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It’s time to discover Southland, the most diverse destination in New Zealand.
Southland has a natural unspoilt beauty that travellers find hard to leave. The character of the region is found in the landscape – the endless beaches pounded by the Pacific Ocean, rolling green, fertile plains, meandering rivers and rugged mountains.

One of the most spectacular roads in Southland is the Southern Scenic Route, which forms a link from the world-renowned Milford Sound in Fiordland, through New Zealand’s southernmost city, Invercargill, up to Dunedin.

Invercargill conference 
The city of water and light, Invercargill, is not only the starting point for the many adventures in Southland, but also the cosmopolitan hub for the province. If you are planning a large conference or convention in Southland, Invercargill has the infrastructure to accommodate you, with facilities for up to 500 Invercargill conference delegates.

Art galleries, including the Southland Museum and Art Gallery housed in a pyramid, show off the talents of Southlanders and New Zealanders while cafes and bars provide delectable cuisine and catering for your event. Invercargill is also fabulous for business incentive travel.

Catlins conference 
If you are planning a relatively small New Zealand conference or meeting, your members will be able to experience the true beauty of the Catlins. Dolphins, sea lions, seals and penguins are just some of the wildlife to be seen in the Catlins. Caves hidden from sight by tides, waterfalls flowing through the trees and an ancient petrified forest are what visitors come to see while driving the Southern Scenic Route and they are never disappointed. There are a range of small venues suitable for holding corporate Southland conferences, including boutique hotels and comfortable country lodges.

Gore conference 
Some of the best brown trout fishing in the world can be experienced on the Mataura River on the outskirts of Gore. Southland’s second largest town is also home to cultural heritage attractions including the Hokonui Moonshine Museum which celebrates the history of moonshine making, the Eastern Southland Art Gallery which is home to a fine collection of Ralph Hotere’s work and the John Money collection, as well as Croydon Aircraft Company which specialises in the restoration of vintage aircraft. Gore has facilities for a small or boutique meeting or Southland conference.

Stewart Island conference 
Rakiura National Park on Stewart Island is New Zealand’s newest National Park. Stewart Island is New Zealand’s third island and when you arrive you know you have come to a very special place. It is a haven for native birdlife and one of the best places in New Zealand to see kiwi in their natural habitat. Hiking the many tracks, sea kayaking, fishing, walking on the bird sanctuary - Ulva Island, are just some of the activities on offer on this special island. If you are looking for a Southland meeting venue that is truly 'away from it all', Stewart Island has the privacy and seclusion you require.

How to get to Southland
There are regular flights to Invercargill from AucklandWellington and Christchurch, three of New Zealand’s largest centres. Southland is also easily accessible by road and boat, with boats ferrying between Invercargill and Stewart Island several times a day.

If you would like to organise a Southland conference, event or incentive travel, search for venues, accommodation and services in Southland now, or let us do the research for you - contact the Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) Call Centre.
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