New Zealand’s South Island

Welcome to the adventure capital of the world – New Zealand’s South Island.  With it’s diverse scenery of lakes, mountains and beaches, you’d be hard pressed not to have an outdoor adventure!


Like its scenery, the wildlife found on New Zealand’s South Island is also diverse, from whales and dolphins to fur seals and penguins, and the most well known animal the kiwi bird, as well as many other avian species.

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Get ready to get your adrenaline pumping, as Queenstown is home to gravity-defying activities like bungy jumping, skydiving, canyon swinging, and so much more.  Spend some time in Fiordland and immerse yourself in the calm beauty of Milford Sound on a cruise.  If you’re into mountain biking you’re in luck, there are plenty of trails throughout the island (really the entire country) to rip through, whether you’re a beginner or a hardcore enthusiast or a pro downhill racer.  If you’re on the West Coast, make sure you explore Fox Glacier on a heli-hike!

sm-thurs-5-11-Fox-Glacier-Blue-tunnel-900x600Don’t forget about the amazing amount of sea kayaking, white water rafting and hiking to be found as well.  The South Island is an adventurer’s playground.


If you play hard, then you’re definitely going to want the best food and drink around.  From the orchards of Central Otago to the cool-climate wineries in Marlborough, Christchurch and Dunedin you’ll find wonderful wine, beer and cuisine.


Are you ready for a South Island adventure?  Give us a call today, 312-951-8517 and let us help you plan the trip of a lifetime.  Need a little more inspiration?  Check out our South Island featured itinerary here.  Or read about our other unique and exciting destinations here.