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Experience the tranquility of natures best kept secret visit for a day or stay longer. Travel to the Island by air and get spectacular views of the Southern Coast or by sea from Bluff to Oban. There are so many trips available i.e, ulva island, fishing, scenic cruises, wildlife, bush walks brochures at reception. We can also book for you.
Travel through this area on the way to or from Invercargill, or base yourself here and do a day trip. Visit Waterfalls, Cathedral Caves, The most souhtern point of the South Island, Fossilised Forest, and much more.
Once a year Bluff hosts the Oyster and Food Festival. buses run to and from the festival from Invercargill. Taste the best Oysters in the world and other seafoods, The great entertainment and competitions. Next festival 21st May 2020. Visit the Bluff Maritime Museum, or take one of the many walks. Enjoy lunch or dinner overlooking the sea. Get a great view of Stuart Island from the Bluff Hill (boat picture by Chris Howell).
Bill Richardson Transport World and Conference Centre. This is an amazing collection of Trucks and associated Memorabilia A collection of Henry Ford Letter cars from 1904 to 1946 all within a 3 to 5 minute walk from our Motel. While there visit The Grille Cafe open from 7.30am - 5pm. Mon - Fri 9.00am -5pm. Sat - Sun Transport World Museum hours will be 10am to 5pm daily. This is the Largest Private Collection of its type in the World.
See the original Burt Munro bike at E Hayes & Sons in Dee Street Once a year The Southland Motor Cycle Club organise the Burt Munro Challenge which brings people from all around New Zealand, Australia & the World to enjoy the company of fellow motor bike enthusiast’s. Next Challenge 26th February to 29th February 2020 book your accommodation now.
Visit the historic lignite pit and gardens. Once a working lignite mine from 1904-1971 now a 16 acre wildlife sanctuary which includes historic relics and a workman’s single hut museum. Situated on the Southern Scenic Route to the Catlins enjoy the view of the lake from the cafe.
Visit Riverton which is a seaside town and today is a mecca for artists and craftspeople. The Te Hikoi Museum gives you a look into the past with artefacts, relics and photos. Travel further around the south Coast to Colac Bay, Gemstone Beach and along the scenic route towards Te Anau and Manapouri collect brochures from our reception.
Visit Stadium Southland for a great range of activities 4 Squash Courts, 11 Multi purpose Courts. A 250m indoor cycling track also one of New Zealand's highest indoor climbing wall standing 13m and A fun clip n climb an activity for all ages see guest information booklet for all of these a 5 minute walk from the motel.