South Island New Zealand is known for its Glaciers, Mountains, Lakes, Ski and Mountain Activities. South Island hosts the purest natural landscapes you will ever experience.
Winter is a best time to visit South Island because of its Winter Festivals and plenty of Winter Activities to do.
Some of the suggested Activities to do in South Island
1. Milford Sound or Doubtful Sound Cruise:
Milford Sound is a must do activity in South Island, which offers you beautiful scenery surrounded by mountains, seals, penguins, dolphins and if you are lucky enough you will get a chance to see whales as well. The cruise is around 4 hours, and while enjoying the scenery have lunch of your choice.
2. Doubtful sound Cruise:
Doubtful sound Cruise also called the Sound of Silence. Doubtful sound is the second largest cruise of 14 fiords in Fiordland National Park. The cruise is 3 times longer and 10 times larger than Milford Sound. Doubtful sound is a home for little Penguins. Doubtful sound offers you a Day Cruise or Overnight Cruise as well.
3. Arthur’s Pass Hiking and Tranz Alpine One Day Tour:
Tranz Alpine Train journey is also a must do activity in South Island. Excellent short trip and you will love to take return route of Christchurch to Greymouth. Have the unique experience of amazing scenery surrounded.
4. New Zealand Wine Tours:
Gibbston Valley Winery is a place where you can find New Zealand local wine products, visit beautiful wine valley and taste local New Zealand wine as well.
5. Fox Glacier:
Don’t forget to visit the Heaven on earth, Franz Josef and Fox Glacier. Giant rivers of ice have squeezed down the valleys to just 250 meters above sea level. Experience the Heli Copter Ride in beautiful Fox Glacier
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6. Kawarau Bridge Bungy Jump in Queenstown:
Just in 5 seconds of nervousness to completely elated, have the best experience of Bungy Jump
8. Skyline Gondola:
See the fantastic view of Queenstown from Skyline Gondola and Skyline Luge.
9. Ziptrek Ecotours:
Ziptrek Ecotours, is also a suggested activity which harness – clad thrill-ride takes you from treetop to treetop high above Queenstown.
10. Onsen Hot Pools:
How good is that, experience the private Japanese style hot-tubs with mountain views with a glass of Champaign especially in Winter Time.
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