Wine... Kiwi Style
According to a Maori legend, the South Island is considered the main island because it was the first the exist. This island has extreme weather diversity, with beautiful beach resorts, lovely ski lodges and plush wine country properties. This island is about incredible scenery, land and water sports, shopping, sightseeing and excursions to Mount Cook National Park. The city of Christchurch is the gateway into the South Island, and the Marlborough wine district is on the north end of the South Island. If you love fresh seafood, mussels and clams, enjoy an excursion to Pelorus Sound.