South Island, New Zealand

Sunset at Nugget Point, New Zealand South island

If you are looking for adventure and excitement, then South Island, New Zealand is the place for you. Make sure to spend time in these fabulous cities.


Dunedin’s city always looks more like a university town compared to the second biggest city in South Island, New Zealand, Dunedin. The people here are friendly, well-informed and the central city is very walkable, with plenty of places to eat and shop.

Dunedin is also famous for its natural beauty. In the mountains, you can go biking, hiking, camping, and even mountain climbing.

The national park is also an excellent place to visit and is located in a picturesque valley with lush green valleys and trees. The Dunedin Botanical Gardens also forms a great attraction to visitors.


Rotura is famous for its geothermal heat springs. These geothermal pools are formed from the underground heat and water from the earth.

Some of these geothermal pools are open to the public, and some have to stay in hotels to visit. There are many places for shopping and eating. If you are a history buff, then you will love the old houses and architecture in Rotorua. The Rotorua Bay is also an ideal place for a whale watching adventure with whales and dolphins.


Wellington is another popular place that you can visit located on the coast. You can take a tour of this city and get to know all the major buildings. The city also has a national park that has fantastic hiking trails. There are many lakes and ponds for nature lovers where you can fish and swim or bird watch.

Bay of Islands

Bay of Islands is a popular resort town. Many tourists love to take long walks, drive up and down the road to take in the view above the city. The area is also known as the “Land of the Long White Cloud” because of its foggy skies.


South Island New Zealand is full of fun places to visit. If you are looking for adventure, excitement, beauty, and fun, then there is something for everyone here.