Southland has a huge amount to see and do, with activities and natural attractions to suit every taste, itinerary, and budget.
Tramping, mountain biking, fishing, jet boating, kayaking, surfing, diving, horse trekking, 4-wheel driving, wildlife spotting, and even shark diving, are just some of the awesome things you can experience in Southland!
Scenic and informative tours, cruises, flights, and charters are great ways to explore the region and an abundance of amazing museums, vintage displays, galleries, and heritage trails provide engaging opportunities to learn more about the history and culture of the area.
Southland encompasses two national parks; Fiordland National Park and Rakiura National Park, and three of New Zealand’s Great Walks; the Milford Track, the Routeburn Track, and the Kepler Track. Stunning natural attractions can be found all over the region, from lakes, sounds, rivers, waterfalls, and bays, to caves, forests, scenic reserves, and gardens.
So bring your camera and start discovering!
Things To See & Do In Southland
Stand-up paddleboarding rentals for use on Lake Te Anau, Lake Manapouri, the Waiau River, and beyond. Sales, instruction, fitness, and more available.
This is an outdoor activity host who offer experiences that will let you immerse yourself in the gorgeous Southern landscape.
Operate bulldozers, excavators, mini excavators and skid steers in a giant gravel pit at New Zealand's first heavy equipment playground.
The place to hire all your tramping and camping equipment, with everything from packs and sleeping bags, to ice axes and crampons.
Carefully crafted, intimate guided journeys that explore Fiordland National Park via hiking, biking, trout fishing, or bespoke trips.
Authentic and bespoke New Zealand travel experiences guided by a local southern girl; see and do activities that are off the beaten track and "real".
A historic sheep and cattle station that offers guests a range of activities and farmstay accommodation in a breathtakingly beautiful setting.
The ultimate adrenaline rush - coming eye to eye with a great white shark in the safety of a shark cage.