Southland is the southernmost region of New Zealand. Here you can rediscover yourself, and given the luxury of time, you can encounter wild places in Southland that few have ever seen. Main centres in Southland include South Catlins, Gore, Invercargill, Bluff and Stewart Island.
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Mobile-friendly - Located between Invercargill and Gore, 113 on Park in Winton offers attractive bed and breakfast accommodation with prices that can't be beat. Perfect to relax and unwind, Winton is on the main highway from Queenstown, in rural Southland. Two modern rooms, deluxe queen and deluxe twin with accommodation for up to four. Perfect for couples or family. Pets welcome.
Mobile-friendly - Comfortable, affordable and peaceful accommodation to suit your every need. It's our philosophy to provide you with the level of professional care and service that you expect, in an atmosphere that allows you total independence and privacy. The Ashlar Motel will cater to all your needs with the characteristic friendly help we're famous for.
Mobile-friendly - Comfort, quality and fully self-contained accommodation. Also three new executive studios - two with wheelchair access. Quiet, peaceful, central location with a mature garden setting. Close to New Zealand's finest fishing river. Easy drive to Fiordland, Queenstown, Te Anau and recreational areas. We do it right - first time.
Mobile-friendly - Discover what you've been missing with New Zealand's most trusted car rental brand, offering a wide range of late model cars, 4WDs and vans, available from more than 40 convenient locations nationwide. Avis rentals also include unlimited kilometres, free standard insurance, and 24-hour breakdown service from AA Roadside Assistance. You can also earn Airpoints Dollars™ when renting with Avis.
Mobile-friendly - Imagine spending a day experiencing rare wildlife, stunning viewpoints, iconic architecture and taking you shoes off to walk on a pristine beach. This becomes reality on our Dunedin day tours that are scheduled to work in with our busy cruise ship calendar. Let our professional guides bring you back to nature on a journey through history, scenery and wildlife.
Being the first motel as you enter the city of Invercargill from Queenstown, we pride ourselves in offering you a home away from home with great southern hospitality. Whether travelling for business or leisure, we can accommodate your needs. We offer a range of one bedroom units (standard, superior, executive and executive twin) and two bedroom units. Free ultra-fast internet.
Mobile-friendly - Beach Road Holiday Park is 2km from Oreti Beach, Invercargill and located in the sheltered park-like surrounds of the Sandy Point Domain. Wake up to the sound of Tui, Fantails and Bellbirds. Tourist flats, ensuite unit, cabins with new queen-size and single beds. Pets welcome by Arrangement. Sporting activities including mountain-biking, bush walks, golf courses, rowing clubs, and much more.
Mobile-friendly - Bill Richardson Transport World is the largest private collection of its type in the world. It's home to more than 300 vehicles including vintage trucks, Henry Ford letter cars, an ever-growing VW collection and much more. With a fabulous cafe, wearable arts, children's play zones and quirky-themed bathrooms in the mix, there's truly something for everyone to experience.
Mobile-friendly - Modern architecturally inspired motel provides warm, spacious, affordable comfort in the heart of the city. Perfect for business travellers, family holiday makers and everyone in between, Birchwood Manor aims to meet all of your needs. With amenities such as high speed wireless internet, fully equipped kitchens in each motel unit and private balconies, you're guaranteed a great stay here.
Mobile-friendly - The Bluff Camping Ground is harbourside and overlooks the Tiwai Point aluminium smelter. The seascape at night has been compared to a Van Gogh painting, except there's a constant passing parade of ships - freighters, fishing boats and, in season, our unique oyster boats.
Mobile-friendly - Guaranteed laughter while trying something new! With Bumper Ball you can bump into your mates while playing a variety of games. You just need at least 6 people and we'll come to you, and we're in 6 cities around NZ. Anyone from age 7 up can have a go. Minimum Rules, Maximum Fun!
Freedom camping is permitted in many places in New Zealand but the rules vary in each community. To be certain about local camping regulations, we recommend you check out the freedomcamping.org website and get the Camping NZ or Camper Mate app. You can also ask at an i-SITE or Department of Conservation visitor centre or holiday park. #explorerespectNZ
Mobile-friendly - Travel Door2Door from Invercargill or Bluff to Dunedin 7 days a week, twice daily Monday to Friday. Travel direct from Invercargill or Bluff to Queenstown 7 days, once a day Saturday to Thursday, twice on Friday. Late runs can also go through Gore – book early. Take the stress out of travelling – take Catch-a-Bus SOUTH.
