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5 Secrets Of New Zealand’s South Island

By Wild Kiwi Team
on  August 11, 2018

Here’s the down low on some of South Island’s best-kept secrets that you might want to enjoy on your New Zealand holiday.

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1) Bask In Glorious Tranquillity At Anapai Bay

Situated in Abel Tasman National Park, this beautiful secret beach can only be reached on foot or by boat. This little slice of beach-side paradise is gloriously tranquil and provides peak seclusion that just can’t be beaten.

2) Walk The Majestic Tekapo Canals And Soak In Some Stunning South Island Vistas

Next to Lake Tekapo are the less famous (but equally as impressive!) Tekapo canals. As you begin to walk down the canal path it’ll just be you, the water, and some seriously impressive scenery.

3) Admire Yhe Night Sky From The Aoraki Mackenzie Dark Sky Reserve

With light pollution strictly controlled, the Dark Sky Reserve is pretty much a national park for the night skies. Providing unrivalled views of the spectacular constellations above, on a clear night you’ll even be able to see the Milky Way. Visit the Mt John Observatory for a peek through their research telescopes and see stars, planets, and other galaxies.

4) Indulge Your Taste Buds at Hokitika Wildfoods Festival

A veritable celebration of all things wild, Hokitika’s Wildfoods Festival provides its patrons with a unique mix of sights, smells, sounds, and tastes of South Island’s West Coast. Look out for ostrich sandwiches, worm sushi and wasp larvae ice cream but don’t fret, you’ll find plenty of more familiar palate pleasers too!

5) Explore Pancake Rocks On Your New Zealand Holidays

Pancake Rocks are some of the most spectacular rock formations you’ll find anywhere in the world.  They were formed 30 million years ago from dead marine plants and sea creatures. Traverse some of the walkways through the rocks and admire the views of the Punakaiki region and beyond.

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