Discover Invercargill & Bluff

As New Zealand’s southernmost city (and southernmost city in the world!), Invercargill is fondly referred to as the ‘City of Water and Light’ due to its long summer daylight hours and frequent appearances of the magical Aurora Australis. You might be surprised at how much Invercargill has to offer, it’s easy to fill an action-packed day or two - as the town is somewhat of a homage to motoring legends. For lovers of seafood you can’t miss visiting the port town of Bluff – home of the famous Bluff oysters. Grown in the deep icy waters of the Foveaux Strait, they are highly sought after worldwide!

While you’re there, make sure to try other local delicacies such as Paua, Swedes, Blue Cod, the famous Southland cheese roll and don't forget about the coffee scene - all dished up with a good dash of southern hospitality. 

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Bill Richardson Transport World

If you're looking for things to do in Invercargill then you can't miss Bill Richardson Transport World. With literally hundreds of motor vehicles and petrol pumps on display there is a lot to take in. Transport World is the largest…


Invercargill is widely known as New Zealand’s Classic Motoring Capital. Starting out Invercargill’s obsession for wheels stems from the celebrated Burt Munro setting a land speed record in 1967 on an old Indian Scout Motorbike. Half a century later you can still see the original motorbike on display at E Hayes & Son and visit Classic Motorcycle Mecca, a museum with over 300 bikes and motorcycle-themed artwork on display. The magic continues down the road at Bill Richardson’s Transport World, from vintage trucks to classic cars to racing cars and even farm machinery there is something unique for everyone to see.

For a small place, Bluff has plenty to do. The Bluff Maritime Museum is a must-do, with fascinating historical displays on subjects such as; whaling, oystering, and local shipwrecks. Or if it’s an adrenaline rush you’re looking for, then plunge into the deep and come eye to eye with a great white shark from within the safety of Shark Experience’s shark cage.

Check out more things to do in Invercargill or Bluff here.

Stirling Point

Stirling Point is located at the beginning (or end) of New Zealand's State Highway 1, in the small township of Bluff. It is named after Captain William Stirling who established a Whaling Station nearby in 1836. Stirling Point is…


Sitting at the edge of the inner city is the sprawling Queens Park that caters to those keen to swing a nine iron, play a round of frisbee golf, or walk the many tracks that meander through the park. The grace of this beautiful showpiece complements the grand Victorian architecture across the city.  

Oreti Beach is a short drive from the city centre and is one of New Zealand’s only drivable beaches, often a food gathering spot for flounders.  

For seafood lovers, you can’t miss visiting the port town of Bluff – particularly from March to August when the famous Bluff oysters are in season. Grown in the deep icy waters of the Foveaux Strait, they take longer to reach maturity and, as such, have an intensity of flavour which is highly sought after. The fishing town is an attraction in itself; with a charming heritage facade, it creates a feeling of nostalgia, almost like it was forgotten in time. Whilst there, let the weather guide your activities towards deep sea fishing adventures, Bluff Hill Lookout, various hikes or Stirling Point – the beginning or end of the iconic State Route 1.

Check out more things to see in Invercargill or Bluff here.

Seriously Good Chocolate Company

We are a chocolate manufacturer in the heart of Invercargill with a cafe and concept store. We serve delicious sweet and savoury food, great coffee and gourmet hot chocolates, and we sell a range of our seriously good chocolates and…


The city boasts its own cuisine style, a fusion of tradition with quirky local produce. Wine and chocolate are combined for Pinot Noir chocolates at the Seriously Good Chocolate Shop, and cheese is rolled up in bread to a surprisingly more sophisticated experience than one would expect. One of the most famous tasters is the Bluff Oyster, ranked as one of the best in the world, which comes from the cool waters of Foveaux Straight.

Check out more food options in Invercargill and Bluff here.

The Lodges At Transport World

If you are looking for luxury accommodation in Invercargill, The Lodges provides a stylish sanctuary full of thoughtful touches and supreme comfort. Take your pick of six two-bedroom apartments (to accommodate four guests), an…


The Lodges at Transport World are a perfect option for guests looking for a sanctuary to relax and recharge, offering uniquely themed apartment units that are spacious and packed full of supreme comfort. For something for the whole family The Ascot Park Hotel is a great choice. Set on the outskirts of town with lovely grounds, an onsite restaurant, heated pool and a wide range of rooms to suit every budget.

If you want to get away from it all, then a stay at Whare Manu or Lands End might just be the perfect option for you.

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