New Zealand South Island

 

 

 


From the Marlborough wine country in the North to Fiordland in the South and the West Coast of the Southern Alps, with its Glaciers, the South Island is an outdoor paradise for the adventurer.
No wonder bungy jumping was born on this island.

The South Islands' largest city is Christchurch, also known as the Garden City, since 1/3 of its area is dedicated to parkland. This cosmopolitan city carries its history very well, making it the most "English" city in New Zealand. Offering festivals, plenty of culture, shopping and restaurants, well worth a stay!

Queenstown , the adventure capital, and Dunedin, with its Victorian architecture are a must stopover when you venture into the southern part of the island, where the panoramas become stunning.
 

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Marlborough

Situated at the top of the South Island of New Zealand, Marlborough is blessed with a breath-taking beauty, stretching from the scenic Sounds to the rugged splendor of Kaikoura. Townships in the region include Blenheim, Picton and Havelock.

Blessed with the highest number of sunshine hours in New Zealand, its central location provides a base for many internationally renowned wine companies and a gourmet food industry.
 

 

 

Hotel D'Urville

The Hotel d’Urville is the perfect place to relax after a day spent enjoying Marlborough’s many attractions. It’s a small hotel in the heart of the central business district in Blenheim with eleven, well-appointed rooms, an elegant bar, and modern restaurant.

   

Vintner's Retreat, Blenheim

Perfectly placed on Rapaura’s golden mile of vineyards, Vintner's offers delicious wine and food combined with superior accommodations, delightful people and views to die for.

   

Comfort Inn Mediterranean, Kaikoura

Facing towards the impressive Kaikoura mountain range, this modern complex is the ideal stopover for a Kaikoura discovery.

 

Fyffe Country Lodge, Kaikoura

Surrounded by beautiful English gardens, and the views facing the slopes of Mt Fyffe and the Kaikoura Seaward ranges, the Victorian inspired lodge offers  superior accommodations in an English Country style atmosphere.

 

 

White Morph Motor Inn, Kaikoura

Situated on the waterfront and less than a 1/2 mile from the town center of Kaikoura, the White Morph offers a variety of quality accommodations.

 

Nelson

To visit Nelson region is to discover azure skies and wide open spaces, beaches and lakes, spectacular national parks and unique landforms, vineyards and gourmet cafés, artists and galleries, entrepreneurs and boutique shopping experiences.

Abel Tasman NP is renowned for its golden beaches, sculptured granite cliffs, and its world-famous coastal track. It also has a mild climate and is a good place to visit at any time of the year. Sailing, boating and sea kayaking allows you to access some of the sheltered coves.

 

 

Rutherford Hotel Nelson

Located in the center of Nelson, Rutherford Hotel is a Qualmark rated 4 star hotel, which captures a unique blend of the local charm and cosmopolitan sophistication.

 

   

Arthur Wakefield Motor Inn

The Inn offers superior accommodations, conference facilities, a boutique lounge bar and an award-winning licensed restaurant in a peaceful location 15 minutes from Nelson , 10 minutes from the airport and close to a shopping center.

   

Christchurch

Located on the east coast of the South Island, Christchurch - just like the rest of New Zealand - is a city of contrasts. It is a place where its residents continue to enjoy a healthy, active lifestyle amidst a natural environment world-renowned for its beauty.

Internationally famed ‘The Garden City’, Christchurch’s well-established expansive parks and public gardens owe much to the planning and foresight of the city’s founding fathers. 

 
Hotels in Christchurch
 

The George

Millennium Christchurch

The Heritage Christchurch

Chateau on the Park

Camelot Cathedral Square Hotel

Copthorne Durham Street Hotel

Hotel Grand Chancellor

Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge  CHC

 

   

The George

A member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World group, with a dedicated attention to detail.  Framed by sleek and modern lines, it represents a boutique hotel concentrating their efforts on the needs of every individual guest.

 

 

Millennium Christchurch

Centrally located in picturesque Cathedral Square the heart of Christchurch for business, shopping and only minutes from the city's key tourist attractions - including the Christchurch Casino.

 

 

The Heritage Christchurch

At Heritage Christchurch Hotel, you can stay in a true Landmark building, offering contemporary accommodations in the restored Old Government Building (OGB), or  offering modern convenience in the tower wing.

   

Chateau on the Park

Nestled in 5 acres of beautiful and tranquil gardens, the Chateau on the Park Hotel seems a world away from the stresses of city life. Yet just minutes from this secluded retreat is the sparkling city of Christchurch New Zealand.

   

Camelot Cathedral Square Hotel

Facing Cathedral Square, the European-style hotel is just a short stroll to the Botanic Gardens, Arts Centre, Town Hall, Casino, historic tram route and city shopping.

