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Welcome to Southern Approach

Bringing the world’s best gear to the world’s best backyard.

We are fortunate to live in the world’s best backyard. So it’s only right that we bring you the best gear from around the world to enjoy it.

Southern Approach is an outdoor wholesaler and distributor in New Zealand, proud to offer the world’s best brands to outdoor retailers.

Whether you climb, ski, tramp, bike, adventure race, camp or just enjoy being in the outdoors, our stockists will make sure you have the right gear for your adventure.


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Latest News

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    Training and racing in endurance sport for the past 13 years has taught Dougal countless lessons. One is that neither success not failure is guaranteed.

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  • Tips for choosing trail running shoes

    There’s a lot to consider when choosing trail running shoes. Let us help.

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  • Winter WOF

    Jim Young, NZMGA Ski Guide and Black Diamond Brand Ambassador, runs through his Winter WOF.

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