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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Check out our Southland events calendar and find out what is coming up so you can plan your trip south.

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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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Your hosts Dianna and Keith welcome you to 388 Tay Motel, located in the heart of Invercargill, New Zealand. 388 Tay Motel offer a full range of spacious…
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…
Invercargill TOP 10 Holiday Park and Motels is located on the northern edge of New Zealand’s southernmost city. Invercargill is a provincial city with stunning…
The Homestead Villa Motel features 4 star plus luxury Invercargill accommodation decorated with stylish furnishings and outfitted with modern amenities for…
The Yarrow Motel offers a warm and friendly place to stay, you will enjoy hospitality that will make you feel comfortable and relaxed. The location is quiet…
Fully furnished 2 bedroom sunny townhouse with internal access garage.  A home away from home. Long term or short term.  All rooms North facing.  We offer it…
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…
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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…
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…
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This property has been independently assessed by Qualmark as 4 star quality accommodation. Centrally located to Invercargill's CBD, many and varied restaurant…
If you are looking for well-appointed Invercargill accommodation with Free WIFI, the Comfort Inn Tayesta Motel is the perfect place to call home. We are…
Come relax and rejuvenate at Tudor Park Country Stay. This neo-Tudor home is set in almost two hectares of tranquil, award-winning gardens and is located only…
Enjoy the convenience of staying at the heart of Invercargill, a perfect home away from home. ibis Styles Invercargill offers comfortable accommodation options…
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…
Heritage Court Motel lies in a quiet and sunny spot, located within the CBD, and beside Queens Park, Museum, I Site and Golf Course. Perfect for couples or…
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Classes and Tours CHOCOLATE MAKING CLASSES Our chocolate making classes are held especially for you and your group to discover for yourself why our chocolates…
Invercargill’s water tower has been described as an architectural treasure and a prime example of Victorian architecture. Invercargill water tower demonstrates…
The Civic Theatre complex provides a quality theatre and associated facilities for hire and is a popular venue for local and regional organisations – and…
Route 6 Prestige Rentals is Invercargill's premium car rental company. Our cars provide a luxury rental option for visitors, a great gift for car enthusiasts…
Completed in 1926, this elegant essay in brick ws designed by Government architect John Campbell but was completed by his successor, Invercargill architect JT…
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Explore Southland with a professional guide. Established in 1993, Lynette Jack Scenic Sights will show you the region from a local's view point. Small,…
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…
Bill Richardson Transport World is the largest private collection of its type in the world. Designed to have something for everyone and, not just for vehicle…
A quaint cottage believed to be the oldest house still standing in Invercargill, built circa 1866.
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…
Anderson Park is located on the northern boundary of Invercargill. The grand old homestead remains as a focal point of the park, surrounded by well-manicured…
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…
A picturesque flat tree lined 18 hole golf course situated within 10 minutes walking distance from the Invercargill city centre. The course is spread out…
Southern Outdoor Instruction have been providing adventure activities since 2006. We specialise in teaching a range of outdoor skills including white water…
Invercargill offers visitors an interesting tour of heritage sites and diverse open spaces. This half day tour is best undertaken by vehicle, with stops for…
Still maturing as a golf course this is a fantastic course to test your skills. On a windy day the first two holes are enough to make you think you are on a…
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Take in the wonder of Stewart Island with a comfortable 15 minutes flight from Invercargill, taking you to the heart of New Zealand's ecological playground.…
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