   

Copthorne Durham Street Hotel

This contemporary hotel, which has just undergone a serious facelift offers splendid views across Hagley Park to the Southern Alps, and is superbly located within Christchurch's "Half Mile of Style", featuring a wide variety of boutique shopping and cafes.

   

Hotel Grand Chancellor

Conveniently located in the heart of Christchurch, the hotel provides a perfect stopover en route to Queenstown and has all of the amenities, facilities and levels of comfort you can expect. 
 

   

Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge CHC

The hotel has a well-deserved reputation for value, friendliness and service with both business- and leisure travelers in mind, offering choice in accommodation and dining in their popular restaurant.

   

Otahuna Lodge, Tai Tapu

One of those rare homes where history and charm marry happily with unadulterated luxury. The Victorian interior is still very much as it was when the house was built. The modern touches blend seamlessly with their late 19th century surroundings

   

Maruia River Lodge, Murchison

A stunning riverside retreat that combines stylish comfort, privacy, fine food and wine with the best New Zealand fly-fishing to be found.

 

 

 

 

Grasmere Lodge, Arthur's Pass

By virtue of its dramatic location near Arthur's Pass, its ever-changing climate and its unashamed emphasis on quality and quiet comfort, Grasmere will always be an unique experience.

 

 

 

Kingsgate Hotel Greymouth

3 Star budget hotel  located near town center and within walking distance to shops , restaurants and the Railway Station
 

 

   

Heritage Gateway Hotel Omarama

Ideal for holidays in New Zealand's high country with views of the Southern Alps and easy access to many lakes and rivers for fishing and boating enthusiasts.

 

Lake Wanaka

The crystal waters of Lake Wanaka reflect the snow-capped peaks of Mount Aspiring National Park, dominated by  Mount Aspiring,  towering above a magnificent glacier-sculpted wilderness.

This location offers a wide range of attractions and adventure sports,  including scenic cruises on the Lake, sampling of local wines, or fishing. The more adventurous can hike into the hills and mountains, or  mountain bike the terrain.  Wanaka is one of New Zealand's top ski destinations, with 4 ski and snowboarding areas within your reach.

Edgewater Resort Wanaka

Unobstructed views of sparkling blue water and breathtaking mountains is the scene that awaits you from the unique Edgewater Resort Hotel Wanaka.

   

Minaret Lodge

A sanctuary set a 1-hectare parklike garden, is named after the spectacular Minaret Mountains, visible from the grounds. The lodge is just a short stroll to the lake, and a 10-minute walk from the Wanaka town center.
 

   

Mount Aspiring Hotel

Situated on a quiet, tree-lined road, just a five-minute walk from the water's edge of Lake Wanaka. With 38 studio units, the hotel is an ideal base to explore the Wanaka and Southern Lakes Region.

   

Queenstown

The 'Adventure Capital of the World' is a reputation well earned. Sitting on the edge of lake Wakatipu and surrounded by mountains, Queenstown is a skiers paradise in winter and adventure playground year round. Take your pick from jet boating, rafting, bungy jumping with the world's original bungy company AJ Hackett Bungy, helicopter rides, Lord of the Rings tours, wine tasting, luge, fishing, parasailing....the list goes on and on.

 
Hotels in Queenstown
 
Grand Mercure St. Moritz
Copthorne Resort Queenstown Lakefront
Novotel Gardens Queenstown
Rydges Lakeland Resort Queenstown
Mercure Resort Queenstown
Eichardt''s Private Hotel
Millennium Hotel Queenstown
Outrigger at the Beacon
Matakauri Lodge, Lake Wakatipu
 
   

Grand Mercure St. Moritz

Situated in a stunning natural setting . Mercure offers individual service combined with premier accommodations and fine cuisine.

   

Copthorne Hotel & Resort Queenstown Lakefront

Conveniently located within walking distance of the centre of Queenstown and a few minutes stroll from Lake Wakatipu, the Copthorne Resort Lakefront is a resort hotel which blends superior facilities and comfort with friendly, personal service.

   

Novotel Gardens Queenstown

Located on the shores of spectacular Lake Wakatipu and just a short walk from the centre of Queenstown, you can relax in the spa or take in the amazing view while enjoying breakfast or dinner in the restaurant .

 

   

Rydges Lakeland Resort Queenstown

Situated on the shores of beautiful Lake Wakatipu, Rydges Lakeland Resort Queenstown boasts breathtaking views over the lake and surrounding mountains. Queenstown’s largest hotel is just a 5-minute walk along the Lakefront to the center of town;

 

   
Mercure Resort Queenstown

Mercure Resort Queenstown is located near the shores of Lake Wakatipu, only 3 minutes drive from the center of town. Most of the rooms have spectacular views over the lake and the Remarkables Mountain Range.

   

Eichardt's Private Hotel

A Landmark luxury hotel in the center of the city which has acquired a reputation as the world's capital of adventure sports. Eichardt's provides stunning lake and mountain views.

