Stunning landscapes on New Zealand’s South Island

South Island Vacations: Adventure Awaits

The South Island of New Zealand is a land for adventure-lovers. Fiordland National Park is an UNESCO World Heritage site, with jaw-dropping views. The resort of Queenstown is an adrenaline-packed city. Go bungee jumping, sky diving, or white water rafting. For a more relaxed pace, sip your way through the Central Otago wineries or soak at the hot springs near the Franz Josef Glacier. Whether you’re looking for the adventure of a lifetime or a relaxing journey through New Zealand’s wine country, a Liberty Travel South Island vacation package is hand-crafted just for you.

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South Island at a Glance

Currency: New Zealand Dollar ($)

Tipping Customs: While tipping is not customary in New Zealand, it is acceptable to leave a 10% tip at restaurants for exceptional service; however, tipping hotel staff and tour guides is customary

Language: English

Popular Drink: New Zealand wine

Must Eat: Lamb, or enjoy a traditional Māori Hāngi

Power Up: Type I (three-prong type) 240 V


Weather: Enjoy the mild subtropical climate year-round, but pack a jacket if you plan to travel into alpine areas or want to go far south in the winter.

Best Time to Visit: Come for the New Zealand summer (January, February, and early March) for the best weather.

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Glacier tours on New Zealand's South Island

Top Things to Do on the South Island

Visit Abel Tasman National Park
Hike the Abel Tasman Coast Track or kayak the crystal-clear waters.

Spectacular Fiordland National Park
Visit this awe-inspiring glacier-carved fjord. View tumbling waterfalls, cruise Milford Sound, or enjoy a hike through the lush forests.

Take a Wine Tour in Central Otago
Bike the Otago Central Rail Trail and discover local wineries on two wheels.

Queenstown
Whether you’re looking to ski the Remarkables, go bungee jumping at Kawarau Bridge, or soak in the Onsen Hot Pools, Queenstown is a city for both adventure seekers and those looking to unwind at the spa.

See the Glaciers
Ice climb or hike at the Franz Josef Glacier and Fox Glacier. You can also take a more leisurely valley hike.

Discover Arthur’s Pass National Park
Snow-capped peaks, waterfalls, and flowing rivers—delve into New Zealand’s interior at this spectacular national park.

New Zealand’s dollar coin from the South Island

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