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.

1. SPRINGFIELD

Springfield is home to a huge donut sculpture. It’s unfortunately not edible, but it sure is impressive.

                                                                                             flickr.com

2. MOERAKI BOULDERS

These natural marvels formed over millions of years.

                                             thousandwonders.net

3. MAVORA LAKES

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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.

                                                redbubble.com / Michael Treloar

4. KARAMEA

Located on the South Island’s West Coast, Karamea is a stunning wilderness with limestone caves and plenty of options for caving and kayaking.

                                                          colinmonteath.com / Colin Monteath

5. LAKE MANAPOURI

Admire exquisite rainforest and the beauty of 35 islands.

                                      newzealandphoto.info

6. DOUBTFUL SOUND

The magnificent Doubtful Sound must be seen to be believed.  Take a cruise boat to see it at its best.

                                                    nztravelorganiser.com

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.

                      photosafari.co.nz

8. CURIO BAY

Dolphins and marine wildlife abound here, so make sure you have you camera with you.

                                                      holidayparks.co.nz

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.

                                            panoramio.com

10. WELCOME FLAT HOT POOLS

After a long walk, soak in these natural hot pools for a dose of complete relaxation.

                                      newzealand.com

11. LAKE SUMNER

Lake Sumner in the Lake Sumner National Park offers spectacular views and walking trails.

                                                   rankers.co.nz

12. METHVEN

Methven is the closest town to Mt Hutt and offers crazy skiing opportunities throughout winter.

                                                    newzealand.com

 

 

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