Get your adrenaline thrills.
Everything you need to know.
South island is larger, wilder and more adrenaline fuelled than
North Island, yet at the same time less urbanised and more laid
back with cooler weather and fewer people. Hogging the majority of
New Zealand's biggest lakes, most impressive glaciers and tallest
peaks, this is the New Zealand of Tolkien's Middle Earth, where
fantastic fjords and iced vistas are far more spellbinding in real
With the spine of the Southern Alps dissecting the island, small
towns and cities sit alongside worldclass wine regions in the
warmer, drier east, whereas the island's luxurious national parks
are found in the west. The birthplace of bungee jumping, Queenstown
is the high-octane capital for white-water rafting, canoeing,
climbing and every other adventure sport you can think of. Snow
sports are big business in winter and, if urban life still beckons,
Christchurch - New Zealand's second largest city - will
- Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers
- TranzAlpine Train
Flight time from the UK (London) Approximately
Arrival Airport Christchurch International
Airport. Transfers take approximately 25 minutes.
Entry details (for British passport holders) A
visa is not required for stays of up to 6 months. Passports need at
least 3 months validity beyond your exit date. Before you depart,
check the latest travel advice at www.fco.gov.uk.
Time difference GMT +13 hours.
Currency New Zealand Dollar.
Language English and Maori.
Here to help If you have prebooked a private or
shared transfer, or hired a car, the details will be in your travel
documentation. It will also contain the contact numbers for the
local and UK support office should you need assistance whilst you