New Zealand South Island Trip

Starting in the European style Christshurch, explore the best of the South Island, including Greymouth's Shantytown, the stunning scenery of Fox Glacier, Queenstown's Lake Wakatipu, and finally Dunedin also known as "Edinburg of the South" on this South Island getaway,

In this trip

  • Night LifeNight Life
  • CultureCulture
  • BeachesBeaches
  • Great FoodGreat Food
  • Historic PlacesHistoric Places

Trip itinerary

  • 1

    Christchurch, New Zealand

  • 2

    Greymouth, New Zealand

  • 3

    Fox Glacier Weheka, New Zealand

  • 4

    Queenstown, New Zealand

  • 5

    Dunedin, New Zealand

  • 6

    Christchurch, New Zealand

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Things to do in and around Christchurch

  • Christchurch
  • Coffee Time in New Regent St
  • Christchurch Botanic Gardens
  • Hagley Park
  • Willowbank Wildlife Reserve 10
  • Tiger
  • Kaikoura Peninsula
  • Canterbury Museum in Christchurch
  • 2276 Gondola
  • Christchurch Cathedral
  • 185 Empty Chairs - 2 year anniversary
  • Photo competition
  • DSC00980-ED北海道 富田農場薰衣草花田
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  • Christchurch Art Gallery
  • Christchurch Farmers' Market
  • Casino in Christchurch, New Zealand 2006
  • New Zealand - Hanmer Springs - Hill
  • Arthur's Pass National Park, New Zealand.
   
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Christchurch

New Zealand, Canterbury region

BeachesCultureHistoricNight life2 nights

New Zealand's third-largest city boasts an array of architectural styles, landmarks of cultural significance, and many green areas.

Christchurch is the largest city in the South Island of New Zealand and the seat of the Canterbury Region. The Christchurch urban area lies on the South Island's east coast, just north of Banks Peninsula. It is home to 381,800 residents, making it New Zealand's third most-populous urban area behind Auckland and Wellington. The river that flows through the center of the city (its banks now largely forming an urban park) was named Avon at the request of the pioneering Deans brothers after the Scottish River Avon, which rises in the Ayrshire hills near what was their grandfather's farm and flows into the Clyde.
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Things to do in and around Greymouth

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  • Reefton's Main Street
  • Monteith's Brewing Company, Greymouth, New Zealand P1220708
  • Franz Joseph Glacier
  • Paparoa National Park
  • #TravelTuesday with My Public Lands
  • Lake Kaniere
  • Hokitika Gorge 2
   
2

Greymouth

New Zealand, West Coast region

NatureActive1 night

A small riverside town with deep mining roots, Greymouth offers its visitors an easy access to the nearby natural attractions.

Greymouth is the largest town in the West Coast region in the South Island of New Zealand, and the seat of the Grey District Council. The town is located at the mouth of the Grey River, on a narrow coastal plain close to the foot of the Southern Alps. In clear weather, Aoraki / Mount Cook can be clearly seen to the south from near the town. The mouth of the river divides the town into three areas: Blaketown, close to the river's mouth on the south bank; Karoro, to the southeast, separated from Blaketown by a series of small estuarine lakes; and Cobden, formerly a separate town, on the river's north bank.
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Things to do in and around Fox Glacier Weheka

  • Bike Tour Day 10-44
  • Franz Joseph Glacier
  • Fox Glacier 02 - Close-up
  • Tasman Glacier & Mount Cook
  • The Fox Glacier at sunset
  • Sunset in the mountains
  • Hokitika Gorge 2
  • Gates of Haast Waterfall
   
3

Fox Glacier Weheka

New Zealand, West Coast region

NatureActive2 nights

This tiny mountain village offers the best access to New Zealand's beautiful Fox Glacier, as well as several eateries.

