Adventure and fun in South Island points of interest

The untouched landscape of New Zealand’s South Island draws everyone from adventurers to nature enthusiasts. You can explore the wonders of tranquil alpine environments, glacial lakes, exotic rainforests and wild ocean caves, all within reach of South Island holiday rentals. Use our guide to discover New Zealand South Island must-see destinations and accommodation homes that are in the centre of the action.

Living the dream in Twizel

South Island

Twizel sprang into being in 1968 as a town for workers. Now it's a fantastic base for holidays, with lakes, cycleways and Aoraki on its doorstep.

Arrowtown

South Island

Surrounded by natural beauty, Arrowtown is a charmingly preserved gold-mining settlement.

Golden Bay

South Island

A land blessed with white sand beaches, valleys with pristine rivers, limestone caves, rising to dramatic mountains and lakes.