The south island of New Zealand is famous for its lakes, mountains, and glaciers. To the southwest is Fairland National Park, with its indented Milford Sound. To the north is Abel Tasman National Park, it is known for trails and sea kayaking. Quinton is famous for adventure sports like Bauji Jumping and Scurry. The South Island, officially named The Waipunamu, is the larger of the two largest islands in New Zeland. It is bounded on the north by the Cook Strait, on the west by the Tasman Sea, and on the south and east by the Pacific Ocean. The climate is generally cooler and drier than on the North Island, but don’t forget the sunblocks and T-shirts – summer temperatures are around 30 degrees Celsius.