Invercargill Tourism

(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.


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!

Invercargill is an affair to remember, follow this apt itinerary of the place and return home with a bunch of memories.

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  • I want to book for the Cats Musical.

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    • To know about Cats Musical bookings, it will be best for you to call on Invercargill City Council/ ICC Booking Office contact number (03) 211 1692.

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