Rakiura National ParkThe Rakiura National Park
Excursions in Southland
It takes either 20 minutes to get to the airport of Invercargill or one hours by Bluff/Ferryboat. Hitchhikers must be ready for the southerly climate, which can get rough, humid and draughty at any season of the year. The northwest and south routes are always muddy, and those who try to use them must allow floods in certain areas during the rain season.
We recommend a trip to the Rakiura National Park Visitor Centre in Oban before starting one of the longer hikes in Rakiura National Park as meteorological and route changes.