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Southland New Zealand


Southland New Zealand
The Southland scenery is one of the richest of the country and much of the Lord of the Rings trilogy was filmed in this region. Go down, from Queenstown through the famous fiords of the area, to Invercargill. You will be impressed by the wildlife and the landscape. From there you can travel to Stewart Island or the Chatham's Archipel. Explore Southland’s key attractions such as New Zealand’s new National Park, the Catlins, and the Southern Scenic Route, New Zealand’s most diverse touring route. Invercargill is Southland’s capital and has a wide range of facilities and activities.
Travel guides for Southland: Viator.com, southlandnz.com
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Southland Climate and Weather


What to do in Southland

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Southland Museum and Art Gallery Niho o Te Taniwha    1.1 KM Invercargill
In the tallest pyramid in the southern hemisphere Southland's regional museum and art gallery features natural and human history exhibitions, collection and travelling art exhibitions, displays of live Tuatara from the captive breeding programme and the 'Roaring 40's sub Antarctic gallery to keep you entertained. Information centre, Artworks Cafe, public access internet and shop.
Mitre Peak Cruises    0.4 KM Milford Sound
Mitre Peak Cruises leads the way in small, personalised and uncrowded cruising on Milford Sound. Either join us at Milford Sound or sit back and enjoy our coach/cruise/coach or coach/cruise/fly service from Queenstown or Te Anau. You will be the first to cruise onto the sound – enjoying the solitude. Operating daily cruises, each two hour cruise, with commentary, ventures up the fiord.
Milford Sound organized and combination tours    0.5 KM Milford Sound
A variety of tours to experience Milford Sound are proposed from Te Anau or Queenstown to suit preferences and travel plans. The glass roof tour buses ensure a maximum viewing experience en route to the boat departure in the sounds. The World Heritage Fiordland National Park is one of the most beautiful and majestic natural experience of New Zealand. Combine this discovery with Mt Cook tours, Kawarau River jet boating or different start and end locations with flexible options.
Cruises by night and day    0.4 KM Milford Sound
Enjoy the experience of the Milford Sounds with a range of cruises by day or night.
Milford Deep Underwater Observatory    6.6 KM Milford Sound
Permanent window to marine life 8 meters below New Zealand's finest fiord. Only accessible by boat, it can be incorporated as part of your Milford Sound Cruise (Red Boats, Real Journeys or Mitre Peak) or take the Underwater Observatory shuttle. See rare undersea species, such as black and red corals in their natural environment.
Humpridge Jet Boating on the Wairaurahiri river    3.6 KM Otautau
Humpridge Jet the best and safest jet boating experience on the Wairaurahiri river. Jet boating is on lake Hauroko around the famous Humpridge track in the south island of New Zealand. Experience an amazing thrill ride of jet boat spins and exhilerating speed with the only jet boating company on the river with a 100% safety record.
Golfcross & Winery    2.6 KM Wanaka
Rippon Vineyard GolfCross. Exciting New Zealand style golf with goals instead of holes and the revolutionary oval ball at the stunningly beautiful Rippon Vineyard on Mount Aspiring Road on the shores of Lake Wanaka. Phone 443 8084 for more information.
Ski or Snowboard instructor training, Wanaka    16.6 KM Wanaka
The Rookie Academy offers specialised ski and snowboard training that is tailored towards developing a strong technique that will give you the skills to reach any goal, whether it is instructing, guiding or free riding. Experience all of this in a unique environment - Lake Wanaka, New Zealand. Training at Treble Cone Ski Area. Challenging terrain and breathtaking views.
New Zealand Wild Walks    0.4 KM Wanaka
New Zealand Wild Walks is based out of Wanaka and Queenstown. We specialise in hiking and climbing in Mt Aspiring National Park and the South West World Heritage Area- where the scenery is always spectacular, and the challenges many. Take the road less travelled. We guide only small groups (max 5), Wild Walks takes you where no one else can. From tough treks to easy walks.
Learn to flyfish in New Zealand - Wanaka Flyfish    1.4 KM Wanaka
Flyfishing Academy based at beautiful Lake WanakaWanaka, tuition and personalised fly- fishing safaris on lakes, streams and rivers of the South Island, New Zealand.
Wanaka Flightseeing    4.4 KM Wanaka
Wanaka Flightseeing specialises in scenic flight excursions for independent travellers and small tour groups to Milford Sound, Mount Cook, Mount Aspiring and more. Picturesque Lake Wanaka is the ideal base from which to launch alpine scenic flights to these famous destinations. Join us as we fly through New Zealand's untouched Mt Aspiring, Fiordland and Mt Cook National Park.
Cardrona Alpine Resort    24.4 KM Wanaka
Ski and snowboard at the Cardrona ski resort - between Queenstown and Wanaka. The season usually starts in June and closes beginning of October (depending on season).
Skydive Wanaka    9.7 KM Wanaka
Strap yourself to a beautiful stranger and leap from a perfectly good plane with NZ's most spectacular, multi award winning, high altitude tandem skydive company! Capture views of NZ's highest mountains, glaciers, lakes and rivers. Freefall from 15,000 feet and capture your massive freefall smile on camera and break the news to your mother in style!
Wanaka River Journeys    0.4 KM Wanaka
MORE than an exciting jet boat ride……this half day wilderness adventure takes you where you ought to go- Mount Aspiring National Park. See hanging glaciers, LOTR & Hobbit film locations, waterfalls and snow covered mountains. Trip highlight is a 50 minute remote forest walk into New Zealand wilderness with local guides willing to share their knowledge of our land.

