Rivers, mountains, scenic reserves, and gardens – Northern Southland has it all! Two of the particularly special natural spaces in the region are the Eyre Mountains (Taka Ra Haka) Conservation Park and the Piano Flat and Waikaia Forest Conservation Area. Both places provide trails for tramping, horse riding, mountain biking, and 4-wheel driving, and also easily accessible picnic and camping spots for the less adventurous wilderness seekers.
Explore Nature In Northern Southland
1212 Nokomai Road, Athol
A historic sheep and cattle station that offers guests a range of activities and farmstay accommodation in a breathtakingly beautiful setting.
Mulholland Road, Eyre Mountains
A scenic picnic area and basic campsite nestled in the foothills of the Eyre Mountains beside a river, with a wood barbeque and a toilet.
Whitecoomb Road, Waikaia
A large riverside clearing in Waikaia forest, Piano Flat is a classic kiwi camp ground and a natural playground for a number of recreational pursuits.
Parks & Gardens
544A Lumsden Mossburn Highway, Lumsden
A large, interesting country garden - perfect for exploring and picnicking - and a self contained cottage in Northern Southland.