Discover the Magic of
Southern Way

New Zealand's Ultimate Southern Adventure

Welcome to the enchanting world of Southern Way, an extraordinary journey through the picturesque southern regions of New Zealand. We are thrilled to introduce you to this collaborative project that showcases the best of what the lower South Island has to offer. Join us as we unveil the treasures, experiences, and natural beauty that await you along the Southern Way.

A Collective Dream

The Southern Way

Southern Way is the brainchild of eight southern regional tourism organizations, including Tourism Waitaki. Together, we’ve crafted an exceptional touring network designed to captivate your senses and ignite your wanderlust. Our goal is simple: to inform and inspire visitors to slow down, explore further, stay longer, and ultimately return for more. Prepare to be immersed in an array of world-class experiences, breathtaking landscapes, and a warm Southern Kiwi welcome.

The Southern Way Experience

Picture yourself on an adventure that spans from Waitaki in the north to Stewart Island in the south. From the rugged Tasman Sea coastline to the serene Pacific Ocean shores, the Southern Way offers an abundance of diverse places and reasons to visit. Here are just a few of the unforgettable experiences that await you: 

1. Nature's Wonderland

Fiordland and Stewart Island Rakiura National Park

Lose yourself in the pristine wilderness of Fiordland’s majestic fjords and Stewart Island’s tranquil landscapes. 

Discover native wildlife, including the iconic Kiwi bird, in their natural habitats. Immerse yourself in the tranquility of the untouched wilderness. 

2. Trails and Tracks

A Paradise for Cyclists and Hikers

Explore an extensive network of world-class tracks and trails that wind through the region’s stunning landscapes. 

Whether you’re a seasoned hiker or a casual cyclist, Southern Way has an adventure waiting for you. 

Encounter breathtaking vistas, hidden gems, and the serenity of the great outdoors. 

3. Culinary Delights

Award-Winning Food and Wine

Savor the flavors of regions renowned for producing award-winning food and wine. 

Indulge in fresh seafood, artisan cheeses, and exquisite local wines. 

Embark on a culinary journey that will tantalize your taste buds. 

4. Central Otago's Unique Landscape

Marvel at the enchanting tussock-covered landscapes of Central Otago, a sight unlike any other. 

Discover the charm of historic gold rush towns and the vibrant arts scene in the region. 

Experience the beauty of the high country, where adventure and serenity coexist. 

5. Urban Escapes

Oamaru, Dunedin, Invercargill, and Queenstown

Immerse yourself in the urban charm of Oamaru’s limestone architecture. 

Explore Dunedin’s rich cultural heritage, world-class museums, and stunning coastal vistas. 

Discover Invercargill’s unique blend of history, art, and Southern hospitality. 

Find your thrill in the adventure capital of the world, Queenstown, nestled on the shores of Lake Wakatipu. 

Southern Way Awaits You!

Whether you’re an adventure seeker, a nature enthusiast, a foodie, or a culture lover, Southern Way promises something extraordinary for everyone. Slow down, take your time to explore, and immerse yourself in the spectacular southern regions of New Zealand.

The Southern Way is more than a journey; it’s an invitation to return time and time again, each visit revealing new wonders and experiences. From the pristine wilderness to the bustling urban centers, the Southern Way is sure to capture your heart.

Join us in celebrating the best of New Zealand’s scenery and experiences in the lower South Island. We invite you to visit, explore, and create unforgettable memories along the Southern Way. Your adventure starts here, and we can’t wait to welcome you to our slice of paradise.

Are you ready to embark on the ultimate Southern adventure?

Plan your trip along the Southern Way today and let the magic unfold!

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