Welcome to Southland, New Zealand

Southland’s unmatched beauty provides a natural playground – no matter what your passion. As New Zealand’s ultimate nature and wildlife destination, its dramatic scenery spans lush rainforests, fertile farmlands and sweeping coastlines. It's the NZ we all dream of...

Southland is a rich, diverse collection of people and landscapes that you won’t find anywhere else. Sandy beaches, abundant forests, mountainous plains and leisurely rivers give travellers a new adventure to pursue around every corner.

From short day walks, the 3 day Rakiura Track or the 10 day North West circuit on the majestic Stewart Island, Southland has something for you. Cycling more your thing? Mountain bike tracks weave their way through Southland's lush greenery and beatuiful waterways.

Described as an 'anglers paradise' and home to the Mataura River - widely considered the best fly fishing river in the world, Southland attacts visitors from around the globe in search of a trophy, or dinner.   

Nau Mai, Haere Mai. Welcome to Southland, New Zealand.