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OTAGO / SOUTHLAND

OTAGO / SOUTHLAND

Stewart Island

Paterson Inlet, Stewart Island © Videocopter NZ

ISLAND PARADISE

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tewart Island’s main settlement is Oban, at Halfmoon Bay. Meaning ‘many coves’ in Gaelic, it’s a fitting name for a town with so many picturesque beaches and bays. You won’t find many shops, and no banks, but you will be able to buy most of what you need, from groceries to gifts.

BLUFF

For the best chance of seeing a kiwi, take a guided night kiwi-spotting tour. Other sub antarctic Stewart Island (Rakiura) drawcards include scenic cruises and flights, and walking – Stewart Island is a walkers’ paradise, with walks available to suit all ages and fitness levels. Guided options are popular here, but there are plenty of self-directed walks

too. Scooters, bikes and cars are available for hire from the Stewart Island Experience booking office. The island is a popular place in summer. Nonetheless, there are plenty of places where you can find solitude to truly relax and unwind. Access to the island is by plane from Invercargill or an hour-long

ferry crossing from Bluff – home of the world-famous Bluff oyster and Stirling Point with its iconic signpost pointing to major cities around the world. As you head for Stewart Island, make sure you keep an eye out for sea birds especially the gigantic mollymawks (albatross) soaring behind the boat. This island a birdwatcher’s paradise.

formerly Campbelltown• 27km S of Invercargill

Bluff Camping Ground

Explore Ulva Island

Unlimited

WIFI

• For your stop-off to Stewart Island • Hard & grass powered sites • An ideal base for shark-cage diving • Centrally located • Kitchen & dining area with deck & harbourside views • Showers & laundry • Children’s playground • Waste station 21 Gregory St (off Marine Pde), Bluff • Phone: +64 27 626 2018 Email: procter01@xtra.co.nz • www.bluffcampingground.co.nz

STEWART ISLAND

after William Stewart • 40km S of Bluff

www.stewartislandflights.com Stewart Island Flights offer multiple scheduled flights daily - Invercargill to Halfmoon Bay (Oban) return. 20min flight. Courtesy shuttle from airport to township. • Fly direct to Mason Bay (Kiwi Spotting), Doughboy Bay, West Ruggedy and Little Hellfire beaches. • Ask about our day trip activity packages and bus tours • Coast to Coast fly/trek/boat wilderness adventure • Exclusive guided kiwi tours (1.5 - 2 hour trip)

Your ticket to adventure & tranquillity

Ulva Island guided walk & Paterson Inlet cruise

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LEFT: Riverton © Deb Racz

RIVERTON situated on an estuary • 39km NW of Invercargill

Cyclists at Mores Reserve, Southern Scenic Route © www.southlandnz.com

COLAC BAY TAVERN & HOLIDAY PARK

• 9km west of Riverton in quiet, seaside village of Colac Bay • Sheltered power/tent sites. 7 heated cabins. Backpackers. Lounge. Kitchen. Laundry. BBQ. • Welcoming on-site tavern/bistro meals. • FREE WIFI. Comfortable & friendly. Beach 5min walk. • Tariff: $17-$70. 15 Colac Bay Rd, Colac Bay, Riverton • P: +64 3 234 8399 www.colacbay.co.nz • E: wazzabevin@gmail.com

R IVER TON- APAR IM A SOUTHLAND Te Hikoi Cultural Heritage Museum & Visitor Information Centre

172 Palmerston St, Riverton Ph +64 3 234 8260 info@tehikoi.co.nz www.tehikoi.co.nz

THE WESTERN SOUTHLAND SECTION OF THE SOUTHERN SCENIC ROUTE IS TRULY INSPIRING WITH

• Fully licensed restaurant • Finest fresh local produce • Fresh baking made daily • Changing seasonal menu • 10am to late – check website for hours • Courtesy coach available • Open year-round lunch & dinner • Bookings essential Email: beachhouse.riv@gmail.com

www.beachhouseriverton.co.nz PHONE: +64 3 234 8274

BEAUTIFUL BEACHES AND VIEWS OF FOVEAUX STRAIT AND STEWART ISLAND.

MOSSBURN Scottish place name • 89km N of Riverton on the way to Fiordland

Mossburn Country Park 333 Mossburn Five Rivers Rd, Mossburn • Phone: +64 3 248 6444 Email: info@mossburncountrypark.co.nz

www.colacbay.co.nz

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Seaside Riverton, the main centre of Western Southland, is the second oldest settlement in New Zealand after Russell, its grace and character immediately apparent on arrival. Here you will find bucketloads of culture, beaches suitable for swimming, surfing, fishing and walks, as well as good coffee and nourishment delivered with genuine hospitality. The harbour’s fleet of colourful fishing boats bob in the tide against a backdrop of solid old wharves.

Western Southland

126 ROCKS HIGHWAY, RIVERTON

• Quiet seaside village • Welcoming tavern/bistro meals • Sheltered, sunny outdoor seating • FREE WIFI 15 Colac Bay Road • Colac Bay • Riverton • P: +64 3 234 8399 • E: wazzabevin@gmail.com

RIVERTON HOLIDAY PARK

0800 000 511 sie.co.nz Reservations 0800 234 8132

Ph +64 3 218 9129 email sif@xtra.co.nz

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Large recreation room, library, kitchen. Sweeping ocean views. Tariff: 18 sites $20-$32, 1-2 persons, under 12 $5, under 5 free. 2 ensuite/studios $100, 1-2 persons. New cosy cabins $65. On-site caravans from $55 dbl. www.rivertonholidaypark.co.nz 43 Richard Street, Riverton • Phone: +64 3 234 8132

• Beautiful, peaceful campground set amongst 28 acres of farmland • Tame farm animals to feed by hand • Plentiful power and non-power sites • WiFi allocation • 7 lovely country cabins of varying sizes and bed configurations • Hot showers and clean toilets, fully equipped kitchen and laundry • Central to major Southland fishing rivers • Tariff: $18-$75

www.mossburncountrypark.co.nz

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