For those who want to get off the beaten track, Southland is the ideal place to visit. One of the largest regions in New Zealand, Southland’s vast array of lakes, rivers, mountains and open plains make it a place of incomparable and unique beauty. Its rugged coastline, stretching a staggering 3,400 kilometres is one of Southland’s most treasured assets. Mostly free of development and home to countless species of native wildlife, it invites visitors back to nature in tranquil surroundings.
Although visitors traditionally come to Southland for its landscape, they stay for its people. The combination of friendly locals, serene surroundings and wide open spaces make for a great opportunity to find kinship and restore the soul. This is where memories of great adventures can be made.
The New Zealand we all dream of
Each part of Southland offers visitors a unique discovery just waiting to be explored. It's the New Zealand we all dream of, and here's why...View
10 Things you can only do in Southland
Southland has some incredibly unique experiences, here's a list put together by locals of things you can do only in Southland...View
Check out our Southland events calendar and find out what is coming up so you can plan your trip south.View
Burt Munro, a local hero
2017 marks the 50th Anniversary of Burt Munro's World Land Speed RecordView
Classic Motoring in Invercargill
Five reasons Invercargill should be officially named the Classic Motoring Capital of New ZealandView
Food and Drink
Whether it’s Bluff Oysters or blue cod accompanied by a delicious craft beer, sampling Southland’s local cuisine is sure to re-energize a food lover's palate.View