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Current and upcoming events in Southland

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    1.1 KM Gore
Prepare to be inspired! The Big Bike Film Night is on a mission sharing the best cycling short films from around the world with you (our very first time to Te Anua!) Showcasing our 2019 collection that has everything a cycling-centric audience ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: St James Theatre, Gore, Southland   Distance: 1.1 KM from Gore
    0.8 KM Invercargill
Moments of Intimacy, Laughter, and Kinship: From the bustle of the biggest refugee camps to the intimacy of a newborn’s first kiss. From hospitals in remotest Africa to the gift of clean water. From newly formed disaster zones to the joy of ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Invercargill Central Baptist Church, Invercargill, Southland   Distance: 0.8 KM from Invercargill
    1.1 KM Gore
A session on empowering your students and young people to reach their potential. Lifting the glass lid on low expectations & achievements. An exciting and educational evening for parents, teachers & members of the community. “Marcus is the ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The James Cumming Wing, Gore, Southland   Distance: 1.1 KM from Gore
    0.9 KM Invercargill
The City of Invercargill Highland Pipe Band is looking forward to presenting this year's Pipin' Hot concert to our Southland audience. We are joined by guest vocalists Michelle Lange, Brendan Mason, and Cheryl Anderson, the dancers and our very ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Civic Theatre, Invercargill, Southland   Distance: 0.9 KM from Invercargill
    1.6 KM Invercargill
Welcome to Dance Jam! This winter has been colder than ever, but do you know that there’s something you can do to keep that winter blues away? Well South Alive wants you to get your grooves back on and bang on those dance moves you’ve ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Pod, Invercargill, Southland   Distance: 1.6 KM from Invercargill
    1.3 KM Invercargill
Ladies & Gentlemen introducing Transport World's Neptune Ball. Black tie event, Bluff oyster festival weekend. Enjoy a night of entertainment, drinks on arrival and for the table, canapes, A La Carte dinner and of course a southern specialty - The ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Bill Richardson Transport World, Invercargill, Southland   Distance: 1.3 KM from Invercargill
    0.7 KM Invercargill
The Star of Sensing Murder Series Sue Nicholson presents her Sensational NEW live show Earth, Life & Beyond. Sue’s abilities have been seen on TVNZ’s ‘Sensing Murder’, the ‘Good Morning’ show and 20/20. Her incredible gift helps to ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Invercargill Workingmen's Club, Invercargill, Southland   Distance: 0.7 KM from Invercargill
    1.1 KM Invercargill
After a breakthrough year of international shows, one of New Zealand’s most streamed indie artists Graeme James returns to NZ to tour his Nettwerk label debut album The Long Way Home. The Long Way Home is an album that explores time and space ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Suzie Q, Invercargill, Southland   Distance: 1.1 KM from Invercargill
    0.9 KM Invercargill
Unlock the power of your iPhone. Save money and make great video content yourself. Make great video content using your phone! Most people don’t use iMovie on their iPhone and have no idea how simple it is. There is an explosion of growth in ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Crowe Horwath, Invercargill, Southland   Distance: 0.9 KM from Invercargill
    0.9 KM Invercargill
After 2017's hugely successful Animals tour, which featured three entire albums, The Pink Floyd Experience returns to New Zealand and Australia in 2019 with an exciting new show. To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Pink Floyd's album The Wall, a ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Civic Theatre, Invercargill, Southland   Distance: 0.9 KM from Invercargill
    1.2 KM Invercargill
