The Great Southern Route : 2010 - 2011
and snowboarders alike. Heli-skiing with guides is also an option. The resorts offer year round activities with mountain biking and hiking popular in the summer months and para gliding, hang gliding and fishing popular year round. For thrill seekers Queenstown is home to a couple of bungy jumping sites in spectacular surroundings, tandem free fall parachute jumps and jet boat rides over rapids. The stunning alpine scenery enhances all of the activities adding another dimension to the enjoyment. On the west coast is another amazing natural feature, the Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers. The glaciers can be explored from one of the many walking tracks in the region, by helicopter or ski plane, which will actually land on the glaciers. Wherever you travel in New Zealand's South Island you are almost guaranteed to see spectacular scenery: from the glaciers on the west coast to the alpine region around Queenstown, the rolling plains in the north of the island to rugged fiords in the Fiordland region. Locals have developed their businesses imaginatively around the scenery and climate to provide visitors with a huge range of activities and diversions to enjoy, so whether you are on the water or travelling ashore, you are guaranteed to be blown away by what the South Island of New Zealand has to offer.
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