The South Island of New Zealand is renowned for its natural beauty. This is evident in the multi award winning Lord of the Rings movie which was filmed in New Zealand. Christchurch is the South Island’s largest city and is often referred to as the gateway to the South Island.
Queenstown and Wanaka in the far south are famous for their adrenalin pumping activities such as bungy jumping, jet-boating, zorbing and of course skiing. Awe-inspiring landscapes dominate a lot of the South Island. See a changing landscape on the Tranz-Alpine Train from the city of Christchurch right up into the Alpine regions of New Zealand, or enjoy the magnificent Milford Sound aboard a cruise.