The place Journey Guides New Zealand went in Southland – NZ Herald

Journey25 Feb, 2021 09:01 PM

The most recent collection of Journey Guides has given the journey present a distinctly Kiwi twist, seeing unusual New Zealanders take the nation’s high points of interest for a highway take a look at.

Final night time’s episode noticed the Journey Guides on the very southern tip of the ‘Land of the Lengthy White Cloud’.

Southland is stuffed with rugged coastlines and New Zealand’s actually wild locations. Extra just lately it has change into a Mecca for motorists and bike fanatics. Because the jumping-off level for Rakiura Stewart Island, a visit to Bluff and the Foveaux Strait is an expertise each New Zealander must do – not less than as soon as.

Impressed by the Journey Guides? Right here the place they went, what they did and the place they ate, and you may too.

Leader of the pack: Transport World and Motorcycle Mecca merit a South Island roadie. Photo / Great South
Chief of the pack: Transport World and Motorbike Mecca advantage a South Island roadie. Picture / Nice South

WHAT THEY DID

Motorbike Mecca
For all issues two-wheeled, Motorbike Mecca is the chief of the pack. Simply throughout the highway from E Hayes and Sons and Burt Munro’s record-breaking bike – the museum can be a mustering level for the annual Burt Munro Problem.

Invoice Richardson Transport World
New Zealand’s premiere assortment of motoring memorabilia with a fleet 300 classic autos– this can be a world-class museum, worthy of its personal highway journey.

Southland's attractions gave TVNZ's Travel Guides a lot to chew on: Shark Experience, Bluff. Photo / Clinton Duffy
Southland’s points of interest gave TVNZ’s Journey Guides lots to chew on: Shark Expertise, Bluff. Picture / Clinton Duffy

Dig This Invercargill
Massive toys, large enjoyable. Related to the Transport world expertise, Dig It is a extra hands-on expertise. The centre lets guests get behind the controls of a 10-tonne bulldozer or excavator.

Stewart Island Electrical Bikes
They might not be the World’s Quickest Indians however these electric-bikes are a good way to get across the Rakiura roads. Burt Munro would approve.

Soutland is the jumping off sport for Rakiura's wilderness. Photo / Great South
Soutland is the leaping off sport for Rakiura’s wilderness. Picture / Nice South

Beaks and Feathers
Stewart Island is prime kiwi recognizing territory. Nonetheless if you wish to increase your probabilities of seeing illusive birds and discover your solution to some actually wild spots, Beaks and Feathers provide guided walks and night time excursions.

Shark Expertise, Bluff
Shark Expertise brings you as shut as you will ever wish to get to Nice White sharks. Crossing the Foveaux Strait it’s possible you’ll not realise that Southland’s largest and most fearsome wildlife is discovered beneath the waves.

Rakiura Jade
On the Oban harbour entrance Dave Goodin carries on the deep custom of carving pounamu greenstone at Rakiura Jade.

Tillerman’s
Invercargill’s main night time membership, a storied establishment and a spot to absorb some reside music.

Spot a New Zealand Icon on Rakiura: A Stewart Island Kiwi. Photo / Great South
Spot a New Zealand Icon on Rakiura: A Stewart Island Kiwi. Picture / Nice South

WHERE THEY ATE/DRANK

Oyster Cove Restaurant and Bar
Bluff Oysters – as contemporary as they arrive – and panoramic views from Stirling Level. Conveniently near THAT well-known yellow highway signal on the finish of New Zealand.
Waikiwi Tavern
A traditional Kiwi pub on the fringe of Invercargill’s rural plains.

Half Moon Bay: Jumping off point for Rakiura adventures. Photo / Great South
Half Moon Bay: Leaping off level for Rakiura adventures. Picture / Nice South

HOW THEY GOT THERE

Stewart Island is both a brief and bracing experience from Bluff on the Stewart Island Ferry – and expertise in itself – or quick airplane hop by way of Stewart Island Flights.

WHERE THEY STAYED

South Sea Lodge
The unique Stewart Island lodge and the face of Oban’s harbour entrance. The South Sea Lodge has been the launch and end level for a lot of a Rakiura bushwalk journey.

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