South Island

Southland

A true blue, quirky mix of heartland and bogan, add a dash of the gay in Gore and gregarious local penguins on lonely beaches.

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600 m return | 10 minutes return

Time: 30 minutes return

The Old Coach Road

Tahakopa Bay

The Old Coach Road

Tahakopa Bay

2 km return | 40 minutes return

Matai falls

1 km return | 30 minutes return

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Time: 10 - 40 min return depending on walk taken

Time: 4 - 6 hr, Distance: 13 km

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Victoria Slater

United Kingdom

Curio and Porpoise Bays: We saw fur seals, hectors dolphins, yellow eyed penguins and a petrified tree forest, all for free. Fantastic given that you usually have to pay to see penguins and dolphins elsewhere. Great motorcamp on the cliff above the bays.

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Time: 30 min return

Dolamore Track

Croydon Bush Scenic Reserve

Dolamore Track

Croydon Bush Scenic Reserve

3 km return | 1 hour return

Time: 1 hr 30 min - 6 hrs depending on route taken

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Becca1

United Kingdom

South of South Island, Southern Coastal Drive: Great drive, lots of lookouts, walks, views, great sight seeing, nice to see the real New Zealand, e.g. towns not commercialised for tourists. Starts at Owaka.

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Hidden Valley route

Croydon Bush Scenic Reserve

Hidden Valley route

Croydon Bush Scenic Reserve

Time: 2 hour loop track

Kilmock Bush

Sandy Point Domain

Kilmock Bush

Sandy Point Domain

2 km return | 40 minutes return