Hump Ridge Track - Southland, New Zealand
Hump Ridge Track © Pink Penguin Studio

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Envy Experiences' Tesla-Powered Milford Sound Trips

Nigel Humphries has pretty much nailed the Milford Sound experience. Together with his wife, Fiona, he operates Envy Experiences, offering 100% carbon neutral luxurious daytrips to Milford Sound in their Tesla Model X. But the car is only half the story. Nigel’s 20-plus years of local knowledge and…

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Relax & Refresh in Southland

Southland is filled with adventure around every corner, from jet boating and kayaking to Great Walks and scenic flights. However, sometimes finding moments of tranquillity is essential to restore our energy and well-being in the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Nestled in the scenic landscapes of…

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Autumn in Southland

Discover autumn in Murihiku Southland, one of the best times to visit. March to May Temperatures between 10°C and 20°C The crisp air whispers change, the days grow shorter, and a kaleidoscope of colours paints the landscape - autumn has arrived in Southland, and it's nothing short of breathtaking…

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Street Art in Winton

The talented artists of South Sea Spray have brightened up this little seaside town in the deep South with some of the most beautiful murals. Next time you're in Winton, have a look around, take in the beauty of the murals and think about what they could portray…

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Pahu Hector's Dolphins

Southland is home to Pahu Hector's dolphins, a species endemic to New Zealand. These dolphins are one of the world's smallest, with mature adults measuring between 1.2 and 1.6 meters. Pahu are easily recognised by their distinctive dorsal fin, resembling one of Mickey Mouse's ears. Their bodies are…

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Vegan & Vegetarian Cuisine in Invercargill

Southland, a region known for its stunning landscapes and rich agricultural heritage, is not just a paradise for meat lovers. In Invercargill, there are also plenty of options for tasty vegetarian and vegan dishes and dining experiences. Let us take you on a journey through some of the best…

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Tīeke / Saddleback

The saddleback, also known as the tīeke, is a remarkable bird native to New Zealand, celebrated for its unique appearance and conservation success story. Saddlebacks are characterized by their striking black plumage with a distinctive chestnut saddle-like patch on their back, which gives them their…

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Kākāriki

Kākāriki, meaning 'small green parrot' in Māori, are beautiful forest birds that were once common throughout New Zealand, but are now largely restricted to pest-free offshore and outlying islands, such as Stewart Island and Ulva Island. These colourful parrots are native to New Zealand and feed on…

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Southland in Spring

Spring is finally here, and Southland is bursting with life! It's the season of new beginnings, where nature awakens and the air is filled with the sweet scent of blossoms. If you want to see fields of tulips blooming, lots of little lambs frolicking around, and an abundance of native bird song…

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Statues in Southland

As you're on a scenic road trip through Southland, there's a big chance you will be greeted by oversized statues. The big things of New Zealand, as they're called, are large novelty statues located in small towns, often reflecting the town and its identity, and Southland has quite a few scattered…

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