Things to Do in Invercargill

As the capital of Southland, Waihōpai Invercargill boasts a massive range of activities and attractions, providing visitors of any kind with plenty to see and do.

The highlight of Invercargill’s crown is, no doubt, its various world-class vintage motor vehicle displays, including Bill Richardson Transport World and Classic Motorcycle Mecca. Home to Burt Munro, a Southland speeding legend, you will find plenty of memorabilia and displays around town, as well as the annual Burt Munro ChallengeE. Hayes Motorworks Collection has Burt Munro’s original speed bike racer on display.

Head to Queens Park for a relaxing walk, where you will be surrounded by lush greenery and multiple special gardens to choose from. For those who love history, the city is also home to many historical buildings and an interesting heritage trail. Invercargill also boasts an abundance of special natural spaces, from parks and gardens to scenic bushes and reserves, an estuary, rivers, and a drivable beach, as well as the unique Sandy Point Domain. There are multiple sculptures scattered across the city. Go on a hunt for them! Such as “The Tale of Southland – Murihiku” is literally a whale tale representing the Southland region.

Go-karting, tenpin bowling, paintball, horse trekking, playing sports at the ILT Stadium Southland, swimming at Splash Palace, catching the latest movie at Reading Cinemas Invercargill, taking a guided tour of a boutique food and beverage producer, or operating heavy machinery at Dig This – these are just some of the exciting opportunities in Invercargill!

Queens Park

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. It's no… Read More

Sandy Point Domain

Just 10km from the city of Invercargill is Sandy Point, a sand and shingle peninsula bound by the Oreti River and Foveaux Strait. Maori enjoyed this region for its plentiful supply of birdlife, fish and… Read More

Splash Palace

The Southland Aquatic Centre " Splash Palace " is one of the top public pool facilities in New Zealand. Our facility includes a 50m x 8 lane sports pool with a bulkhead, a leisure pool with waves and sprays… Read More

Dig This Invercargill

Absolutely groundbreaking in Invercargill, Dig This, New Zealand's first heavy equipment playground, is an experience quite unlike any other. Get ready to rip, push and pull your way to a whole new level of… Read More


New Zealand's southernmost Ten Pin Bowling Centre, Superbowl Invercargill (Southland Ten Pin Bowling Centre Limited) is a privately owned bowling centre that was established in 1987 by a consortium of local… Read More

Xtreme Karts

We offer the only karting drift track in Southland. Requiring more skill and more daring than normal go-karting, it also offers the more exhilaration and excitement than any racing experience you may have had… Read More

Street Art in Invercargill

Walking around Invercargill, you'll likely stumble across beautiful street art. These vibrant and colourful murals have really brought our streets alive and are worth looking out for. The artwork is as changeable as…

Autumn in Southland

Discover autumn in Murihiku Southland, one of the best times to visit. March to May Temperatures between 10°C and 20°C The crisp air whispers change, the days grow shorter, and a kaleidoscope of colours paints the…

Southland in Spring

Spring is finally here, and Southland is bursting with life! It's the season of new beginnings, where nature awakens and the air is filled with the sweet scent of blossoms. If you want to see fields of tulips blooming, lots of…

Winter in Southland

Winter in Southland should be your choice of season to visit. June to August Temperatures between 10°C and 0°C As the seasons shift, days get shorter, and a crisp chill fills the air. Murihiku Southland transforms. Unlike…

Relax & Refresh in Southland

Southland is filled with adventure around every corner, from jet boating and kayaking to Great Walks and scenic flights. However, sometimes finding moments of tranquillity is essential to restore our energy and well-being in the…

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