Camping on Gertrude Saddle
Liz Carlson

Nature & Outdoors

Outdoor Adventures

Murihiku Southland is home to some of New Zealand’s and the world’s most epic land and seascapes. Whether the coast battered by the great Southern Ocean, fiords carved by ancient glaciers or the mountains and plateaus shaped by the weather and its local inhabitants. Murihiku reveals some life-lasting natural memories, and now you know about them too. 

Explore Southland's Landscapes

Invercargill Central
Stacy Williamson


Waihōpai Invercargill is the regional capital and commercial hub of Southland. Founded in the 1850s…


Te Rua-o-te-Moko / Fiordland is a place of extraordinary scenic beauty. One of New Zealand’s…

The Catlins

The Catlins, the spectacular coastal stretch between Balclutha and Invercargill, boasts a rugged…

Gore District

Gore District, sometimes referred to as Eastern Southland, boasts an eclectic mix of heritage and…


Southland’s port, Motupōhue Bluff, lies thirty kilometres south of Invercargill. The town…

Central Southland
Sam Deuchrass

Central Southland

Central Southland is 1.5 million hectares of lush, rolling farmland. The district has always thrived…