Invercargill

Water Fountains at Queens Park
Venture Southland
Water Fountains at Queens Park
Invercargill, New Zealand

Invercargill (Waihōpai) is the regional capital and commercial hub of Southland. Founded in the 1850’s, it is New Zealand’s southernmost city - and one of the southernmost cities in the world.

Fondly dubbed the "City of Water and Light", referring to the long summer daylight hours, frequent appearances of the Aurora Australis (Southern Lights), and the city’s position beside the Waihopai River estuary, Invercargill has plenty of character and a friendly, laid-back atmosphere.

Wide streets in a gridded layout make it easy to find your way around the city to enjoy the excellent cultural attractions, outstanding nature reserves and parks, and lively cafes, restaurants and bars. There’s something for the whole family in Invercargill!