Welcome to Southland
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!
Getting to Southland
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The Southland Gardens are a lush tapestry of natural beauty and a sight to behold any time of year. The abundance of these gardens speak to the rich soil and history of the Southland location. Glimpse native New Zealand plants and learn about how different species impact the local economy. Gardens are located throughout the region, so you can visit some or all of them as you please.
Gorgeous Fiordland features stunning snow-capped mountains and breathtaking natural glacial fields. You can tour the area by boat, foot, or plane, to get a glimpse at the raw beauty of the fiord waters and carved sounds. Milford Sound and Doubtful Sound are two can’t-miss destinations for viewing brilliant waterfalls and playful sea creatures.
Iconic Kiwi and Stewart Island
Stewart Island is a glimpse into New Zealand’s past. This island invites you to take a look into an earlier time, when life was simpler and slower in all of the best ways. Check out the Rakiura National Park, which comprises the majority of the island’s area and try some delectable seafood or tour a local historic sites to get the full experience. You may never want to come back!