Invercargill dates back to the 1850s, when people from the Scottish settlement of Dunedin began..Stewart Island Information
In the Maori language, Stewart Island is known as Rakiura, which translates as ‘the land of the..Tuatapere Hump Ridge Track Information
The acclaimed Tuatapere Hump Ridge Track is one of New Zealand’s newest epic walking adventures...Lake Monowai and Borland Nature Walk Info
Beautiful Lake Monowai powers one of the South Island's oldest hydroelectric stations. It occupies..Bluff Information
The port of Bluff is the home of Bluff oysters – reputed to be the best in the world. The oyster..Nugget Point Lighthouse Information
Nugget Point is one of the most distinctive landforms along the Otago coast. It's a steep headland..Oreti Beach and Sandy Point Information
Ten kilometres west of Invercargill, Oreti Beach was a key location for the film 'The World's..Stirling Point Information
Stirling Point marks the southern end of State Highway 1, which runs the length of New Zealand. The..See all locations in Southland
The Catlins Coastal Heritage Trail is a detour off the Southern Scenic Route, which runs between Dunedin and Te Anau. The trail is a series of walks and places of interest linked by easy drives. You need to allow at least five hours to visit all the places of interest and complete all the walks.
If you follow the trail from north to south, you'll begin at Niagara Falls - a very short waterfall, named by a surveyor with a keen sense of humour. The next place of interest is a concrete horse trough, used by early horse teams. At Waikawa there's a museum displaying photographs and memorabilia from the area. Opposite is the former St Mary's Anglican Church. From the wharf there is a twenty minute walk along the beach on what was once a coach road.
Porpoise Bay is the next stop - home to the rare Hector's dolphin. Nearby is Curio Bay, a world renowned fossil forest best viewed at low tide. Travel on to Waipohatu, a forest area with picnic sites and walks, before you venture onto Slope Point, the most southerly point of the South Island.
Return to the main road and the Tararua Acre, situated 300 metres from the road. This is the burial site of casualties from the wreck of the SS Tararua, which ran aground on 24 April 1881.
Your final port of call is Fortrose, where there is a blacksmith's shop and the area's oldest European cemetery.
Nestled in the Southern Alps of New Zealand on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown is the..Milford Sound Information
Described by Rudyard Kipling as the 'eighth wonder of the world', Milford Sound was carved by..Christchurch - Canterbury Information
Float above the plains in a hot air balloon or soak in relaxing thermal pools. Enjoy the excellent..Fiordland Information
Watch the mountains shake off winter and start to warm up for summer. Waterfalls are invigorated..Nelson Region Information
To visit Nelson region is to discover azure skies and wide open spaces, beaches and lakes..Dunedin Information
The city of Dunedin was built with the riches of the gold rush, consequently it has one of the best..Nelson Information
Hardy European pioneers founded the beautiful city of Nelson, New Zealand in 1842, although this..Otago Peninsula Information
Flanking the southern edge of Dunedin's extensive harbour, Otago Peninsula is high and rugged on..Akaroa Information
An easy drive south-east of Christchurch, Banks Peninsula is the South Island's most interesting..Doubtful Sound Information
Sometimes called the 'Sound of Silence' Doubtful Sound is the deepest (421 metres) and second..Tauranga Bay Information
n the coastline about 16km south west of Westport, you will find Tauranga Bay and the Cape Foulwind..Marlborough Information
Marlborough is full of activities for you to enjoy. No matter your budget and interests, there is..See all locations in South Island