Southland is New Zealand's southern most region. Southland is a off the
beaten track, yet it is easily accessible and offers many unique attractions
and activities. Much of Southland's uniqueness lies in it varity of landscapes,
travelling through the region you’ll see golden beaches, towering
rainforests, alpine tussocks, and rolling fertile farmlands. The stunning
Catlins Coast and Stewart Island are two of the main attractions in the
Along the Catlins Coast you will likely see wildlife, and at Curio Bay
– a petrified forest of subtropical kauri trees dating back to the
Jurassic age. Stewart Island is largely untouched by humans, and as such
is a haven for native birds and is the only place in New Zealand where
you can readily see kiwi in their natural habitat.
Southland's rivers make is it a popular destination for fishing, and
there are many hiking opportunities around the region. The Bluff oyster
and seafood festival is a one of the regions biggest annual events.
Invercargill is the main centre of the Southland region, Bluff, and Gore
are also important town in the region. There is a broad range of accommodation
in Southland, as well as attractions and activities, places to eat, and
entertainment for all ages.
- home to New Zealand's largest National Park, which includes the Milford and Doubtful Sounds, and the famous Milford Track.