Discover Invercargill / Southland

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Where to find us

Invercargill is the southernmost city in New Zealand, nestled in the majestic province of Southland.  Invercargill is very accessible with daily flights from Auckland (via Christchurch), Wellington or Christchurch, and the airport is just a five minute drive from the city.  Driving from Dunedin or Queenstown takes just 2½ hours through  some of the most spectacular scenery imaginable.

Scenic Highlights

Invercargill is home to one of the most beautiful inner city parks; Queens Park is a five minute walk from the central city and offers visitors a chance to stroll around the Rose Garden or a leisurely walk through the aviary and gardens. 

Southland is surrounded by lakes and mountains – we are on the doorstep of Rakiura National Park on Stewart Island and the world heritage listed Fiordland National Park – the home of Milford and Doubtful Sounds.  Take a drive on the Southern Scenic Route, the Catlins or bring your bike and ride on the Around the Mountains Cycle Trail. 
What’s on

Southern Wild Food Festival

Hokonui Moonshiners Festival
21 March

Southland Festival of the Arts May Bluff Oyster & Food Festival

NZ Gold Guitar Awards

Hokonui Fashion Design Awards

Tour of Southland Cycle Race

Burt Munro Challenge

Conference Venues & Facilities

Invercargill boasts world-class facilities to hold your conference or event – whether it’s the award winning Ascot Park Hotel, the newly rebuilt ILT Stadium Southland or the soon to be opened Bill Richardson Transport World.  But don’t just stop there – travel a short distance to Gore to be immersed in a vibrant arts and heritage precinct. If you are looking for an intimate setting have a look at Province at the Hideaway near Winton – and try the incredible food.  


When it’s time to turn in, Southland offers an array of accommodation catering for every taste and budget – from hotels to motels to boutique hotels , the choice is yours!  Wherever you make your “home away from home” you’ll find the warm hospitality that is synonymous with Southlanders.

Unforgettable Experiences

Encompassing Fiordland, the Catlins, the Southern Scenic Route and Stewart Island, Southland offers a real New Zealand experience – including thrilling jet boat rides on some of the most amazing waterways in the country. The landscape also offers incredible 4WD adventures and of course some of the most spectacular walking tracks in the world – many of which are in National Parks.

If you are looking for a more relaxed stay – try Invercargill’s cafes and restaurants or visit the fantastic museum, shop in Winton and lunch amid some beautiful gardens, or visit a world-renowned gallery in Gore.  Play a leisurely round of golf or get that bike out and be one of the first to cycle the Around the Mountains Cycle Trail in Northern Southland - enjoying cafes and quirky shops along the trail.

There is so much to do – come and visit and let us show  you around!