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"City of water and light"

Invercargill Tourism

Southernmost and Westernmost city of New Zealand, Invercargill is also one of the southernmost cities of the world. A commercial centre in the Southland region, Invercargill is rich farmland and is surrounded by conservation land and has a lot of marine reserves.

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Currency in Invercargill

The New Zealand dollar is traditionally slightly lower than the Australian dollar. Better exchange rates are available onshore but it is advisable to have some local currency before landing. NZ$ is readiily available at most currency exchangers in the world.

Shopping in Invercargill

Invercargill doesn't offer a lot to shoppers but be sure to stop by the Seriously Good Chocolate Company and the Southern Farmers Market.

Nightlife in Invercargill

Invercargill has some great bars and pubs to hang out at after sundown. They include - Lone Star Saloon Bar: Saloon Bar, Frog 'n' Firkin Cafe and Bar: English Pub, Kiln, Tillermans Music Lounge

History of Invercargill

Gisborne was built in the late 19th- 20th century. The city's roads are paved with Otago gold and they bear the names of rivers in Scotland and Northern England. The city gets the name from William Cargill - an Otago settler who was priminent in his time.

Language of Invercargill

English is the language of communication.

Invercargill Customs

Invercargill has no unique local customs that need to be observed

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Daily Budget for Invercargill

Daily budget in a town like Gisborne will be around 50- 70 NZ$

Exchanging Money in Invercargill

Onshore exchange rates are more favorable. Most established places will accept plastic money though.

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What is the best time to visit Invercargill?

Invercargill has moderate temperatures throughout the year. The wettest months are January, April and May. February is the warmest month. July is the coolest month.
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What are the places near Invercargill?

The top places near to Invercargill are Queenstown which is 155 km from Invercargill, Te anau which is located 121 km from Invercargill, Glenorchy which is located 173 km from Invercargill, Arrowtown which is located 168 km from Invercargill, Dunedin which is located 175 km from Invercargill

What are the things to do in Invercargill?

The top things to do in Invercargill are Queens Park , Southland Museum and Art Gallery , Water Tower , Dee and Tay Streets , Nugget Point Lighthouse, Botanical Gardens . You can see all the places to visit in Invercargill here

What is the local food in Invercargill?

Invercargill has some fantastic restaurants and cafes including - The Batch Caf_,The Saucy Chef on St Andrew, The Rocks Caf_, Devil Burger and Seriously Good Chocolate Company.
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