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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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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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0.9 KM Invercargill
It's time to secure your seats to the ABBA show that everyone loves and adores! Direct from Australia, the world’s premier live ABBA tribute is back by popular demand after a sell-out mega NZ concert tour in 2018! Far from being ‘just another ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Civic Theatre - Invercargill, Southland   Distance: 0.9 KM from Invercargill
0.9 KM Invercargill
Friends, family and holiday cheer, makes Christmas the most wonderful time of the year! Operatunity Daytime Concerts invites you to join them for seasonal songs and the magical music of Christmas. We present Christmas classics such as ‘O Holy ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Civic Theatre - Invercargill, Southland   Distance: 0.9 KM from Invercargill
0.9 KM Invercargill
Cruise down memory lane and swoon over smooth melodies, love songs and tight harmonies delivered with lots of pizzazz! Starring singers Karl Perigo, Russell Dixon and Sharon Emirali, with a fabulous live band including Grant Winterburn, Lukas ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Civic Theatre - Invercargill, Southland   Distance: 0.9 KM from Invercargill
0.9 KM Invercargill
The Howard Morrison Quartet Take Two, featuring Howard Morrison Jnr, Russell Harrison, Chris Powley and Andre King, take to the road in October with a two hour show to celebrate and recreate the magic of the NZ entertainment phenomenon that was the ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Civic Theatre - Invercargill, Southland   Distance: 0.9 KM from Invercargill
    27.9 KM Te Anau
Explore Fiordland your way.. Our girls only adventure has become an annual event for likeminded girls, woman, chicks, mothers, sisters, grandmothers, daughters, wives, girlfriends... So come and explore the remote southern fiords of Breaksea ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Fiordland National Park - Te Anau, Fiordland   Distance: 27.9 KM from Te Anau
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
0.9 KM Invercargill
You are invited to our birthday party to celebrate the best musical, comic and memorable moments of our past 20 years! Starring Susan Boland, John Cameron, Bonaventure Allan-Moetaua, Karl Perigo, Alex Milligan, Kelly Lim Harris, Lynette Martin and ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Civic Theatre - Invercargill, Southland   Distance: 0.9 KM from Invercargill
    0.9 KM Invercargill
The original and still Australia's best classical cross-over group, The Ten Tenors, are touring New Zealand in 2020 to celebrate their 25th anniversary. The talented tensome will charm their way around the country performing an irresistible selection ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Civic Theatre - Invercargill, Southland   Distance: 0.9 KM from Invercargill
    0.9 KM Invercargill
The Ten Tenors are postponing their near sold-out 2020 tour and have secured new dates for 2021. All tickets remain valid for the new dates. Box Offices around the country are currently overwhelmed with inquiries so please just hold onto your ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Civic Theatre - Invercargill, Southland   Distance: 0.9 KM from Invercargill
0.9 KM Invercargill
Yee-haw! Giddy up as our all-star cast transports you to the home of country music showcasing the likes of John Denver, Dolly Parton and Johnny Cash. Starring Karl Perigo, Bruce French, Grant Winterburn, Marian Burns, Pat Urlich, Ray Eade and ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Civic Theatre - Invercargill, Southland   Distance: 0.9 KM from Invercargill
0.9 KM Invercargill
Our tenors delight with the greatest melodies and songs ever written, delivered with their signature charm and cheekiness. Starring the amazing artists Bonaventure Allan-Moetaua, Amanda Atlas, Derek Hill, Kalauni Pouvalu and on piano Paul ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Civic Theatre - Invercargill, Southland   Distance: 0.9 KM from Invercargill
0.9 KM Invercargill
Frantic fiddling, breathtaking ballads, jigs and jollity, Irish jokes, you'll have Ireland in your heart to be sure, to be sure! Starring the amazing artists Susan Boland, Alex Foster, Jessica Hindin, Paul Carnegie-Jones, Russell Dixon and Stuart ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Civic Theatre - Invercargill, Southland   Distance: 0.9 KM from Invercargill
0.9 KM Invercargill
Herman's Hermits completed a hugely successful Farewell tour of North Island venues in 2017, selling out many venues, and now in 2020 they've returned to finish what they started with their farewell to fans in the South Island. When the 1960's ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Civic Theatre - Invercargill, Southland   Distance: 0.9 KM from Invercargill
0.9 KM Invercargill
It’s time to check-in to Hotel California The Eagles Experience – the captivating live concert and stage show saluting the extraordinary talent and timeless catalogue of The Eagles. With a stage full of show-stopping voices and musicians, ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Civic Theatre - Invercargill, Southland   Distance: 0.9 KM from Invercargill
0.9 KM Invercargill
There's No Business Like Show Business features Glitter, glamour and show tunes, prepare to be dazzled by our amazing musical spectacular! Starring the musical talents from Susan Boland, Bonaventure Allan-Moetaua, Alex Milligan, Grant Winterburn, ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Civic Theatre - Invercargill, Southland   Distance: 0.9 KM from Invercargill
0.9 KM Invercargill
Lose yourself in the splendour of Vienna as we capture the magic of Christmas, the wonder of the lights, the beautiful carols, the waltzes and great frocks! Starring, Bonaventure Allan-Moetaua, Karl Perigo, Alex Foster, Jessica Hindin, Kelly Lim ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Civic Theatre - Invercargill, Southland   Distance: 0.9 KM from Invercargill

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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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