Hotels in South Island

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Oakridge Resort Lake Wanaka
8.0 Excellent
20 Studholme Road, Wanaka, New Zealand
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1.3 mi from city centre, Wanaka, New Zealand 

Situated at the foot of Roys Peak, Oakridge Resort Lake Wanaka is a comfortable base in Wanaka and features indoor tennis courts, outdoor tennis courts and an outdoor heated pool. It also offers a sauna, squash courts and a Jacuzzi.

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Alpine Glacier Motel
8.8 Excellent
17 Cron Street, Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand
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0.1 mi from city centre, Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand 

Alpine Glacier Motel is located in Franz Josef and features a Jacuzzi and free Wi-Fi. It offers 3-star accommodation and views of the mountains.

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Coronation Lodge
8.9 Excellent
Queenstown, New Zealand
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0.2 mi from city centre, Queenstown, New Zealand 

Situated in Queenstown, Coronation Lodge is an easy drive from Frankton and provides ski lockers, snow sports and room service. This charming lodge is set in the heart of the town.

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Sherwood Queenstown
8.6 Excellent
554 Frankton Road, Queenstown, New Zealand
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1.8 mi from city centre, Queenstown, New Zealand 

Sherwood Queenstown is located in Queenstown and features a Jacuzzi. It also offers a beauty centre, an outdoor pool and a sauna.

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QT Queenstown
9.1 Excellent
30 Brunswick Street, Queenstown, New Zealand
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0.6 mi from city centre, Queenstown, New Zealand 

Strategically located in the heart of the town, this 5-star resort makes for an ideal base in Queenstown. It also offers a 24-hour reception, free Wi-Fi and a sauna.

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Peppers Beacon Queenstown
8.1 Excellent
34 Lake Esplanade, Queenstown, New Zealand
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0.5 mi from city centre, Queenstown, New Zealand 

Conveniently located in the middle of the town, this 4.5-star hotel makes for an ideal base in Queenstown. It has a gym, as well as a lake, a sauna and free Wi-Fi.

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Parklands Motel
8.8 Excellent
16 Mokoroa Street, Te Anau, New Zealand
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0.1 mi from city centre, Te Anau, New Zealand 

This charming motel in Te Anau offers free Wi-Fi, as well as a playground and a sauna. It is ideally located for guests wanting to discover the area's attractions.

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Haka Lodge Queenstown
8.2 Excellent
6 Henry Street, Queenstown, New Zealand
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0.1 mi from city centre, Queenstown, New Zealand 

Haka Lodge Queenstown is situated in Queenstown and is close to the area's popular attractions. It is conveniently located in the town centre.

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Haka Lodge Queenstown
8.2 Excellent
6 Henry Street, Queenstown, New Zealand
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0.1 mi from city centre,  

Haka Lodge Queenstown is situated in Queenstown and is close to the area's popular attractions. It is conveniently located in the town centre.

£12
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Tahuna Pod Hostel
8.8 Excellent
11 Henry Street, Queenstown, New Zealand
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0.1 mi from city centre,  

Sir Cedrics Tahuna Pod Hostel is located in the heart of Queenstown, under a few minutes walk from Skycity Queenstown. It also offers free Wi-Fi.

£13
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Pinewood Lodge
7.6 Good
Queenstown, New Zealand
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0.4 mi from city centre,  

Pinewood Lodge and Apartments is located in Queenstown and provides guests with free Wi-Fi. This lodge is set in the heart of the town.

£14
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Jucy Snooze Christchurch
8.4 Excellent
5 Peter Leeming Road, Christchurch, New Zealand
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5.2 mi from city centre,  

Conveniently located moments from Christchurch International Airport, the hostel offers comfortable accommodation in Christchurch. It also provides luggage storage, a 24-hour reception and an express check-in and check-out feature.

£17
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Te Anau Top 10 Holiday Park
8.1 Excellent
Te Anau, New Zealand
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0.1 mi from city centre,  

Te Anau Top 10 Holiday Park and Motels is located on South Island and offers 4-star facilities in addition to a Jacuzzi. It is also within walking distance of Te Anau's well-known attractions and landmarks.

£20
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Te Anau Lakeview Kiwi Holiday Park & Motels
8.5 Excellent
Te Anau, New Zealand
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0.6 mi from city centre,  

Te Anau Lakeview Kiwi Holiday Park & Motels is situated on South Island and offers 4-star accommodation as well as a Jacuzzi. It is also within walking distance of Te Anau's popular attractions.

£22
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Jucy Snooze Queenstown
8.4 Excellent
47 Camp Street, Queenstown, New Zealand
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0.1 mi from city centre,  

Situated in Queenstown, JUCY Snooze Queenstown is within easy driving distance of Frankton and offers complimentary wireless internet, an express check-in and check-out feature and a bowling alley. This hostel is set in the heart of the town.

£23
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Hotel Give
8.5 Excellent
12 Hereford Street, Christchurch, New Zealand
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0.3 mi from city centre,  

Situated in Christchurch, the hotel is within a 20-minute drive of Christchurch International Airport and provides a sauna. It is located just a short stroll from a number of popular bars, clubs and restaurants.

