Camping on Gertrude Saddle
Gertrude Saddle, Fiordland © 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

Invercargill

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

Fiordland

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

Florence Hill Lookout, The Catlins
Florence Hill Lookout, The Catlins

The Catlins

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

Gore District

Maruawai Gore and its surrounding district, sometimes called Eastern Southland, boasts an eclectic…

Bluff

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…

Things to Do

Wairaurahiri Jet
Wairaurahiri Jet © Martin Sliva

Things to Do

Activities & Tours

There is nothing like a personalised story or interactive experience to bring skills, history and landscapes to life. Enrich your southern adventure with one of our tours and experiences for a deeper dive… Read More

Walking on Swing Bridge, Mavora Lakes
Mavora Lakes, Northern Southland © Chris Mclennan

Things to Do

Walking & Cycling

In Southland, there is an abundance of walking trails for the hiking-inclined traveller, be it short, day or multi-day walks. All these walks let you sample the region's rich natural heritage, exploring… Read More

Farm Animals - Southland, New Zealand
Air New Zealand

Things to Do

Agritourism

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… Read More

Things to Do