Troopers War Memorial, Invercargill
Troopers War Memorial, Invercargill © Jeremy Pierce

Heritage & Museums in Invercargill

In 1856, John Turnbull Thomson, who was the chief surveyor for the Otago province, chose a site for a new southern town and began laying the foundations for what would later become Invercargill. It is a bustling centre in the new province of Southland. Invercargill has grand Victorian, Edwardian, and Art Deco heritage attractions that lend it an attractive old-world character. The city was heavily influenced by early European settlers, from the architecture and street names to the traces of Scottish burr in the rolling R’s of Southland voices.

Statues in Southland

As you're on a scenic road trip through Southland, there's a big chance you will be greeted by oversized statues. The big things of New Zealand, as they're called, are large novelty statues located in small towns…

Top Southland Winter Experiences

Winter in Southland should be your choice of season to visit. With multiday festivals, ice sports, easy access to the slopes and plenty of belly-warming food, you don't want to miss your chance to experience Southland in…

Top Southland Spring Experiences

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…

Street Art in Southland

Are you ready for a colourful adventure in Southland? You're in luck because the region is teeming with stunning street art waiting to be discovered. The talented artists of South Sea Spray have travelled far and wide to infuse…

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…