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Upper South Island Must-Do's Travel Guide
Explore the Upper South Island, including Marlborough, Nelson, Canterbury and the West Coast regions. You can download or read the full digital guide here and find great content to inspire your travels. Search by location above, or scroll down for more inspiration!
Check out our AA Traveller Guides Editor's picks of the top 5 experiences not to be missed in the Upper South Island! Read the story . . .
Covering Marlborough, Nelson Tasman, Canterbury and all the way down the West Coast, our full, digital Upper South Island guide has all the insider travel information you’ll need, including activities, attractions and accommodation. Read it for free, here! Read the story . . .
Explore snowy mountainscapes, turquoise glacier-fed lakes and the snow tussock grassland of alpine valleys in the Aoraki Mount Cook National Park. Read the story . . .
Whether you’re visiting Maruia Hot Springs for the day or staying overnight, you can immerse yourself in the mineral-rich water amongst the mountains, or be pampered with a day spa experience. Read the story . . .
In Māori, kai means food and kōura means crayfish. Right. The water off this cool coast is wild with sealife, including that New Zealand delicacy: crayfish. Read the story . . .
Travel along the longest natural sandbar in the world, a sanctuary to over 90 bird species, including bar-tailed godwits, knots, curlews, whimbrels and turnstones. Read the story . . .
Experience Fox and Franz Josef – two of the 140 glaciers that flow from the Southern Alps. Read the story . . .