The pride of Invercargill is Queens Park, a magnificent public park in the heart of the city. The park sprawls across 80 hectares of beautifully kept gardens, wildlife habitats, and sports areas.
Highlights of this New Zealand Garden of National Significance include a stunning rose garden, a rhododendron dell, an azalea garden, a Japanese garden, bush paths through a selection of native plants, rock and herb gardens, and a stumpery. An indoor Winter Garden features tropical and flowering plants, and a range of cacti are displayed in an adjoining structure. The park also houses an impressive bird aviary, farmyard area, and animal enclosures.
Queens Park is perfect for families with children. There is a popular playground, a waterpark, and plenty of space for running around and biking. Bring your own picnic or visit the café in the centre of the park.
The extensive sporting facilities in the park include an 18-hole golf course, a disc golf course, tennis courts, Cricket, Croquet, Bowling Clubs, and a 5km fitness trail with twenty exercise stations.
Whether exploring this botanic wonderland, working up a sweat on the fitness track, walking your dog down dramatic tree-lined paths, or picnicking with friends and family, Queens Park has something for everyone!
This trail is considered a Grade 1 - Easiest trail based on the Kennett Brothers grading system which is widely used by New Zealand riders. For more information on the grading go here.
Note: Dog access is allowed if the dog is on a leash. Go here for more dog friendly walks and areas in Southland.
- Culture & Heritage
- Free Things to Do
- Outdoor Activities
- Cycling - Recreational
- Family Friendly
- Wildlife Park
- Scenic Photo Point
- Scenic Attraction
- Walking & Tramping
- Dogs on leash
- Sport & Outdoor