Family accommodations with magnificent views available now on South Island, New Zealand. Beach views, mountain views, city views, or lakeside rentals to choose from. Bring the family for a vacation of a lifetime. South Island offers a variety of outdoor activities, including snow sports in the winter months. There are more than 3,000 glaciers in South Island. Schedule a guided tour and hike on frozen history. For a more leisurely stay, take the Coastal Pacific train and explore the Kaikoura Coastline. The train operates between Christchurch and Picton and will allow you to take in five hours of mountains and sea. While in Christchurch, visit the wildlife parks, botanical gardens, and museums with the kids. And later, breweries and wineries for the adults. There is a little something for the whole family on South Island.