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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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Toko Mouth

Overnight Campervan Parking

Toko Mouth

Overnight Campervan Parking

ducks in foreground

A secret garden hidden from view of the passing traffic. So call in and sit back and enjoy the views over the pond watching the wildlife.

Time: 10 - 40 min return depending on walk taken

Port Craig Wharf

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

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

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600 m return | 10 minutes return

Spotting porpoises at Curio Bay

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

Time: 30 minutes return

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

Ayr Street, Limehills

Overnight Campervan Parking

Ayr Street, Limehills

Overnight Campervan Parking

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Tuatapere Motel

Backpacker and Holiday Park

Tuatapere Motel

Backpacker and Holiday Park

Matai falls

1 km return | 30 minutes return

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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AndreaT

Germany

If going by campervan, don't underestimate the distances, eat at The Beach House in Riverton, do the Rob Valley track, have windshield insurance, expect changing weather.

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1 km return | 20 minutes return

Aparima Bridge Reserve

Thornbury - freedom camping area

Aparima Bridge Reserve

Thornbury - freedom camping area

Thornbury Bridge Picnic Area

Overnight Campervan Parking

Thornbury Bridge Picnic Area

Overnight Campervan Parking

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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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1 km return | 30 minutes return

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Time: 1 hr return

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Caltex Savoy

Invercargill