The South Island of New Zealand was chosen to be the setting of Peter Jackson's interpretation of Lord of the Rings for a very good reason. That reason? It just simply cannot be beaten in terms of sheer beauty, the amount of pristine terrain and offer, and its diversity of color and landscape. From beaches lit by the gleam of white sand struck by unfiltered, warm sunlight, to the deep leafy greens of its mysterious forests, to the stony and mineral hues of its huge and majestic mountains, the South Island is the perfect place for nature-lovers and would-be explorers. Make the most of your time here by staying in a cabin with a fireplace. These perfect, luxury rentals mean that you get to be secluded and close to nature, without skimping on comfort, style, or coziness!