Category: South Island Towns

Welcome to our Small Town Travel Guide compiled by New Zealand’s Information Network to help you plan your visit to our beautiful land.

Akaroa, Alexandra, Arthur’s Pass, Ashburton, Blenheim, Cromwell, Glenorchy, Greymouth, Hanmer Springs, Haast, Kaiteriteri, Karamea, Manapouri, Milford Sound, Moeraki, Motueka, Oamaru, Picton, Punakaiki, Te Anau, Timaru, Twizel and Westport.

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Timaru

Canterbury’s second largest city is surrounded by gently sloping hills, which enfold the beautiful crescent…

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Te Anau

No other region in New Zealand can match the breathtaking mountain scenery of Fiordland National…

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Twizel

Deep in the Mackenzie Country is a town where the tussock plains reach the horizon,…

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Punakaiki

Dramatic seascapes along the Punakaiki Coast culminate in the amazing stacks of giant pancake rock…

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Picton

The bustling port of Picton is the terminal for inter-island ferries, and gateway to the…

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Oamaru

North of Dunedin is a fine coastal town where you can admire some of the…

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Motueka

A little fishing village on the coast south of Oamaru has become famous for a…

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Milford Sound

The scenic icon of New Zealand is the picture-perfect view of Mitre Peak mirrored in…

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Manapouri

Our country is favoured with many exquisitely beautiful alpine lakes, but Manapouri is often referred…

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Karamea

Surprises await those who venture into the vast limestone country at the extreme north end…

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Kaiteriteri

Perfect sunshine, clear blue-green waters and genuine golden sand, make Kaiteriteri a dream destination for…

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Haast

Driving towards the southern end of the South Island’s West Coast Road, there is a…

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Hanmer Springs

In this country of variety and contrast, it is not surprising to find a mineral…

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Greymouth

The ‘Coasters’ as the people of the West Coast are commonly known, are renowned for…

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Glenorchy

A picturesque village at the head of Lake Wakatipu is known as the ‘Gateway to…

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Cromwell

In the deep heartland of Central Otago lies a modern town which is recognised as…

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Blenheim

Blenheim can proudly uphold the claim to be both ‘The Sunshine Capital’ and ‘The Foremost…

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Ashburton

Ashburton is an attractive town with stately trees, elegant gardens, outstanding museums and superb fishing…

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Arthur’s Pass

In a high mountain pass on the main divide of the Southern Alps lies a…

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Alexandra

Alexandra is the Spring Blossom Festival town in the golden heart of Central Otago. This…