Lumsden is located in Southland about an hour’s drive north from Invercargill and an hour south of Queenstown. Once a major railway junction with lines departing to all four points of the compass, the town now has heritage buildings lining the main streets, housing a number of quirky cafes, bars and restaurants.
With some of the premier cycling trails and mountain bike tracks in the country, riders can meander through high country farms, scenic lakes, rivers and diverse landscapes. The Around the Mountains Cycle Trail is designed to be easy and accessible for all and is a great option for those wanting to explore at a relaxed pace. If you’re up for something a little more daring and fast-paced, Welcome Rock Trails offer single track mountain bike trails - hand built on one of New Zealand’s longest historic water races. more
Northern Southland‘s beautiful rolling farmland and the majestic Takitimu Mountains produces some of the best ‘wild food’ in the region. The Mataura and Oreti Rivers are widely considered the best dry fly fishing rivers in the world. With easy public access, plentiful fish and water so pristine it is often described as ‘gin-clear’.
Windermere, a working alpaca and llama farm, is located on tourist route State Highway 6 just south of Dipton in rural Southland. 30min drive from Invercargill. Our guided farm tours allow you to meet, photograph and learn about our friendly llamas and curious alpacas in a relaxed, picturesque environment. Our farm shop has alpaca-yarn, products & garments for sale.
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