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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

  • Spring Challenge

    Spring Challenge is one of the gems of New Zealand adventure racing, where teams of three women take part in the adventure that includes rafting, mountain biking, hiking and orienteering.

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  • CamelBak Product Recall

    CamelBak is carrying out a voluntary recall of certain Podium and Peak Fitness water bottle caps.

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  • Sam Shaw NI XC Champion

    Here’s Sam’s breakdown of the North Island cross country mountain bike championships.

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