Hump Ridge Track - Southland, New Zealand
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Winter in Southland

Winter in Southland should be your choice of season to visit. June to August Temperatures between 10°C and 0°C As the seasons shift, days get shorter, and a crisp chill fills the air. Murihiku Southland transforms. Unlike other parts of the country that experience mild winters, Southland…

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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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Spring in Southland

Spring offers green valleys, snowy mountains and longer, warmer days. September to November Temperatures between 10°C and 20°C Spring has sprung in Southland, and the entire region bursts with life! Gone are the crisp days of autumn, replaced by a gentle warmth that coaxes nature out of its slumber…

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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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Street Art in Southland

Are you ready for a colourful adventure in Southland? You're in luck because the region is teeming with stunning street art waiting to be discovered. The talented artists of South Sea Spray have travelled far and wide to infuse the towns with their creative magic, leaving behind some of the most…

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Street Art in Riverton

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. Some of the artwork portrays the history of Aparima Riverton, showing references to whaling activity and beautifully portraying the intermarriage between…

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Street Art in Gore

Eight bold and beautiful murals have been painted across town in Gore by various street artists, including ex-Gore artist Sean Duffell. The colourful designs are part of the Streets Alive programme that form an art walking trail for both visitors and locals alike. Streets Alive is a community-driven…

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Street Art in Bluff

Talented artists from Southland Sea Spray have transformed some of Bluff's oldest buildings by creating vibrant and colourful murals; some are on walls that at 100 years old! The artwork is made by Kiwis, and their scale is impressive, with some of the murals being 40 metres long and 8 metres high…

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Quirky Spots in Southland

If you love exploring the quirky, unique, unusual and unexpected, we know where to go! Some places may not be mentioned in the big travel guides, but that doesn't mean they're not worth a visit! These hidden gems offer unexpected fun for the whole family. Here are some of Southland's most wacky and…

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