Fun South Island:

The South Island is known for its dramatic mountain scenery, lots of wildlife opportunity, great walks, and home to the epic Sounds. It seemed like any place we traveled through had fun things to do. After arriving to the island on the ferry we drove to the Nelson area for a kayaking tour around the beautiful Abel Tasman. Head down the west coast for a close up view of a Glacier. Then over to Queenstown for a luge ride or mountain bike ride down the mountain. Hop on a boat in Milford Sound for some great waterfalls and mountain views. Once you get to the Caitlins make sure not to miss the penguins and wildlife. Here are some things we did:

Botanical Gardens                        Mountain Hikes

Luge                                          Wildlife exploring

Milford Sound Cruise                    Glacier Hikes

Kayaking                                    Ferry across Cook Strait

Sky Diving                                  Canyonning

Jet Boat Rides                             Off Road Adventures

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