Savour the Southland hospitality and make sure you get a chance to try the fabulous seafood, including the famous Bluff Oysters. Invercargill makes a great base for amazing wilderness experiences and wildlife tours.


Key facts about Southland

  • Population: 1.5 million people
  • 16 km Airport → City
  • Driving: Drives on the left
  • Accommodation: 300 Accommodations
  • Timezone: UTC+12:00
  • Venues: 25 Venues
  • Capital: Wellington
  • Electrical: 230/240 volts


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Leonie Ashford

Leonie Ashford

Business Events Bid Manager

Wellington, New Zealand

Southland Attractions

  • Nature & wildlife

    Nature & wildlife

    Untouched Southland is known for its rare and unique wildlife - you can expect tuatara, dolphins, whales and more.

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  • Cycling & Mountain Biking

    Cycling & Mountain Biking

    Cyclist and mountain bikers visiting Southland will love Welcome Rock Trails, the Around the Mountains trail, and the dramatic wilderness of the Catlins.

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  • Southern Scenic Route

    Southern Scenic Route

    The Southern Scenic Route is the road to big skies, dramatic scenery and meaningful encounters with native animals. Crowds and queues just don’t come into it. From exploring an authentic castle in Dunedin to kayaking across a wilderness lake, the memories you’ll collect will echo the bold beauty of the landscape and the determination of early pioneers.

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  • Stirling Point

    Stirling Point

    There are some wonderful photo opportunities in Bluff, where you'll find Stirling Point and Bluff Hill.

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  • Fishing


    Famous for world-class trout, salmon and big game fishing, Southland is an angler’s paradise.

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  • Jet boating

    Jet boating

    Explore breathtaking scenery, untouched river valleys and New Zealand's deepest lake with a jet boat ride in Southland.

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