Hotels in South Island

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Oakridge Resort Lake Wanaka
Oakridge Resort Lake Wanaka
8.2 Excellent
20 Studholme Road, Wanaka, New Zealand
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2.1 km from city centre, Wanaka, New Zealand 

Situated at the foot of Roys Peak, Oakridge Resort Lake Wanaka is a comfortable base in Wanaka and features an outdoor pool, a sauna and indoor tennis courts. It also offers outdoor tennis courts, a lake and a Jacuzzi.

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Lake Tekapo Village Motel
Lake Tekapo Village Motel
8.2 Excellent
Village Centre, State Highway 8, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand
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0.1 km from city centre, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand 

Lake Tekapo Village Motel is located in Lake Tekapo and is close to the area's popular attractions. It also offers a safe, laundry facilities and luggage storage.

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Sherwood Queenstown
Sherwood Queenstown
8.5 Excellent
554 Frankton Road, Queenstown, New Zealand
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2.9 km from city centre, Queenstown, New Zealand 

Sherwood Queenstown is located in Queenstown and features a Jacuzzi. It also offers a beauty centre, an outdoor pool and a sauna.

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QT Queenstown
QT Queenstown
9.1 Excellent
30 Brunswick Street, Queenstown, New Zealand
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0.9 km from city centre, Queenstown, New Zealand 

Strategically located in the heart of the town, this 5-star resort makes for an ideal base in Queenstown. It also offers a 24-hour reception, free Wi-Fi and a sauna.

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Manata Lodge
Manata Lodge
9.5 Excellent
Queenstown, New Zealand
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8.5 km from city centre, Queenstown, New Zealand 

Located in Queenstown and overlooking South Island, Manata Lodge Luxury Apartments provides a range of ski amenities such as ski lockers and snow activities. It also features a sauna, outdoor tennis courts and an indoor pool.

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Peppers Beacon Queenstown
Peppers Beacon Queenstown
8.1 Excellent
34 Lake Esplanade, Queenstown, New Zealand
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0.9 km from city centre, Queenstown, New Zealand 

Conveniently located in the middle of the town, this 4.5-star hotel makes for an ideal base in Queenstown. It has a gym, as well as a lake, a sauna and free Wi-Fi.

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The Rees Hotel & Luxury Apartments
The Rees Hotel & Luxury Apartments
9.1 Excellent
377 Frankton Road, Queenstown, New Zealand
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2.0 km from city centre, Queenstown, New Zealand 

Situated in Queenstown, The Rees Hotel & Luxury Apartments provides sophisticated 5-star accommodation, as well as a rooftop terrace, free wireless internet access in all areas and a private dock. The various facilities this charming hotel features include a shuttle service, conference rooms and ski lockers.

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Novotel Queenstown Lakeside
Novotel Queenstown Lakeside
8.3 Excellent
Corner Of Earl And Marine Parade, Queenstown, New Zealand
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0.3 km from city centre, Queenstown, New Zealand 

Situated in Queenstown, Novotel Queenstown Lakeside is an easy drive from Frankton and offers 24-hour room service, a Jacuzzi and a swimming pool. This modern hotel is set in the heart of the town.

Cheapest hotels in South Island, New Zealand

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Ivorytowers Backpacker Lodge
Ivorytowers Backpacker Lodge
8.5 Excellent
33-35 Sullivans Road, Fox Glacier, New Zealand
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0.2 km from city centre,  

This comfortable hostel in Fox Glacier offers free wireless internet, as well as a sauna and bicycle rental. Only a short stroll from Fox Glacier, it provides comfortable rooms equipped with a refrigerator.

S$ 23
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Jucy Snooze Christchurch
Jucy Snooze Christchurch
8.4 Excellent
5 Peter Leeming Road, Christchurch, New Zealand
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8.3 km from city centre,  

Conveniently located moments from Christchurch International Airport, the hostel offers comfortable accommodation in Christchurch. It also provides luggage storage, a 24-hour reception and an express check-in and check-out feature.

S$ 25
Avg. per night
Te Anau Lakeview Kiwi Holiday Park & Motels
Te Anau Lakeview Kiwi Holiday Park & Motels
8.4 Excellent
Te Anau, New Zealand
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1.0 km from city centre,  

Te Anau Lakeview Kiwi Holiday Park & Motels is situated on South Island and offers 4-star accommodation as well as a Jacuzzi. It is also within walking distance of Te Anau's popular attractions.

S$ 29
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Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas
Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas
8.0 Excellent
64 Lakefront Terrace, Te Anau, New Zealand
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0.3 km from city centre,  

Located in Te Anau, Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas is a short drive from Manapouri and provides a sauna and an outdoor heated pool. It also commands views of the garden and the mountains, plus Fiordland and Lake Te Anau.

