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New Zealand's South Island User Posts + Reviews

Need some advice or have your own recommendations? This is the place to ask questions, share tips, and sound off about New Zealand's South Island.
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See the world in New Zealand

A trip around the world sounds great, but the cost and time involved just doesn't make it possible for most of us. So. instead try driving New Zealand and seeing it all: Swiss...more

Renting Vans

Any suggestions about what companies to rent vans from?We plan on going in March...also is the clothing very casual?Is it hard to find a place to stay over night with a van? Would love...more

A Must Do Trip!

Absolute must see are Milford Sound & Doubtful Sound, both uniquely different & spectacular. Although I usually prefer to drive myself, I highly recommend the tour bus from...more

NZ Any Time of Year!

Don't listen to those people who say to visit NZ during their summer months...this is an amazing country all year around! I recommend that you go in the off season to avoid the...more

Wildest place to stay on the South Island

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to enter a nursery rhyme? You can stay in a boot, like the old woman who lived in a shoe - except that this shoe is actually a romantic...more

South island travel tips

Recommendations:1) go spring or fall to avoid crowds2) best restaurant: a.Hopgoods, Nelson b.San Souci, Pohara3) best places to stay: a. Milford Sound Chalets (rain or shine) b. Rock...more


When visiting Queenstown, N.Z., we stay in Arrowton, it's just outside Queenstown, a charming little town, close enough to all the fun but just a little set back from all the...more

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