One of the best (and most fun!) ways to get to know an area is to explore the local shops, and Southland is no exception. 

Dotted throughout the region are shop owners who make it their mission to stock local products as well as international brands. Check out the boutique stores, local craft shops, the op shop trails and Invercargill's newest mall and score some truly unique products – they’re perfect for bringing a piece of Southland Murihiku home with you. 

Ready to indulge in some retail therapy? Whatever you need (and even if you don’t need anything at all), Southland is the place for window browsing as well as serious shopping.


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Wairaurahiri Jet
Wairaurahiri Jet © Martin Sliva

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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

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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

Camping on Gertrude Saddle
Gertrude Saddle, Fiordland © Liz Carlson

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Outdoor Adventures

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 Southland reveals some… Read More

Farm Animals - Southland, New Zealand
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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

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