Southland is a picturesque terrain of rolling plains, rugged coastline and the world-renowned Bluff oysters. It is also the ideal place to initiate a trip to Stewart Island. Visit this exquisitely beautiful destination on your New Zealand Campervan Holiday.
Invercargill is Southland’s biggest centre. If you are a garden lover you must glimpse Queens Park with its breathtakingly beautiful gardens and tree-lined walkways. The city is well-known for its hospitality as a result of which there are lots of friendly and high-class places to stay in this region.
You will arrive at the fishing port of Bluff after half an hour’s drive from Invercargill. Renowned for its mouth-watering seafood this is the ideal spot to taste the famed Bluff oysters. Catch a ferry to Stewart Island if you prefer a bit of bird watching on your Campervan Holiday. This is a refuge for the native bird life and the only place in New Zealand where you will spot kiwis in their native habitat.
Set off towards the fascinating coast to the Catlins if you want to see a bit of wildlife. The Catlins River Walk takes you through the beech forest and is famous for its rare native birds and its sheer exquisiteness. At Curio Bay you’ll discover old fossilized trees entrenched in the coastal bedrock. Visit Nugget Point and you will come across a wide range of wildlife encompassing sea lions, shags, fur seals, yellow-eyed penguins, grimy shearwaters and spoonbills along with a breeding colony of gannets.
The best way to experience Southland’s hospitality is to visit Invercargill which is New Zealand’s southernmost city on your Campervan New Zealand Holiday.
Nestled at the base of New Zealand’s South Island Invercargill is a welcoming city with lots of things to see and do. The city’s Scottish legacy is reflected in the Victorian buildings and there is a lot of natural loveliness in the exquisite gardens, beautiful parks and beaches. To experience the inimitable culture of this region you must visit the museums and art galleries. When you visit Invercargill on your Campervan Hire holiday there are a few spots you must not miss out on.
Invercargill Water Tower is a must visit tourist attraction for splendid views over the city. Witness the finest panorama from the historic building which was constructed in the year 1889. Queen’s Park features a golf course, the spectacular botanical gardens, an Art Gallery, the Southland Museum along with sports grounds situated in the heart of the city. St Mary’s Basilica is an Invercargill landmark with a copper dome and beautiful glass windows.
After an hour’s drive from Invercargill you will reach The Catlins which is renowned for its flora and fauna, extensive coastline and the rainforest. The unique contrasts in this region provide a distinctive experience on your Campervan NZ holiday.
Explore stunningly beautiful Southland on your Campervan Hire holiday in New Zealand. Discover the great outdoors, sample unique culinary delights and glimpse a spectacular landscape that will be imprinted in your mind for eternity.
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