Lake Hauroko - Western Southland

Winter Event Guide

June - August

Cast away the stereotypes and let your imagination run wild. Winter is when Southland’s chic and sophisticated side comes alive—vibrant celebrations of music, culture, heritage, and high-street fashions.

Frosty mornings give way to fine, sunny days - wrap up warm and experience magical days bursting with new adventures and fun. Its winter beauty gleams beneath southern lights, with warm, comforting food, fine wine and whisky tastings.


Dive in, read each event’s tale told through a storyteller’s eyes and enjoy a sneak peek video highlight, which is sure to entice you into coming south this winter.







All upcoming winter events

Things to do in Southland in Winter

Winter in Southland should be your choice of season to visit. With multiday festivals, ice sports, easy access to the slopes and plenty of belly warming food you don't want to miss your chance to experience Southland in winter. So rug up, bring your merinos and come down and explore our top Southland winter experiences.  

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…

Where to eat & stay in Southland

When it comes to food, Murihiku Southland's abundance knows no bounds. The region's fertile plains and coastal waters produce many New Zealand delicacies, from world-famous meat and game to succulent seafood and the freshest, crunchiest vegetables. Take your pick of exceptional tasting, grass-fed lamb, prime pasture-fed beef, and the finest Fiordland venison, and we can't forget our humble Southland Cheese Roll. Divine dishes that are uniquely Southland, created by talented chefs across vibrant cafes and bakeries, picturesque country pubs and fine-dining restaurants in down-to-earth settings.

And accommodation is no different, as there are options for all budgets, from luxurious lodges and hotels to budget-friendly hostels and motels. Plenty of camping and caravan parks exist for those who prefer to be closer to nature. You can expect a warm welcome, plenty of tasty food options, and comfortable accommodation to suit your visit.

Food & Drink

From the finest ocean fare to fantastic farm fresh produce — Murihiku 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…

Prospect Lodge
Prospect Lodge, Fiordland


Southland has an abundance of places to stay, offering plenty of variety no matter your itinerary or budget. In every region there are locals keen to share their slice of paradise with travellers through their B&B’s, homestays and…

Southland Events