Things to Do
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. 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!