We operate the local information centre from Te Hikoi. We can assist you with information for your visit to the area, and with making bookings for accommodation and activities.
Riverton Heritage Society researchers are available to assist with your heritage research. Some charges for services may apply.
A volunteer is at Te Hikoi Monday to Friday 1.30pm to 4pm.
Contact out of hours can be made by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
About the area
Human settlement of the Riverton-Aparima area began several hundred years ago - we are known as one of the oldest towns in New Zealand.
However, the region's geological origins go back more than 250 million years to when the supercontinent of Gondwanaland dominated Earth's southern hemisphere.
The rocky coast of Western Southland is a great place to reach into deep time and appreciate New Zealand's hidden history.