Fox Glacier township/Weheka, 6 km away from the glacier, functions mainly as a service centre for tourists, though it also services the local farming community, which had been its main focus until the 1990s (though tourism started as early as the late 1920s). The approximate township site had been gazetted as early as 1866. Bruce Bay is 46 km to the south-west of the township, and Franz Josef is 23 km north-east. State Highway 6 runs through the town.
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Things to do in and around Queenstown

  • Queenstown
  • Queenstown 2013
  • Downtown Arrowtown
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  • The Queenstown Market
  • Milford Sound, toward Mitre Peak on a fine day
  • 0232 Glencoe
  • Pool Surface
  • Wanaka Lake
  • Devil's Staircase to Lake Wakitipu - Queenstown, New Zealand.jpg
  • Routeburn Track
  • Chard farm winery.
  • Routeburn Track
  • ben lomond 06-06-2007 040
   
4

Queenstown

New Zealand, Otago region

NatureActiveSmall townsCultureFood3 nights

A resort town offering a plethora of thrilling activities among gorgeous landscape, as well as a fine galleries, eateries, and more.

A resort town, Queenstown boasted 220 adventure tourism activities in 2012. Skiing and snowboarding, jet boating, whitewater rafting, bungy jumping, mountain biking, skateboarding, tramping, paragliding, sky diving and fly fishing are all popular. Queenstown is a major center for snow sports in New Zealand, with people from all over the country and many parts of the world travelling to ski at the four main mountain ski fields (Cardrona Alpine Resort, Coronet Peak, The Remarkables and Treble Cone). Cross country skiing is also available at the Waiorau Snowfarm, near Cardrona village.
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Things to do in and around Dunedin

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  • Dunedin
  • Dunedin - Tunnel Beach trek 14
  • Speight's beers
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  • Otago Peninsula Weekend
  • Two yellow-eyed penguins at home
  • Dunedin Chinese Garden
  • Dunedin Public Art Gallery
  • CRW 3900
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  • Larnach Castle, Otago Peninsula
  • Aramoana
  • Vintage Model A and Model T Fords, Cadbury World, Dunedin
  • Olveston House, Dunedin
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  • Caladesi Beach
  • Autumn at Glenfalloch Woodland Gardens, Dunedin
  • Dunedin - Taiaroa Head 17
   
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Dunedin

New Zealand, Otago region

HistoricCultureBeachesNight lifeFood2 nights

With fascinating history, superb cultural venues, and a rich architectural legacy, this lively university city will charm you.

Dunedin is the second-largest city in the South Island of New Zealand, and the principal city of the Otago Region. While Tauranga, Napier-Hastings and Hamilton have eclipsed the city in size of population in recent years to make it only the seventh-largest urban area in New Zealand, Dunedin is still considered one of the four main cities of New Zealand for historic, cultural and geographic reasons. Dunedin is a regular venue for touring ballet and dance companies, and also has multiple dance studios. Dunedin lends its name to the Dunedin Sound, a form of indie rock music which was created in the city in the 1980s.
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Things to do in and around Christchurch

  • Christchurch
  • Coffee Time in New Regent St
  • Christchurch Botanic Gardens
  • Hagley Park
  • Willowbank Wildlife Reserve 10
  • Tiger
  • Kaikoura Peninsula
  • Canterbury Museum in Christchurch
  • 2276 Gondola
  • Christchurch Cathedral
  • 185 Empty Chairs - 2 year anniversary
  • Photo competition
  • DSC00980-ED北海道 富田農場薰衣草花田
   
6

Christchurch

New Zealand, Canterbury region

BeachesCultureHistoricNight life1 night

New Zealand's third-largest city boasts an array of architectural styles, landmarks of cultural significance, and many green areas.

Christchurch is the largest city in the South Island of New Zealand and the seat of the Canterbury Region. The Christchurch urban area lies on the South Island's east coast, just north of Banks Peninsula. It is home to 381,800 residents, making it New Zealand's third most-populous urban area behind Auckland and Wellington. The river that flows through the center of the city (its banks now largely forming an urban park) was named Avon at the request of the pioneering Deans brothers after the Scottish River Avon, which rises in the Ayrshire hills near what was their grandfather's farm and flows into the Clyde.
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