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Explore the regions of the Southern Way

The people you meet and your relationships with this place will stay with you long after you leave

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Central Otago

Central Otago is comprised of small towns and communities including Alexandra, Cromwell, Bannockburn and Clyde, nestled amidst stunning landscapes and expansive open spaces. Central Otago is renowned for its breathtaking views, large skies, distinct seasons, gold mining heritage, and cycling trails. Visitors to the region can experience a diverse range of attractions, from sampling award-winning wines and summer fruits to exploring the great outdoors on bike trails. Central Otago offers a World of Difference.

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Clutha is the southernmost district in the Otago region, located on the east coast of Te Waipoumanu (South Island).

Take a journey off the beaten track to this amazing area, which celebrates nature and history. Clutha is a part of the Southern Scenic Route and has many treasures to share.

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Ōtepoti Dunedin

Tucked into a sheltered harbour on the eastern side of Te Waipounamu South Island, Ōtepoti is a city rich in heritage, renowned for its wildlife and distinctly quirky character. Discover an intriguing mix of vibrant urban culture, wildly beautiful places and exceptional cuisine.

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Visitors from all around the world are drawn to Fiordland, a UNESCO world heritage site, famous for its natural icons like Piopiotahi/Milford Sound and the Great Walks. 

Fiordland is a place where scale is unfathomable, it is a treasured part of the world where mountains and valleys battle for space and wildlife reigns supreme.

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Let Queenstown awaken your inner explorer. Whether you’re into chasing steep slopes, exploring trails, indulging in food and wine, teeing off the fairways or seeking adrenaline thrills, there are adventures to be found for all tastes and tempos.

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Southland Murihiku

Southland is renowned for its unmatched beauty which provides a natural playground, no matter what your passion. 

As Aotearoa’s ultimate nature and wildlife destination, its dramatic scenery spans pristine rainforest, fertile farmland, and rugged coastlines. Southland has something for everyone.

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The Waitaki region has natural geological marvels, historic treasures and wildlife. Overflowing with natural beauty from the Southern Alps to the Pacific Ocean, rich in culture and heritage and brimming with activities for all types of explorers. 


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Wānaka is incredibly unique and every part of it has something to offer. From the beech forests of Makarora, to the high country stations of Cardrona, and the beautiful serenity of Lake Hāwea. You will always find a reason to stay here a little longer.

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Touring Options

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3 Days in the Deep South

Invercargill is the southernmost city in New Zealand. Perched at the bottom of Te Waipounamu (The South Island) it is the gateway to the Southern Ocea…

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The Waitaki Way

The Waitaki Valley valley stretches from the coastal city of Oamaru to the beautiful Lake Wanaka in the south. Start this journey through dramatic lan…

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Nature Seeker

Wildlife and nature are easily accessible in the Southern Way regions and from Dunedin down the coast via the Catlins and to Invercargill is a Nature …

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Central Otago Landscapes

From the sea to the plains to wine country. This trip will take you through incredible landscapes, offer a step back in time and a taste of the amazin…

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Scenic Wonder

This five to six day trip will take you to some of the most picturesque places in New Zealand. Get your camera at the ready, you will want to capture …

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