Invercargill

The warmth and hospitality of Invercargill is what makes it such a great place to visit. The city’s long daylight hours in summer allow you more time to explore the striking Victorian and Edwardian architecture and heritage buildings that add to the rich character of the city.

Founded in the 1850’s, New Zealand’s southernmost city, Invercargill, is considered the capital of Southland. Influenced by early European settlers, Invercargill is full of grand architecture, ingenious people and world class facilities. Whether it’s a day outdoors on the coast and recreational reserves, wandering the shops and enjoying local restaurants and cafes, or taking in the variety of heritage attractions, Invercargill is a place for friends and family.

Texaco Tanker at Transport World

Classic Motoring Capital

It all started with Burt Munro setting a land speed record that still stands today on his trusty old Indian Scout Motorbike, which you can visit at E. Hayes and Sons Motorworks. Invercargill now boasts the impressive Bill Richardson Transport World, which is the largest private collection of its type in the world. It is home to around 300 vehicles, a wearable arts collection, children’s play zones, The Grille Café and themed bathrooms fast becoming as famous as the vehicles. 
Invercargill is far from shy about celebrating Southland’s obsession with motorcycles. The recently opened Classic Motorcycle Mecca is a world class display, and with over 300 motorcycles and motorcycle related artwork there is certainly a deep passion for all things two wheeled. 

Coastal Playground

Just minutes from the city centre there is a great array of coastal landscapes for visitors to explore from the long coastal highway of Oreti Beach, to the native wonders of Waituna Wetlands and Omaui, or the boardwalk on the estuary and heritage wharfs. 

Southland Museum and Art Gallery

Situated in the Southern Hemisphere’s largest pyramid, the museum is nestled in Queens Park. Along with its fascinating exhibitions, it is the home of the successful Tuatara breeding programme, which has aided the recovery of our most ancient New Zealanders.

Savour the South

From sheep’s milk to sweetbreads, swedes to seaweed, salmon to saison, Southland is a foodie’s dream destination. Visit one of the local cafes, delis, restaurants or taverns for a Southern take on some of the finest & freshest ingredients in the world. Check out New Zealand’s most Southern craft brewery – Invercargill Brewery to find a beverage that compliments the Southern flavour.

Statues in Queens Park

Queens Park

Situated in the heart of the city – this NZ Garden of National Significance incorporates 80 hectares of gardens, wildlife and sporting fun. As well as an 18-hole golf course, the park has animal enclosures, a bird aviary, a castle, a stumpery and much more! 

 

Burt Munro, a local hero
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2017 marks the 50th Anniversary of Burt Munro's World Land Speed Record

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Classic Motoring in Invercargill
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Five reasons Invercargill should be officially named the Classic Motoring Capital of New Zealand

