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Known as "the real New Zealand", Southland's unmatched beauty, native wildlife, friendly locals and great food make it a destination to be experienced.

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
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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...

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Hiking in the sand dunes on Mason Bay
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10 Things you can only do in Southland
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Southland has some incredibly unique experiences, here's a list put together by locals of things you can do only in Southland...

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See wild kiwi bird on Stewart Island
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What's on
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Check out our Southland events calendar and find out what is coming up so you can plan your trip south.

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What's On
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Burt Munro, a local hero
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2017 marks the 50th Anniversary of Burt Munro's World Land Speed Record

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Burt Munro 50th Block
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Classic Motoring in Invercargill
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Five reasons Invercargill should be officially named the Classic Motoring Capital of New Zealand

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See rare and beautifully restored automotive at Bill Richardson Transport World
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Food and Drink
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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.

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Try delicious craft beer at Invercargill Brewery
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Our self contained Fiordland accommodation is the perfect place for your Te Anau – Milford Sound stay. Just a five minute walk from the Te Anau town centre,…
Monarch Motel, Invercargill accommodation. Offering 22 spacious accommodation units, your hosts Clark and Sue Whelan would love to share their favourite local…
A two hour scenic drive from the Queenstown airport will delight your visit to Fiordland staying at Lakefront Lodge in Te Anau. From here enjoy the stunning…
Wake to melodic bird song in warm and peaceful surroundings at this Purpose built Bed and Breakfast accommodation situated in the magnificent Stewart Island.…
The home of tasty food, great company and affordable luxury accommodation in the heart of The Catlins at Owaka. Owaka - its name means "Place of the Canoe" and…
The South Sea Hotel is a Stewart Island icon, with a strong footing in Island life, both past and present.  The hotel has a fully licensed bar, restaurant,…
Stay from just $10 per night and enjoy a hot shower, washing your clothes, and meeting old friends or making new ones. Lumsden Camping Ground offers a…
Cottage by the Tower offers you a modern, stand alone, comfortable apartment style cottage set amongst lavender and Olive trees on this quarter acre property.…
Fully furnished 2 bedroom sunny townhouse with internal access garage.  A home away from home. Long term or short term.  All rooms North facing.  We offer it…
Borland Lodge is situated at the gateway to Fiordland National Park in southern New Zealand - a World Heritage area. It is just off the Southern Scenic Route,…
The Lodge at Tikana, nestled amongst the fertile hills of Southland, New Zealand, offers guests their own exclusive accommodation space to fully relax and…
A warm welcome awaits you at Braemar farmstay. Just 10 minutes’ drive from Invercargill and located on the Southern Scenic Route, Braemar is ideally situated…
Located in Southland's Blackmount district in the picturesque village of Monowai. This lovely old camp was historically built for the Monowai Power Station. A…
Queens Park Motel cater for corporate guests who want a quiet sleep, couples who want to get away for a well-deserved break and for families who want a quiet…
Your comfort is important to us. Each room has been designed and decorated to provide you with a totally relaxing experience. Quality linen and spacious rooms…
ASURE Evergreen Motel – the place to stay for comfortable, quiet and quality accommodation. Free Wifi.      Free Parking. ASURE Evergreen Motel is ideally…
Your hosts John and Christine McFarland We have 10 ground floor units each with their own car park at our Invercargill motel accommodation.  We are located in…
Wentworth Heights luxury Bed & Breakfast / Homestay accommodation located in Gore, Southland, New Zealand, is only 2 minutes drive from the Mataura River…
Ray and Jessie of Kepler Mountain View offer well appointed quality modern accommodation in 3 self contained holiday cottages located at Lake Manapouri, the…
Catlins Farmstay B&B is a great location for visiting the many scenic attractions of the beautiful natural Catlins area of Southland. We are situated 10…
The Bluff Camping Ground was first established as a Home Guard army base during World War II. It has since been expanded and now encompasses what was once a…
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Travel with us to this untouched world deep in the heart of Fiordland National Park. The beauty and vastness of Doubtful Sound will take your breath away as…
Pick your day and visit the Mainland's most Southern 9-hole golf course. The views out to sea and of the Mataura river estuary will make the trip well…
The Civic Theatre complex provides a quality theatre and associated facilities for hire and is a popular venue for local and regional organisations – and…
3 Day Loop Walk in Fiordland, NZ The Tuatapere Hump Ridge Track is a 3 day loop walk that takes hikers along the south coast of New Zealand, up to the sub-…
"Experience the real New Zealand" Our large sheep and beef farm expands over 4000 acres of farm land and our self contained farmstay accommodation and/ or B…
Donovan Park is an attractive area of rural parkland to the north of the city, linking Bainfield Road with McIvor Road via a winding park road, and also…
The track is partly board-walked and also incorporates a section of the Old Coach Road. It starts in podocarp forest then leads out to the estuary flats. The…
Managed by Kai Tahu, the site has a diversity of mahika kai (producing or procuring food) values, plants, wildlife and fisheries. It represents a resource that…
10 min to 3hr Mores Reserve, at the top of Richard Street (turn left at the end of the bridge over the estuary and follow the signs), offers several short…
Winding pathways along the banks of the Otepuni Stream provide a refreshing break from the city’s central business district. A few minutes walk from the city…
For one night we invite you to journey into the wilderness & experience untouched New Zealand at its very finest. Marvel at steep mountain cliffs…
Your personal, friendly and relaxed Southland day tour specialist.             We have something for everyone: moonshine whiskey, world-class art and history,…
he Lighthouse Gallery is set up to display and sell local art. The Gallery also has a wifi hotspot and coffee to go. We are situated on the main street of…
Explore picturesque Stewart Island in style on our Eco-friendly electric bikes. Stop at your leisure and have the time to walk to more remote destinations such…
Custom tied trout flies and guided trout fishing on the world's best dry fly brown trout fishing river, the famous Mataura River in Southland, New Zealand. …
The nucleus of the collection held by Switzer’s (Waikaia) museum Inc. was brought together for Waikaia’s 125th Centennial Jubilee and installed in the present…
Join us for an elegant Lake Te Anau cruise aboard a historic sailing ship while exploring the Fiordland National Park, tasting incredible local cuisine,…
Discover and explore our stunning natural history with Stewart Island's original water taxi. Our friendly and efficient water taxi service offers a comfortable…
We're a local, family owned company based and run in Southland. We proudly design and make clothing in New Zealand, and we sell our range exclusively through…
Mitre Peak Cruises lead the way in small, scenic cruises of spectacular Milford Sound – considered one of the most beautiful places in the world. Offering…
Located in Southland's Blackmount district in the picturesque village of Monowai. This lovely old camp was historically built for the Monowai Power Station.…