£26
Avg. per night

Hotel prices in South Island

3 stars
Parklands Motel
No. 1 most popular

Parklands Motel

16 Mokoroa Street, Te Anau, New Zealand

8.8. Excellent
£46

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Queenstown Motel Apartments
No. 1 most popular

Queenstown Motel Apartments

62 Frankton Road, Queenstown, New Zealand

8.3. Excellent
£63

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Copthorne Hotel & Apartments Queenstown Lakeview
No. 2 most popular

Copthorne Hotel & Apartments Queenstown Lakeview

88 Frankton Road, Queenstown, New Zealand

8.0. Excellent
£62

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Centrepoint On Colombo Motel
Best value

Centrepoint On Colombo Motel

859 Colombo Street, Christchurch, New Zealand

8.8. Excellent
£55

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Where to stay in South Island

About South Island

New Zealand’s South Island is filled with natural marvels, from snow-capped mountains and crystal-clear lakes to rugged headlands and tranquil wine country. This diverse region is also popular with adrenalin junkies looking for snow sports and bungee jumping, as well as foodies seeking world-renowned wine and farm-to-table produce.

Things to do

Nature around the South Island is incredibly diverse, ranging from the towering peaks, waterfalls and glacial fjords in Fiordland National Park to the sandy beaches, granite cliffs and coastal hiking trails in Abel Tasman National Park. Don’t miss Milford Sound, known for the iconic Mitre Peak and penguin sightings, or Fox Glacier, where you can hike across 13 kilometres of maritime glacier.

Those seeking authentic Maori culture and local wildlife should visit Willowbank Wildlife Reserve in Christchurch. Here you can see kiwi birds, dine on authentic Maori cuisine and witness cultural and dance performances. Step back in time to the 1860s New Zealand gold rush at Shantytown, which recreates this era with steam train rides, gold panning and live shows.

Do you love getting your blood pumping? Queenstown should be your South Island destination of choice, thanks to its sky-high bungee jumping and fast-paced swings. You’ll also find multiple skiing and snowboarding mountains with night skiing, terrain parks and experienced schools for beginners. Don’t forget about the exhilarating jet boats and semisubmersibles that traverse around Lake Wakatipu.

For something more low key, venture up to the Marlborough region, a world-famous wine-growing area known for its Sauvignon Blanc and fresh seafood. Indulge in king salmon and mussels on a Marlborough Sounds cruise, browse the local artisan markets or tour over 130 wineries and 37 cellar doors.

Getting around

The South Island has a number of international and domestic airports in major cities, such as Queenstown and Christchurch. You can get around with domestic flights, land tours or by renting a car and driving yourself.

South Island travel FAQs

New Zealand’s South Island is filled with natural marvels, from snow-capped mountains and crystal-clear lakes to rugged headlands and tranquil wine country. This diverse region is also popular with adrenalin junkies looking for snow sports and bungee jumping, as well as foodies seeking world-renowned wine and farm-to-table produce.

Things to do in South Island

Nature around the South Island is incredibly diverse, ranging from the towering peaks, waterfalls and glacial fjords in Fiordland National Park to the sandy beaches, granite cliffs and coastal hiking trails in Abel Tasman National Park. Don’t miss Milford Sound, known for the iconic Mitre Peak and penguin sightings, or Fox Glacier, where you can hike across 13 kilometres of maritime glacier.

Those seeking authentic Maori culture and local wildlife should visit Willowbank Wildlife Reserve in Christchurch. Here you can see kiwi birds, dine on authentic Maori cuisine and witness cultural and dance performances. Step back in time to the 1860s New Zealand gold rush at Shantytown, which recreates this era with steam train rides, gold panning and live shows.

Do you love getting your blood pumping? Queenstown should be your South Island destination of choice, thanks to its sky-high bungee jumping and fast-paced swings. You’ll also find multiple skiing and snowboarding mountains with night skiing, terrain parks and experienced schools for beginners. Don’t forget about the exhilarating jet boats and semisubmersibles that traverse around Lake Wakatipu.

For something more low key, venture up to the Marlborough region, a world-famous wine-growing area known for its Sauvignon Blanc and fresh seafood. Indulge in king salmon and mussels on a Marlborough Sounds cruise, browse the local artisan markets or tour over 130 wineries and 37 cellar doors.

Getting around South Island

The South Island has a number of international and domestic airports in major cities, such as Queenstown and Christchurch. You can get around with domestic flights, land tours or by renting a car and driving yourself.

  • Where is the best place to stay in South Island?

    When visiting South Island, consider checking out Queenstown, Christchurch, and Te Anau as some of the most sought after locations.

  • What are the best hotels in South Island?

    Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa is a very popular hotel in South Island, with a score of 8.3 from 4,659 reviews. DoubleTree by Hilton Queenstown (8.3 from 1,127 reviews) and Breakfree On Cashel (7.9 from 4,328 reviews) are also highly rated South Island hotels based on recent feedback from HotelsCombined users.