Mobile-friendly - Your friendly hosts warmly welcome you to share their stunning purpose-built guest accommodation. Surrounded by majestic scenery, with lakefront location, Cathedral Peaks is your ideal base for relaxing or exploring Lake Manapouri, Doubtful Sound, Milford Sound, Te Anau, and the outstanding attractions of Fiordland. Well-appointed guestrooms, en suite bathrooms, cooked breakfasts, free Internet, set in paradise. Enquire about pricing options.
Mobile-friendly - Widely regarded to be a world-class display comprising more than 300 motorcycles from around the world. Highlights include three-out-of-four publicly displayed John Britten motorbikes and the largest display of Brough Superior in the Southern Hemisphere. This is your chance to discover up-close more than 60 manufacturers and brands such as AJS, Ariel, BMW, Harley Davidson, Henderson, Indian, Matchless and Rudge.
Head south, as far south as you can on New Zealand's South Island and start exploring the South Catlins region. As you travel the Southern Scenic Route, you'll come across Curio Bay - a place full of unique wildlife and natural attractions including a petrified forest, Yellow-eyed penguin colony, Hector's dolphins and Southern Right whales.
Curio Bay Salthouse has 3 self-contained ground floor studio units, and one 2 bedroom executive apartment on the upper level. Situated right on the beach, with unsurpassed panoramic sea views of Porpoise Bay. This motel boasts modern interior and exterior features, such as satellite television and off street parking. Free Wifi. Always warm with double-glazing and central heating throughout.
Mobile-friendly - Dig This is one of New Zealand's most exciting new tourism attractions. The country's first heavy equipment playground allows guests to operate bulldozers, excavators and skid steers in a giant gravel pit. Dig This is loads of fun for the whole family, with Mini Dig options for 4+ year olds right through to the big machine rides for 14+.
Mobile-friendly - New Zealand's best wildlife tour—visit one of the world's few untouched areas with its amazing wildlife and spectacular scenery. Our 'Peninsula Encounter' is absolutely unrivalled offering close, exciting, small group viewing of royal albatross, hookers sealions, blue penguins, New Zealand fur seals and yellow eyed penguins in a beautiful isolated area. New Zealand Tourism Award winner in four categories.
Mobile-friendly - Event Bus Charters & Tours is Invercargill's newest, fun and reliable bus chartering company. Hire us today for your next event or road trip! Scenic Southland tours and bus charters, departing from Invercargill.
We create memorable glamping events that will be cherished forever. Whether you're after a remote bell-tent hotel or a romantic picnic for two by the river, we can create the perfect bespoke event for you. In Wanaka we also offer 5-star glamping in domes above the shores of the Lake Wanaka with outstanding views to the mountains beyond.
Mobile-friendly - Farm To Farm Tours gives you the opportunity to travel throughout New Zealand and the world on tours customised to your needs. We specialise in organising tours for farmers, agribusiness people and others interested in rural life. As well as group tours, we arrange self drive tours, agricultural conferences and events, farm stays and country hospitality experiences.
Mobile-friendly - Choose from hundreds of tracks and trails across New Zealand to walk, cycle, horse ride or more! Maps, photos, descriptions and all the information you need to find your next adventure, wherever you are. The NZ Walking Access Commission is the government’s expert agency on public access to the outdoors.
Mobile-friendly - Horse trekking rides on the trails of Te Anau, New Zealand. Just five kilometres from Te Anau. Ride over our farmland and be greeted by our other friendly horses and foals roaming free. Enjoy 360 degrees of panoramic mountain views of Lake Te Anau and the surrounding mountain ranges, wildlife reserve and farm land. Our rides last approximately 2-3 hours.
Foveaux Hotel is beautiful art deco hotel just two minutes walk from Stewart Island Ferry Terminal. With nine rooms, five of which have ensuites. Four rooms have share bathroom facilities; shower-room, and 3 toilets. Included in the room rate is continental breakfast, free wifi, and offstreet parking behind the hotel. On-site licensed restaurant for lunch and dinner [reservation only].
