New Zealand


Southland

The wild south awaits with rare animal encounters and a special brand of hospitality. In contrast to the dryness of Central Otago, Southland is lush and green. Tranquil waterways attract fly-fishing enthusiasts in search of brown trout. Near-pristine southern rainforest provides opportunities for day walks and hiking.

Invercargill, known as the friendly city and heart of Southland, is New Zealand's southernmost city and gateway to some of its most beautiful scenery including the Catlins, Fiordland and Stewart Island.

The amazing Catlins Coast promises wildlife encounters, sweeping beaches, magnificent water falls and the chance to see Curio Bay - a petrified forest of subtropical kauri and other trees dating back to the Jurassic age.

New Zealand's third island, Stewart Island, and home of the Kiwi lies 24 kms off the southern tip of the South Island across Foveaux Strait. It is an ecological wonderland where the clamour of civilisation is replaced by rapturous birdsong and sounds of the sea. Rendezvous with a kiwi, visit Ulva Island bird sanctuary or walk one of the many tracks.

MUST SEE & DO

  • On Stewart Island, go kiwi spotting in the wild, visit Ulva Island a predator-free open bird sanctuary, see the wildlife on a Paterson Inlet Cruise and walk the Rakiura Track, one of New Zealand's great walks 
  • In Invercargill sample a bluff oyster, stroll through Queens Park with its 80 hectares of gardens, wildlife and sporting fun and view the collection of New Zealand art at the Anderson Park Art Gallery 
  • Along the Catlins walk to Purakaunui Falls, amongst the most photographed in the word, stroll on the sweeping beaches at Surat and Cannibal Bay, explore Curio Bay's fossilised forest and marvel at the view from the Nugget Point lighthouse
Nugget View Motels

Catlins: Nugget View Motels

Price from £136 per room per night

Located one hour from Dunedin at the northern end of The Catlins, this older style motel offers magnifice [...]

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Cardno's Accommodation

Catlins: Cardno's Accommodation

Price from £116 per room per night

Quality, modern contemporary furnished accommodation with fantastic sea views.

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Catlins Farmstay B&B

Catlins: Catlins Farmstay B&B

Price from £112 per room per night

This 1000 acre working farm has 2800 sheep, 500 deer, 150 cattle and 3 sheep dogs. The Homestead was buil [...]

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Curio Bay Boutique Accommodation

Catlins: Curio Bay Boutique Accommodation

Price from £134 per room per night

Situated right on the beachfront, this property offers quality facilities and is a great place to put you [...]

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Greenwood Farmstay

Catlins: Greenwood Farmstay

Price from £154 per room per night

Greenwood is now farmed by the fourth generation (over 100 years of farming); Alan has a wealth of local [...]

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Tudor Park Country Stay

Invercargill: Tudor Park Country Stay

This neo-Tudor home is located 20 minutes north of Invercargill close to the Southern Scenic Route. It is [...]

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Kelvin Hotel

Invercargill: Kelvin Hotel

Price from £86 per room per night

The Kelvin Hotel is conveniently located for shops and restaurants in the very heart of Invercargill. It [...]

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Ascot Park

Invercargill: Ascot Park

Price from £115 per room per night

Invercargill's largest hotel offers both motel and hotel accommodation and a range of conference and func [...]

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Balmoral Lodge

Invercargill: Balmoral Lodge

Price from £86 per room per night

This property is located in an idyllic, landscaped garden setting that provides both peace and quiet for [...]

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Beersheba

Invercargill: Beersheba

Price from £147 per room per night

Southern hospitality at its best. Hidden from the road, this expansive home is surrounded by four acres o [...]

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Safari Lodge

Invercargill: Safari Lodge

Price from £152 per room per night

This fine stately home was built in 1902 and caters for the discerning traveller who appreciates the priv [...]

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Nokomai Valley Accommodation

Lumsden: Nokomai Valley Accommodation

Price from £181 per room per night

A high country sheep and cattle station situated between the Garvie Mountains and Slate range of Northern [...]

