Multi-Gen Adventures on New Zealand's South Island

Advisor - Sara Graham-Baldi
Curated By

Sara Graham-Baldi

Icon Share


  • New Zealand

  • South Island

  • Adventure Travel

  • Food & Wine

  • International Travel

  • Nature Escapes

  • Golf

  • Insta-Worthy

  • Vineyards

View of the rocky ocean in New Zealand
Curator’s statement

Beauty abounds on South Island in Queenstown, New Zealand. It is a stunning destination with incredible nature and plenty of activities for everyone to partake in. From extreme sports like bungee jumping and whitewater rafting to winery-hopping and even familial establishments, South Island has got it all. I can assure you that it is one of the most unique places in the world that makes for a memorable holiday. 

The Fora Difference

Book with Sara to access exclusive perks and experiences on your trip.

[object Object]
Killer perks

Free upgrades, spa credits and more—we got you

[object Object]
Personalized recs

Customized travel planning for your style

[object Object]
Insider knowledge

Expert advice from people who’ve actually been there

Where to stay in South Island, New Zealand

Previous slide

Matakauri Lodge

Matakauri Lodge offers luxury lodge accommodation in Queenstown and overlooks a mesmerizing panorama.

Fora Perks
  • $100 hotel / resort credit.

  • Breakfast daily.

  • Upgrade & extended check-in/out whenever possible.

  • $100 food / beverage or spa credit.

  • Breakfast daily.

  • Upgrade & extended check-in/out whenever possible.

The Spire Hotel Queenstown

Award-winning luxury hotel merging exceptional service and impeccable style.

Sherwood Queenstown

Stylish community hotel with a sustainable restaurant.

Next slide
Advisor - Sara Graham-Baldi

Unlock perks by contacting Sara to book your trip.

Things to do in South Island, New Zealand

Aerial view of blue river surrounded by rocks in New Zealand

Wine Country

New Zealand has an abundance of stunning wineries to drop in for tastings. Local favorites on the South Island include Chard Farm and Peregrine for wine tastings and lunch and wine at Aruka Winery.


For the more adventurous, plenty of high-adrenaline activities are available. For example, you can go to one of the original bungee jumps over the Kawarau River or whitewater rafting with RealNZ. New Zealand is an actual adventure land.  


Golfers can head to Jack's Point for the 18-hole par 72 championship course on Lake Wakatipu. 


Those looking for more city-type fun can skip across Queenstown Gardens and into the Queenstown Ice Arena with skating and bumper cars for all ages.

Day Trips

Milford Sound is a fantastic road trip! Overnight on an overnight cruise or on land at Milford Sound Lodge.

Te Anau is a stopover option en route from Queenstown and Fiordland Lodge offers all the World Heritage views!

Eat & drink in South Island, New Zealand

Six people cheers-ing with glasses filled with red wine

Sherwood's Restaurant: Organic and hyper-local restaurant at the Sherwood hotel with a lovely atmosphere and great food. 

Vudu Cafe: This is a local favorite for breakfast or lunch, serving seasonal delights and killer pancakes. 

Yonder: Excellent coffee and baked goods, and a great place to come with your laptop to work in the mornings. 

Amisfield: One of the local crown jewels, this restaurant features stunning views and gourmet food and wine. Fun fact: Prince William and the Dutchess dropped in here on their New Zealand tour. 

The Millhouse Restaurant: Located at the Millbrook resort, this restaurant has a relaxed yet refined atmosphere and something for everyone on the menu. 

Aosta: Authentic Italian restaurant in Arrowtown, New Zealand.

Advisor - Sara Graham-Baldi

Travel Advisor

Sara Graham-Baldi

Get in touch with Sara

Did you like this guide? Reach out to customize and book your own experience. Or, just to chat about travel in general.

You can normally expect a response from Sara within a business day or so. You’ll also be subscribed to our travel newsletter (you can unsubscribe at any time).