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 >>

Try a New Sport

Most sports will welcome you with open arms and offer an encouraging and supportive environment. 

Some low impact options include

Table Tennis

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 >>

Other Ideas

Find Out More

For more ideas or advice on ways to get started, contact the team at Active Southland.


P: 03 211 2150