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Famous for its Bluff oysters, Southland is a rugged, beautiful coastal region. Explore character-filled Invercargill, or catch a ferry to Stewart Island.
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.
Bluff is one of the oldest European settlements in New Zealand. Come here to enjoy the scent of the sea and the rugged character of an oystering port.
Gore is the official home of country music in New Zealand. It’s also known for great fly fishing – or maybe you’d rather go flying in a Tiger Moth!
Picturesque Lumsden sits at the elbow of the Oreti River in the upper reaches of Southland.
Poised on the south coast of Southland, Riverton (also known as Aparima) is an eclectic and quirky town surrounded by stunning natural beauty.
Tuatapere sits on the edge of Fiordland’s wilderness amid spectacular unspoilt scenery, lush rolling farmland and within reach of world-class jet boating.
Winton is a typical Southland town, with rivers for trout fishing and farmstays for a taste of rural living. Peace and quiet are guaranteed.
From Halfmoon Bay you can launch yourself onto the tracks of Rakiura National Park. It’s a fishing town, so expect fantastic seafood.
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