage, and the tragic earthquake that shook the city in 2011. The city is still regenerating and rebuilding, which creates a unique blend of old and new architecture in a city that has shown its strength to survive.
The island is also known as Te Waka a Māui which means "Māui's Canoe". In Māori legends, the South Island existed first, as the boat of Maui, while the North Island was the fish that he caught.
Travel Tips & Guides
6 reasons to book your next holiday with 10 Travlr
Dreaming of a wonderful getaway? Us too! And there's never been a better ti...
What Are The Top 10 Road Trip Songs to Keep Everyone Happy?
It’s nearly time for us to hit the road again. With borders starting to ope...
The Best Backyard Games to Play over Summer for Kids (and the adults too)
Is there a better time of the year than summer? With the barbecue on, the s...