8 Must-Do Experiences on NZ’s South Island

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New Zealand’s South Island is famous for its pure landscapes, epic views, and outdoor activities.

Check out our “must-do” experiences, below:

1. Aoraki / Mt Cook

Aoraki Mount Cook is New Zealand’s highest mountain, with a height of 3,754 metres. One of the most exciting parts of New Zealand, you can enjoy the beauty of this peak on foot while walking the Hooker Valley Track. Experience the beautiful singing of birds from above, and do not miss visiting Mt John Observatory to examine the starlit skies of Dark Sky Reserve.

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2. Nugget Point, Otago Coast

Surrounded by rocky islets known as “The Nuggets”, this area is the entrance to the luxurious Catlins. Famous for  waterfalls, native forest and marine wildlife, you can also enjoy stunning coastal views from the Tokata Lighthouse and watch penguins and other seabirds

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3. Omarama Hot Tubs, Waitaki

What could be better than clear mountain water and the famous Mackenzie Country views?

Omarama is the perfect place to relax and refresh for your upcoming adventures.

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4. Fiordland National Park

Fiordland National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage site featuring Milford and Doubtful Sounds. It can be experienced by air, boat, or on foot, and if you have a camera with you be prepared to use it!

The park can be reached through the picturesque town of Te Anau.

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5. Marlborough Sounds by bike

Marlborough is one of the best places to explore by bike. Cycle through vineyards or along the coastal tracks while admiring the view of playful marine wildlife frolicking in the waters.

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6. Christchurch Street Art Trail

Explore this city’s historic and creative hubs. Visit its extensive cafes and wander the streets admiring the creative art which you’ll find everywhere.

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7. Adventure in Queenstown

Queenstown is New Zealand’s Adventure Capital. Adrenaline lovers can enjoy everything from bungy jumping to river surfing & canyon swinging. And when you’ve done all that, you can hang out in this South Island city’s many hip bars and restaurants.

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8. Hokitika Gorge, West Coast

If you google pictures of Hokitika Gorge, you would be forgiven for thinking they’ve been helped out by the old Photoshop. You’d be mistaken.

The Hokitika Gorge, 33kms from Hokitika on the West Coast, contains clear blue alpine water surrounded by amazing bush. It has to be seen to be believed.

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