Southland's wild and rugged landscapes offer spectacular walking and hiking experiences. Don't miss the Hump Ridge Track and Catlins River Walk.

Head to Tutapere, home of the Hump Ridge Track – a three-day walking experience through coastline, podocarp and beech forest and sandstone outcrops.

The Catlins Coast is a place of hidden waterfalls and river valleys and offers the Catlins River Walk, a five-hour trek through some of the best beech forest in New Zealand. If wildlife spotting is more your thing, hike the Catlins Coastal Heritage Trail. With three penguin species, Hooker’s sea lions, Hector’s dolphins, elephant seals and New Zealand fur seals, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

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