Southland Region Guide
This is the southernmost region and includes New Zealand’s third island Stewart Island, Invercargill is the largest city and like Dunedin was originally populated by the people of Scotland it has a population of 49,000
Travel to the Catlins and see the only colony of rare yellow eyed penguins in the world, watch from the hide at dusk and see them scramble up the rocks to nest for the night.
Sit on a beach and watch in amazement as a full grown sea lion emerges from the water to sun itself on the beach only metres away from you.
Travel to the Bluff for oyster tasting then catch a ferry to Stewart island the only place in New Zealand you can readily see the Kiwi in their natural habitat, if you’re seeking peace and tranquillity Stewart Island is the perfect spot.