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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

  • Gear Review | SCARPA SL Active Boots

    When you’re out in New Zealand’s southern back country, footwear that can handle the conditions is vital. Pete Doonan has put SCARPA’s SL Active boot to the test,

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  • Get ready for the Outdoors

    Planning and preparing is key for any successful trip into the outdoors. The first place to start is checking your existing gear.
    Perhaps you didn’t get around to cleaning and storing it properly. Maybe you’re trying something new and need different gear. Getting the right pack and a decent sleep will make whatever adventure you’re doing a much more enjoyable, and safe, experience.
    We’ve shared some really useful info from our brands to get you started.

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  • 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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