Most flights to Dunedin and Invercargill go via Christchurch. Fog occasionally causes delays; luckily Christchurch Airport has a decent food court, a pool table, and an air hockey table to amuse you. Stewart Island Flights operates from Invercargill, or you can take a ferry to the island. One local described the choices as "either 60 minutes of fear or 20 minutes of terror," but that's true only on a bad day—both journeys afford breathtaking views.
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