New Zealand's South Island hotels
To experience the real South Island, you'll need to get out of the city. A day or two in Christchurch at the beginning of your visit is plenty; then head out into the countryside, and some of the most spectacular landscapes on earth. Stay in remote lodges in wooded national parks, beside placid lakes, or overlooking gorgeous beaches. And enjoy the fact that many of them generate their own power, make their own wine, or have no road access.