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Easter in Southland

Easter is the perfect time to take a short break away with family and friends and experience all Southland has to offer. With Southland Anniversary Day also tacked onto Easter, this is the perfect time to enjoy the fantastic destinations located in the region. No matter your holiday length…

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Fishing in Southland

Southland is an angler's dream, with easy public access and plenty of fish in the rivers and lakes. Fishermen (and women) travel far and wide to fish the beautiful Southland rivers for world-class trout. The environment here allows you to put your skills to the test as you enjoy magnificent mountain…

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The Captivating Catlins

The Catlins is a road-trippers dream, with winding roads weaving together a rolling symphony of picture-perfect landscapes, blue sea waters bordered by towering cliffs and stretches of golden-sand beaches and bays. As you stare out at the Hector's dolphins leaping from the water and seals lazing on…

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Further into Fiordland

Have you ever dreamt of exploring Fiordland? Take a Milford Road trip through Fiordland National Park, wander along the Piopiotahi Milford Sound foreshore, and admire Rahotu mitre peak's spectacular views. Have you considered basing yourself in Te Anau and taking day trips full of adventure or…

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Dog Friendly Walks

Southland is the perfect place for short walks, day hikes, or multi-day tramps. Some tracks also allow dog access, so check out these dog friendly tracks around Southland. From beach, waterfall, and forest tracks, you'll be sure to find a trail to suit you and your furry friend! Invercargill & Bluff…

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Top Inland Views in Southland

Go inland Southland and get up high. Southland from about the skyline offers some spectacular rural scenic views. Poppelwells lookout in Dolamore Park provides amazing views of the Southland Plains and on a clear day you can even see Stewart Island/ Rakiura. Forest Hill Scenic Reserve is a valuable…

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Top 10 Most Instagrammable Spots in Southland

Being the second largest region in New Zealand means there are plenty of instagrammable or Instagram-worthy spots in Southland that are just waiting to be captured and hashtagged with #mysouthland and #southlandnz Here are our top 10 most Instagrammable spots in Southland. If you think you have…

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Best Lookout Spots in Southland

Southland has a diverse landscape with its rugged cliff beaches in the Catlins to the lush native forests in Western Southland. Whether you are after incredible vistas of beaches, wildlife, mountains or National Parks, stopping at one of our lookout spots will only enhance your view of Southland…

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Free Things to do in Southland

For a region famous for its dramatic landscapes, it is not hard to find many free things to see and do. So, if you feel a little adventurous but frugal, we’ve got you covered. Usually, we recommend starting the day with freshly made coffee from one of Southland's amazing cafes. Still, today is about…

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