A route between Queenstown and Dunedin with a length of a little over 600 kilometres of natural and cultural attractions laid out one after the other. These include wildlife viewing, short walks, mountain biking, fishing, hunting, boating, camping, tramping and caving. An ideal drive or ride for those with the time to explore. It is a journey that provides access to deserted beaches, lush rainforests, pristine lakes and stunning views.
Origin of the Route
The Southern Scenic Route was originally conceived by the people of Tuatapere, Western Southland, who in 1985, decided to share the delights of southern New Zealand with all those who took the time to venture down their way. Their determination and perseverance has created a wonderful holiday experience and entertained admiring visitors from all over the world.
More information about the route can be found on the Southern Scenic Route Website.