Getting to our Place

Southland is more accessible than ever.

Waihōpai Invercargill is a very reachable destination with direct flights from Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. Invercargill airport is located just 5km (under seven minutes' drive) from the centre of Invercargill.

Both Te Anau and Gore are within driving distance of the Invercargill, with the road to Te Anau travelling through some spectacular scenery. 

Queenstown and Dunedin International Airports are within a few hours' drive, with these journeys taking you through some of New Zealand’s most stunning landscapes. 

Invercargill Airport

Fly Direct to Invercargill

Travel into Invercargill with direct flights operating Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. Arrive to a modern airport, that is seamless to get through.

Flight Timing

From Auckland to Invercargill - up to six days a week.
One flight per day, approx 2h

From Wellington to Invercargill - seven days a week.
Two flights per day, approx 2h 10m

From Christchurch to Invercargill - Daily.
Six to seven flights per day, approx 1hr 25m

Transport map - direct flights

Driving Within Southland

Wind your way through fertile farmland, cruise the coastlines, or travel through the native rainforests, wherever your destination you'll discover a rugged and remote region of awe-inspiring scenic beauty. 

Travel Distances

From Queenstown Airport to Invercargill - approx 2h 15m, 180km
From Dunedin Airport to Invercargill - approx. 2h 20m, 183km
From Christchurch to Invercargill - approx. 7h, 566km

From Invercargill to Te Anau - approx 1h 45m, 155km
From Invercargill to Gore - approx 45min, 65km
From Invercargill to The Catlins - approx 1hr 10m, 82km
​From Te Anau to Milford Sound - approx 1hr 30min, approx 118km

Transport Map - Driving

Whether you are travelling by road, air or water, search here for a wide range of transport services available throughout the region.