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New Zealand's South Island see + do

Activities in the South Island are all about the landscapes—hiking them, sailing them, jumping off them, or just staring at them with your mouth open (yes, it's that beautiful here). Keep in mind, though, that much of the island is seriously wild country, where the weather can change drastically and you can get lost or hurt if you don't know what you're doing. Take precautions, or explore with the help of one of our recommended tour operators.

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Whale Watching, Kaikoura

Off the northeast coastal town of Kaikoura (about a two-and-a-half-hour drive north of Christchurch) lies a deep underwater canyon, where hordes of giant sperm...more

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