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Ranked #1 of 223 Outdoors in South Island
Category: Trails; Biking Trails
The Otago Central Rail Trail - New Zealand's original slow trail.
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Ranked #2 of 223 Outdoors in South Island
Category: National Parks
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Doubtful Sound (Te Anau)
Ranked #3 of 223 Outdoors in South Island
Category: Bodies of Water; Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Ranked #4 of 223 Outdoors in South Island
Category: Hiking Trails
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Lake Tekapo (Lake Tekapo)
Ranked #5 of 223 Outdoors in South Island
Category: Bodies of Water
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Deep Canyon (Wanaka)
Ranked #6 of 223 Outdoors in South Island
Category: Canyons
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Milford Sound (Te Anau)
Ranked #7 of 223 Outdoors in South Island
Category: Bodies of Water; Waterfalls; Scenic Drives
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Ranked #8 of 223 Outdoors in South Island
Category: Tours; Gardens
Owner description: The Giant's House - A historic Akaroa house with original artworks, terraced gardens with sculptures and mosaics. Very... more » Owner description: The Giant's House - A historic Akaroa house with original artworks, terraced gardens with sculptures and mosaics. Very Unique. A creative feast and a wonderful experience. Romantic secluded and quiet, but only a few minutes walk to the centre of Akaroa.The Giant's House was the first bank managers house in Akaroa, built 1880 of totara and kauri. It is grand in size, proportions, and features. Elegant and comfortable, it is designed and decorated in the french style. Being the home of an artist it balances and contrasts the historic and contemporary. Both the house and terraced gardens are full of surprises -expect the unexpected at The Giant's House! « less
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Ulva Island (Stewart Island)
Ranked #9 of 223 Outdoors in South Island
Category: Islands
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Ranked #10 of 223 Outdoors in South Island
Category: Bodies of Water

If you are fortunate to have a few days up your sleeve and looking for a great place to explore or just chill out on your tour of NZ then the Marlborough Sounds is a must.  The... more »

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Peninsula Walkway (Kaikoura)
Ranked #11 of 223 Outdoors in South Island
Category: Hiking Trails
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Lake Wanaka (Wanaka)
Ranked #12 of 223 Outdoors in South Island
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Ranked #13 of 223 Outdoors in South Island
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Geologic Formations
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Lake Pukaki (Canterbury Region)
Ranked #14 of 223 Outdoors in South Island
Category: Bodies of Water
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Banks Peninsula (Christchurch)
Ranked #15 of 223 Outdoors in South Island
Category: Geologic Formations
Owner description: Banks Peninsula near Christchurch, New Zealand is a must see for its stunning views, beautiful bays and quirky campgrounds.... more » Owner description: Banks Peninsula near Christchurch, New Zealand is a must see for its stunning views, beautiful bays and quirky campgrounds. Little River is the gateway to the peninsula. The township has a hotel/pub, 2 cafes, a petrol station, art gallery, craft store and small museum. There are B&Bs, plus the Little River Campground in Okuti Valley Road. They have affordable campervan parks with power, cabins and tentsites set beside a river. The southern bays have some of the best surf, if you know the secret spots as well as good, safe swimming beaches, walking tracks and the Little River Rail Trail. It is a a place that is often over looked as tourists head to Akaroa. If you want to experience more than the usual, to get off the beaten track and really explore, ask at the craft station, which has an info centre. « less
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Otago Peninsula (Dunedin)
Ranked #16 of 223 Outdoors in South Island
Category: Geologic Formations; Nature/ Wildlife Areas

One of the most enjoyable walks on the Peninsula is Sandymount. From the carpark you walk through a lane of old gnarly trees which have featured on a famous Dunedin Sound... more »

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Kepler Track (Te Anau)
Ranked #17 of 223 Outdoors in South Island
Category: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
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Aoraki/Mt. Cook (Mt. Cook Village)
Ranked #18 of 223 Outdoors in South Island
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Hooker Valley Track (Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu))
Ranked #19 of 223 Outdoors in South Island
Category: Hiking Trails
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Bike 2 Wine (Renwick)
Ranked #20 of 223 Outdoors in South Island
Category: Biking Trails
Owner description: Bike 2 Wine provides bikes for you to explore the Marlborough wine trail . Being in Renwick you are in the heart of the wine... more » Owner description: Bike 2 Wine provides bikes for you to explore the Marlborough wine trail . Being in Renwick you are in the heart of the wine region. Don't bike the 10km from Blenheim - let us pick you up. We also deliver Local $5 or Blenheim $10 per person extra. Standard bikes only $30 per day, Tandems $60. We provide Maps & good advice. Our back up van is always on call. If you stay at Olde Mill House B&B your bikes are FREE!. We are lonely Planet's recommended wine tour by bike in the Marlborough region.Don't be overcharged come to the best. « less
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Queenstown Hill (Queenstown)
Ranked #21 of 223 Outdoors in South Island
Category: Mountains; Trails
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Pancake Rocks (Punakaiki)
Ranked #22 of 223 Outdoors in South Island
Category: Geologic Formations
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Wanaka (Wanaka)
Ranked #23 of 223 Outdoors in South Island
Category: Ski/ Snowboard Areas; Bodies of Water
Wanaka is a gorgeous place on wanaka lake.
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Ranked #24 of 223 Outdoors in South Island
Category: Gardens
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Tunnel Beach (Dunedin)
Ranked #25 of 223 Outdoors in South Island
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Beaches
Category: Beaches
Owner description: Tunnel beach is at the bottom of a short, but steep, walk across private land (closed 1st August to end of October, for... more » Owner description: Tunnel beach is at the bottom of a short, but steep, walk across private land (closed 1st August to end of October, for lambing). In the 1870's it was farmed by John Cargill, he had a tunnel dug to allow his children to access the beach. The beach itself has stunning sandstone formations, some resident pidgeons, Sea caves and some very old graffiti. « less
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Queenstown Garden (Queenstown)
Ranked #26 of 223 Outdoors in South Island
Category: Gardens
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Pollard Park (Blenheim)
Ranked #27 of 223 Outdoors in South Island
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Parks
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Ranked #28 of 223 Outdoors in South Island
Category: Trails; Beaches
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Ranked #29 of 223 Outdoors in South Island
Category: Ski/ Snowboard Areas
Owner description: Located between Wanaka and Queenstown in the Southern Alps of New Zealand, Cardrona is a high ski resort renowned among... more » Owner description: Located between Wanaka and Queenstown in the Southern Alps of New Zealand, Cardrona is a high ski resort renowned among skiers and snowboarders for its dry, powder snow and wide slopes. Features include NZ's leading snowboard park and pipes, excellent kids skiing facilities, ski and snowboard school, on snow restaurants and apartment accommodation. Cardrona's ski season is approx mid June to early October. « less
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Wilsons Abel Tasman National Park (Abel Tasman National Park)
Ranked #30 of 223 Outdoors in South Island
Category: Tours; National Parks
Owner description: Year-round guided and independent walking, guided sea kayaking and water transport in Abel Tasman National Park. Options from... more » Owner description: Year-round guided and independent walking, guided sea kayaking and water transport in Abel Tasman National Park. Options from 2 hours to 5 days in the Park. Fast, safe comfortable Vista Cruise. Overnight at Torrent Bay Lodge or Meadowbank Homestead – Awaroa on the beachfront within Park boundaries. Ensuite accommodation, fine food, no heavy packs to carry. Travel with 2010 NZ Tourism Award winners. Let us take care of the details while you switch off and enjoy. « less
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