Home of Savour the South!
Once you've selected which participating eateries you're going to indulge in and accommodation to digest your Savour the South experience, you'll be ready to find what other fantastic itinerary and trip ideas there are to complete your visit.
Whether you are here for a day, a weekend, or a week, the list of local recommendations for places to explore and experience come thick and fast around here. With Southland spanning over 30,000 km, it's no wonder the region is the land of plenty with the longest coastline! Picture day trips from the hub of Invercargill to Stewart Island, Milford Sound or The Catlins. Leave no stone unturned and uncover the best of manaakitanga the South is known for.
Foodies rejoice as you sample your way through some of the world’s best fare, all produced in the great Southern region.
Time for an overseas holiday? Dreaming of island hopping? Look no further than your backyard. Take a flight or board a boat to discover the secluded sights of Ulva Island & Stewart Island…
Get ready to unleash your inner explorer. Southland's pristine wilderness is known for its rare and unique wildlife and a “must do” for anyone who is passionate about the natural world and…
Ideas for couples
Looking for something to keep the hubby happy or a romantic spa pamper session for two? Check out these great ideas below, or take a dive into our Romantic Getaway Itineraries.
With an abundance of hiking trails, cycling routes, shopping options, new hotels, fishing spots, classic motors, beauty spas, the world-famous Bluff oyster, and don't forget the iconic cheese roll, Southland has something for everyone.
The combination of friendly locals, serene surroundings and wide-open spaces make for a great adventure where everlasting memories can be made.
Ideas for families
If you’re looking for a fun and unique experience for the whole family to enjoy while in town for Savour the South, there is plenty to keep the whole family entertained. Here are many affordable, or even free, fantastic experiences to make your trip to Southland memorable to add to your itinerary.
A world of native forests, deserted sandy beaches, glittering bays, gushing waterfalls and secret lakes await you in The Catlins. Explore extensive gardens with a deer park in the heart of Gore. Burn off some energy rock hunting through The Stumpery in Invercargill. Discover spectacular waterfalls, imposing mountain views and deep blue lakes in Fiordland.
There are activities that thrill, excite, educate, and inspire your family right across the region from go to whoa!
Getting around Southland
Explore every nook and cranny of authentic Southland and be enthralled by everything it has to offer - spectacular landscapes, friendly locals, and exquisite southern cuisine just waiting to be discovered. Embrace an unforgettable journey across the stunning, dramatic landscapes that shape this unspoilt region, and we promise you are going to love every moment of this treasured piece of New Zealand. The combination of friendly locals, serene surroundings and wide-open spaces make for a great opportunity to find kinship and restore the soul. This is where memories of great adventures can be made.
Southland is easily accessible by land, air or even by sea. The gateway to Southland, Invercargill is a plane ride away from major New Zealand cities such as Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington. To head…