When potential visitors to New Zealand dream of our beautiful land, it’s generally images of the South Island that will come to mind. Towering mountain ranges, raging rivers and picture-postcard scenery – this is the New Zealand that people travel from all around the world to see, and for good reason! Along with plenty of ‘big’ must-do activities in the South Island, we also wanted to bring you a collection of lesser-known (but equally worthwhile) options and with the help of some of our well-travelled friends, that’s exactly what we have (in no particular order)… 10 Amazing Things to Do in New Zealand’s South Island Canterbury 1. Akaroa: Absolute Relaxation Sitting inside a flooded volcanic crater not far from Christchurch, Akaroa is perfect for a day trip. On the drive in, be sure to pause at the Hilltop Tavern to admire the view of the harbour before you descend the twisty road. Sorry if you’re prone to car-sickness – there’s no other road to get there but trust me, it’s worth the trip! Akaroa feels like an isolated place within an isolated country. Time seems to slow down even further compared to other Kiwi towns. How could it not when green […]
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