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The seaside town of Picton, is the starting point for walks, outdoor adventure, eco-tourism, boating and cruises in and around Queen Charlotte Sound. Picton is the ferry transit point from Wellington. Must see - The Marlborough Sounds, an unspoilt paradise for those who love the sea, freedom walking or outdoor adventure. The broad pathways of the Queen Charlotte Track lures walkers of all ages and all experiences. The walk travels along the many ridge lines of the Sounds, through virgin native forests and down to the many blue green coves fringed with native forest. Must see - Nelson city, your base for the Abel Tasman National Park and track.

Official Tourist information site see Destination Marlborough
Marlborough map & accommodation

Fox & Fanz Josef. 140 glaciers flow from the Southern Alps, but of these only two (the Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers) penetrate as far as the lower rainforests.Must see -The Fox Glacier township offers a more intimate ‘village’ experience than its bigger neighbour, Franz Josef. Tucked into the rainforest-clad foothills of the Southern Alps, the township offers a range of good quality accommodation, hotels, cafés. Fox Glacier is also internationally renowned for Lake Matheson’s stunning reflections of Mount Cook and Mount Tasman. The lake is located 6 kilometres west of the township.

Official Tourist information site see Tourism West Coast

Mt Cook is New Zealand’s highest mountain. The park also includes twenty seven other peaks over 3050 metres. There are numerous walks and hikes in the park ranging from the easy half hour to the more challenging. Must see Guided walks onto the 27 kilometre Tasman Glacier. Heli and Scenic flights, including glacier landings give you spectacular views of the Southern Alps and the vast snow fields. Flights also provide access for skiers to enjoy some of the greatest ski runs in the world. The alpine village of Mount Cook provides a range of accommodation from an international style hotel to motels, backpackers and camping.

Official Tourist information site see Mackenzie District Tourism

Lake Wanaka, Mt Aspiring National Park and the Hast Pass. My home town, Lake Wanaka lies in the heart of a world heritage park, Mt Aspiring National Park. Renowned for its wonderful recreational activities and diverse landforms - including glaciers, snow fields, rock bluffs, alpine meadows, forests and river flats. Lake Wanaka New Zealand is a supreme ski and snowboard winter holiday destination.High mountains, reliable snow, dry powder and extensive terrain to suit a wide range of abilities. Must see - Lake Hawea, 15 minutes from Wanaka and the gateway town to the Haast Pass.

Official Tourist information site see Lake Wanaka Tourism
Wanaka map & accommodation

Queenstown Southern Lakes the starting point for many walks including the renowned Routeburn track. Just 50 minutes over the Crown Range highway from its little sister resort of Wanaka, Queenstown is a truly international resort boasting two ski fields within 30 minutes and more than 100 eateries to choose from. Alfresco dining is a must during the warm summer and autumn evenings. Queenstown boasts many sidewalk cafés and restaurant gardens to enjoy great local food in the warm conditions and the 10 pm sunsets. Winter is the time for roaring log fires and hearty menus. Cosy restaurants with beverage lists respond to the icy outside temperatures. Queenstown rarely sleeps. Sophisticated wine bars featuring live jazz, international DJ’s play through the long summer nights. Garden bars serve locally brewed beer or you can après ski in front of a roaring log fires. Must see - The living historic gold mining town of Arrowtown is just 20 km away.

Official Tourist information site see Destination Queenstown

Queenstown map & accommodation

The town of Te Anau nestled at the head of Lake Te Anau is the gateway to Milford and Doubtfull Sounds as well as the world famous Milford track. Must see - The road to Milford Sound starts at Te Anau. It is a stunning alpine drive. Tourist need to allow plenty of time to stop at the various viewing points & short walking tracks en route. At 119km (approx. 74 miles) from Te Anau to Milford Sound the sealed road takes a minimum of 2 hours driving without allowing for stops. Milford is by far the best known of all of the fiords and the only one that can be accessed by road. It is approximately 16km from the head of the fiord to the open sea. Must see - Doubtful Sound, is a fiord rich in flora & fauna, New Zealand Fur Seals and the Fiordland Crested Penguin can be seen on many of the small islets in the sound.

Official Tourist information site see Destination Fiordland

Fiordland map & accommodation

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