The largest city in Southland is Invercargill with 50,000 people residing there as at the 2001 census. Bluff, another town just south of Invercargill, is New Zealand’s southernmost town and the home to the world's best oysters.
Stewart Island situated just off the bottom of the South Island is a remote paradise with spectacular bush walks and beaches, the ultimate in unspoiled beauty.
House prices are the best in the country with this being recognised by savvy investors who recognise this is an area worthy of investing in. For those living in countries with rising costs of living wanting to escape, Southland is a likely welcome escape.