As well as the usual hotels and motels, Western Southland has a large number of holiday parks, backpackers and lodges. B&B’s and farmstays allow you to immerse yourself in local culture and the plethora of holiday homes available offer you a chance to have the kiwi bach experience.
Corner of Johnston Road & Ettrick Street, Nightcaps
This park has a flat grassed area where campervans can stay, a picnic area, a playground, and a lovely native bush walk beside the Wairio stream.
Monkey Island Road, Orepuki
Accessible by foot at low tide, a stairway leads to the top of the island where there are spectacular views. The beach is long and uncrowded.
Holiday Parks & Campgrounds
2193 Riverton-Otautau Road, Otautau
This place is a magic find, there are great grassy areas underneath a huge range of mature trees and a neat set of toilets across the little creek.
Lake Monowai Road, Monowai
One of the smaller southern glacial lakes, Lake Monowai offers awesome tramping, fishing, hunting, boating, kayaking, and family camping.