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The Grand is steeped in history, from her gracious balconies fit for a queen in 1954, to her ornate ceilings in her vintage wings. Our Focus is a boutique…
Your Hosts  Daryl and Lee Greig warmly welcome you to enjoy your holiday or business trip with them.Friendly, southern hospitality. Warm and comfortable units…
"Amble On Inn" holiday park hosts Mike and Steph have created a warm community atmosphere where peace and tranquillity are paramount, ensuring the return of…
Birchwood Manor Motel is in an exceptional inner-city location, with charming decor and warm southern hospitality, and is popular award-winning Invercargill…
Tuatara Backpackers is situated in the heart of Invercargill with an onsite cafe offering espresso, brunch, lunch and fresh juices.  Only minutes walk away…
Your hosts John and Christine McFarland We have 10 ground floor units each with their own car park at our Invercargill motel accommodation.  We are located in…
Garden Grove takes pride in providing some of the most comfortable and affordable accommodation in Invercargill. We offer a quiet, safe and friendly place to…
Tower Lodge Motel Invercargill are pleased to announce our latest award from Trip Advisor, the Hall of Fame Award for achieving the Certificate of Excellence 5…
Stay in the heart of Invercargill. Ashlar Motel is a 7-minute walk from Rugby Park Stadium, a 5-minute drive from both Stadium Southland and Queens Park Golf…
Experience a quiet night's sleep in my Invercargill motel/apartments with personal southern hospitality guaranteed! Relax away from the noise and bustle of the…
FREE Wi-Fi ALLOCATION 6ha of mature, sheltered, parklike surrounds in Sandy Point Domain. Close to Oreti Beach, take a stroll and view a beautiful sunset.…
Tui Hideaway is located just 5 minutes drive from the Invercargill Airport and 8 minutes drive from the centre of Invercargill. We have a 2.25 km lovely native…
The Homestead Villa Motel features 4 star plus luxury Invercargill accommodation decorated with stylish furnishings and outfitted with modern amenities for…
Welcome to Lorneville Holiday Park. We have many options for your accommodation needs, including caravan, motorhome, tent sites and family units. There are…
Beersheba is a Boutique B&B and is the perfect place to unwind; it is a destination in itself. Luxury abounds with Stylish leather suites and elegant…
Looking for quality Accommodation in Invercargill, then you need to stay at the 295 on Tay Motel. 295 on Tay Motel presents to you the best accommodation in…
The Ascot Park Hotel is unique as it offers hotel, motel and apartment style accommodation all within one venue. All guests are encouraged to enjoy the…
A small quiet boutique-style camping park just a few hundred metres from the centre of town. We have camping sites & modern cabin rooms, both with or…
Folster Gardens is a superior but down to earth Bed and Breakfast accommodation that is excellent value for money. Just a ten minute drive from the center of…
Safari Lodge is a beautifully restored Edwardian homestead in the heart of Invercargill. The lodge has a large collection of African Art on display, which has…
Welcome to Invercargill's newest accommodation, The Lodges At Transport World. If you're looking for Invercargill accommodation The Lodges At Transport World…
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Invercargill’s water tower has been described as an architectural treasure and a prime example of Victorian architecture. Invercargill water tower demonstrates…
Waituna Lagoon is part of Awarua Wetlands and is registered under the RAMSAR convention as a wetland of international significance. Signposted on SH92, it is…
The most affordable supercar driving experience. If you thought that getting behind the wheel of a supercar was only possible in your dreams, think again. Club…
Elizabeth Park is located off John Street and Lime Street and provides a large welcoming open space in the southern sector of the City. A large playground…
We're a local, family owned company based and run in Southland. We proudly design and make clothing in New Zealand, and we sell our range exclusively through…
Architect FW Burwell wanted this church to act as a landmark in a flat city and designed it with a 40 metre spire. This, however, was never built and 50 years…
Here is one of the best ways to see the bottom of New Zealand….on the deep south Bottom Bus! We have been guiding intrepid travelers around the bottom of New…
St Mary's Roman Catholic Basilica, opened in 1905, was once described as "the prettiest church in Australasia" and is a dominant Invercargill landmark. The…
A quaint cottage believed to be the oldest house still standing in Invercargill, built circa 1866.
Sandy Point is home to 17 tracks, all graded 2 – 3. Just 15 minutes out of the Invercargill city centre. 
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The Greenacres golf course was designed and built by the late Mr Charlie Emerson in 1969, at West Plains. The 18 hole  parkland course set on relatively flat…
Hire a range of bikes from Cycle Surgery Invercargill $35 full day hire including helmet and lock $20 for half day (or anything other than full day hire)
A memorial to the fallen soldiers from the Boer War completed in 1908. It has Aberdeen granite columns, a clock and a lone trooper made of Italian marble. For…
We have 7 beautiful horses - 6 are Clydsedale x thoroughbred and one is a purebred Morgan, all of whom we totally adore and have wonderful personalities.  All…
Completed in 1926, this elegant essay in brick ws designed by Government architect John Campbell but was completed by his successor, Invercargill architect JT…
Hire a range of bikes from Cycle Surgery Invercargill $35 full day hire including helmet and lock $20 for half day (or anything other than full day hire)
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