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(For the electorate, see Invercargill (New Zealand electorate).) Invercargill (Māori: Waihōpai) is the southernmost and westernmost city in New Zealand, and one of the southernmost cities in the world. It is the commercial centre of the Southland region. It lies in the heart of the wide expanse of the Southland Plains on the Oreti or New River some 18 km north of Bluff, which is the southernmost town in the South Island. It sits amid rich farmland that is bordered by large areas of conservation land and marine reserves, including Fiordland National Park covering the south-west corner of the South Island and the Catlins coastal region. Many streets in the city, especially in the centre and main shopping district, are named after rivers in Great Britain, mainly Scotland. These include the main streets Dee and Tay, as well as those named after the Forth, Tyne, Esk, Don, Thames, Mersey, Ness, Yarrow, Spey and Eye rivers. The 2013 Census showed the population was 51,696, up 2.7% on the 2006 census number.

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This is a comprehensive travel guide for Invercargill in New Zealand. From budgeting tips to finding the best spots, this travel guide has got all the insider information to explore Invercargill like a local. When planning a trip to Invercargill, make sure you visit its near-by prime city of Queenstown. Add Queenstown to your vacation plan, it has an interesting bunch of activities to do on your visit like Skyline Gondola, Kiwi Birdlife Park, Milford Sound. To explore Invercargill, set aside 1 to 2 number of your days. You'll be coming back for more!

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Facts and Stats for Invercargill*

  • Pollution Statistics in Invercargill

    Know the pollution level of Invercargill before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 27.27 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 32.14 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 32.14 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 21.43 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 10.71 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 17.86 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 13.89 (Very Low)
  • Invercargill: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Invercargill for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Invercargill.

    • Burglary and Theft 46.43 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 39.29 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 39.29 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 35.71 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 46.43 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 46.43 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 32.14 (Low)
    • Drug offense 39.29 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 82.14 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 53.57 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 42.86 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 25 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 39.29 (Low)
  • Living in Invercargill - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 59.66 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 25.92 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 27.5 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 94.44 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 3.72 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Invercargill

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Invercargill

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.33 USD
    • International Movie per seat 9.88 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 32.93 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 90.01 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 72.45 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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