Southland spans over 30,000 km and is the region with the longest coastline, so there are plenty of activities and attractions to fill your visit. With day trips from the hub of Invercargill or backcountry stays in the eclectic communities, leave no part undiscovered and experience the best of manaakitanga for which the South is known.

Let the locals show you some great places to eat and stay and brilliant things to see and do here in Southland.

Roadtrip Ideas

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Tour the Southern Scenic Route

4 Days

667 km


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.

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Farm Animals - Southland, New Zealand
Air New Zealand


Known for its warm ‘small community’ feel, rural Southland is famous for genuine…


The Southland region is known for amazing views with its seemingly endless daytime sky that turns…

Bill Richardson Transport World
Bill Richardson Transport World

People of the South

What makes Southland special? It's the People! Meet some local characters who embody the essence of a Southlander, listen to their tales about our special place.  

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Jeremy Pierce

Southland Facts

From Instant Coffee to the Southernmost Starbucks in the world! Find out more fun and interesting facts about Southland