143 Spey Street, Invercargill
(03) 211 1400
Invercargill Visitor Centre
108 Gala Street
(03) 211 0895
DOC’s ‘Quintessentially Kiwi’ survey asked New Zealanders to choose their top five native birds, native plants and “special places” in the country. Stewart Island was the most quintessentially New Zealand place, and unsurprisingly, the Kiwi itself is our number one native bird.
Find out more about what makes Stewart Island a natures paradise
The New Zealand we all dream of.
Rakiura Track, Stewart Island
Book your Great Walk in New Zealand's newest National Park
April 24 - May 24
Southland Festival of the Arts
Bluff Oyster & Food Festival
See Kiwi in the wild
The Southern Scenic Route
The best way to take in the sights of the southern South Island
Wildlife in The Catlins
Get up close and personal with the locals
Gore Arts and Heritage Precinct
No crowds here. Colac Bay, Western Southland
From luxury accommodation to budget backpackers, find the perfect place to rest and recharge your batteries.
There’s so much to see and do in Southland– find the best activities, adventures and attractions here. It’s all here to be explored.
Check out our Southland events calendar and find out what is coming up so you can plan your trip south.