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.
Volunteer researchers are available to assist with your heritage research on weekdays 1.30pm-4pm. Some charges for services may apply.
Contact out of hours can be made by email: email@example.com
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.