for Invercargill, New Zealand and the Southland Region
of New Zealand.
Attractions - Invercargill and Southland, New Zealand
is a mere 10 minute drive to Oreti Beach, less than 30
minutes to the port town of Bluff home of the delectable
Bluff Oyster; - and from the fishing town of Riverton.
The Catlins, Fiordland, Queenstown and other desirable
locations are readily accessible from Invercargill. Stewart
Island can be reached by a short flight or ferry ride.
invites you to experience the warmth, friendliness and
hospitality of Southland. Invercargill, on the Southern
Scenic Route, is the gateway to some of New Zealand's
most beautiful scenery and destinations including the
Southland heartland, Stewart Island, Fiordland and the
Catlins .Visitors to Invercargill often say how much there
is to see and do in Invercargill.
Catlins Highway section of the Southern Scenic Route
takes in the Catlins coastline and large tracts of
native forest. Attractions include beaches, waterfalls
and caves, wildlife viewing and the fossil forest
at Curio Bay.
Location: The Catlins
Highway section of the Southern Scenic Route is on
State Highway 92 between Invercargill, Owaka and Balclutha.
the limestone caves and view the stalactites and glow
worms within the cave system.
Location: The caves are
located in western Southland. The cave entrance is
signposted from the Clifden Gorge Road and parking
is available adjacent to the caves entrance.
Bush & Dolamore Park
Bush shows what much of Southland once looked like
with forest, grassland and shrubland communities.
Adjacent Dolamore Park has native podocarp forest,
expansive lawn areas and exotic plantings.
Location: Croydon Bush
is located approximately 10 kilometres to the
north-west of Gore. Dolamore Park lies in the south-western
end of the Croydon Bush Scenic Reserve.
dolphins/papakanua, marine wildlife and the fossilised
remains of an ancient forest can be seen at Curio
and Porpoise bays, on the southern coastline near
Location: Curio Bay and
Porpoise Bay are situated on the Catlins coast, 7
km south of Waikawa.
Mountains/Taka Ra Haka Conservation Park
A remote recreational experience is preserved in
Eyre Mountains Conservation Park to help ensure
a real "backcountry" flavour, aided by a network
of tracks, huts and shelters.
Alert: The track into
Mount Bee (Eyre Mountains) will be closed to the
public effective 14 November 2007 until further
notice, due to logging operations.
Location: It is located
to the southwest of Lake Wakatipu on SH 6 approximately one
hour's drive from Invercargill or Queenstown
Borland Road provides access into Te Wahipounamu
World Heritage Area. The road provides access
for trampers, hunters, mountain bikers, anglers,
kayakers and those wishing to take a backcountry
Location: Lake Monowai/Borland
Road is located in Fiordland National Park, off
the Southern Scenic Route between Clifden and
Flat & Waikaia Forest
Forest is a large island of beech forest that
is the home of four unique invertebrates. Piano
Flat is a grassy enclosure providing a picnic
area, �back to nature� camping ground and several
Forest is located in the mountains of northern
Southland. Piano Flat is situated at the
southen end of Waikaia Forest.
link will take you to Southland hunting information
in the publications section of the website.
areas are spread throughout eastern and western
Southland and west Otago.
Takitimu Mountains span two areas. This link
will take you to Takitimu Mountains infomation
in the Te Anau area.
Location: The Takitimu
Mountains are located in western Southland.
is the location of the Tuatapere Hump Ridge
Track and the challenging South Coast Track.
It is also a popular area for hunting and
Waitutu Forest forms part of Te Wahipounamu
(south-west New Zealand) World Heritage Area.
It is situated in south-west Southland and
is signposted from Tuatapere.
Southern Scenic Route between Te Anau and
Invercargill has many points of natural and
historic interest and varied opportunities
for recreation along the way.
World Heritage Highway section of
the Southern Scenic Route is a 200 kilometre
drive through Te Anau, Tuatapere and Invercargill.