while travelling through this great country of New Zealand is truly beautiful , exiting and stimulating experience . South Island presents its beauty in many unique and spectacular proportions . Relatively small island , Te Waipounamu as,the South Island is called in Maori culture , is rather long and is biggest of the two magnificent islands of New Zealand . The island surprises basically on every corner of great cities like Christchurch , Dunedin or Invercargill . The comfortable roads winding through amazing morphology , sceneries and astonishing beauty of the New Zealand Alps . Road number ONE , connects Christchurch with Invercargill being the major most southerly town in New Zealand , while from there one has many options of traversing back north to Queenstown , which is truly vibrant holiday , fun , and unique activities like Jet boat riding through narrow canyons of Shotover River , bungee jumping or just biking through the mountains of surrounding area . Remarkable , Coronet Peak only few of the sky reaching peaks provide breath taking views and places for paragliding . On the way south from Christchurch one passes towns like TIMARU ,OMARU , with interesting remnants of Victorian Era of New Zealand history . Dunedin , town established by Scottish settlers , who named this town in old Scottish language , meaning Edinburgh is also full of interesting architecture beside being also town to launch one visit to Catelins region . Here penguins , sea lions play in turquoise waters of southern ocean . Place itself mesmerises with vistas of rolling hills where greenery of all shades are mixed by profiles and patterns of fields , forests and farm land where white dots of sheep , brown of cattle present fantastic visual kaleidoscope to please visitors senses. Invercargill major town of south of the island is the place where people start the trips to Stewart Island and also occasionally Antarctic cruises can be as well enjoyed . Travelling north from Invercargill one passes by lovely beaches , rouged coastal places and one visits amazing lakes , where the serenity and beauty of deepest lake in New Zealand , HAUROKO of 462 meters in depth is truly memorable . While travelling along the western part of the island one gets eventually to Queenstown , where truly international atmosphere of this centre , with flavor of ALPS aura awaits visitors to enjoy rest of the holiday . New Zealand through these towns of Christchurch and Queenstown is reachable by partners of Singapore Airlines and LOT Polish Airlines in STAR Alliance or one can also use carriers such as Emirates , Virgin Australia or Air New Zealand .
WMIG February 2017
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