Hump Ridge Track - Southland, New Zealand
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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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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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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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Te Araroa Trail

Te Araroa is a continuous 3,000km walking track from Cape Reinga in the north of New Zealand to Bluff in the south. It's known to be one of the world's diverse long walks. The track starts and finishes on the edges of New Zealand's seas and will take you past beaches, volcanoes, mountains, rivers…

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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

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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Street Art in Southland

Are you ready for a colourful adventure in Southland? You're in luck because the region is teeming with stunning street art waiting to be discovered. The talented artists of South Sea Spray have travelled far and wide to infuse the towns with their creative magic, leaving behind some of the most…

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Street Art in Invercargill

Walking around Invercargill, you'll likely stumble across beautiful street art. These vibrant and colourful murals have really brought our streets alive and are worth looking out for. The artwork is as changeable as Southland's weather, so you can be sure to find something new every time. To see all…

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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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