Hump Ridge Track - Southland, New Zealand
Hump Ridge Track © Pink Penguin Studio

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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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Pahu Hector's Dolphins

Southland is home to Pahu Hector's dolphins, a species endemic to New Zealand. These dolphins are one of the world's smallest, with mature adults measuring between 1.2 and 1.6 meters. Pahu are easily recognised by their distinctive dorsal fin, resembling one of Mickey Mouse's ears. Their bodies are…

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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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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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Quirky Spots in Southland

If you love exploring the quirky, unique, unusual and unexpected, we know where to go! Some places may not be mentioned in the big travel guides, but that doesn't mean they're not worth a visit! These hidden gems offer unexpected fun for the whole family. Here are some of Southland's most wacky and…

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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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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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Dog Friendly Walks

Southland is the perfect place for short walks, day hikes, or multi-day tramps. Some tracks also allow dog access, so check out these dog friendly tracks around Southland. From beach, waterfall, and forest tracks, you'll be sure to find a trail to suit you and your furry friend! Invercargill & Bluff…

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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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