Nau mai haere mai ki Murihiku
Welcome to Southland, New Zealand
As New Zealand’s southernmost region, Southland is home to breathtaking scenery, native wildlife, delicious southern fare and a vast range of employment and study opportunities.
With friendly and generous locals who have a great sense of humour and create a welcoming community, Southland makes for an inviting new home.
Here you’ll find one of the highest employment rates in New Zealand - with strong demand for skilled workers, growing cultural diversity, affordable living and a region that has forged a strong reputation for providing innovative and high quality education.
From pre-school all the way to tertiary study, Southland offers some of the best education opportunities in New Zealand.
Southland is ready for you to explore and we can’t wait to show you around!
Why study in Southland?
Southland has a strong sense of community, here you will feel safe and well looked after both in and out of the classroom.
With lots of parks and recreational spaces, Southland has endless amounts of natural environments for you to enjoy. The amazing sports facilities on offer also encourage you to join Southland’s active culture
Southlanders are friendly and hospitable with host families ready to welcome you and help you adapt to life in New Zealand.
From mountain peaks to a vast array of lakes, fertile farmlands, sweeping coastlines and world-famous national parks, there is no place in the world like Southland.
The affordable living
With some of the lowest housing prices in New Zealand and reduced transport costs due to hardly any commuting, Southland offers very affordable living.
It offers great lifestyle
With fantastic facilities, access to some great destinations, a range of activities and a relaxed pace of life, Southland offers a family-friendly environment that encourages the perfect balance of work/study life.