Southland

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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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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

600 m return | 10 minutes return

Port Craig Wharf

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

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.

Ayr Street, Limehills

Overnight Campervan Parking

Ayr Street, Limehills

Overnight Campervan Parking

Avoid Camping Fines!

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Time: 30 minutes return

Fortrose

Boat Harbour Rd

Fortrose township - freedom camping area

Boat Harbour Rd

Fortrose township - freedom camping area

Freedom camping for self-contained campers in Fortrose

Owaka

Overnight Camping Parking

Owaka

Overnight Camping Parking

Yellow eyed penguins waddling through the petrified forest

Watch penguins return to their nesting grounds.

Thornbury Bridge Picnic Area

Overnight Campervan Parking

Thornbury Bridge Picnic Area

Overnight Campervan Parking

Mandeville-Taylor Park

Overnight Campervan Parking

Mandeville-Taylor Park

Overnight Campervan Parking

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Salford Street

Edendale, Overnight Campervan Parking

Salford Street

Edendale, Overnight Campervan Parking

The Old Coach Road

Tahakopa Bay

The Old Coach Road

Tahakopa Bay

2 km return | 40 minutes return

Tuatapere Motel

Backpacker and Holiday Park

Tuatapere Motel

Backpacker and Holiday Park

Matai falls

1 km return | 30 minutes return

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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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Aparima Bridge Reserve

Thornbury - freedom camping area

Aparima Bridge Reserve

Thornbury - freedom camping area

Time: 10 - 40 min return depending on walk taken

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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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Countdown Waikiwi

Invercargill

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Time: 1 hr return