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GrandTour62535374006
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5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed on 19 Nov 2022
Beautiful location, great room
"Beautiful location, great room"
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#10 Best Value of 3,602 places to stay in South Island

South Island Accommodations Information

Accommodations in South Island

3,600

Accommodations Prices From

$85

Accommodations Reviews

408,796

Accommodations Photos

195,400

Travel high season

Sep - Nov

Travel low season

Jun - Aug

High season avg price

$419

Low season avg price

$309
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Price trends, weather and things to do can help you make a decision.
Season
Avg. price/night
Avg. temperature
Avg. precipitation
Dec - Feb
Avg. price/night
$464
$154$1,042
Avg. temperature
-
Avg. precipitation
42mm
DRIEST
32 mm84 mm
Mar - May
Avg. price/night
$370
$154$1,042
Avg. temperature
-
Avg. precipitation
61mm
32 mm84 mm
Jun - Aug
Avg. price/night
$344
LOWEST
$154$1,042
Avg. temperature
-
Avg. precipitation
63mm
WETTEST
32 mm84 mm
Sep - Nov
Avg. price/night
$481
HIGHEST
$154$1,042
Avg. temperature
-
Avg. precipitation
48mm
32 mm84 mm
Price trend information excludes taxes and fees and is based on base rates for a nightly stay for 2 adults found in the last 7 days on our site and averaged for commonly viewed hotels in South Island. Select dates and complete search for nightly totals inclusive of taxes and fees.

Hotels near the sights

  • Milford Sound
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  • Christchurch Botanic Gardens
    At the heart of Christchurch's reputation as the Garden City, the Gardens are a place of ever-changing beauty. Showcasing flora and fauna of New Zealand and other parts of the world, the Gardens feature one of the finest collections of exotic and local plants in New Zealand. With more than 1.1 Million visitors each year the Botanic Gardens are one of the Christchurch's most popular and well-loved attractions.
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  • Lake Tekapo
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  • Christchurch Tramway
    Hop on board one of our heritage trams for an entertaining and informative tour of the inner city! Use the trams to explore must-see attractions including Riverside Market, the Botanic Gardens, the Bridge of Remembrance and New Regent Street. Your ticket is valid for one day and allows you to jump on and off the trams as you please at the various stops around the route, and the drivers offer an informative live commentary about the city and sights.
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  • Pancake Rocks and Blowholes Walk
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  • Kiwi Park
    Explore our 5-acre oasis at the Kiwi Park. A family-owned and operated wildlife centre in the heart of Queenstown, dedicated to saving our endangered wildlife species. We have over 20 species of native wildlife on display, including New Zealand's national icon, the Kiwi and our living fossil, the Tuatara See Kiwi Live Everyday! Kiwi Encounters: 10am, 12pm, 1.30pm & 4.30pm (Late April-Sep) 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 3pm & 5pm (Oct-Late April) Live Bird and Conservation Show: 11am & 3pm (Late April-Sep) 11am, 1.30pm & 4pm (Oct-Late April) Maximum occupancy in Kiwi House 50 people, token given on arrival on first served basis. Token collection is compulsory 10 minutes before the Kiwi Encounter, unless sold out.
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  • Christchurch Gondola
    Visit the Christchurch Gondola for truly spectacular scenery. With breath-taking panoramic views of Christchurch, Lyttelton and beyond, the Gondola’s summit station also offers walking tracks, Christchurch Discovery Ride detailing the area’s history, a licensed café and a gift store. Only 15 minutes’ drive from central Christchurch and with Qualmark Gold accreditation, the Christchurch Gondola experience is a fantastic way to view the city from a different perspective.
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  • Te Anau Glowworm Caves
    Visit the Te Anau Glowworm Caves - an underground network of limestone caves lit by hundreds of glowworms. In the darkness they produce a glittering display. Carved out by the force of the river, the underground world is surprisingly beautiful with whirlpools and roaring waterfalls. Begin with a scenic cruise across Lake Te Anau and then our nature guides will take you in groups through the caves and then in a small boat into the grotto.
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Frequently Asked Questions about South Island hotels

Hotel Montreal, The George Christchurch, and Roma on Riccarton Motel are some of the most popular hotels for travellers looking to stay near Christchurch Botanic Gardens. See the full list: Hotels near Christchurch Botanic Gardens.

The Sails Nelson, Pohara Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park, and Queenstown Holiday Park Creeksyde are all popular resorts for travellers staying in South Island. See the full list: South Island Resorts.

Popular luxury hotels in South Island include Split Apple Retreat, Hulbert House, and Queenstown Park Boutique Hotel. See the full list: South Island Luxury Hotels.

Popular hotels close to Christchurch Intl Airport include Airport Palms Motel, Commodore Airport Hotel Christchurch, and Airport Christchurch Luxury Motel & Apartments. See the full list: Hotels near Christchurch Intl Airport.

A few of the most popular hotels near Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa are Settlers Boutique Motel, The St James, and Village Lake Apartments. See the full list: Hotels near Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa.

Some of the most popular pet-friendly hotels in South Island are Hotel Montreal, Centre Court Motel, and Aden Motel. See the full list: Pet Friendly Hotels in South Island.

Popular cheap hotels in South Island include Merivale Manor, Bay Vista Waterfront Motel, and Aurora on George. See the full list: Cheap Hotels in South Island.

Split Apple Retreat, Rosewood Matakauri, and Kimi Ora Eco Resort have a spa and received excellent reviews from travellers in South Island. See the full list: Spa Resorts South Island.

Settlers Boutique Motel, The Anchor Inn Beachfront Motel Kaikoura, and Queenstown Park Boutique Hotel all received great reviews from families travelling in South Island. See the full list: Family Hotels South Island.

Popular hotels by the beach in South Island include Split Apple Retreat, The Anchor Inn Beachfront Motel Kaikoura, and Adrift in Golden Bay. See the full list: South Island Beach Hotels.

Abel Tasman Lodge, Palazzo Motor Lodge, and Split Apple Retreat received great reviews from travellers looking for a romantic hotel in South Island. See the full list: Romantic Hotels South Island.

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