River­ton

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Learn more about the Foveaux Strait, and how hardy Euro­pean and Māori set­tlers made this place home, at River­ton’s Te Hikoi South­ern Jour­ney mu­seum (tehikoi.co.nz). A pic­turesque port and beach town to the west of In­ver­cargill, River­ton is a great place to re­lax be­fore check­ing out the rest of the area, in­clud­ing the aptly named Cosy Nook cove and Mon­key Is­land in Ore­puki.

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Clock­wise from left: A bird’s eye view of Bluff; steps to the top of Ore­puki’s Mon­key Is­land, ac­cessed at low-tide; pic­turesque River­ton fish­ing boats; Te Hikoi South­ern Jour­ney mu­seum, which looks out over Ja­cobs River Es­tu­ary.

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