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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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 winter, replaced by a gentle warmth that coaxes nature out of its slumber…

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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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Summer in Southland

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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Coffee

New Zealanders love their coffee. You might think we're a tea-drinking nation (hello British heritage) but over the past few decades, coffee has surpassed tea as our favourite hot drink. This increased popularity of coffee has seen new cafés and coffee-roasting spots popping up all over the country…

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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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