Ways to get started
Sometimes the hardest part of getting started with physical activity, recreation or sport is knowing where to start.
Active Southland offers services and programmes, including Green Prescription, that offer a supportive way to get started, but there are plenty of ways you can take that first step yourself.
Try an Aquatic Centre
They're not just for swimming; they often offer activities such as aqua jogging, low impact classes or even yoga for beginners.
Splash Palace (Invercargill) >>
Gore Aquatic Centre >>
Mataura Centennial Pool >>
Try a New Sport
Most sports will welcome you with open arms and offer an encouraging and supportive environment.
Some low impact options include
Ten Pin Bowling
or take a look at the list here - there are a huge number of sporting opportunities in the south!
Go for a Walk
Southland is blessed with some fantastic tracks - from short to long distances, you'll find one to enjoy!
Here are a few links, but if you search for walks in your area online you're bound to find plenty more.
Southland District >>
Short Walks in the Invercargill Area >>
Walkways/Cycleways in Gore District >>
Family Friendly Walks and Tramps in Southland >>
Find Out More
For more ideas or advice on ways to get started, contact the team at Active Southland.
P: 03 211 2150 (Invercargill)
P: 03 208 3846 (Gore)
Active Southland, ILT Stadium Southland, Surrey Park Road, Invercargill 9810
Active Southland, PO Box 224, Invercargill 9840
03 211 2150 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Gore Multisports Complex 20 Wayland Street West (off Robertson St) Gore
Gore Multisports Complex P O Box 8 Gore