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Port of Call

Stewart Island: Port of Call

Port of Call offers coastal accommodation with stunning views, surrounded by 20 acres of native bush and [...]

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Bay Motel

Stewart Island: Bay Motel

Price from £105 per room per night

Stewart Island, New Zealand's third island and home to Rakiura National Park. Island of nature with cryst [...]

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Greenvale B&B

Stewart Island: Greenvale B&B

Price from £182 per room per night

This accommodation is ideal for those who wish to relax while taking in the stunning surroundings and mag [...]

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Kaka Retreat

Stewart Island: Kaka Retreat

Price from £175 per room per night

This accommodation complex combines warmth and atmosphere with convenience and comfort. Nestled amongst b [...]

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Sails Ashore

Stewart Island: Sails Ashore

Price from £382 per room per night

This boutique luxury bed & breakfast is set in a private native and flower garden and offers the perf [...]

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Stewart Island Lodge

Stewart Island: Stewart Island Lodge

Price from £118 per room per night

Nestled in native bush, the property is private and secluded with commanding views across Halfmoon Bay an [...]

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The Lodge at Tikana

Winton: The Lodge at Tikana

Price from £826 per room per night

This exclusive private retreat is a home away from home, situated on a 100 acre working farm which covers [...]

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Bluff Ferry

Bluff Ferry

Price from £44 per person

Board your Real Journeys vessel at the Bluff Ferry Terminal, 21 Foreshore Road, Bluff, to commence a ferr [...]

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Bluff Ferry

Bluff Ferry

Price from £44 per person

Board your Real Journeys vessel at Stewart Island Visitor Terminal, Main Wharf, Halfmoon Bay, Stewart Isl [...]

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Discover Catlins Coast

Discover Catlins Coast

Price from £177 per person

A Lynette Jack Scenic Sights vehicle will pick you up from your hotel for your transfer to the departure [...]

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Discover Invercargill

Discover Invercargill

Price from £51 per person

A Lynette Jack Scenic Sights vehicle will pick you up from your hotel for your transfer to the departure [...]

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Invercargill to Bluff Shuttle

Invercargill to Bluff Shuttle

Price from £14 per person

A Real Journeys vehicle will pick you up approximately one hour before ferry departure time from your Inv [...]

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Paterson Inlet Cruise including Ulva Island Guided Walk

Paterson Inlet Cruise including Ulva Island Guided Walk

Price from £53 per person

Board your Real Journeys vessel at Stewart Island Ferry Terminal, Halfmoon Bay to commence a Paterson Inl [...]

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Stewart Island Flights

Stewart Island Flights

Price from £72 per person

Join your Stewart Island Flights crew at Stewart Island Flights Depot, Beachfront, Halfmoon Bay, Stewart [...]

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Stewart Island Flights

Stewart Island Flights

Price from £72 per person

Join your Stewart Island Flights crew at the Main Terminal Building at Invercargill Airport to commence a [...]

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Stewart Island Flights

Stewart Island Flights

Price from £124 per person

Join your Stewart Island Flights crew at the Main Terminal Building at Invercargill Airport to commence a [...]

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Stewart Island: Village & Bay Tour

Stewart Island: Village & Bay Tour

Price from £26 per person

Join your Real Journeys coach at Oban Visitor Centre at the “Red Shed” (next to the ferry terminal), 12 E [...]

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Ulva Island Bird Sanctuary - Birding Bonanza

Ulva Island Bird Sanctuary - Birding Bonanza

Price from £158 per person

The morning is spent on Ulva Island; an amazing insight into the natural history, stunning bird and plant [...]

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Ulva Island Bird Sanctuary - Ulva Island Tour

Ulva Island Bird Sanctuary - Ulva Island Tour

Price from £73 per person

Begin with a 7 minute water taxi ride over to the stunning Ulva Island. Ulva Island Bird Sanctuary is a u [...]

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Village & Bays Tour

Village & Bays Tour

Price from £26 per person

Join your Real Journeys coach at Oban Visitor Centre at the “Red Shed” (next to the ferry terminal), Half [...]

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