Things to Do in Invercargill
As the capital of Southland, 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 Challenge. E. 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!
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… 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
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
ILT Stadium Southland
ILT Stadium Southland is an impressive, multi-purpose venue, capable of hosting a wide range of national and international events and activities. From sporting and recreational events, to conferences… Read More
Reading Cinemas Invercargill
With five wall to wall cinema screens featuring the highest quality crystal clear digital sound, you really can experience the difference at Reading Cinemas Invercargill. Sit back and relax in our luxurious… Read More
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
Things to do on a Rainy Day in invercargill
No matter the weather, Invercargill has something for everyone. So, for when it's wet outside just remember every rain cloud has a silver lining. Here are some ideas that'll suit all ages and budgets, from soaking in the…