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Eat Your Way Around The World in Invercargill

With all its different landscapes and sceneries, driving through Southland can make you feel like you're in another country with every corner you turn. But did you know you can also get a taste of multicultural flavours in Invercargill? With so many cafes and restaurants, this town offers…

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Breakfast Spots in Invercargill

Whether you are a local looking for your morning coffee fix or a traveller in search of a hearty breakfast before exploring the city's and region's attractions, Invercargill has plenty of options to choose from, ensuring that everyone can start their day off on the right foot. To put it simply…

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Top Southland Winter Experiences

Winter in Southland should be your choice of season to visit. With multiday festivals, ice sports, easy access to the slopes and plenty of belly-warming food, you don't want to miss your chance to experience Southland in winter. So rug up, bring your merinos and come down and explore our top…

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Top Southland Spring Experiences

If you want to see fields of tulips blooming, lots of little lambs frolicking or an abundance of native birds play, Southland in the spring season is a must for any nature lover. Discover some of our top Southland Spring experiences and enjoy the best moments that mother natural in all her beauty…

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Swedes

Swedes or Tuwīti tānapu in Māori are similar to the turnip but bigger. The swede is one of those easily available vegetables, but many people have never tried it before. So what is this humble vegetable exactly, and why is Swede synonymous with Southland? Swedes are grown all over Southland, usually…

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Whitebait

If you travel through rural Southland, you are bound to spot some "whitebait huts". Whitebait is a general term used to describe small freshwater fish around the globe; however, in New Zealand, it is a collective term for five species of the fish family Galaxiidae. It is dubbed galaxiid because of…

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Top Southland Autumn Experiences

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…

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Savour the South

As New Zealand’s ultimate nature and wildlife destination, Southland’s scenery spans lush rainforests, fertile farmlands, and rugged coastlines. Surrounded by ocean and pasture, it really is the land of plenty, the ultimate Surf‘n’Turf destination, if you will. Enjoy succulent kaimoana, like the…

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Top Southland Summer Experiences

With long sunny days, a diverse landscape, great food and drink and plenty of outdoor activities, Southland is the perfect summer destination. Home to five of New Zealand's Great Walks, two multiday cycle trails, a multitude of summer events and the best driving route in New Zealand, you are spoilt…

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A guide to New Zealand Coffee

Need some help deciding what coffee to get while you're travelling around Southland and New Zealand, check out this handy guide! Short black: basis for all coffee styles, espresso is full-flavoured, fragrant, with a velvety body and lingering after-taste; single serving in a demi-tasse (small…

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