Where to stay around South Island?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 3,108 holiday lettings near South Island. From 2,117 Houses to 453 Flats, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near South Island is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in South Island?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in South Island. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Hot Tubs Omarama: 85 holiday homes
  • Queenstown: 616 holiday homes
  • Wellington: 151 holiday homes
  • Christchurch City: 279 holiday homes
  • North Island: 8,078 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in South Island! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in South Island?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in South Island with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Queenstown: 616 holiday lettings
  • Wellington: 151 holiday lettings
  • Christchurch City: 279 holiday lettings
  • Wanaka: 372 holiday lettings
  • Nelson City: 280 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to South Island?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of self catering accommodations near to airports. Airports with a large selection of self catering accommodations in South Island are:

  • Woodbourne Airport (BHE): 115 self catering accommodations
  • Christchurch International Airport (CHC): 272 self catering accommodations
  • Greymouth (GMN): 40 self catering accommodations

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in South Island?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in South Island. From HomeAway travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Hot Tubs Omarama: 85 holiday rentals
  • Forrester Gallery: 53 holiday rentals
  • Paparoa National Park: 28 holiday rentals
  • Lakes District Museum: 664 holiday rentals
  • Sumner Beach: 300 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around South Island listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

The glacial setting of South Island is ready to explore

The glaciers, lake and gardens are the perfect backdrop to your holiday home in South Island. This romantic city is known for its hiking, local tours and restaurants. For a bit of culture, visit International Antarctic Centre, Canterbury Museum or Otago Museum. Many of our holiday rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.

Activities and attractions in and around South Island

Do you want to discover things to do while you're in town? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to check out everything that South Island has to offer. These are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Tekapo Springs (4.2 mi / 6.8 km)
  • Roundhill Ski Area (18 mi / 28.9 km)
  • Fairlie Golf Course (24 mi / 38.6 km)

Exploring the gardens and other natural features in South Island

Travellers enjoy South Island for its glaciers and lakeside setting. Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in South Island. These are some of the area's most enchanting features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Lake Tekapo (10.2 mi / 16.5 km)
  • Lake Pukaki (11.3 mi / 18.2 km)
  • Tasman Lake (23 mi / 37 km)
  • McLean Park (23.7 mi / 38.2 km)
  • Lake Ruataniwha (25.1 mi / 40.3 km)
  • Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park (29.9 mi / 48.1 km)