From Cabot Lodge drive 1 minute to Kepler Mountain View Alpaca Farm Tours
Feed friendly Alpaca’s at Lake Manapouri, Fiordland. Offering fun farm tours where you can get closeup with the friendly alpacas, feed them and take beautiful photos.
Drive 1 hour to Tuatapere
Tuatapere is known as the sausage capital of New Zealand. With a variety of flavours old and new all made at Tui Base Camp with local ingredients. Enjoy dining at the café onsite or take part in a sausage making tour.
Drive 15 minutes to Orepuki Beach Café
Enjoy fantastic farm to table food, house baked breads and cake, and great coffee, beer and wine in the relaxing cafe where you can enjoy a great meal or delicious cabinet food. Nestled on 8 hectares of pasture they have a passion for serving fresh and producing their own lamb and beef.
Drive 1 hour to Seriously Good Chocolate Company
A flourishing Invercargill-based business making quality handmade gourmet chocolates that imbue the real tastes of New Zealand. Their ingredients are sourced from the heart of Southland and they develop kiwi flavours including the flavours of our New Zealander’s finest wineries and breweries.
Drive 5 minutes to Emberz at Ascot
Emberz Bar offers the perfect blend of a friendly welcome and casual dining in the comfort of a large, warm room embellished with native timbers, stonework and an ambient fire. There’s nothing like a cold beer and the company of likeminded locals and travellers at the end of the day.
Stay the night at Ascot Park Hotel
Ascot Park Hotel is Invercargill’s premier hotel. It is the perfect base to explore all that Southland has to offer and experience true Southern Hospitality.