Famous for its stunning mountain landscapes and expansive lakes, New Zealand's South Island offers a rich and varied natural environment waiting to be explored. Eco-camping is a great way to enjoy an intimate experience with nature while still appreciating creature comforts and convenient access to towns and cities. Take a hike in the Southern Alps, and visit the impressive Aoraki Mt. Cook, which stands at over 12,000 feet high. For fun in the southwest, visit Fiordland National Park and admire the steep cliffs of Milford Sound. Abel Tasman National Park in the north is another great destination and is well-known for its great ocean kayaking and beautiful hiking trails. For a taste of New Zealand's rugged outdoor culture visit Queensland and enjoy skiing or bungee jumping. With endless activities for every outdoor interest, the South Island is waiting to help you create lasting memories in nature.