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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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Top Southland Autumn Experiences

Autumn may be one of the best times of the year to visit Southland. With the days getting shorter and the nights getting longer, Autumn is the perfect time to get out and experience our Southland nightlife. Our small brown Kiwi and Southern Light nightlife experiences to be exact. If daytime is your…

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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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Savour the South

As New Zealand’s ultimate nature and wildlife destination, Southland’s scenery spans lush rainforests, fertile farmlands, and rugged coastlines. Surrounded by ocean and pasture, it really is the land of plenty, the ultimate Surf‘n’Turf destination, if you will. Enjoy succulent kaimoana, like the…

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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 Southland stargazing experience bursts into full celestial bloom. You might even get a front row seat for the greatest natural light show on Earth…

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Top Southland Summer Experiences

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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Aurora Australis - Southern Lights

While the Northern Lights are well known throughout the world and are often on people’s bucket lists, its Southern counterpart, the Aurora Australis, is no less spectacular. This natural phenomenon lights up the sky with ribbons of pink, red and green light. This is due to solar wind passing through…

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Penguins

Did you know that there are more species of penguins that call New Zealand home than any other country? We are particularly blessed with these beautiful birds here in Southland as we have three species found on our shores. The tawaki Fiordland crested penguins can be found along the Fiordland coast…

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Takahē

The flightless takahē is a unique bird, a conservation icon and a survivor. Thought to be extinct for nearly half a century, takahē were rediscovered in 1948 by an Invercargill based doctor, Geoffrey Orbell. He came across a small number of birds in the Murchison Mountains deep in Fiordland, still…

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Kākāpō

The kākāpō is the world’s largest parrot and is only found within conservation efforts and on Codfish Island. Codfish Island is a predator free sanctuary that lies to the west of Stewart Island. These magnificent birds sport a bright green plumage and possess almost clownlike feet. Whilst they are…

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