Things to Do

In Northern Southland

Small but full of surprise’s!
Heaps to see and do!

Get out there

Lumsden is a small country town nestled in the heart of Northern Southland. Even though the town is in the middle of no where, it is suitatied in the perfect spot for all your kiwi must do activites.
A short stone throw away is Queenstown (100km N), Te Anau (78km NW), Invercargill (81km S) and Gore (59km SE).
But dont be disppointed, Lumsden itself has got plently to offer.


The Around The Mountains Cycle Trail is 186 km worth of cycle trail that goes from Kingston to Walter Peak.

It takes 3-5 relaxing days to complete in any direction and is full of stunning Southland scenery.


Not far from Lumsden is a hidden gem - a 27 km (21 km hand built) biking/hiking trail at Welcome Rock, with accommodation with heaps of different tours to suit.

Full of awesome views of the wonderful country side Southland has to offer.


Hurley's Fly Fishing Shop is your onestop shop for all our fishing needs, including lessons and guided tours.


Theres wicked hunting in The Eyre Mountains. Which is situated just behind Lumsden.

Roar Coffee & Temple Tattoo

Locally roasted, ROAR Coffee can be found in the heart of Lumsden. Ethically sourced, fairly traded & organic arabica bean. Definitely the BEST coffee and hot chocolate in town, and right next door is Lumsden's very own Tattoo Studio. Specializing in custom tattoo designs and cover ups.

Historical Railways

Lumsden Railway Station is in the very heart of Lumsden and is appartnly one of the best freedom camping spots in Southland. It hosts a number of old carriages, trains and artifacts. which have been donated, restored or even dug out of the flood banks of he near by Oreti River

What are you waiting for?

Come visit Lumsden!

You might be surprised!


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