Hump Ridge Track - Southland, New Zealand
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Relax & Refresh in Southland

Southland is filled with adventure around every corner, from jet boating and kayaking to Great Walks and scenic flights. However, sometimes finding moments of tranquillity is essential to restore our energy and well-being in the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Nestled in the scenic landscapes of…

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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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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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Crayfish/New Zealand Rock Lobster

New Zealand Rock Lobster, or crayfish as the locals call it, is a culinary treat like no other. Caught in the pristine waters of Te Rua-o-te-Moko Fiordland, the Crayfish is a rare and sought-after delicacy. It is famous for its dramatic appearance and is celebrated for its sweet, buttery flesh that…

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Fiordland Venison

If you're on the hunt for a dining experience that's as wild as the rugged Murihiku Southland landscapes, look no further than Fiordland Venison. These succulent cuts of meat are renowned for their unrivalled tenderness and rich flavours, delivering a true taste of New Zealand's untamed…

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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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Top Southland Spring Experiences

Spring is finally here, and Southland is bursting with life! It's the season of new beginnings, where nature awakens and the air is filled with the sweet scent of blossoms. If you want to see fields of tulips blooming, lots of little lambs frolicking around, and an abundance of native bird song…

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Southland Op Shop Trail

Who doesn’t love supporting local charities, being more sustainable and finding a good bargain? Op shopping (opportunity shopping) is becoming increasingly popular in Southland with many small towns featuring op shops on the main street. It is a great way to save money, save time and save the…

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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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Stars Above Southland

Breathe in and feel the exhilaration grow as your eyes adjust to the darkness. Above you, an endless canvas of stars is splattered across the sky as your Murihiku Southland stargazing experience bursts into full celestial bloom. You might even get a front-row seat for the greatest natural light show…

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