Southland


Nurse in New Zealand: Southland

Nurse will see that this region extends from Fiordland in the west past the Mataura River to the Catlins the east. Northwards, Southland has the Darran and Eyre Mountains. South lies Stewart Island which is separated from the mainland by the Foveaux Strait.

Nurses will discover that this region hosts New Zealand’s highest waterfall-the Browne Falls. And Lake Hauroko is the deepest lake in the country. The highest peak in Southland is Mount Tutoko, which is part of the Darran mountains. The largest lake in Southland is Lake Te Anau followed by Lake Manapouri which both lie within the boundaries of Fiordland National Park.

Fiordland’s terrain is characterised by mountains, fjords and glacial lakes. The region’s coast is dotted by several fjords and other sea inlets which stretch from Milford Sound in the north to Preservation Inlet to the south.

East of the Waiau River, the Southland Plains predominate which include some of New Zealand’s most fertile farmlands.


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