Southland

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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Seals at Surat Bay

Surat Bay

Seal Watching

Surat Bay

Seal Watching

Time: 10 - 20 minute walk to view large Sea Lions

Welcome to Beach Road Holiday Park, Invercargill

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Weirs Beach Recreation Reserve

Haldane - freedom camping area

Weirs Beach Recreation Reserve

Haldane - freedom camping area

Freedom camping at Weirs Beach in the Catlins, Southland

Fishing at Tawanui Camping Ground

Tawanui Campsite

Catlins Coast

Tawanui Campsite

Catlins Coast

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Catlins Surf

Surf School and Hire

Catlins Surf

Surf School and Hire

Monkey Island, Orepuki

Overnight Campervan Parking and Walk

Monkey Island, Orepuki

Overnight Campervan Parking and Walk

York Road, Riversdale

Overnight Campervan Parking

York Road, Riversdale

Overnight Campervan Parking

Time: 45 minute round trip

Estury Boardwalk

Time: 15 - 30 min return depending on walk 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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Time: 15 minutes return

Waikawa Recreation Reserve

Overnight Campervan Parking

Waikawa Recreation Reserve

Overnight Campervan Parking

Waikawa Recreation Reserve is A-OK for overnight free-camping

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Camping Park

Welcome to Central City Camping Park, Invercargill, a small quiet boutique-style camping park just a few hundred metres from the centre of town.

Nugget Point / Tokata

Roaring Bay Penguin Hide and Walk

Nugget Point / Tokata

Roaring Bay Penguin Hide and Walk

500 m return | 20 minutes return

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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: 5 hrs one way, Distance: 8km

3 km return | 1 hour return

Slope Point is the southernmost point of the South Island of New Zealand

Winton

Overnight Campervan Parking

Winton

Overnight Campervan Parking

Peering out of the caves

Cathedral Caves Walk

Waipati Beach Scenic Reserve

Cathedral Caves Walk

Waipati Beach Scenic Reserve

approx 2 km return | 45 minutes return