The South Island of New Zealand is characterized by grand open landscapes.
Divided by a backbone of mountain aptly called the Southern Alps, the South Island is known for spectacular mountains and fiords, large beech forests, golden sand beaches and broad plains.
Southern regions of the New Zealand South Island:
- Otago - Picturesque mountain lakes
- Southland - Snowcapped mountains plunging into fjords
There are many destinations of interest to the traveller. Here are a few of them:
- Christchurch - The English city with the world's best collection of gothic revival architecture
- Blenheim - Sun and sauvignon blanc
- Dunedin - The Scottish city, proud of their rugby, their students, and their beer
- Invercargill - The southern city
- Queenstown - A tourist mecca high in the mountains
- Wanaka - Lakeside town with skiing and scenery
Fiordland National Park - access to several great hikes and the route to Milford Sound.