Rural Heritage & Education

Hokonui Moonshine at the bar
Great South
Sampling the moonshine at the Hokonui Moonshine Museum in Gore

Marvel at the heritage of some of New Zealand’s earliest settlements and the pioneers that built our country into what it is today. Southland is home to significant local collections linked to our history as an agricultural region. Several museums focus on a particular part of the rural story, but many others have elements woven throughout their exhibits. To explore this rich rural history further follow one of our heritage trails and see what you can discover!

Find out more about agritourism in Southland here