Southland region

Redcliff Creek, Takitimu Mountains. Photo: Karl Blass.

Redcliff Creek, Takitimu Mountains

Map of New Zealand highlighting the Southland region.

The Takitimu mountain range is named after the ancient Maori migration waka (canoe) Takitimu.  The Ngāi Tahu Deed of Settlement places a topuni, a special recognition of Ngāi Tahu cultural, spiritual, historic and traditional values over the Takitimu mountain range.

The mountains are an impressive landform and they are obvious from most places in Southland, particularly during winter when the tops are covered in snow.  The area provides opportunities for tramping, hunting and fishing amongst attractive open beech forest, tussock and screes.

View the Takitimu Mountains brochure and map (PDF, 1,980K).


The Takitimu Mountains are located in western Southland. Formed legal access is from Princhester Road (off SH 94) and the Dunrobin Valley Road south of Mossburn.

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Follow the Outdoor Safety Code:
1. Plan your trip
2. Tell someone
3. Be aware of the weather
4. Know your limits
5. Take sufficient supplies


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