The Complete South Island New Zealand Map for Outdoor Lovers

The ULTIMATE South Island New Zealand Map.  All the best points of interest on the South Island of NZ.

This New Zealand map features every major point of interest on the South Island, complete with original photos of each location. We originally created this interactive Google Map to complement a variety of New Zealand travel guides that you can find on this website.

Once it was made, however, we realized how valuable it would be and decided to share it directly with all of you! We’ve included over 140 of our favourite places in New Zealand with original images to help inspire you and plan your perfect trip.

The ULTIMATE South Island New Zealand Map

To use this map, simply click on a pin to see the name of the destination and a photo taken from there.

Map of New Zealand Accommodations for South Island

At no cost to you, we receive a small amount for any bookings made using the links below.

The image below shows where the majority of accommodation options exist for the South Island. Use this as a visual guide for considering where you want to stay, then click the image to browse pricing and options.

Map of New Zealand South Island accommodation options
Click here or on the map to browse accommodation options on the South Island of NZ.

New Zealand South Island Travel Guides

In conjunction with the ultimate South Island New Zealand map above, we have created a variety of photography and travel guides to help you plan your dream vacation to this beautiful destination.

We invite and encourage you all to check them out and bookmark or print those you find most useful!

New Zealand South Island 7 Day Itinerary

Sunset at That Wanaka Tree is one of the stops on our 7 day New Zealand South Island itinerary.

A week is not much time to explore the South Island, which is why we created a dedicated travel guide to crafting your own perfect New Zealand South Island 7-day itinerary.

There is a rigid, intensely packed itinerary to start from, as well as all considerations and all need-to-know information to modify it to fit your taste, as well as alternative options for a slower-pace trip.

Campervanning New Zealand

There is no better way to explore New Zealand than by campervan. The freedom you have by traveling with your home on wheels is truly a wonderful and liberating experience.

New Zealand is the perfect place to explore this way, with ample camp sites and freedom camping available. Our New Zealand by campervan guide will take you through everything you need to know about taking the ultimate road trip around New Zealand.

New Zealand Landscape Photography & Hidden Gems

The New Zealand landscape photography travel guide focuses primarily on highlighting our personal favorite destinations to photograph the incredible NZ scenery. It is also chalk-full of hidden gems that you have likely missed during your planning.

New Zealand is a landscape photographers dream! The South Island of New Zealand is home to many beautiful places and landscapes. This travel guide will help you discover all the best New Zealand photography locations and hidden gems. #newzealand #photography

Even if you are confident in your itinerary, you may find some inspiration when it comes to capturing these incredible places. We would also wager you’ve never seen photos from inside #11 😉

Choosing the BEST Time to Visit New Zealand

Autumn is a beautiful season, but is it the BEST time to visit New Zealand? Check out our the guide to help you decide!
Autumn is a beautiful season, but is it the BEST time to visit New Zealand? Check out our the guide to help you decide!

This guide was written to answer the most common question we received regarding the best time to Visit New Zealand. We’ve broken down the most relevant factors to consider by season and by month.

These factors include: weather, foreign visitors, events, and more. If you are planning a “someday” trip, this is a must read for deciding what month or season is right for you!

Travelling from Queenstown to Milford Sound

The journey from Queenstown to Milford Sound is one of the most beautiful in all of New Zealand. This travel guide will help you discover all the must-see stops along the way so you don’t miss a thing!

Doubtful Sounds Overnight Cruise

Sunrise from Doubtful Sound

Almost everyone planning a trip to the South Island has included a visit to Milford Sound, but very few people make the effort to visit the other incredible place Fjordland National Park has to offer.

Read all about our experience, planning, and recommendations for an Overnight Cruise to Doubtful Sounds in this comprehensive guide and review.

Hiking the Roys Peak Track

Perhaps the most popular trail in New Zealand, this comprehensive guide details everything you need to know to hike the Roys Peak Track.

Planning to hike to Roys Peak? Here you'll find everything you need to know about Roys Peak, Wanaka, before you tackle this gruelling hike! Including how to avoid the crowds and get the best photos of this iconic location on the South Island of New Zealand. #newzealand #wanaka #royspeak

If you have any intention of attempting the Roys Peak hike, you should minimally browse the guide as there is some crucial information, such as seasonal closures, that you need to be aware of.

In addition to technical and relevant information, the guide also provides tips on photographing the views from the top!

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Sophie's passion for travel and photography are outweighed only by her love for animals! Originally from London and now living in the Pacific Northwest, Sophie has traveled to over 30 countries across all seven continents, many of which as a solo female traveller.

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