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

Itinerary for Invercargill

So you're spending 2 days in Invercargill and want to check out all that Southland's biggest city has to offer. Then check out this itinerary and start planning today.

Cafes & Bakeries

Make your tastebuds happy and follow the smell of freshly baked goods. From a Parisian patisserie to expert pie bakers and bread makers, Southland has plenty of mouthwatering cafes and bakeries to choose from. Or get your…


Have a Coffee

Start your day of with a good cup of coffee! We love our coffee here in Southland and the amount of cafe's are proof, you find them around every corner! So while in Invercargill make sure you pop into one, two or more cafe's to get your caffeine fix! 

Here are some more coffee spots in town.

Industry Cafe

Here at Industry we pride ourselves on locally sourced food and handcrafted coffee. First opened in…


On the first floor of The Langlands Hotel in Invercargill, you will find Brew'd. The cafe is bright…


Burt Munro

So, you're into wheels? Then Southland is the place to be!

E Hayes & Sons Motorworks Collection
Tucked away in a hardware store, this collection includes Burt Munro’s original Indian Scout that set land speed records.

Classic Motorcycle Mecca
New Zealand’s most diverse motorcycle display, home to more than 300 bikes, sidecars and
stunning artworks.

Bill Richardson Transport World
The largest private automotive museum of its type in the world. With more than 300 vehicle displays, a growing wearable arts collection and more - you’ll find something to captivate the whole family.

Oreti Beach

Oreti Beach is a coastal playground just minutes from Invercargill that you’re able to drive right onto! Explore, go for a swim or surf, or build a sandcastle. This beach is also famous for being Burt Munro’s testing ground.

Oreti Beach

Oreti Beach is a coastal playground just minutes from Invercargill's city centre. The beach is a wonderland for families to adrenaline junkies and everybody in-between, with plenty of opportunities for horse riding, dog walking…


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.

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. 

Amare Reiki

Amare Reiki (formerly Otatara Retreat) offers a tranquil environment to relax and recharge. We offer…

Anderson Park

The elegant Anderson Park is located on the northern outskirts of Invercargill and is testament to…


Dinner Time

Invercargill has plenty of food option. So while you're visiting check out some of our favourites. For more dinner options in Invercargill go here.

The Grille is a popular cafe situated in Transport World. Enjoy excellent service and an ever-changing menu within an automotive and retro themed decor.

Emberz is a great restaurant serving local cuisine with cosy atmosphere and open fire


There's nothing quite like an exquisite meal with a perfectly matched wine to top off a great day…


Discover the epitome of luxury and culinary delight at 360, an exquisite bar nestled on the seventh…

Buster Crabb

Buster Crabb has impressive menus to choose from " lunch and dinner. We also offer specialised…

Banh Mi

Banh Mi is bringing Vietnamese street food to Invercargill! Traditional Banh Mi is a sandwich made…

Bombay Palace

Bombay derives its unique character from its varied heritage and is still considered a patchwork…

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Welcome Rock Trails, Northern Southland © Air New Zealand


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