Southland’s book-end long summer days are packed with fantastic events. Take your pick from our summer offerings of outdoor activities - sweat it out, or set it out picnic style. Iconic walking tracks done differently - an undiluted sense of achievement when they’re accomplished. Providing both excitement and discovery for kids while you take a well-earned break from your everyday.
There’s motorsport, music with picturesque backdrops, and hidden corners to explore. Tributes to homegrown heroes, and being transported to another age. Stress melts away under the summer sun as you marvel at rural technology and innovation, bumping into old friends and making new ones along the way.
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Things to do in Southland in Summer
With long sunny days, a diverse landscape, great food and drink and plenty of outdoor activities, Southland is the perfect summer destination. Home to five of New Zealand's Great Walks, two multiday cycle trails, a multitude of summer events and the best driving route in New Zealand, you are spoilt for choice to keep you entertained you might just have to come back next summer too, to finish off this list of the Top Southland Summer Experiences.
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