Rakiura Stewart Island: smouldering sunsets and sunrises

As you go south, twilight lengthens.


Land of the glowing skies. © Colin Monteath

Classic Motorcycle Mecca Visit website

Find the largest display of classic motorcycles in the country with a collection ranging from 1902 - 2007. Once housed in Nelson and known as . . . More . . . 

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Natural attractions

Rakiura Stewart Island: smouldering sunsets and sunrises

At Halfmoon Bay, the main settlement on Stewart Island, sunsets and sunrises stretch into smouldering pyrotechnic displays. Read the story . . . 

Route 6 Prestige Rentals Visit website

Route 6 Prestige Rentals is Invercargill's premium car rental company. Our cars provide a luxury rental option for visitors, a great gift for car enthusiasts . . . More . . . 

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Natural attractions

Stewart Island Rakiura: the other (third) island

It feels like going back in time on Stewart Island, to a land with less human impact, as well as ancient forest, vociferous birdlife and abundant seafood. Read the story . . . 

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Admiral Court Motel & Apartments Visit website

Noted for our friendly professional service, this modern, warm, spacious, ground floor 15 unit accommodation complex with 5 Luxury Units completed in 2011 is the . . . More . . . 

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Heritage and history

New Zealand on film: more than hobbits and snowy mountainscapes

Movies have put New Zealand on the map. But there's much more to New Zealand film than The Lord of the Rings... Read the story . . . 

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Queens Park Motels Visit website

Here at Queens Park Motels, you can enjoy the best of both worlds. Our quiet location on the edge of the Queens Park gardens provides . . . More . . . 

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Heritage and history

Invercargill: city of water and light

Invercargill, or Waihōpai in Māori, is both the southernmost and westernmost city in New Zealand, as well as one of the southernmost cities in the world. Read the story . . . 

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Yarrow Motel Visit website

We are delighted to offer you 8 centrally heated ground-floor units (plus a 3 bedroom house) in a quiet location yet only 500m to the . . . More . . . 

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Monarch Motel Visit website

22 units, fully equipped and set in spacious grounds. 7 studios (sleep 2), 13 x 1-bedroom (sleep 1-4), 2 x 2-bedroom (sleep 2-6). Serviced daily. . . . More . . . 

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Things to do

Remote Southland: the quirk and the sublime

There's a great deal to love in the emptiness and wildness of Curio and Porpoise bays. Particularly when you're looking for uncrowded waves to ride. Read the story . . . 

The Lodges at Transport World Visit website

Welcome to Invercargill's newest accommodation, The Lodges At Transport World. If you're looking for Invercargill accommodation The Lodges At Transport World offer six boutique apartment . . . More . . . 

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Charlton Motel Visit website

Gore, Southland's second largest town, offers excellent shopping, eating, accommodation and amenities rivalling those much larger towns and cities. Brown trout fishing and country music . . . More . . . 

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Road trips

Southern Scenic Route: Queenstown to Dunedin

If you get as far as Te Anau, it’d be rude not to keep going, don't you reckon, and explore the deep south.  Read the story . . . 

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