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Southland District Council

Around the Mountains Cycling


Southland is a nature lover's playground - a virtually untouched wilderness known for its rare and unique wildlife.

  • Some of the region's best nature excursion include:Meet 115 year old Tuatara, Henry, at the world's leading Tuatara breeding centre - the Southland Museum and Art Gallery
  • Stewart Island, home to the iconic kiwi, robin, tui, dotterel and kaka
  • Ulva Island, a dream destination for bird lvoers. Explore the island sanctuary and discover our most rare and endangered native birdlife including the Mohua/Yellowhead and the Saddleback
  • The Catlins marine life includes Yellow-Eyed Penguins, Hector's dolphin, New Zealand Sea Lion and Fur Seals
  • Go hiking in the high country and keep a look out for giant snails 

For more detailed information on all the the incredible wildlife throughout the Southland region, visit

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9 Shotover Street, Queenstown

Around the Mountains Cycling