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. Home to around 300 vehicles, a wearable arts collection, children’s play zones, The Grille Cafe and themed bathrooms fast becoming as famous as the vehicles. Transport World has something for everyone.

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! 



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Classic Motoring in Invercargill

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

See rare and beautifully restored automotive at Bill Richardson Transport World

Food and Drink

Whether it’s Bluff Oysters or blue cod accompanied by a delicious craft beer, sampling Southland’s local cuisine is sure to re-energize a food lover's palate.

Try delicious craft beer at Invercargill Brewery
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Quest Invercargill serviced apartments offer guests a relaxed and comfortable Invercargill accommodation experience for overnight visits or for short or long stays, ideal for both the corporate and leisure traveller.<

Your Hosts Sandra and Bob warmly welcome you to enjoy your holiday or business trip with them at Host Accommodation's Southern-most Motel.

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 bush walk at the entrance to our property.

A friendly welcome awaits you at the Raceway B&B. This beautiful B&B is close to Ascot Park Racecourse, ILT Velodrome, Stadium Southland and the Ascot Park Hotel & Conference Centre.

Cottage by the Tower offers you a modern, stand alone, comfortable apartment style cottage set amongst lavender and Olive trees on this quarter acre property.

Make our Invercargill motel accommodation your base while visiting Southland, we are officially 4 star rated and are the recipient of a tripadviser certificate of excellence.

Lovett Lodge is located in quiet peaceful off street location, 5 minute drive from CBD & 10 minute walk to Invercargill Musuem and Art Gallery, Queens Park & Queens Park Golf course.

The Victoria Railway Hotel of Invercargill, New Zealand, offers modern, stylish and comfortable hotel accommodation with a touch of old world charm.

If you are in need of Invercargill accommodation, then look no further.

Cute and cosy, Lorneville Lodge offers camping and sites, Cottage and Cabin accommodation at affordable rates.

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Sandy Point is home to 17 tracks, all graded 2 – 3. Just 15 minutes out of the Invercargill city centre. 

Your personal, friendly and relaxed Southland day tour specialist.          

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 our own retail studios and website.

One of the many historic buildings is the ex-Dee Street Hospital, the oldest public hospital in New Zealand, situated at the northern end of Dee Street.

Explore Southland with a professional guide. Established in 1993, Lynette Jack Scenic Sights will show you the region from a local's view point.

Invercargill Brewery’s flavoursome beers and ciders are consistent winners at Australasian beer awards.

Ten kilometres west of Invercargill, Oreti Beach was a key location for the film 'The World's Fastest Indian', which tells the story of Southland's motorcycling hero Burt Munro.

Southlands only FIRE MUSEUM is situated on the corner of Jed and Spey streets Invercargill , across the road from the Invercargill Fire Station.The museum holds the fire museums vast collection.

Fly fishing, fly casting, fly tying and fly design is the driving force behind Stu's visions and goals in life.

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.