Southland is New Zealand's southernmost region consisting mainly of the southwestern portion of the South Island and Stewart Island.  The region covers over 3.1 million hectares and is bounded to the west, south and east by over 3,400 km of coastal stretch.

Southland is a diverse and colourful landscape.  It varies markedly from the rugged and wild coastline of the Catlins to the highly fertile and productive Southland plains.  There are a number of beautiful mountain ranges including the Takitimu Conservation area which offers fishing, hunting and tramping in the great outdoors.  The township of Te Anau and it’s namesake picturesque lake and the mighty Fiordland National Park are breathtaking places to visit and experience.

The changing and adventurous landscape offer the visitor and holidaymaker a fabulous choice of attractions, adventures and activities.  Walk along the deserted sandy beaches, go fly fishing along the Mataura River or cycle through the Southland Plains.  The Rakiura Track offers a scenic 3 day walk or for the more adventurous take the 10 day north west circuit of Stewart Island.  Lake Te Anau and Milford Sound are well known tourist destinations for a good reason.

The people of Southland are friendly and most welcoming. They enjoy their visitors and make sure they have a great experience while down South.  A beautiful part of New Zealand not to be missed.

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