 

 

Millennium Hotel Queenstown

20th Century luxury against a stunning alpine backdrop. Enjoy world class accommodations, dining and service characterized by warm and personal attention.

 

 

Outrigger at the Beacon

Outrigger at the Beacon, Queenstown is situated on pristine Lake Wakatipu, an easy five-minute level walk (no hills) to the center of town.

   

Matakauri Lodge, Lake Wakatipu

Fronting the edge of Lake Wakatipu in Queenstown, Matakauri Lodge offers cozy comfort combined with stunning panoramic views.

   

Fiordland & Dunedin

Situated on the south-eastern coast of New Zealand's South Island, Dunedin has a population of around 120,000 and is  recognized for its spectacular scenery.

Fiordland is an area where snow-capped mountains, rivers of ice, deep lakes, unbroken forests and tussock grasslands produce a landscape of exceptional beauty.

   

Te Anau Hotel & Villas

 For those wishing to take time to experience Milford Sound and New Zealand's largest World Heritage Park - Fiordland - a stay in Te Anau is a must!

   

Luxmore Hotel Te Anau

Located right in the heart of the Te Anau township, surrounded by all local services, attractions and tour departures and just a short 200 meters stroll to the shores of beautiful Lake Te Anau.

   

Village Inn Te Anau

This modern and unique hotel creates a feeling of 'stepping back in time' with its carefully recreated Pioneer Village facades and is within walking distance of the lake shore and town center.
 

   

Southern Cross Hotel Dunedin

Dating back to 1883, this landmark building now blends Dunedin’s distinctive charm and heritage with the modern day comforts guests demand in a world-class hotel

   

Kingsgate Hotel  Dunedin

This international standard hotel,  five stories high, in the heart of the city is within easy strolling distance of stately homes and Gothic revival style churches

   

Mercure Hotel Dunedin

The Mercure Hotel is in central Dunedin, only a short walk from the historic Octagon city center and main shopping precinct.
 

   

Mercure Leisure Lodge Dunedin

Situated on the site of the original McGavins Brewery, the lodge is 1/2 mile from the center of Dunedin, set in landscaped grounds and overlooking the Botanic Gardens. 

   

Mt. Cook & Glacier Country

Mount Cook village is an easy five-hour drive from Christchurch. We recommend visitors take the route from Christchurch to Fairlie, gateway to the Mackenzie Country. From here the road passes through a land of lakes, vast open spaces and golden, tussock-covered hills rolling towards the towering Southern Alps.

   
Mackenzie Country Inn Twizel

Situated in the heart of the Aoraki Mount Cook Mackenzie region, is just over an hour's scenic drive along the shores of Lake Pukaki to Mount Cook National Park.

 

   

Scenic Circle Fox Glacier Country Hotel

Nestled within the Westland World Heritage Park on the West Coast of the South Island  Scenic Circle Glacier Country Hotel is the perfect place to relax between experiencing the natural wonders of this area.

   

The Hermitage Hotel

Discover the spectacle and drama of New Zealand's Aoraki Mount Cook National Park from the splendor and comfort of The Hermitage Hotel and Mount Cook village, for an encounter you will never forget.

   

Te Weheka Inn Fox Glacier

In close proximity to Fox Glacier village, the Inn provides you with comfortable accommodations at a terrific location.

   

Scenic Circle Franz Josef Glacier Hotel

A Superior Hotel, located at the edge of the Westland World Heritage Park, making the most of its native surroundings combined with awesome glacier views.
 

   

Fox Glacier Resort Hotel

Situated at the base of the majestic Southern Alps, in the heart of Westland National Park,  this historic hotel accents the unspoiled character and natural beauty of the area.

 

Invercargill

Invercargill is the southern- and western-most city in New Zealand and is the gateway to some of New Zealand's most beautiful scenery and destinations including the Southland heartland, Stewart Island, Fiordland and the Catlins.

Stewart Island

At the Southern Point of the South Island, Stewart Island forms a unique habitat, that in 2002 Rakiura National Park was formed, comprising 85% of the Island.  Its clear, clean waters, the lush rainforest, sweeping sands, flora and fauna and the unspoiled natural beauty, makes it worthwhile to cherish. You can view the wildlife, walk, boat, fish, dive, kayak, hunt or just enjoy this wonderful island.

 

Ascot Park Hotel, Invercargill

The entire complex is set in peaceful and attractive landscaped surroundings on the outskirts of the city. 5 km from the city centre and less than 15 minutes from the airport.
 

   

Port Of Call, Stewart Island

Relax in a boutique coastal lodge, with stunning views of Halfmoon Bay on Stewart Island, home of the new Rakiura National Park.
Port of Call is surrounded by 20 acres of native bush, large gardens and abundant bird life, just a small walk to the beach.

   
 

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