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Arts & Heritage

Thanks to the rich history and the story of Southland is told throughout the region by combining the physical environment, the people and the culture. 

  • Visit Te Hikoi "Southern Journey" Heritage Museum in Riverton
  • Explore Southland's 8 Heritage Trails
  • Visit the many museums throughout the region - Bluff Maritime Museum, Hokonui Moonshine Museum, and the small town museums of Waikaia, Mataura, Waikawa, Otautau and Wyndham

The region also has a rich arts industry and is fortunate to have many museums and aqrt galleries, housing collectionms from both local and international artists.

  • Galleries throughout the region include Southland Museum and Art Gallery, Winton Art Gallery and the Eastern Southland Art Gallery
  • Discover the variety of outdoor art - keep an eye out for the brown trout, the umbrella, the whale tail, and the giant paua to name a few
  • Check out the wonderful array of events held throughout the year, such as Shakespeare, Matariki, Pacifica and Buskers festivals

For more information see

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