Parks & Gardens

Otepuni Gardens

Tyne Street, Invercargill

Winding pathways along the banks of the Otepuni Stream provide a refreshing break from the city’s central business district. A few minutes walk from the city centre, Otepuni Gardens covers 9.4 hectares, encompasses four city blocks and gives a peaceful sanctuary to city workers, shoppers and visitors.

The gardens were once the main city park, complete with a nursery, display houses and aviaries, but those have now gone, although the charm and beauty of the gardens remain. The gardens are popular for weddings and picnics and joggers and cyclists, along with walkers. Take advantage of the sense of seclusion offered by the gardens, which have been enhanced and hidden by stopbanks to protect the city from flooding. Take time out and go for a stroll through these beautiful gardens.


Note: Dog access is allowed if the dog is on a leash. Go here for more dog friendly walks and areas in Southland.

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Last modified
Tue 2 Jun 2020
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