Autumn Events Guide

Hamilton Park - Gore
Gore District Council

Roll your shoulders back, indulge your soul, and let your senses overload.  Events so wholesome - you could serve them at a country picnic, and landscapes so scenic – they inspire postcards and fantasy novels.

Autumn serves up seafood, culture, changing colours and harvest fare. New favourites discovered, the freshest produce and fabulous local beers. Why travel overseas when the world is right here - grab your ticket to discover Southland’s unique brand of laidback sophistication.

For the full line-up of events across Southland, go here

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Southland A&P Show - Invercargill
Our region & people on show

Te Anau Enduro - Fiordland
Compete hard or enter for fun

Southland Multicultural Food Festival - Invercargill
The whole world is right here!

Southland Beer, Wine and Wild Food Festival - Invercargill
The world’s southernmost craft beer,wine and food festival

Riverton Heritage Harvest Festival - Western Southland
Celebrating Southland’s home harvest

Coastal Ultra - The Catlins
Run along the rugged coast


Te Anau Tartan Festival - Fiordland
Embrace Southland’s Scottish heritage

Routeburn Classic - Fiordland
Run 32km of the Routeburn Track

Savour the South - Southland
Southland on a plate


Bluff Oyster & Food Festival - Bluff
The best of Southland's kaimoana

Riverton Heritage Harvest Festival - Event - Western Southland

Things to do in Southland in Autumn

Autumn may be one of the best times of the year to visit Southland. With the days getting shorter and the nights getting longer, Autumn is the perfect time to get out and experience our Southland nightlife. Our small brown Kiwi and Southern Light nightlife experiences to be exact. If daytime is your preference, make sure you plan your trip around one of our fabulous festivals such as the Bluff Oyster and Food Festival or Riverton Heritage Harvest Festival. And while you are here, get out in nature and witness the stunning deciduous trees changing colour on one of our many outdoor walks.

Go here for more Autumn experiences in Southland