South (New Zealand)
Otago's hilly country and sheltered valleys give it a variety of climates and some spectacular scenery. Southland boasts stunning landscapes, from the high mountains and icy glaciers to green and lush grasslands on the plains. The linchpins of its economy are farming, forestry and horticulture.
Princess Cruises and P&O Cruises depart from Brisbane and Sydney, and cruises depart from other New Zealand ports.
Otago is popular for its Pinot Noir, with chardonnay ranking second, then Sauvignon blanc and Riesling.
Some roads, especially in the alpine passes, become icy in winter, so chains should be carried and used when called for.