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 example of a remnant of New Zealand native forest surrounded by developed agricultural land. Glenure Allan Reserve is a ten-minute walk that offers wonderful views over Eastern Southland. For more experienced hikers, Eyre Mountains/Taka Ra Haka Conservation Park offers challenging but well worth it climbing opportunities, including Eyre Peak at 1969m and Jane Peak at 2022m.