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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  1. Catlins Coastal Heritage Trail

    • Niagara Falls waterfall
    • Porpoise Bay
    • Slope Point

    GRADE: EASY

    • 5 hours (one way)
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      1 hour from Invercargill

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      2 hours 20 mins from Dunedin

  2. Tuatapere Hump Ridge Track

    • Ancient terraced forests
    • Rare wildlife
    • Panoramic alpine & coastal views

    GRADE: INTERMEDIATE
    Bookings are essential for this hike, contact the Tuatapere Hump Ridge office for more infomation.

    • 3 DAYS
    • 61 km (loop)
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  3. Rakiura Track

    • Beautiful wilderness beaches
    • Birdsong and Brown Kiwis
    • Fascinating Maori history

    GRADE: INTERMEDIATE

    • 3 DAYS
    • 32 KMS
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    Stewart Island - Rakiura

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