Come Celebrate Hot Yoga Invercargill's Birthday Party Like A Yogi. Join Jesse for an energetic, rhythmic yoga class, that then evolves into free form ecstatic dance, plus some call and response mantras to add to the excitement. Silent Disco ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Hot Yoga, Invercargill, Southland   Distance: 1.2 KM from Invercargill
    0.9 KM Invercargill
When Sol3 Mio announced North Island only dates for their Back to Basics tour, two things happened. Tickets sold like hotcakes, and South Island fans made it clear that they wanted their own tour ASAP. Today Sol3 Mio confirm that they’ll take the ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Civic Theatre, Invercargill, Southland   Distance: 0.9 KM from Invercargill
    1.2 KM Invercargill
The 2019 Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour will be hosted in Invercargill once again by the Southland Section of the New Zealand Alpine Club - don't miss out! Your attendance supports the NZ Alpine Club to protect the interests and safety ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: SIT Centrestage Theatre, Invercargill, Southland   Distance: 1.2 KM from Invercargill
    0.9 KM Invercargill
CDP presents Tall Stories’ production of Room On the Broom adapted from the award winning picture book by Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler, published by Macmillan Children’s books. How the cat purred and how the witch grinned, As they sat on ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Civic Theatre, Invercargill, Southland   Distance: 0.9 KM from Invercargill
    37.3 KM Bluff
Starring Pop-Up Globe's Katie Boyle (Hamlet, 2016) Directed by award-winning character comic, Alexander Sparrow (DJ Trump) Sir John Falstaff, the fat knight, is coming to town. Short of money to pay his men, Falstaff attempts to woo Mistress Page ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Stewart Island Community Centre, Stewart Island, Southland   Distance: 37.3 KM from Bluff
    0.6 KM Invercargill
One night, two critically acclaimed comedy shows! Come to one, or get a special discount when attending both. Show 1: Alexander Sparrow is DJ Trump 6.30PM - 7.30PM (no interval) R16 (contains bad language and adult themes) “He’s good” - ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Invercargill Repertory Society, Invercargill, Southland   Distance: 0.6 KM from Invercargill
1.4 KM Invercargill
Fiddles, Tin Whistles, Accordians, Bodhrans, Flutes, Banjos. Join us at Waxy O Shea’s Irish Bar for our monthly Irish Music Sunday Session. No microphones, no stages just a group of musicians playing whatever they feel like; reels, jigs ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Waxy O'Shea's Irish Pub, Invercargill, Southland   Distance: 1.4 KM from Invercargill
    1.4 KM Gore
One night, two critically acclaimed comedy shows! Come to one, or get a special discount when attending both. Show 1: Alexander Sparrow is DJ Trump 6.30PM - 7.30PM (no interval) R16 (contains bad language and adult themes) “He’s good” - ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Gore Repertory Society, Gore, Southland   Distance: 1.4 KM from Gore
    1.3 KM Invercargill
Tickets now on sale - go online or at Bill Richardson Transport World. Enter a world of enchantment and intrigue with wearable art in Southland. This spectacular show of wearable art, music and dance is set to be staged at Bill Richardson ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Bill Richardson Transport World, Invercargill, Southland   Distance: 1.3 KM from Invercargill
    1.1 KM Invercargill
In this open session, you will take on the role of a sales consultant to apply the ICONIC Sales Techniques and models in short application workshops. You will participate in pairs and small groups to understand and develop new tools for effective ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Kelvin Hotel, Invercargill, Southland   Distance: 1.1 KM from Invercargill
    0.7 KM Invercargill
We all know that our health and well-being is connected not just on a physical level but on a spiritual one as well. At the Heart and Soul Wellbeing Festival we are bringing together the organic/natural foods and holistic healing practitioners and ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Invercargill Workingmen's Club, Invercargill, Southland   Distance: 0.7 KM from Invercargill
0.2 KM Gore

Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Gore Town and Country Club, Gore, Southland   Distance: 0.2 KM from Gore
    2.6 KM Invercargill
'The Legacy Tour' with Kelvin Cruickshank and TJ Higgs in honour of our mentor the late Colin Fry... What happens when you mix two international superstar mediums together on one stage! NZs leading medium Kelvin Cruickshank is joining forces with ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Ascot Park Hotel, Invercargill, Southland   Distance: 2.6 KM from Invercargill
    0.9 KM Invercargill
Wicked - The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz The defining musical of the decade is coming! Come and discover the untold story of the witches of Oz... Long before Dorothy arrives, there is another girl called Elphaba, born with emerald-green ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Civic Theatre, Invercargill, Southland   Distance: 0.9 KM from Invercargill
    2.6 KM Invercargill
Professionals working in and with schools will be familiar with the complex demands created by students with challenging behaviours. Within this group there is a growing sub set of students who present as exceptionally difficult to manage. These ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Ascot Park Hotel, Invercargill, Southland   Distance: 2.6 KM from Invercargill
    0.9 KM Invercargill
Vesa-Matti Leppänen Director/Violin Telemann Water Music, TWV 55:C3 Handel Water Music, HWV 348-350 Sense the waves crashing and the current pushing you along in these two great works from the late Baroque period. Telemann's Water Music is ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Civic Theatre, Invercargill, Southland   Distance: 0.9 KM from Invercargill
    1.3 KM Invercargill
HU is a sacred sound and ancient mantra, that can uplift your life. Singing HU provides a sense of calm, strength, and centeredness. Come and experience chanting HU and enjoy spiritual conversation with others of like heart at a Sound of Soul ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Invercargill City Libraries and Archives, Invercargill, Southland   Distance: 1.3 KM from Invercargill
    0.9 KM Invercargill
The Imperial Russian Ballet Company return to Australia & New Zealand with Swan Lake... the most loved classical ballet of them all. This masterpiece ballet is presented in two acts and follows the original storyline. Subtle revisions and ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Civic Theatre, Invercargill, Southland   Distance: 0.9 KM from Invercargill
    2.6 KM Invercargill
Anxiety disorders are the most common child and adolescent mental health concern. Anxiety is a very normal human response, but for as many as 1 in 5 young people in New Zealand the symptoms become so intrusive so as to interfere with day to day ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Ascot Park Hotel, Invercargill, Southland   Distance: 2.6 KM from Invercargill
    0.9 KM Invercargill
Faint starlight peeps through the dark forest canopy. It is midnight: the witching hour. Alone and lost, two hungry children stumble towards a glowing vision of warmth and comfort, heaven for any child with an empty belly and an aching heart. But ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Civic Theatre, Invercargill, Southland   Distance: 0.9 KM from Invercargill
    0.9 KM Invercargill
Direct from Australia, Showtime invites you to dance your way into a time warp of 70’s disco dancefloor thrillers and timeless heartfelt rock ballads with The Bee Gees Night Fever! Night Fever is jetting into town to recreate the Bee Gee’s ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Civic Theatre, Invercargill, Southland   Distance: 0.9 KM from Invercargill
    7.9 KM Te Anau
The Luxmore Grunt takes place on the Kepler Track within the Fiordland National Park. The course is 27km in length with a long flat section to start, followed by a steep climb up to Luxmore Hut. You return the same way with a steep descent before ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Kepler Track, Manapouri, Fiordland   Distance: 7.9 KM from Te Anau
    7.9 KM Te Anau
Face up to the challenge of completing "the jewel in New Zealand's mountain running calendar" - the 2019 FreshChoice Kepler Challenge! Run annually, this will be the event's 32nd year. Where else would you want to be on the first Saturday in ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Kepler Track, Manapouri, Fiordland   Distance: 7.9 KM from Te Anau
    25.8 KM Otautau
Come along and enjoy the welcoming atmosphere of Winton's well established monthly market. Held in the warmth of the Presbyterian Church Complex, there is so much to see. Many unique creations are to be found amongst our amazing stallholders. An ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Winton Presbyterian Church , Winton, Southland District   Distance: 25.8 KM from Otautau
25.9 KM Otautau
PegaGang offers best Pega BPM training services In Adelaide with most experienced professionals. Our team of faculty are working on Pega BPM Training and related technologies for many years, we are aware of the market strategies and industry needs ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Adelaide Showground, Winton, Southland District   Distance: 25.9 KM from Otautau

