new zealand south island travel advice

The South Island of New Zealand is definitely the wilder and quieter of the two islands and my favourite. I discovered Queenstown and the Alps several years ago and I keep going back. The South Island is the perfect destination for a road trip and many adventures: bungee jumping, kayaking, sky diving and helicopter tours are some of the best things to do in New Zealand. I also recommend hiking in New Zealand and visiting some of the beautiful New Zealand lakes: Lake Tekapo, Lake Wanaka and Lake Pukaki. Milford Sound, Doubtful Sound and the West Coast should also feature on your itinerary. If you love the mountains, don’t miss a trip to Fox Glacier and Franz Josef for a helicopter tour of the glaciers. If all you have is a weekend away, Akaroa and the Banks Peninsula are only an hour from Christchurch and perfect for a relaxed getaway.
This is my list of the best things to do in Akaroa New Zealand
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The Best Things to do in Akaroa, New Zealand

The Banks Peninsula in New Zealand has beautiful scenery and a historic connection to France. If you are planning a New Zealand South Island itinerary, you shouldn’t miss this little gem, and I have put together this list of the best things to do in Akaroa.

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