Queenstown is one of the South Island's top destinations, and with majestic scenery on offer there are plenty of reasons to experience these four best Queenstown day trips.
The historic village of Akaroa, near Christchurch in New Zealand's South Island, offers a unique taste of French influence, and stunning scenery.
The Canterbury region has such varied landscapes it's worth spending a while exploring it on a series of day trips. Top of your list should be a Hanmer Springs day trip from Christchurch. It's the perfect getaway, year-round.