Don’t put New Zealand’s southernmost region at the bottom of your list. From the untouched beauty of the Catlins to the spectacular fiords of Milford Sound and Doubtful Sound, this region boasts many jewels in the tourism crown. It’s also the entry point to New Zealand’s “third island”, Stewart Island/Rakiura.

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Three movie locations in Aotearoa to visit

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Milford Track more accessible with new day trip water taxi

A new water service will enable hikers to visit Giant Gate Falls on the iconic Milford Track in a day trip from Milford Sound.

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The Milford Track reopens for tramping

For the first time since devastating floods hit Fiordland in February, trampers can now walk the Milford Track end-to-end.


Fears Florence Hill will become an 'unsightly and unregulated nightmare'

A Catlins tourism operator is urging the Clutha District Council to maintain its freedom camping ban at the “iconic” Florence Hill Lookout.

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Te Anau needs people: both visitors and staff

With the holiday season fast approaching some Fiordland business are facing yet another Covid 19-created obstacle.

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No rebuild for Routeburn Track hut

The Lake Howden Hut was destroyed by a mudslide in February, and the Department of Conservation says it is not safe to rebuild it.


Who will Southland's post-Covid tourists be?

The throngs of camper vans that used to wizz across Southlad may not be around forever, and that's not neccesarily a bad thing, some say.

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Four friends begin an epic Southern Alps traverse

Not content with walking the 3000km Te Araroa trail, a group of trekkers will walk the length of the Southern Alps.

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Six of the best events this weekend

Beer, ping pong, food and the “World’s Most Beautiful Marathon” are just some of the activities keeping Kiwis busy this weekend.


Stewart Island the place to go for tourism jobs

Anyone looking for a tourism job might not have to look far, just to the third-largest island of the country.


No doctor, no hospital, one cemetery

OPINION: A trip to the deep south takes the mind off strange thoughts.

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How mountains make molehills of anxiety

I went on holiday and it sorted my head out.