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.
The Catlins Coastal Heritage Trail takes you to see isolated beaches, a fossilised forest, Hector's dolphins and many historic sites.
The acclaimed Tuatapere Hump Ridge Track is an epic walking adventure known for its fascinating blend of nature and heritage.
Stewart Island is a world where nature is very much in charge. Discover peace, birdsong and scenery that has barely changed in thousands of years. Find out how to plan your trek on the Rakiura Track, Great Walk.