Milford Sound, Southland ,NZ

Milford Sound, Southland, NZ

Want to touch 180,000,000 year old Fossilised Forest. Swim for free with  Dolphins. Fish pristine rivers and lakes that abound in Trout and Salmon. Walk well defined tracks amongst the best scenery in the world. Surf some of the many fabulous “breaks” that are to be found in Southland, NZ. See why I love House Sitting in my home province; why Southland, NZ, is House Sitting heaven…

My Home

Invercargill, my home town where I started my House Sitting career


Queens Park botanical gardens, Invercargill, NZ

My first House Sit was in Southland,

NZ. A five and a half week House Sit job on a lifestyle farm, just out of iconic Invercargill, NZ (where legendary Burt Munro, from the movie: The Worlds Fastest Indian lived and died) Actually I come from Invercargill Southland, but this House Sitting job started my career as a Pro-House Sitter.

Southland Province

Swim with rare Dolphins for free

Southland is the most beautiful and amazing province in New Zealand. For a day trip you can easily drive to Curio Bay (Porpoise Bay.) At Curio Bay you can view and walk amidst the Jurassic 180,000,000 year old fossilised forest, on the rocks.

Surfing one of the many fine breaks around the Southland coastline.

Surfing one of the many fine breaks around the Southland coastline.

You can also swim for free with some of the most rare Dolphins in the world (Hectors Dolphins.) How lucky are you: it doesn’t cost you a cent! Surfers also love the great “surf break” at Curio Bay, when wind and tides are favourable.

Drive the Southern Scenic Route

Fishing for Trout, or just driving to view the scenery


Brown Trout are prolific in the many Southland rivers and lakes, especially the world famous Mataura river.

The Southland rivers and lakes teem with fish to be caught by the angler; licences are cheap compared to other parts of the world. Trout or Salmon fishing is  a great way to get out from your House Sitting job for a bit. You could travel to the mighty Mataura river to catch a nice big fat Brown Trout. Alternatively you may wish to drive the Southern Scenic Route to beautiful Lake Manapouri for a great day out, and fish this stunning lake. You see why the province of Southland, New Zealand, is indeed House Sitting heaven.

Southland Walking Tracks and Bike Tracks

There are many really good walking tracks near Invercargill city, and around Southland


Interacting with the dogs, on one of the many Invercargill reserves.

Southland has also many walking and bike tracks. Invercargill has some very nice walking and biking tracks around, Invercargill city. House Sitting is also about getting out and experiencing; what the area that you are House Sitting in, has to offer. What better way than to walk, or bike, if you have one? The walk or bike tracks are all very well maintained, and even in Southland’s wet days you can still enjoy some fantastic walks, or rides. They are great too, if you want to take the pet along (if it’s a dog, or even a cat!)

Southland House Sitting Heaven

Taking the dog you’re Pet Sitting, out for a walk or a drive is a great way to interact with it                        

Stewart Island, Southland, NZ. Photo by Jeff Hawkes

Stewart Island, Southland, NZ. Photo by Jeff Hawkes

You can now see why Southland New Zealand, is House Sitting Heaven! With House Sitting: the pets and property come first. Get the dog you’re Pet Sitting, out into the Southland province for walks, and drives. It’s a great way to interact with the pet, while you are out in the beautiful Southland province.



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