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Riverton Midwinter Twilight Marktet
ts that time of the year again, The Riverton Midwinter Twilight market is coming! This year the market will be held on Saturday the 20 th of July 2019 from 5pm - 8pm. There will be stalls in fiver different ...
Where: Palmerston Street, Riverton, Southland
Address: Palmerston Street
From: 5:00pm on Saturday 20th July 2019
To: 8:00pm on Saturday 20th July 2019
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 ...
Where: Civic Theatre, Invercargill, Southland
Address: 88 Tay St, Invercargill, Southland
From: 7:30pm on Friday 12th July 2019
To: 10:00pm on Saturday 27th July 2019
Breathe and Relax - to Change Your Life
Join Lauren Wilding from Infinite Health for this powerful 2 hour workshop. The way we breathe has a massive impact on the quality of our lives. Learn simple techniques for permanent change: - Reduce the effects of ...
Where: Your Studio, Invercargill, Southland
Address: 117 Racecourse Rd, Invercargill, Southland
From: 3:00pm on Sunday 21st July 2019
To: 5:00pm on Sunday 21st July 2019
Learn Basic Thai Massage Workshop
Learn Basic Thai Massage with Lauren Wilding. This 4 hour workshop will teach you various techniques and postures used in traditional Thai massage, including safe and correct positioning for the masseuse, and use of ...
Where: Your Studio, Invercargill, Southland
Address: 117 Racecourse Rd, Invercargill, Southland
From: 10:00am on Sunday 21st July 2019
To: 2:00pm on Sunday 21st July 2019
Carnivorous Plant Society
Expect a multi media production. Band leader/multi-instrumentalist/genius Finn Scholes has penned custom-made animation as a backdrop to this highly acclaimed band’s performance of Mexican fantasy music. Yes, Mexican ...
Where: Eastern Southland Gallery, Gore, Southland
Address: 14 Hokonui Dr, Gore, Southland
From: 7:30pm on Tuesday 23rd July 2019
To: 11:59pm on Tuesday 23rd July 2019
The Clearing Invercargill
Emerging from the creative brilliance of choreographer Ross McCormack, The Clearing is a full-length work performed by renowned national dance company, Footnote New Zealand Dance. Taking inspiration from the impact of ...
Where: SIT Centrestage Theatre, Invercargill, Southland
Address: 33 Don St, Invercargill, Southland
From: 7:00pm on Thursday 25th July 2019
To: 8:10pm on Thursday 25th July 2019
Live Music in Emberz with Lachie Hayes
The 2018 Southland Entertainer of the year Lachie Hayes is heading to Emberz!!! The Southland-born musician plays a style of alternative folk-infused blues music. His debut EP: "Where the Shadows Hang" is a ...
Where: Ascot Park Hotel, Invercargill, Southland
Address: Tay Street and Racecourse Road, Invercargill, Southland
From: 6:00pm on Friday 26th July 2019
To: 9:30pm on Friday 26th July 2019
A Night of Jazz
A Night of Jazz – Join the Invercargill City Big Band, Southland Youth Jazz Band, and special guests for a fantastic evening of jazz music at the Invercargill Repertory Theatre (Cnr Esk & Jed Sts). The evening of ...
Where: Repertory House, Invercargill, Southland
Address: 167 Esk Street, Invercargill, Southland
From: 7:30pm on Thursday 1st August 2019
To: 9:30pm on Thursday 1st August 2019
St John Workplace First Aid Training
Attain your St John First Aid Level 1 certificate (valid for two years). Ideal for anyone who wants to learn basic first aid or needs to update their first aid qualification. Minimum qualification requirement for a ...
Where: St John Rooms, Gore, Southland
Address: 35 Charlton Road
From: 8:30am on Tuesday 6th August 2019
To: 5:00pm on Tuesday 6th August 2019
An Introduction to Meditation
Experience Six Different Styles of Meditation. The Good, The Amazing, The Sacred Is Here and Now. As the class title says this will be an Introduction to Meditation, myself and the studio invites you to practice six ...
Where: Hot Yoga, Invercargill, Southland
Address: 115 Spey St, Invercargill, Southland
From: 8:00pm on Wednesday 7th August 2019
To: 9:00pm on Wednesday 11th September 2019