At 38km west of Invercargill you’ll find Riverton, a quaint seaside town with active art, culinary and conservation communities. Home to internationally acclaimed attractions like the Forest Garden and Heritage Orchard Project, Riverton champions both the landscape and people that make Southland so unique. There are more than a few secret spots to be found for a beach picnic and plenty of top notch restaurants and cafes to explore too.
01 Beachhouse Restaurant
126 Rocks Highway, Riverton
The Beachhouse feels like your mate’s bach and keeps visitors coming back with some of the best seafood chowder down south.
02 Te Hikoi Southern Journey
172 Palmerston Street, Riverton
An immersive look at NZ’s south coast where a rich bi-cultural narrative pre-dates Riverton’s 1836 establishment.
03 The Crib Café
135 Palmerston Street, Riverton
The Crib has something for everyone and is reminiscent of the 90’s most laid back beach cafés.
04 The Good Studio
127 Palmerston Street, Riverton
A gallery and emporium full of exquisite one-off pieces, gifts and more made by local and New Zealand artists.
05 Environment Centre
154 Palmerston Street, Riverton
Eight community organisations, and a non-pro t shop, working to leverage and care for the landscape and people of Southland.