Riverton is a perfect mix of culture, history, and adventure. From various galleries, historic sites, two heritage trails as well as the fantastic Te Hikoi Museum. There's a reason Riverton is called the "Riviera of the South" as it is
Cool climate with a brisk winter deepening the sparkle to spring blooms. Autumn is glorious with the leaf colour of gold, bronze and tints of yellow making for great photo moments. For locals and visitors you have a
Pre-European Maori regularly travelled through the area to the rich plains of the MacKenize basin on hunting expeditions. By the 1880’s New Zealand’s wild west had arrived with swaggers, gold miners and sheep rustlers passing through. Pastoral farming and the
Perhaps the Southland Plains is a foreign country for most kiwis. That gives North Islanders and overseas visitors alike a chance to visit faraway places that are a hop, skip and jump from Invercargill. A world class art gallery,
Mataura is a town worth the short road trip from Gore, a mere 12km where museums and tiger moth World War I planes vie for attention. For fans of industrial history Mataura is a worthwhile stop.
Southland is not awash with tour buses. Quiet side roads and plenty of space to relax is a hallmark of the district. From a world class art gallery to a quirky museum focused on bootlegger history manufacturing moonshine
A snapshot of gold mining heritage complete with the Royal Hotel serving classic pub attracts visitors interested in the sport of curling. Proximity to Ranfurly means it is an ideal day trip for visitors exploring the area. The
History buffs do not forget the treasure trove of information to be read on old gravestones. The reason for the death, from drowning in fast flowing rivers, diseases such as fever or childhoold ailments banished by modern medicine.
Ghost cottages, relics and abandoned machinery echoes of the gold rush days of the 1800's make Cromwell a magical place to explore the gold mining fever heritage of Otago. The reborn heritage precinct is the place to start. Cafes,