There are very few places that offer the magic that Southland does.
With spectacular mountains, the deepest of lakes, meandering rivers, rolling lush green farmland, and a captivating edge-of-the-world coastline that stretches for an incredible 3,400 kilometres, the stunning scenery could be reason enough to head south. However, you'll find that in Southland, it isn't just your sense of sight that will be inspired.
Food & Drink
From the finest ocean fare to fantastic farm fresh produce — Southland is a food lovers’ paradise. With the perfect amount of sunshine and rain, the region’s fertile plains and coastal waters produce many New…
Known for its warm ‘small community’ feel, rural Southland is famous for genuine hospitality, hearty meals, entrepreneurial spirit, and stunning natural landscapes. With experiences ranging from alpaca feeding, whip…
The Southland region is known for amazing views with its seemingly endless daytime sky that turns into a stargazer's paradise by night. From Fiordland in the west to Rakiura Stewart Island in the south, our region offers one of…
Wildlife & Wilderness
Want to listen to native birdsong? Or spot kiwis hiding in the dark? Or even just take a cruise to experience a range of wildlife? Southland is the place to explore and find everything from seals, to shellfish, seagulls, to sharks!…
Known for its warm ‘small community’ feel, rural Southland is famous for genuine…
In Southland, there are many waterfalls to visit, some are located right off the road while others…
Wildlife & Wilderness
Want to listen to native birdsong? Or spot kiwis hiding in the dark? Or even just take a cruise to…
The Southland region is known for amazing views with its seemingly endless daytime sky that turns…
Whether you’re looking for day trips, weekend getaways or longer escapes, you will find plentiful opportunities to try the region’s world-famous attractions, locations, hospitality and fare. From the rugged coastline of The Catlins, the bright lights of Invercargill, the starry skies of Stewart Island/Rakiura and the majestic wilderness of Fiordland, there is something for everyone and every type of adventure.
Tour the Southern Scenic Route
All roads lead to paradise, and in this case it certainly looks like paradise. The Southern Scenic Route has been ranked as one of the top 10 touring routes of the world, and for good reason.
The Island Hopper
Time for an overseas holiday? Dreaming of island hopping? Look no further than your backyard. Take a flight or board a boat to discover the secluded sights of Ulva Island & Stewart Island…
Itinerary for Invercargill
Day Trip to The Catlins
The Big Four in Four
Foodies rejoice as you sample your way through some of the world’s best fare, all produced in the great Southern region.
The History Buff
The history of Murihiku Southland is rich and varied, with each part of the region embracing their own unique past. View lighthouses and whalers' sites, moonshine distilleries, and Victorian…
Get ready to unleash your inner explorer. Southland's pristine wilderness is known for its rare and unique wildlife and a “must do” for anyone who is passionate about the natural world and…
3 days Mountain Biking in Southland
For those who like a challenging mix of off-road climbing and technical descents across all types of terrain this epic 3-day mountain biking itinerary takes you to three of Southlands most…