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Southland is New Zealand's southernmost region, host to the wildnerness of Fiordland, the alpine playground of Queenstown to the north and the rugged coastline of Stewart Island to the South. Southland's Mataura River is described as an 'anglers' paradise' where fishermen are guaranteed to take home a trophy from the best fly fishing river in the world. Make your way to Bluff and sample their famous oysters and take a look at the unique Paua House. If you are wanting to set foot on New Zealand's third Island, Stewart Island is a short 20 minute flight away. It is the ultimate spot for anyone seeking peace and tranquility and for a unique nighttime experience try some kiwispotting.
Fiordland has achieved world heritage status for its stunning natural attractions which include Mitre Peak, Milford Sound, the Lake resort of Te Anau, and of course the famous Routeburn and Milford Tracks. Desribed in the book "Mountains of Water - The Story of Fiordland National Park" the author reflects on the beauty Fiordland as "a cherished corner of the world where mountains and valleys compete with each other for room, where scale is almost beyond comprehension, rainfuall is measured in metres and scenery encompasses the broadest width of emotions."