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 region.
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.