S$ 75
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Swiss-Belresort Coronet Peak
Swiss-Belresort Coronet Peak
8.0 Excellent
161 Arthurs Point Road, Queenstown, New Zealand
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6.0 km from city centre,  

This modern hotel is located steps from Onsen Hot Pools in Queenstown. It offers a sauna, a Jacuzzi and complimentary Wi-Fi.

S$ 93
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Breakfree On Cashel
Breakfree On Cashel
8.0 Excellent
165 Cashel Street, Christchurch, New Zealand
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0.4 km from city centre,  

Located in Christchurch, BreakFree on Cashel offers stylish, 3-star accommodation close to Excelsior Hotel. It is close to Chief Post Office, shops and nightlife options.

S$ 93
Avg. per night
Heartland Hotel Queenstown
Heartland Hotel Queenstown
7.9 Good
27 Stanley Street, Queenstown, New Zealand
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0.3 km from city centre,  

Located in Queenstown, Heartland Hotel Queenstown is an easy drive from Frankton and features a sauna. It is conveniently situated in the town centre.

S$ 94
Avg. per night
Queenstown Top 10 Holiday Park
Queenstown Top 10 Holiday Park
8.5 Excellent
70 Arthurs Point Road, Queenstown, New Zealand
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5.3 km from city centre,  

Queenstown Top 10 Holiday Park offers a comfortable setting when in Queenstown. It also provides luggage storage, a playground and an express check-in and check-out feature.

S$ 96
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Hotel prices in South Island

2 stars or below

S$ 31 - S$ 103

Lake Tekapo Motels & Holiday Park

No. 1 most popular

S$ 103
Avg. per night
Tahuna Pod Hostel

Best value

Tahuna Pod Hostel
8.9 Excellent
S$ 31
Avg. per night
3 stars

S$ 23 - S$ 160

Rydges Lakeland Resort Queenstown

No. 1 most popular

S$ 105
Avg. per night
Queenstown Top 10 Holiday Park

No. 2 most popular

S$ 96
Avg. per night
Ivorytowers Backpacker Lodge

Best value

S$ 23
Avg. per night
4 stars and up

S$ 25 - S$ 324

DoubleTree by Hilton Queenstown

No. 1 most popular

S$ 129
Avg. per night
Hotel St Moritz Queenstown - MGallery

No. 2 most popular

S$ 174
Avg. per night
Jucy Snooze Christchurch

Best value

S$ 25
Avg. per night

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Where to stay in South Island

About South Island

New Zealand’s South Island is filled with natural marvels, from snow-capped mountains and crystal-clear lakes to rugged headlands and tranquil wine country. This diverse region is also popular with adrenalin junkies looking for snow sports and bungee jumping, as well as foodies seeking world-renowned wine and farm-to-table produce.

Things to do

Nature around the South Island is incredibly diverse, ranging from the towering peaks, waterfalls and glacial fjords in Fiordland National Park to the sandy beaches, granite cliffs and coastal hiking trails in Abel Tasman National Park. Don’t miss Milford Sound, known for the iconic Mitre Peak and penguin sightings, or Fox Glacier, where you can hike across 13 kilometres of maritime glacier.

Those seeking authentic Maori culture and local wildlife should visit Willowbank Wildlife Reserve in Christchurch. Here you can see kiwi birds, dine on authentic Maori cuisine and witness cultural and dance performances. Step back in time to the 1860s New Zealand gold rush at Shantytown, which recreates this era with steam train rides, gold panning and live shows.

Do you love getting your blood pumping? Queenstown should be your South Island destination of choice, thanks to its sky-high bungee jumping and fast-paced swings. You’ll also find multiple skiing and snowboarding mountains with night skiing, terrain parks and experienced schools for beginners. Don’t forget about the exhilarating jet boats and semisubmersibles that traverse around Lake Wakatipu.

For something more low key, venture up to the Marlborough region, a world-famous wine-growing area known for its Sauvignon Blanc and fresh seafood. Indulge in king salmon and mussels on a Marlborough Sounds cruise, browse the local artisan markets or tour over 130 wineries and 37 cellar doors.

Getting around

The South Island has a number of international and domestic airports in major cities, such as Queenstown and Christchurch. You can get around with domestic flights, land tours or by renting a car and driving yourself.

South Island travel FAQs

  • Where is the best place to stay in South Island?

    You can find several places worth visiting in South Island. Queenstown, Christchurch, and Wanaka are some of the most popular amongst our users.

  • What are the best hotels in South Island?

    South Island is home to many highly-rated hotels, one of which is DoubleTree by Hilton Queenstown, which has a current rating of 8.4. For other potential stays, consider Rydges Lakeland Resort Queenstown and Hotel St Moritz Queenstown - MGallery, which can also be great places to stay in South Island.