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South Island Accommodation by the Lake

    Fiordland Lakeview Motel and Apartments
    Fiordland Lakeview Motel and Apartments
    42 Lakefront Drive, Te Anau
    The price is $162 per night from Feb 27 to Feb 28
    5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
    Fiordland Lakeview Motel and Apartments
    Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa
    Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa
    Kawarau Village, 79 Peninsula Road, Queenstown
    The price is $97 per night from Mar 2 to Mar 3
    4.7/5Exceptional! (7 reviews)
    Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa
    Crowne Plaza Hotel Queenstown
    Crowne Plaza Hotel Queenstown
    93 Beach Street, Queenstown, Otago
    The price is $115 per night from Mar 8 to Mar 9
    4.7/5Exceptional! (10 reviews)
    Crowne Plaza Hotel Queenstown
    Lakeside Motel and Apartments - Te Anau
    Lakeside Motel and Apartments - Te Anau
    36 Lakefront Drive, Te Anau
    The price is $69 per night from Mar 29 to Mar 30
    4.7/5Exceptional! (9 reviews)
    Lakeside Motel and Apartments - Te Anau
    The Rees Hotel and Luxury Apartments
    The Rees Hotel and Luxury Apartments
    377 Frankton Road, Queenstown
    The price is $125 per night from Feb 27 to Feb 28
    4.6/5Wonderful! (16 reviews)
    The Rees Hotel and Luxury Apartments
    Edgewater
    Edgewater
    54 Sargood Drive, Wanaka
    The price is $169 per night from Mar 5 to Mar 6
    4.4/5Excellent! (8 reviews)
    Edgewater
    Novotel Queenstown Lakeside
    Novotel Queenstown Lakeside
    Corner of Earl and Marine Parade, Queenstown
    The price is $120 per night from Mar 8 to Mar 9
    4.4/5Excellent! (11 reviews)
    Novotel Queenstown Lakeside
    Rydges Lakeland Resort Queenstown
    Rydges Lakeland Resort Queenstown
    38-54 Lake Esplanade, Queenstown
    The price is $81 per night from Mar 3 to Mar 4
    4.2/5Very Good! (10 reviews)
    Rydges Lakeland Resort Queenstown
    Copthorne Hotel and Resort Queenstown Lakefront
    Copthorne Hotel and Resort Queenstown Lakefront
    27 Frankton Road, Queenstown
    The price is $86 per night from Mar 28 to Mar 29
    4/5Very Good! (9 reviews)
    Copthorne Hotel and Resort Queenstown Lakefront

Houseboats

Book a houseboat in South Island
Take command of your next vacation…by taking the helm of a houseboat! Why debate over whether to stay home or go to the coast? A South Island houseboat rental lets you do both. It’s especially ideal if you’re traveling with a bunch of people, whether it’s family or friends, because it blends all the comfort of a “staycation” at home with adventure on the high seas. When you book through Orbitz, you’ll have everything you need to captain your new vacation home.

South Island houseboat vacations for everyone
Gather everyone you know, because most houseboats can sleep over 10 people while maintaining a cozy, small-house feel—without feeling cramped. There are showers and kitchens on almost every house boat, and some vessels come with hot tubs, wet bars and multiple TVs. Take your houseboat out to a particular spot in the water, or kick off a proper South Island adventure and travel from port to port. Your on-board crew will be so impressed with this unique vacation, they’ll probably start calling you “Skipper.” 

They’ll be even more impressed with the luxury house boats that are available. Think stunning décor, gorgeous artwork and even fireplaces for cool evenings on the water. Some even have glass bottoms so you can look right into the water beneath you.

When you want to give your sea legs a break, come ashore and do some sightseeing in South Island. Snap up a meal at one of the local restaurants, or do a little grocery shopping so you can cook once you’re back on the water. And don’t forget to look into fishing permits—there’s nothing like cooking up fresh-caught fish to really complete your houseboat experience. 

Hotel Options in South Island

    Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa
    Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa
    Kawarau Village, 79 Peninsula Road, Queenstown
    The price is $97 per night from Mar 2 to Mar 3
    4.7/5Exceptional! (7 reviews)
    Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa
    Rydges Latimer Christchurch
    Rydges Latimer Christchurch
    30 Latimer Square, Christchurch
    The price is $115 per night from Mar 7 to Mar 8
    5/5Exceptional! (8 reviews)
    Rydges Latimer Christchurch
    Holiday Inn Express And Suites Queenstown
    Holiday Inn Express And Suites Queenstown
    CNR STANLEY AND SYDNEY STREET, Queenstown
    The price is $97 per night from Mar 5 to Mar 6
    Holiday Inn Express And Suites Queenstown