is a charming coastal region with golden sand beaches, hilly farmland, and remnants of original native flora.
A visit to Rakiura provides an insight into how New Zealand used to be before the arrival of Europeans. Here kiwi wander freely around houses, and kaka, the native parrot, are prolific.The Aurora Australis (alias Southern Lights) are often on display, especially during the winter months. Rakiura is truly the undiscovered taonga (treasure) in Aotearoa New Zealand.
houses two amazing classic automotive collections: Bill Richardson Transport World and Classic Motorcycle Mecca. Both are well worth a visit - even those who wouldn’t consider trucks and bikes to be their forte cannot help but be impressed.
Fiordland National Park lures visitors from all over the world, especially to Milford Sound. However, the majority of the park is inaccessible and challenging for outdoor enthusiasts. Opportunities exist to experience its splendour via helicopter, floatplane, vehicle, and boat.
The Southern Scenic Route
highlights the best of New Zealand: starting in charming Dunedin and winding via the coastal scenery of the Catlins, this route uncovers the surprisingly diverse history of Riverton/Aparima region, bringing you to Fiordland’s dramatic landscape and the vast lakes Te Anau and Manapouri (with their cosy townships of the same names), eventually ending in the tourist resort of Queenstown.