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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.
Other Rural Southland
Western Southland, 2 hrs from Queenstown, 1 from Invercargil
Discover an unforgettable high country horse riding 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. One guest described their visit as ‘more than we could have dreamed or imagined’.
Many options available, from half and full day treks (including 4-wheel drive tours), to multi day horse riding based holidays. Bookings are not combined, hence, visit as a single person, couple, or small group to become our exclusive guests for the duration of your stay.
Prices from $85 to $175
Otatara - 10 mins from Invercargill
We have 7 beautiful horses - Clydsedale x , all of whom we totally adore and have wonderful personalities.
Our treks are for 1 to 5 people, so you get more attention and help with riding for the less confident. Nervous riders and young children (10+) can have their horse on a lead rope.
The rides vary to suit ability. 1, 2 or 3 hours.
Rivers edge, bush /forest tracks ( beach for the more experienced rider).
Weight limit - 100kgs
Prices: 1 hour --- Children $75.00
1 hour ----Adults $85.00
Other Rural Southland
SH 99 between Riverton and Tuatapere
Contact language: English / Deutsch
BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL. PLEASE E-MAIL OR TEXT. (We have got poor cell phone coverage.)
We offer personalised beach, farm and bush rides. Speed and length to suit your riding ability and time budget.
Our large sheep farm is situated on the Southern Scenic Route between Riverton and Tuatapere and stretches from the sea to the bush.
From horse back you will enjoy stunning views over Te Waewae Bay where you can see from Stewart Island to Fiordland.
Te Waewae Bay is also home to the Hector Dolphins whic
Southland Horse Trekking includes:
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Check out the Southland accommodation page of the New Zealand B&B guide, which includes bed and breakfast's, farmstays, homestays, vineyard stays and self-catering accommodation. Or perhaps you would prefer luxury accommodation in southland?