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    Hapuku Lodge & Treehouses, Kaikoura

South Island Information

Population: 1 million

Access: Christchurch is the main hub, although there is an international airport in Queenstown also.

Highlights: Fiordland, whale watching at Kaikoura, the glaciers on the West Coast, wine country near Blenheim, Marlborough Sounds

Favourite hotels:

How to Book

We don’t believe in off-the-shelf packages - we tailor-make holidays.

  • Tell us what you want to do. Whether you have detailed plans or just a vague idea, get in contact – we have knowledge, ideas and expertise.
  • We build a tailored itinerary. Once you’ve received it, we can answer any further questions and refine it until you are completely happy.
  • Book it. When you are satisfied with all the arrangements, we ask you to complete a booking form and pay a deposit, at which point we start confirming everything.

Different Snow is a fully bonded tour operator, which means we automatically take responsibility for your whole holiday, offering you 100% financial security.

Just as we do on the North Island, we are able to use accommodation which suits you. This being ‘low season’ outside of the ski resorts, then value cam be taken for granted and many places offer an enlightened range of options. You can stay in cheap motels, luxury wilderness lodges, isolated guesthouses nestled in coastal bays and suave boutique hotels in the towns. It really is staggering, for such a remote sparsely populated island at the other end of the each, how string the proposition is.


South Island Information

Population: 1 million

Access: Christchurch is the main hub, although there is an international airport in Queenstown also.

Highlights: Fiordland, whale watching at Kaikoura, the glaciers on the West Coast, wine country near Blenheim, Marlborough Sounds

Favourite hotels:

How to Book

We don’t believe in off-the-shelf packages - we tailor-make holidays.

  • Tell us what you want to do. Whether you have detailed plans or just a vague idea, get in contact – we have knowledge, ideas and expertise.
  • We build a tailored itinerary. Once you’ve received it, we can answer any further questions and refine it until you are completely happy.
  • Book it. When you are satisfied with all the arrangements, we ask you to complete a booking form and pay a deposit, at which point we start confirming everything.

Different Snow is a fully bonded tour operator, which means we automatically take responsibility for your whole holiday, offering you 100% financial security.