Southern Scenic Route and Stewart Island

7 Days
567km
353mi

Route

Central Queenstown to Dunedin Central

Highlights

  • Milford Sound
  • Bluff
  • Stewart Island

Best time of year

All year

Ever wondered what it’s like to go to the end of the road? Discover New Zealand’s “Deep South” where nature lies untouched, where the locals roll their ‘r’s and the oysters are to die for. This week-long journey winds through untouched fiords, windswept fishing towns and down to New Zealand's southernmost island. 

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Invercargill, New Zealand’s most southern city, is packed with distinctive historic architecture

Photo by Venture Southland

Day 6 / 7

Stewart Island - Invercargill

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Stewart Island - Rakiura

Today you'll ferry back to the mainland and take the short drive north to the bustling city of Invercargill. Here, it’s easy to navigate around the wide streets of Invercargill. New Zealand’s southernmost city has plenty of character and a warm, friendly heart. Victorian, Edwardian and Art Deco heritage buildings give the city character, while the rose gardens at Queens Park are beautiful during summer. 

Oban, Southland

Start in Oban

From Halfmoon Bay you can launch yourself onto the tracks of Rakiura National Park. It’s a fishing town, so expect fantastic seafood.

The Troopers Memorial lies in the centre of Invercargill, a town known for its history and friendly

End in Invercargill

It’s easy to navigate around the wide streets of Invercargill. New Zealand’s southernmost city has plenty of character and a warm, friendly heart.

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