South Catlins forms the southern portion of The Catlins, located between Balclutha and Invercargill. Wildlife and native plants and trees are a feature of the Catlins. Varieties of sea birds are prolific and you may see the forest-dwelling birds tui, bellbird, fantail, native pigeon and the rare mohua. You may also be fortunate enough to observe yellow-eyed penguins from the viewing hides provided. more
The Catlins is also home to the New Zealand sea lion, fur seal and the Hector’s dolphin. The forests contain many native tree species especially tree ferns, rata, kahikatea, miro, kamahi, and silver beech. The remarkable Catlins is renowned for its ever-changing panoramic views of moody skies, wind-shorn trees, rugged shores, forests and pastureland.
Be sure to bring your camera when you explore the Catlins!
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Mobile-friendly - Imagine spending a day experiencing rare wildlife, stunning viewpoints, iconic architecture and taking you shoes off to walk on a pristine beach. This becomes reality on our Dunedin day tours that are scheduled to work in with our busy cruise ship calendar. Let our professional guides bring you back to nature on a journey through history, scenery and wildlife.
Mobile-friendly - New Zealand's best wildlife tour—visit one of the world's few untouched areas with its amazing wildlife and spectacular scenery. Our 'Peninsula Encounter' is absolutely unrivalled offering close, exciting, small group viewing of royal albatross, hookers sealions, blue penguins, New Zealand fur seals and yellow eyed penguins in a beautiful isolated area. New Zealand Tourism Award winner in four categories.
Kaka Point Camp Ground is surrounded by beautiful coastal remnant bush with a lot of native animals and birds. Different types of accommodation, cabins, sheltered tent and power sites are available. We have many different activities to do around the area and are only a 10-minute drive from Roaring Bay, the home of the yellow eyed penguins.
Mobile-friendly - Experience the stunning landscapes of Molesworth Station, New Zealand’s largest high-country cattle station with our passionate guides who will bring the whole experience to life for you. One, or two-day tours available from Hanmer Springs on request for small groups or individuals. Larger groups can be catered for also.
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Classy Art Exhibition
Held at Arts Murihiku's new community arts hub, Whare Taupua, you are invited to view Artwork by students and tutors of Southland Education made in class during 2022-2023. Display will include acrylic and watercolour ...
Where: Whare Taupau The Rest Room Community Arts Spa, Invercargill, Southland
Address: 34 Forth Street, Invercargill, Invercargill, Southland
From: 10:00am on Saturday 2nd December 2023
To: 5:30pm on Tuesday 19th December 2023
Gore Santa Parade & Christmas Carnival
Santa Claus is coming to town! Join us on Sunday 10 December as we celebrate the festive season, kicking off with our annual Santa Parade on Gore Main Street from 12 Noon. Once you've seen Santa and all of his ...
Where: Gore Gardens, Gore, Southland
Address: 28 Ardwick Street, Gore, Gore, Southland
From: 12:00pm on Sunday 10th December 2023
To: 4:30pm on Sunday 10th December 2023
Christmas in Vienna
e swept away by the magic, romance, and elegance of a Viennese extravaganza with Operatunity’s Christmas in Vienna. Hear beautiful Viennese Waltzes like “I’m in Love with Vienna”, “Vienna City of Dreams” and ...
Where: Civic Theatre, Invercargill, Southland
Address: 88 Tay St, Invercargill, Southland
From: 11:00am on Friday 22nd December 2023
To: 12:45pm on Friday 22nd December 2023
Learn Essay Writing Tips From The Experts Of Write My Essay
Join us for an interactive session with the professional native English academic writers from Write My Essay. Discover valuable essay writing tips, techniques, and strategies to enhance your writing skills. From ...
Where: Banquet, Invercargill, Southland
Address: 103 Louisa Street, Richmond, Invercargill, Invercargill, Southland
From: 1:00pm on Tuesday 2nd January 2024
To: 7:00pm on Tuesday 2nd January 2024
The Feelers - Reimagined - Greatest Hits NZ Tour
The Feelers Announce Reimagined - Greatest Hits - New Zealand Summer Tour 17 dates nationwide with Capital Theatre + special guests Following on from the release of the band’s REIMAGINED – GREATEST ...
Where: Tillermans, Invercargill, Southland
Address: 16 Don St, Invercargill, Southland
From: 7:30pm on Saturday 13th January 2024
To: 11:30pm on Saturday 13th January 2024
There's a little bit of magic waiting for you at the MLT Moonshine Trail. Held in and around the stunning scenery of Dolamore Park near Gore - the MLT Moonshine Trail, which is presented by Active Southland, has built ...
Where: Dolamore Park, Gore, Southland
Address: 70 Dolamore Park Rd, Gore, Southland
From: 10:00am on Saturday 10th February 2024
To: 3:00pm on Saturday 10th February 2024
Ray White Home & Garden Invercargill Tour
Ray White Invercargill is proud to present the 2024 Home and Garden Tour! After raising an impressive $100,000 in 2020 for the Ronald McDonald Family Room at Southland Hospital we are back for another tour! On Saturday ...
Where: Secret Locations , Invercargill, Southland
Address: Invercargill, Invercargill, Southland
From: 10:00am on Saturday 24th February 2024
To: 4:00pm on Saturday 24th February 2024
Riverton Heritage Harvest Festival
The Riverton Heritage Harvest Festival is a celebration of Southland's home harvest. Our 15th annual Harvest Festival features many low-cost workshops on growing, harvesting, preserving and sharing good food, as well as ...
Where: Aparima College, Riverton, Southland District
Address: 33 Leader St, Riverton, Southland District
From: 10:00am on Saturday 23rd March 2024
To: 4:00pm on Sunday 24th March 2024
Invercargill Gypsy Fair
The Annual Gypsy Fair returns to Gala Street Reserve, Invercargill. The travelling fair has been going for over 30+ years across the North and South Islands of NZ. Come and check out the funky stalls and some of our ...
Where: Gala St Reserve, Invercargill, Southland
Address: Gala Street, Invercargill, Southland
From: 9:00am on Saturday 30th March 2024
To: 5:00pm on Sunday 31st March 2024
ILT Kidzone Festival
10 - 14 July 2024 Invercargill, Southland www.iltkidzone.co.nz Great South proudly presents the annual ILT Kidzone Festival, Southland’s most popular six day family festival jam-packed with over 160 hands-on ...
Where: Southland Girls High School, Invercargill, Southland
Address: 328 Tweed St, Invercargill, Southland
From: 10:30am on Wednesday 10th July 2024
To: 3:30pm on Monday 15th July 2024