New Zealand’s South Island is home to stunning views and adventure locations, some remote and hard to reach.
Here are 12 off-the-beaten-track places on the South Island that every adventurer should visit.
Springfield is home to a huge donut sculpture. It’s unfortunately not edible, but it sure is impressive.
2. MOERAKI BOULDERS
These natural marvels formed over millions of years.
3. MAVORA LAKES
This amazing lake is located between Lake Te Anau and Lake Wakatipu. If you’re thinking of camping, Mavora Lakes is a beautiful spot to set up.
Located on the South Island’s West Coast, Karamea is a stunning wilderness with limestone caves and plenty of options for caving and kayaking.
5. LAKE MANAPOURI
Admire exquisite rainforest and the beauty of 35 islands.
6. DOUBTFUL SOUND
The magnificent Doubtful Sound must be seen to be believed. Take a cruise boat to see it at its best.
7. EARNSLAW BURN
This glacial waterfall featured in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit, and it’s not hard to see why. It looks like something straight out of a mystical land.
8. CURIO BAY
Dolphins and marine wildlife abound here, so make sure you have you camera with you.
9. CRUCIBLE LAKE
This ice studded lake is not easy to get to, but once you get there you’ll be glad you made the effort.
10. WELCOME FLAT HOT POOLS
After a long walk, soak in these natural hot pools for a dose of complete relaxation.
11. LAKE SUMNER
Lake Sumner in the Lake Sumner National Park offers spectacular views and walking trails.
Methven is the closest town to Mt Hutt and offers crazy skiing opportunities throughout winter.