The South Island is a grown up’s jungle gym, with mountains for monkey bars, cliff edges for swing sets and raging rivers for slides. New Zealanders swear there are parts of the South Island no human has ever been to because of the vast open spaces and sparse population- perfect for attempting the most extreme stunts you can imagine.
Adventurers can travel for days- or rather raft, bike, hike and trek- across the South Island, running into spurts of civilization only long enough to have a beer with the Kiwis and move on to the next adrenaline induced frenzy. Climb the highest peak - the Cloud Piercer - surf the waves of the most remote coast, lose civilization and attempt to do what no adrenaline junkie has been crazy enough to try before, all on your own personal island sized obstacle course.
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We know a total of 70 attractions in South Island. See all South Island attractions.
New Zealand's South Island is an extreme sportsperson's playground of mountains, fjords and glaciers best seen by car or bike.
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We took a two week break in a camper-van in the South Island of New Zealand; it was winter and we weren't there to ski!: