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
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