Visit Southland Region with Mighway

Hire a campervan in Southland Region


Southland is a wild and wonderful New Zealand destination. Located on the nation’s Southern Island, this district is marked by astounding natural beauty and a charming way of life. Southland is a popular tourist destination, particularly during the summer, so a winter holiday to the region is the perfect time to get up close and personal with all that this area has to offer. From coastal delights, including abundant wildlife and tasty seafood, to natural wonder inland, ideal for hiking and exploration, you’ll want to book more than a few nights in this idyllic natural wonderland. Originally settled by the Maori, and later by European settlers, Southland’s economy and reputation as a point of interest grew significantly with the discovery of gold in 1861. After the gold rush, the area was found good for farming, so a large agricultural migration to the area took place and it is now known for its abundant farmlands and wool industry. The Southland climate is seasonal, with warm summers and chilly winters. The area does receive its fair share of rainfall, so come prepared with the essentials for braving the elements. Hire a campervan with Mighway, and let the journey unfold!

Campervan Hire Southland Region


MIZZIE
$180 / Day

MIZZIE

Wanaka, Otago

Sleeps 2
Length 7m
Toilet
Shower

Dandy Camper Luxury 4 Berth
$325 / Day

Dandy Camper Luxury 4 Berth

Queenstown, Otago

Sleeps 4
Length 7m
Toilet
Shower

Sarah's Caravan
$200 / Day

Sarah's Caravan

Willowbank, Southland

Sleeps 4
Length 7.2m
Toilet
Shower

Dandy Camper Queenstown - 4 Berth
$285 / Day

Dandy Camper Queenstown - 4 Berth

Queenstown, Otago

Sleeps 4
Length 7.2m
Toilet
Shower

Land Cruiser Rooftop Double Tent
$290 / Day

Land Cruiser Rooftop Double Tent

Wanaka, Otago

Sleeps 5

Dandy Camper Gore - 4 Berth
$300 / Day

Dandy Camper Gore - 4 Berth

Knapdale, Southland

Sleeps 4
Length 7.1m
Toilet
Shower

The Barrel
$210 / Day

The Barrel

Wanaka, Otago

Sleeps 2
Toilet

Mark's 4 berth bus
$250 / Day

Mark's 4 berth bus

Tokanui, Southland

Sleeps 4
Toilet
Shower

Places to Visit near Southland Region


Bill Richardson Transport World

Bill Richardson Transport World is the largest private collection of its type in the world. Designed to have something for everyone and, not just for vehicle enthusiasts, Transport World is proving popular with visitors from all walks of life.

Housed in over 15,000sqm of exquisite ‘sheds’ are over 250 vehicles including retro Kombi’s, Henry Ford Letter Cars, Model T’s, stunning 1930’s V8’s and 150 vintage petrol bowsers. You will also find a growing wearable arts collection, movie theatre, children’s play zones and themed bathrooms fast becoming as famous as our vehicles.

The scale of the collection is sure to impress so allow plenty of time. If tasting the flavours of the south is more your thing, head to our onsite café The Grille to experience famous Southern delicacies like Stewart Island Salmon, Blue Cod, seasonal Bluff Oysters and Southland lamb. A truly delicious stop popular with locals and visitors alike.

Classic Motorcycle Mecca

Once housed in Nelson and known as NZ Classic Motorcycles the entire collection was sold to Transport World in May 2016. Given Transport World's natural enthusiasm for wheels and, Invercargill's celebrated obsession with motorcycles, it presented an opportunity of a lifetime. Widely regarded to be a world class display, this brand new motorcycle museum houses over 300 motorcycles and motorcycle related artwork. All artwork is motorcycle related with some pieces considered just as valuable as the bikes.

Classic Motorcycle Mecca includes solo, sidecar and even three wheeled automobiles and machinery from 1902 upwards. Over 60 manufacturers are represented (with some really astounding restorations) including a 1902 Peugeot Motorcycle to a 21st Century Simms Corbin Custom. You will find brands such as AJS, Ariel, BMW, Brough Superior, Harley Davidson, Henderson, Indian, Matchless and Rudge as well as little known brands such as Schwinn and Zundapp. Other highlights include a comprehensive side car collection and at least twelve scooters. Classic Motorcycle Mecca also houses three of four publicly displayed New Zealand-constructed John Britten motorcycles.

Cruise Milford

Come and visit one of the most spectacular parts of our beautiful country, the Fiordland National Park. Join us aboard the Milford Adventurer and enjoy this “must do” New Zealand experience. You’ll remember this as one of your best day trips in New Zealand!

When you take a boat trip with Cruise Milford, you’ll be getting close to New Zealand fur seals basking on the rocks, massive rock faces rising for hundreds of metres out of the sea and see waterfalls cascade from ancient rainforest high in the mountains.

Fiordland Tours

We explore the towering mountains, spectacular water falls, glacial lakes and rain forest during our unhurried drive to Milford Sound.

Our coaches are very comfortable with excellent viewing windows and extra good leg room. We have an informative and fun commentary. The tour includes 19 scenic stops and some stunning optional short walks. We explore the Hollyford Valley, and supply tea, coffee biscuits, chocolates and our fresh home baking for our morning tea break. A 2 hour nature cruise on Milford Sound will ‘amaze’. A chance to see seals, dolphins and penguins.

Free pick up from Te Anau and Manapouri.

Campgrounds and Parks near Southland Region


Manapouri Motorhome & Caravan Park

Meeting people and sharing our Fiordland backyard with them is our passion.

Fiordland is an experience never to be forgotten and we want to be a part of that fantastic memory by offering you a stopover destination with facilities and a relaxed environment. Our park is specifically designed to accommodate and cater to campervans, motorhomes and caravans. So if you are looking for a friendly and relaxed environment with stunning scenery alongside like-minded people, then this is the place for you.

Our motorhome and caravan park is well groomed and laid out with large parking sites with each individual site bordered by trees and supplied with access to its own water supply. We cater to all our guest's individual requirements with a mixture of powered and unpowered sites of varying sizes to handle vehicle combinations of any length or dimension. We have a communal kitchen, dining, lounge, bathroom and laundry facilities. We have a playground on site and a barbecue area. We have a WiFi kiosk where you can pay to get online.

Come join us and meet like-minded guests, you won't be disappointed and we look forward to meeting you.

Visit Manapouri Motorhome & Caravan Park

Monkey Island/Te Puka a Takitimu

The island is known by Ngai Tahu as the anchor stone of the Takitimu canoe, which was captained by Tamatea and wrecked at the mouth of the Waiau River.

Before the road from Riverton was formed, a slipway was built at the island so that boats (being the only means of delivering supplies) could be unloaded.

On the shore nearby in the late 1860s the township consisted of numerous homes, three stores, a hotel and a butcher's shop. Today, Monkey Island is a pleasant camping and picnic spot surrounded by lush farmland.

A "Monkey Winch" was used to haul boats ashore and it is presumed that this is the reason it is called Monkey Island.

Monkey Island is renowned for its magnificent sunsets. Nearby is an outstanding original homestead called 'The Turrets.'

At low tide, Monkey Island can be reached by foot. A stairway leads to the top of the island, where there is a great view of the bay and the mountains of Fiordland. It's a great place for kids to enjoy the beach, but beware of incoming tides.

Visit Monkey Island/Te Puka a Takitimu

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