Immerse yourself in the powerful scenery of a region that has well and truly shaped its scarce population.

The very South of the South Island is a collection of people and landscapes you won’t find anywhere else: Rugged coastline, warm and colourful locals, lush rainforest and wildlife up close.

Visit a petrified forest, step back in time on Stewart Island, discover Southern hospitality and culinary delights in Invercargill and follow a distinct road that will reveal a glorious coastal stretch of unmatched beauty.

The combination of friendly locals, serene surroundings and wide open spaces is a great opportunity to find kinship - and to restore the soul.

Experience the laidback lifestyle in Raglan with its beautiful black sand beaches and world famous surfing spots.

Enjoy a romantic ‘3 Bridge walk’ in the evening after your relaxing cruise.

Have a hands on experience with one of the many water activities before heading on a 4WD adventure the next day.

Two 4WD tracks await you with stunning views of the coast line which take you into the Waitomo Caves region. You will have plenty of time to discover the magic of the caves.

Enjoy the sunrise of your lifetime at the easternmost point of New Zealand. The historic East Cape lighthouse stands 154 metres above sea level and is one of the first to greet the new day.

In Eastland, Maori life is at the forefront and you will have opportunity to learn about the local tribes and rich history of the region. Take your time. This route will wow you with plenty of amazing beaches and panoramic views.

Stop in the tiny coastal settlement of Te Araroa where you will find New Zealand’s oldest and largest pohutukawa tree. And before you know it, you will emerge onto a Reef Ecology Tour and feed stingrays while learning about local legends.

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