Trip Ideas & Stories

Cathedral Caves - The Catlins
Great South

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

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

Farm Animals - Mossburn
Chris McLennan

No visit to Southland would be complete without trying out one of the many agritourism experiences on offer.

Known for its warm ‘small community’ feel, rural Southland is famous for genuine hospitality, hearty meals, entrepreneurial spirit, and stunning natural landscapes. With experiences ranging from alpaca feedingwhip cracking, private mountain bike trails and horse treks to boutique produce and authentic farmstay experiences, there is a rich array of options available.

Events- ILT Kidzone 2021

Southland’s popular six-day family event is back and it’s jam-packed with adventure for kids and families to enjoy over the July school holidays. There are over 160 hands-on activities for the creators, constructors, computer whizzes and sport stars to enjoy. It’s time to go on an adventure and explore this sensory-filled festival’s new venue, Southland Girls’ High School!

Let their imagination and creative spirits run wild from Wednesday 14 July to Monday 19 July. It’s the ILT Kidzone Festival!