About New Zealand South Island
One of the best reasons to visit New Zealand is the charm and friendliness of the local people.The South of the island is home to an amazing amount of wildlife. Whale and dolphin watching is well worth and try and don’t forget to visit one of the many film sets from The Lord of the Rings.
Time Difference: GMT +12 hours
Currency: New Zealand Dollar
Temperatures in the upland areas of the South Island during Winter (June to August) fall as low as -10 degrees Celsius. The average rainfall is high in New Zealand, ranging from 600 to 1500 mm spread across the year. Summer temperatures (December to February), reach 22 degrees.
Leisure & Activities
Dolphin and Whale Watching
One of the best places to head for, if you would like to experience the wonders of nature, is Kaikoura where you can spot magnificent sperm whales. Situated on the east coast of the South Island, there’s also the opportunity to see dolphins, Orca Killer Whales and Humpback Whales.
New Zealand is home to The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit Trilogy, with more than 150 film locations spread out on both the North and South Islands.
With more than 400 golf courses, New Zealand is a fantastic destination for golf enthusiasts. There’s stunning scenery, magnificent coastline and fabulous weather for you to enjoy the perfect round. Some of the top courses are Millbrook Resort, Jack’s Point, and The Hills.