New Zealand’s South Island is known to be a winter haven during the snowy season. From the incredible beauty of Akaroa to the adventurous thrills of Queenstown, each destination offers a special blend of natural wonder and cultural charm. Whether you’re looking to have a cosy retreat, outdoor adventure, or cultural experiences, these winter getaways promise you memories that you’ll never forget.
Discover serenity amidst nature’s beauty here in Akaroa, a picturesque town offering a blend of French and local Kiwi culture. Located just 1.5 hours from Christchurch, the breathtaking views of snow-capped mountains and glistening waters is really not to be missed during winter. Embark on a dolphin-watching tour, indulge in delicious French cuisine, or explore the historic streets of Akaroa–there is so much to do!
For a cosy and memorable stay, check out Akaroa TOP 10 Holiday Park. This Akaroa accommodation has it all: spectacular views of the harbour and a full range of facilities ensuring a comfy stay.
A winter wonderland for outdoor enthusiasts, Nelson is surrounded by three national parks and offers a wide range of outdoor activities. From hiking through mountains, cave exploring and cycling, it is really a haven for adventurous souls. Don’t forget to try their famous beers and wines in between your escapades!
Winter in Geraldine is a time for skiing, hot air balloon rides, and scenic drives overlooking the snowy mountain slopes. Located at the heart of South Island, Geraldine is the perfect place to stop in between destinations, or even for a weekend. Cosy up in one of the town’s warm cafes, savour locally-produced gourmet delights, or visit the galleries and boutique stores.
Spend the night at Geraldine TOP 10 Holiday park - one of the most recommended Geraldine accommodations. Only two minutes from the recreational domain, this is a perfect stop for families with a kids playground, BBQ area and even a kids club.
Known as the adventure capital of New Zealand, Queenstown needs no introduction. As one of New Zealand’s top travel destinations, Queenstown transforms into a winter wonderland in winter, with world-class skiing and snowboarding fields. If you’re one for thrilling adventures, why not try the world’s tallest bungee jump, swing over a canyon with your friends, or go jet boating on the beautiful rivers of Queenstown.
Find your perfect stay at one of Queenstown’s highly rated accommodations, Queenstown TOP 10 Holiday Park. Located in Arthurs Point, the holiday park is close to the town’s vibrant atmosphere providing a great balance between comfort and convenience.
Escape to Hanmer Springs, a charming alpine village. This stop is a must during winter as it’s the perfect time to soak in their natural thermal pools and relax amidst the snowy landscapes. Not only a relaxing escape, there are plenty of hiking and mountain biking trails in the nearby forests and mountains.
Have a tranquil stay at, Hanmer Springs TOP 10 Holiday Park, just 5 minutes from the famous hot springs. This Hanmer Springs motel also offers you the opportunity to unwind in their private wood-fire hot tubs! Can this sentence be reworded. It makes it sound like the motel is pet friendly, when it is just the sites.
Known for its well-preserved Victorian architecture, Oamaru is really New Zealand’s “Little Europe”. Strolling through the historic precinct and marvelling at the charming limestone buildings gives you the ultimate winter experience. Don’t miss out seeing their famous blue penguin colony!
Check into one of Oamaru’s most popular motels, Oamaru TOP 10 Holiday Park. With numerous access to activities near the holiday park, there’s not a reason to not stay here.
So, what are you waiting for? Start planning your ultimate South Island trip to experience the best of New Zealand’s winter. From a relaxing retreat in one town to embarking on the adventure of a lifetime in the next town, it surely will leave you with priceless memories. Book your stay now to secure your spot!