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Camping and overnight campervan parking in Southland

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Fiordland Great Views Holiday Park    0.1 KM Te Anau
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry, Wi-Fi, Shopping   (Fees Apply)
 
Te Anau Kiwi Holiday Park    0.1 KM Te Anau
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry, Wi-Fi, Shopping   (Fees Apply)
 
Taylor Park Motor Camp    0.6 KM Milton
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power   (Fees Apply)
 
Te Anau Lake View Holiday Park    1.2 KM Te Anau
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry, Wi-Fi   (Fees Apply)
 
Lake Dunstan Lakeside Reserves    1.3 KM Cromwell
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Toilets   Free
 
Invercargill Camping Ground    5.5 KM Invercargill
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry, Wi-Fi, Shopping   (Fees Apply)
 
Glendhu Bay Lake Side Camp Ground    9.5 KM Wanaka
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry, Wi-Fi, Shopping   (Fees Apply)
 
Diamond Lake Wanaka    9.9 KM Wanaka
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Showers   Free
 
Dolamore Park Scenic Reserve    9.9 KM Gore
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets   Free
 
Manapouri Hillside Road Bridge    13.2 KM Te Anau
Overnight campervan parking - No facilities   Free
Lake Hawera Holiday Park    13.4 KM Wanaka
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry, Shopping   (Fees Apply)
 
Chrystall Beach Otago    13.8 KM Milton
Overnight campervan parking - No facilities   Free
Manapouri Motorhome And Caravan Park    17.6 KM Te Anau
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry, Wi-Fi   (Fees Apply)
 
Manapouri Motel And Holiday Park    17.8 KM Te Anau
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry, Wi-Fi   (Fees Apply)
 
Dunedin Taieri River Mouth Camp Ground    19.1 KM Milton
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power   (Fees Apply)
 
Gunns Camp Hollyford    19.5 KM Milford Sound
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Shopping   (Fees Apply)
 
Hollyford Valley Te Anau    19.5 KM Milford Sound
Overnight campervan parking - No facilities   (Fees Apply)
Mararoa River Bridge    19.6 KM Te Anau
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water   Free
 
Dunsdale Picnic Area Road    26.1 KM Gore
Overnight campervan parking - No facilities   Free
Lake Gunn Basic Camping    26.5 KM Milford Sound
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets   (Fees Apply)
 
Longwood Holiday Park Riverton    26.7 KM Otautau
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry   (Fees Apply)
 
Dunsdale Recreation Reserve    27.2 KM Gore
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets   Free
 
Cascade Creek Fiordland    27.4 KM Milford Sound
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets   (Fees Apply)
 
Monkey Island Reserve    28.3 KM Otautau
Overnight campervan parking - No facilities   Free
Colac Bay Riverton    29.5 KM Otautau
Overnight campervan parking - No facilities   Free
Mullet Bay Southland    31.8 KM Otautau
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water   Free
 
Eglinton Camp Site    33 KM Milford Sound
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets   (Fees Apply)
 
Routeburn River Glenorchy    33.6 KM Milford Sound
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets   Free
 
Stewart Island Maori Beach Campsite    34 KM Bluff
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets   (Fees Apply)
 
Knobs Flat Camp Sites    34.8 KM Milford Sound
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry   (Fees Apply)
 
Fortrose Toetoes Bay Southland    34.9 KM Bluff
Overnight campervan parking - No facilities   Free
Mavora Lake    37.6 KM Te Anau
Overnight campervan parking - No facilities   Free
Lumsden Cairnard Road Railway    39.8 KM Lumsden
Overnight campervan parking - No facilities   Free
Monowai Borland Lodge    42.6 KM Te Anau
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets   (Fees Apply)
 
Beach Road End Of Jacks Bay Rd Hinahina    43.4 KM Milton
Overnight campervan parking - No facilities   Free
Thomas Catlins Lodge Holiday Park    43.5 KM Milton
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry, Wi-Fi, Shopping   (Fees Apply)
 
River Ridge Retreat    49.5 KM Milton
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry   (Fees Apply)
 
Haldane Weir Beach Reserve    52.6 KM Bluff
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets   Free
 
Waikawa Recreation Reserve    59 KM Gore
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets   Free
 

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