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Sofitel Queenstown - Hotel & Spa
8.5 Excellent
8 Duke Street, Queenstown, New Zealand
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0.2 km from city centre, Queenstown, New Zealand 
ExcellentBased on 673 reviews
8.5

Situated in Queenstown, Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa is a short drive from Frankton and provides a Jacuzzi and a Turkish steam bath. Guests also have exclusive access to the So Spa and So Fit Gym.

Sudima Christchurch Airport
8.7 Excellent
550 Memorial Avenue, Christchurch, New Zealand
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8.6 km from city centre, Christchurch, New Zealand 
ExcellentBased on 1,366 reviews
8.7

Situated in Christchurch, Sudima Hotel provides direct access to Christchurch International Airport and features a free shuttle service. A short stroll from the International Antarctic Centre, it offers comfortable rooms equipped with a kitchenette, a spa bath and a mini bar.

Heritage Queenstown
8.5 Excellent
91 Fernhill Road, Queenstown, New Zealand
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1.7 km from city centre, Queenstown, New Zealand 
ExcellentBased on 1,887 reviews
8.5

Offering views of Queenstown and Lake Wakatipu, Heritage Queenstown is centrally positioned and has a Jacuzzi, an outdoor heated pool and outdoor tennis courts. This relaxed hotel is located in Queenstown CBD.

QT Queenstown
9.0 Excellent
30 Brunswick Street, Queenstown, New Zealand
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0.9 km from city centre, Queenstown, New Zealand 
ExcellentBased on 1,562 reviews
9.0

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.

Millennium Hotel Queenstown
8.0 Excellent
32 Frankton Road, Queenstown, New Zealand
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0.5 km from city centre, Queenstown, New Zealand 
ExcellentBased on 1,094 reviews
8.0

Set in Queenstown, Millennium Hotel Queenstown is within easy driving distance of Frankton and provides free Wi-Fi, 24-hour room service and a ballroom. It is conveniently located in the town centre.

Mercure Queenstown Resort
7.9 Good
Sainsbury Road Fernhill Private Bag 50071, Queenstown, New Zealand
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2.0 km from city centre, Queenstown, New Zealand 
GoodBased on 1,645 reviews
7.9

Mercure Queenstown Resort provides modern 4-star accommodation in Queenstown. It has a fitness centre, as well as a Jacuzzi, an outdoor heated pool and outdoor tennis courts.

Mt Cook Lodge & Motels
9.0 Excellent
Bowen Drive Aoraki Mount Cook Village, Aoraki / Mount Cook, New Zealand
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0.3 km from city centre, Aoraki / Mount Cook, New Zealand 
ExcellentBased on 16 reviews
9.0

Just a 10-minute car ride from Mount Cook Airport, Mt Cook Lodge and Motel offers convenient and comfortable accommodation. It also provides bicycle rental, outdoor tennis courts and luggage storage.

Breakfree On Cashel
7.7 Good
165 Cashel Street, Christchurch, New Zealand
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0.4 km from city centre, Christchurch, New Zealand 
GoodBased on 3,605 reviews
7.7

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.

Top Rated South Island hotels

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Oakridge Resort Lake Wanaka
7.9 Good
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 indoor tennis courts, outdoor tennis courts and an outdoor heated pool. It also has a gym, a Jacuzzi and a sauna.

2
Peppers Beacon Queenstown
7.9 Good
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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Ibis Christchurch
7.9 Good
107 Hereford Street, Christchurch, New Zealand
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0.2 km from city centre, Christchurch, New Zealand 

This Christchurch hotel is situated next to Chief Post Office. It is set in the area's popular nightlife district, about a five-minute walk from the Bridge Of Remembrance.

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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
8.1 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.

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Airport Gateway Motor Lodge
8.4 Excellent
45 Roydvale Avenue, Christchurch, New Zealand
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7.0 km from city centre, Christchurch, New Zealand 

Airport Gateway Motor Lodge is located in Christchurch and offers a free shuttle service. It features modern rooms with a private bathroom and a kitchenette.

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Yha Queenstown Lakefront - Hostel
10.0 Excellent
88-90 Lake Esplanade, Queenstown, New Zealand
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1.2 km from city centre, Queenstown, New Zealand 

Situated in Queenstown, YHA Queenstown Lakefront is an easy drive from Frankton and offers luggage storage, a tour desk and laundry facilities. This hostel is set in the heart of the town.

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Tasman Holiday Parks - Te Anau
8.7 Excellent
Te Anau, New Zealand
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0.7 km from city centre, Te Anau, New Zealand 

Getaway Te Anau is set on South Island and provides 5-star facilities in addition to a Jacuzzi. It is also moments from Te Anau's well-known tourist attractions.

Cheapest hotels in South Island

Pinewood Lodge and Apartments
7.5 Good
Queenstown, New Zealand
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0.7 km from city centre, Queenstown, New Zealand 

Pinewood Lodge and Apartments is located in Queenstown and provides guests with free Wi-Fi. It is situated in the heart of the town, within a 20-minute drive of Frankton.

S$ 29
Avg. per night
Jucy Snooze Queenstown
8.1 Excellent
47 Camp Street, Queenstown, New Zealand
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0.2 km from city centre, Queenstown, New Zealand 

Situated in Queenstown, JUCY Snooze Queenstown is within easy driving distance of Frankton and offers complimentary wireless internet, an express check-in and check-out feature and a bowling alley. This hostel is set in the heart of the town.

S$ 32
Avg. per night
Jucy Snooze Christchurch
8.2 Excellent
5 Peter Leeming Road, Christchurch, New Zealand
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8.3 km from city centre, Christchurch, New Zealand 

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$ 33
Avg. per night
Haka Lodge Queenstown
7.9 Good
6 Henry Street, Queenstown, New Zealand
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0.1 km from city centre, Queenstown, New Zealand 

Haka Lodge Queenstown is situated in Queenstown and is close to the area's popular attractions. It is conveniently located in the town centre.

S$ 34
Avg. per night
Nomads Queenstown Backpackers
7.6 Good
5-11 Church Street, Queenstown, New Zealand
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0.2 km from city centre, Queenstown, New Zealand 

Located in Queenstown, Nomads Queenstown Backpackers is a short drive from Frankton and provides a sauna. It is conveniently situated in the town centre.

S$ 36
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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, New Zealand 

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$ 39
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High Country Lodge, Motels & Backpackers
7.4 Good
23 Mackenzie Drive, Twizel, New Zealand
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0.4 km from city centre, Twizel, New Zealand 

High Country Lodge and Backpackers offers a unique setting when in Twizel. It also provides a tour desk, bicycle rental and meeting rooms.

S$ 44
Avg. per night
Tahuna Pod Hostel
8.7 Excellent
11 Henry Street, Queenstown, New Zealand
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0.1 km from city centre, Queenstown, New Zealand 

Sir Cedrics Tahuna Pod Hostel is located in the heart of Queenstown, under a few minutes walk from Skycity Queenstown. It also offers free Wi-Fi.

S$ 45
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 in South Island

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 South Island

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.

Facts about staying in South Island

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

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

  • What are the best hotels in South Island?

    DoubleTree by Hilton Queenstown is a very popular hotel in South Island, with a score of 7.9 from 880 reviews. Rydges Lakeland Resort Queenstown (7.2 from 3,121 reviews) and Hotel St Moritz Queenstown - MGallery (8.6 from 852 reviews) are also highly rated South Island hotels based on recent feedback from HotelsCombined users.