Riverton - Southland's Riviera

Riverton Riverton, 38 km from Invercargill on the Southern Scenic Route is one of the oldest European settlements in the country. In the late 1700''s it was a supply base for whalers and sealers from New South Wales (Australia).

Today this popular seaside village with its fishing boats retains many buildings in excess of 100 years old and is becoming increasingly popular as a holiday resort with its safe swimming at Riverton Rocks.

Whether swimming, surfing, sailing or fishing; native bush walks, shopping or relaxing with a coffee, Riverton has a wide selection of attractions to choose from.

While in Riverton be sure to also visit Te Hikoi Southern Journey Heritage Museum for an engaging insight into the unique and dramatic history of Mâori and European settlement.

Surf’s up at nearby Colac Bay, where “The Porridge” ranks among New Zealand’s top surfing spots. Look carefully from Te Wae Wae Bay and you may just catch a glimpse of New Zealand’s largest pod of Hector’s dolphins.



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