Things To Do In Invercargill

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1. Queens Park

Queens Park
4.5 /5

1 km
from city center
1 out of 15
things to do in Invercargill

Queens Park, also referred to as Invercargill’s pride, is one of the major parks in the city. Located just a few kilometres from Invercargill’s city centre, this park has around 80 hectares. The entire area features several gardens, walking tracks and multipurpose locations such as picnic spots, cafes and waterparks. You’ll always find a place for yourself, alone or in a group.

2. Southland Museum and Art Gallery

Southland Museum and Art Gallery
4.3 /5

1 km
from city center
2 out of 15
things to do in Invercargill

Invercargill's history and live fossils

3. Water Tower

Water Tower
4.2 /5

1 km
from city center
3 out of 15
things to do in Invercargill

Splendid view of the city

4. Dee and Tay Streets

Dee and Tay Streets
3.8 /5

1 km
from city center
4 out of 15
things to do in Invercargill

Dee and Tay streets are the two main streets of Invercargill, the southernmost and westernmost city in New Zealand. Scottish immigrants established this city, and most streets here are named after Scottish rivers. The cultural and traditional links of the town with Scotland are visible in the streets. Dee and Tay streets are emblematic of Invercargill’s place as a heritage hotspot, and these streets are littered with buildings that are centuries old and outline Invercargill’s history.

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5. Nugget Point

Nugget Point
3.7 /5

109 km
from city center
5 out of 15
things to do in Invercargill

Lighthouse with great view

6. Boatanical Gardens

Boatanical Gardens
3.8 /5

3 km
from city center
6 out of 15
things to do in Invercargill

Beautiful rose gardens and a great wildlife sanctuary.

7. Porpoise Bay

Porpoise Bay
3.7 /5

64 km
from city center
7 out of 15
things to do in Invercargill

Home to the famous Hector’s dolphins and sea lions, Porpoise Bay is situated in the heart of Catlins, along the south coast of South Island in New Zealand. It is also adjacent to Curio Bay, separated only by a campground.

8. Slope Point

Slope Point
3.6 /5

56 km
from city center
8 out of 15
things to do in Invercargill

Southernmost point in South Island

9. Oreti Beach

Oreti Beach

10 km
from city center
9 out of 15
things to do in Invercargill

The Foveaux Strait Coast in New Zealand consists of three bays - Te Waewae Bay, Oreti Beach and Toestoes Bay. Oreti Beach lies right in the centre of this coast. It is a twenty-six kilometres long stretch of land which is smooth enough for practising and enjoying activities like motorbiking. Burt Munro, a famous motorbiker from New Zealand, used this clear, expansive beach stretch to test and practice his Indian motorbiking and set a new world record in motorbiking.

10. Nugget Point

Nugget Point

112 km
from city center
10 out of 15
things to do in Invercargill

New Zealand is dotted with several iconic tourist spots, one of the most notable would be Nugget Point and the lighthouse perched on top of it. It is located on the northern side of the Catlins coast, trailing the Kaka point’s road. If you are at Nugget point, you have to make it a point to watch the sunrise, peeking its way through and behind the lighthouses and hills.

11. Southern Scenic Route

Southern Scenic Route

6 km
from city center
11 out of 15
things to do in Invercargill

The Southern scenic route in New Zealand is an eminent drive that connects Dunedin to Queenstown, Fiordland, Te Anau and the Milford Road. This spectacular route takes the travellers through Riverton, Invercargill and the Catlins, which exposes the travellers to a variety of landscapes making the experience all the more thrilling. Construction inception of the route began in 1986, and the route finally became operational in 1988. The route is perfect for long road trips with a length of 610 kilometres and a scintillating view.

12. Bill Richardson Transport World

Bill Richardson Transport World

2 km
from city center
12 out of 15
things to do in Invercargill

Bill Richardson Transport World, formerly called Bill Richardson Museum, is a complex full of transport-related objects, mainly old trucks, cars, vans, and motorcycles. It is a part of the Transport World, which also hosts the Motorcycle Mecca, Dig This and this facility. It is a great place to spend a day, even if you’re not into trucks and cars.

13. Splash Palace

Splash Palace

4 km
from city center
13 out of 15
things to do in Invercargill

The Splash Palace is situated at Invercargill in New Zealand. Located in the Southland region, Splash Palace is the only indoor aquatic centre in the area. It remains open throughout the year and welcomes people from around the globe. As the name suggests, Splash Palace is like a water park with gigantic swimming pools, meandering and whirling water slides, and more!

14. Water Tower

Water Tower

0 km
from city center
14 out of 15
things to do in Invercargill

Invercargill is an iconic, picturesque ornate red-brick water tower located in the southwestern part of New Zealand. It was constructed during 1888-1889 and stood 31.5 meters high. Built with about 300,000 bricks, the inside being steelwork, it’s a beautiful water tower with large overlooking windows. Hugh Mair and Matthew created it. It remains one of the remarkable and outstanding industrial monuments built in the country.

15. Splash Palace

Splash Palace

10,320 km
from city center
15 out of 15
things to do in Invercargill

The Splash Palace is situated at Invercargill in New Zealand. Located in the Southland region, Splash Palace is the only indoor aquatic centre in the area. It remains open throughout the year and welcomes people from around the globe. As the name suggests, Splash Palace is like a water park that has gigantic swimming pools, meandering and whirling water slides, water games etc. The swimming pool at Splash Palace is a fifty-metre lane pool. They have created a mechanism that produces waves and sprays in the water to give everyone the feel of bathing in the sea. It is undoubtedly a great place to spend a day with your family here as kids really have a ball while swimming and playing in the water.

FAQs on Invercargill

What are the top sightseeing places in Invercargill?

The top sightseeing places in Invercargill are Queens Park , Southland Museum and Art Gallery , Water Tower , Dee and Tay Streets , Nugget Point Lighthouse, Botanical Gardens .

How can I commute within Invercargill?

One can get around the city in buses ,cycles, cars or walk around. Invercargill also has the Blue star taxi service which gives excellent service.
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