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There’s more to Southland than most people imagine. For a start there’s the stunning Catlins Conservation Park with a huge variety of walks to explore. See the Niagra Falls of New Zealand and a genuine fossil forest.
Seafood aficionados should make the pilgrimage to Bluff in the oyster season. You can’t get them fresher or better than this!
Visit the Southland Museum & Art Gallery where the Tuatara has been successfully bred. Keep an eye out for grumpy Henry who at 110 years old became a first time Dad!
And don’t miss the opportunity for a visit to Stewart Island. People have been known to go for a day and stay for a lifetime! This is nature at its best and living as it was. Oh, and if you can catch a bigger blue cod anywhere else, tell us about it!
Stewart Island is also home to New Zealand’s newest National Park and Great Walk – the Rakiura National Park and Rakiura Track.
Invercargill B&B, Farmstay
1 hour from Invercargill, 1.5 hours from Te Anau
Discover an unforgettable high country experience when you visit an expansive family owned and managed sheep station. Operating since 2003, Beaumont High Country Experience has built a reputation for excellence. Described by one visitor as ‘more than we could have dreamed or imagined.'
The Catlins Farmstay, Hosted Self-catering
Prices from $150 to $180 per couple
They are 22 km South of Balclutha, South Otago - Off Port Molyneux Road.
Guy and Ella have a rural Self-contained Farmstay , with its own entrance. It's quiet and next to native bush. Amazing views! High quality interior with firm kingsize bed in separate bedroom and natural bedding. Modern bathroom with chlorine free good pressure shower. The kitchen is fully equipped.
Phone: 03 4181330
Mobile (and SMS): 0274181177
Address: 131 Cloan Road
Other Rural Southland B&B, Farmstay
Prices from $295 to $320 per couple
7kms north of Lumsden, approx 80kms south of Queenstown.
Experience great southern hospitality on a genuine sheep, deer and cattle working farm in Northern Southland. Two stylishly designed and decorated guest rooms await you. You have the choice of Bed & Breakfast or Dinner, Bed & Breakfast. Experience the farm or explore the great fishing rivers.