Where to stay around South Island?

Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 3,087 vacation rentals near South Island. From 2,100 houses to 393 apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near South Island for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in South Island?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in South Island. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Queenstown: 620 vacation rentals
  • Christchurch City: 266 vacation rentals
  • Wellington: 162 vacation rentals
  • Wanaka: 437 vacation rentals
  • Te Anau: 35 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in South Island! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in South Island?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in South Island:

  • Queenstown: 620 rentals
  • Christchurch City: 266 rentals
  • Wellington: 162 rentals
  • Wanaka: 437 rentals
  • Te Anau: 35 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to South Island?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in South Island are:

  • Christchurch International Airport (CHC): 261 vacation rentals
  • Wanaka Airport (WKA): 467 vacation rentals
  • Greymouth (GMN): 39 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in South Island?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in South Island. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Paparoa National Park: 30 rentals
  • Hot Tubs Omarama: 82 rentals
  • Ohau Point Lookout: 48 rentals
  • Picton Harbour: 159 rentals
  • Lake Pukaki: 83 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around South Island listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

Travel to Charming South Island

The lake, gardens and glaciers are a perfect backdrop to your vacation home in South Island. This city is romantic and family-friendly, recognized for its hiking, regional tours and restaurants. International Antarctic Centre, Canterbury Museum and Otago Museum are a few of the top cultural sights. Whether you're planning a family vacation, friends trip or romantic retreat, consider a rental home. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area.