Picturesque Lumsden sits at the elbow of the Oreti River in the upper reaches of Southland.

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Lumsden is located about an hour’s drive north from Invercargill and an hour south of Queenstown. Heritage buildings line the main streets, housing a surprising number of cafes, bars and restaurants.

It is the southern-most point on the Around the Mountains Cycle Trail. The local Oreti River is famous for its fly fishing.