Encounter New Zealand’s unique wildlife right here

Encounter New Zealand’s unique wildlife right here

The Southern Scenic Route spans areas rich with native birdlife and marine animals, with many opportunities to see these fascinating creatures up close. Be sure to include these hot spots …

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Top Places to Watch The Sunset

Top Places to Watch The Sunset

With its diverse mix of forests, coastline and mountains, the SSR offers many incredible sunset moments. We’ve chosen eight top places to watch the sun going down. To journey along …

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Our Top 8 Picnic Spots

Our Top 8 Picnic Spots

With hundreds of great picnic spots to choose from along the highway, we’ve chosen eight of the best. There’s something for everyone – whether you’re after gardens, coastline or excellent …

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Hidden Side Trips for True Escapism

Hidden Side Trips for True Escapism

Some of the best places to visit on the SSR are off the beaten track. We’ve compiled a list of top destinations away from the main highway for you to …

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Heritage on the Southern Scenic Route

Heritage on the Southern Scenic Route

The route cruises by natural landmarks, historic buildings and local museums where you can learn more about the riveting reality of days past. The Southern Scenic Route (SSR) passes through …

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Green Adventures

Green Adventures

Some of the top eco-friendly adrenaline activities, nature experiences and accommodation options in the country can be found along the SSR. Read on for more. The last few years has …

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Cultural Stories of the Southern Scenic Route

Cultural Stories of the Southern Scenic Route

To dig into New Zealand’s past is to learn of early Maori settlers, the arrival of Europeans and a number of gold rushes that attracted many Chinese people. Read on …

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Our best wake up spots

Our best wake up spots

Incredible sunrise spots and full day adventures make these eight places some of the best to wake up at along the SSR. Natural wonders, exciting adventures, wildlife sightings and secluded …

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