Visitor Information


We are the experts on the South and can help you make the most of your time, whatever your interests may be. By booking ahead we can ensure you don’t miss out on a thing – and we can also help you keep your eyes open to catch the free experiences.

You are already a day ahead of the world … and if you’re in Southland in summer you can be up hours before the rest of the country and go to bed hours later – it’s called twilight and it goes on for ever –  well almost – so make the most of it.

Luggage storage is available if you are planning to walk, bike or fly around some of Southland’s premier attractions like Fiordland National Park, Milford Sound or Stewart Island.

Shark Experience Bluff NZ

Have you always wanted to go cage diving with great white sharks? Join Shark Experience for a shark diving trip of a lifetime!

Hump Ridge Track

The Tuatapere Hump Ridge Track is a 3 day loop walk that takes hikers along the south coast of New Zealand, up to the sub-alpine zone of the Hump Ridge, and over historic viaducts in the heart of native forest.

Te Araroa

Tuatara Lodge are proud supporters of New Zealand’s great Te Araroa trail. Suppliers of the official TA medals.

Bag storage available for the final leg of the journey to Bluff! Affordable accommodation in either backpackers or private rooms Tuatara Café/Bar is where everyone meets to celebrate the completion of this epic journey and share stories.