The Southern Alps and Fiordland Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in The Southern Alps and Fiordland - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Skippers Canyon

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One of the enduring attractions in the area is the drive up Skippers Canyon. Harking back to the days when the hills were filled with...

Skyline Gondola

  • Restaurant–Sight

Get the lay of the land by taking the Skyline Gondola up to the heights of Bob's Peak, 1,425 feet above the lake, for a smashing panoramic...

Stuart Landsborough's Puzzling World

  • Amusement Park/Water Park

The cartoonlike houses built at funny angles with the Leaning Tower of Wanaka is just the start. Turn off here for a number of puzzling...

T.S.S. Earnslaw

  • Farm/Ranch

This lovely old ship is more than 100 years old, and one of the world's few coal-fired steamships still operating. It's in superb condition...

Te Anau Glowworm Caves

  • Body Of Water/Waterfall

Boats and walkways take you through a maze of caves containing underground whirlpools, waterfalls, and gushing streams. Then you'll reach...

Tekapo Springs

  • Spa–Sight

If you've taken advantage of the walks around Tekapo then you'll really appreciate this day spa and hot-pool complex with its beautiful...

The Winery

  • Winery/Brewery/Distillery

While the name is a bit misleading, the experience is very real. The Winery is a tasting room in the middle of Queenstown that provides...

Wanaka National Transport and Toy Museum

  • Museum/Gallery

Lying somewhere between a treasure trove and a junkyard, the National Transport and Toy Museum is both compelling and a little disturbing.

Warbirds & Wheels

  • Museum/Gallery

There are around 30 privately owned classic cars on display here. Their 1934 Duesenberg is the star of the show, with Packards, Lincolns,...

Wooing Tree

  • Winery/Brewery/Distillery

Wooing Tree is named for a tree on the property beneath which many local ladies have been wooed (and legend has it where several locals...


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