Riverton is is a small fishing community on south coast of South Island opposite Bluff and Invercargill on the Forveaux Strait. From Riverton you can see Stewart Island in the distance, sitting on the horizon as depicted in the painting below.
Riverton is a quiet town with a camp site and a few shops.
The road in either direction from Riverton is a scenic coastal road, not as picturesque as the Catlins though but an enjoyable drive.
The weather here can be cold and wet as it blows in from the south from The Antarctic.
View of Stewart Island seen from Riverton