Western Southland


Western Southland Adventure - Hump Ridge Track
Great South
Hiking the Hump Ridge Track

The jewel in Western Southland’s crown is the 62km Hump Ridge Track, a three day walk that takes hikers through diverse and stunning scenery, from subalpine wilderness to sea-level views. While up on the Hump Ridge, the track provides sweeping 360º views of Southern Alps, coast, and Western Southland. One of the highlights of the track is the Percy Burn Viaduct – thought to be the largest remaining wooden viaduct in the world.

Whether it’s an adrenaline rush jet boating down the Wairaurahiri River, surfing a big wave in one of the spectacular bays, or tramping through some of the most stunning scenery in New Zealand, Western Southland is an ideal base for adventure, with plenty of opportunities for activities such as mountain biking, horse trekking, tramping, surfing, fishing and whitebaiting, hunting, caving and jet boating.