The South Island of New Zealand is a secluded island and is famous for the mountainous landscape, glaciers, and clear lakes. The South Island is the larger of the two islands in New Zealand but also the less populated. Queenstown is one of the most popular towns in the South Island with the beautiful backdrop of the Southern Alps. This region, in comparison to the North Island, is known for the more adrenaline kicking sports such as bungee jumping and sky diving. For some picturesque views of the natural landscape, head to the Milford Sound, a fiord with views of the Mitre Peak, Bowen Falls, and rainforests. For some great outdoors adventures head to the Abel Tasman National Park. The wilderness reserve offers beautiful white sand beaches, mysterious caves, and stunning limestone hills.