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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The track along the coast to the blowhole.

3 km return | 1 hour return

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

Toko Mouth

Overnight Campervan Parking

Toko Mouth

Overnight Campervan Parking

Waikawa Recreation Reserve

Overnight Campervan Parking

Waikawa Recreation Reserve

Overnight Campervan Parking

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

Spotting porpoises at Curio Bay

See dolphins in their natural habitat from the beach at Curio Bay

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Time: 10 - 40 min return depending on walk taken

Port Craig Wharf

Time: 10 - 13 hrs, Distance: 33 km (one way)

600 m return | 10 minutes return

Teal Bay to South Coast Route

Fiordland National Park

Teal Bay to South Coast Route

Fiordland National Park

Time: 10 hrs, Distance: 17 kms one way

Time: 30 minutes return

Ayr Street, Limehills

Overnight Campervan Parking

Ayr Street, Limehills

Overnight Campervan Parking

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Yellow eyed penguins waddling through the petrified forest

Watch penguins return to their nesting grounds.

Mandeville-Taylor Park

Overnight Campervan Parking

Mandeville-Taylor Park

Overnight Campervan Parking

Thornbury Bridge Picnic Area

Overnight Campervan Parking

Thornbury Bridge Picnic Area

Overnight Campervan Parking

The Old Coach Road

Tahakopa Bay

The Old Coach Road

Tahakopa Bay

2 km return | 40 minutes return

Salford Street

Edendale, Overnight Campervan Parking

Salford Street

Edendale, Overnight Campervan Parking

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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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Tuatapere Motel

Backpacker and Holiday Park

Tuatapere Motel

Backpacker and Holiday Park

1 km return | 20 minutes return

Matai falls

1 km return | 30 minutes return

Aparima Bridge Reserve

Thornbury - freedom camping area

Aparima Bridge Reserve

Thornbury - freedom camping area

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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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Otautau

Public Dump Station

Otautau

Public Dump Station

Time: 4 hr return

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