From Tokanui, Dunedin is 90 miles (145 kilometers) to the northeast, and Queenstown is 110 miles (177 kilometers) to the north.
Southland is firmly established on the tourist trail, which means getting from A to B is easy. Be sure leave yourself plenty of time to explore the many scenic and cultural wonders this region offers. Myross Bush and Bluff are just two of the many other places worth visiting while you're in Southland.
Approximately 30 miles (48 kilometers) to the west of Tokanui is Invercargill, a regional center where you'll find Anderson Park, Civic Theatre and Anderson Park Art Gallery. Oreti Beach, Bluff Lookout and Southland Museum and Art Gallery are some more interesting sights that should be high on every traveler's itinerary.
If you are looking for indoor activities, you can't better Southland's art galleries, history museums and art museums. These are great places to to learn about the local culture and pick up a gift or two.
The Southland area provides those in the area with plenty of gentle avenues to experience the region's wide open spaces, such as bird watching and cycling. If you're not the kind of traveler to take a break just to shuffle between the hot tub and the bar, Southland offers a number of high-energy activities such as mountain climbing and caving.
There is no doubt that Tokanui is an exceptionally beautiful destination that you will linger in your heart always.