Invercargill City Guide
New Zealand>Invercargill City
Invercargill, the southern most city in New Zealand and
Southland's commercial heart, is known far and wide for
its hospitality to visitors and as the gateway to some of
New Zealand's most beautiful scenery in the Catlins, Fiordland
and Stewart Island.
If you are looking for peace and tranquility in the heart
of the city, the Queens Park which is over 100 years old,
80 hectares of botanical gardens, 18 hole golf course in
a parkland setting, childrens playground and water feature,
are indeed an exciting new aviary!
A must for visitors, Invercargill is proud of its unique
Museum. Housed under a spectacular pyramid-like roof, it
features a large enclosure called a 'tuatarium', home to
the ancient and beguilling native reptile, the tuatara.
The Museum has recently opened the world's first sub-antarctic
interpretation centre - "Beyond the Roaring 40's". Fascinating!
Visit the integrating Anderson Park, a beautiful Georgian
style home; just a short drive from the city centre, was
built in 1924 and is managed as an art gallery and venue
for exhibitions. The grounds include a walking track, Maori
carved house and children's playground. You'll positively
love this amazing place!
Another recent addition to the magical city is the Southland
Aquatic Centre - Splash Palace. If you are keen with water
games, there is so much for you to do at Splash Palace,
with facilities ranging from a 50 meter main pool, to waterslide
and wave action leisure pool. Great for kids and adults
Spend a moment for wilderness and create wonder in your
trip. Some of the wildest and most dramatic scenery in New
Zealand is found in Fiordland. Fiordland National Park is
one of the largest in the world and is designated as a World
Heritage area. Fiordland, a must see destination for visitors.
Scenic boat trips are also available on Doubtful Sound,
which is the deepest of all the fiords. With its ancient
rain forest and abundant wildlife, Doubtful Sound is unquestionably
breathtaking. The physical grandeur of towering peaks with
its outstanding waterfalls create an amazing sense of solitude
You can also shop in some of the best places in Invercargill
such as Church Corner Antiques where you can obtain fanciful
things like art deco, china and wide range of interesting
collectables or be at Stirling Sports for full range of
sporting goods: fishing, diving, footwear, apparel, sleeping
bags, camping, tennis, golf and many more...
Getting There and Moving Around
The Scenic Train offers services where the Southerner links
Invercargill, Dunedin and Christchurch.
The bus services are provided by Knight Rider Overnight
bus service to Dunedin and Christchurch. It also links to
Picton and Nelson.
There are also taxi services available to go around the
city in 24 hours.
The availablity of various transport mode in Invercargill
is a convenience of the visitors to move around the captivating