New Zealand's South Island is the largest of the two mainland regions, and boasts spectacular, picturesque views of open lakes, snow capped mountains, sea life and open plains. No matter how old...or young, you will be spoiled for choice with endless activities available! Visit Marlborough and meet the local sea life, such as dolphins and seals! Back on shore, you can hike through the plains and find yourself amongst some of New Zealand's most endangered birds, lizards and insects. The kids will love whale watching from Kaikoura all year round, and the International Antarctic Centre will be a hit too! Leave them in an Antarctic storm...a virtual one of course, whilst you enjoy a nice relaxing boat ride down the Avon River through Christchurch! There are hundreds of hidden gems scattered throughout the South Island, so let the kids discover and explore what the region has to offer!