Welcome to Riverton/Aparima!

Riverton or Aparima is an idyllic small coastal town right on the South Coast of New Zealand, about 30km west of Invercargill on the Southern Scenic Route. One of the oldest towns in New Zealand it is an area rich in history with early Maori settlement, whaling and gold-mining. Now a popular holiday destination it has a picturesque harbour, surf spots, family-friendly beaches, nature reserves and stunning natural beauty with views out to Foveaux Strait. Riverton also boasts a creative art scene with galleries, street-art and quirky shops, a world-class museum and a passionate, pro-active environmental community.