Rural Heritage & Education

Marvel at the heritage of some of New Zealand’s earliest settlements and the pioneers that built our country into what it is today. Southland is home to significant local collections linked to our history as an agricultural region. Several museums focus on a particular part of the rural story, but many others have elements woven throughout their exhibits. To explore this rich rural history further follow one of our heritage trails and see what you can discover!

Find out more about agritourism in Southland here.


Home of Agritourism

Find out more about agritourism in Southland

Welcome Rock Trails
Ben Arthur, Welcome Rock Trails

Tours & Experiences

Immerse yourself on one of our working dairy farms, take a scenic horse trek along the coast, cycle…


If you are after an authentic Southland experience you can’t go past a farmstay. There is…