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Invercargill/Waihōpai | New Zealand

Invercargill is not only New Zealand’s most southern city but also one of the most southern cities in the world! Invercargill is a 30-minute drive to Bluff and the ferries that link the South Island with Stewart Island/Rakiura and the many walking and nature experiences that can be found there.

Tracknet doesn't currently offer any connections through to Invercargill, but if you wish to book a charter, Contact Us for more information.



  • Trees in autumn colours of yellows and oranges with leaves covering the path at Queens Park Invercargill
  • View from the tussocky sand dunes onto the beach and water of Oreti Beach
  • Idyllic waterway with pink and blue flowers in the foreground and bridge crossing the waterway at Queens Park Invercargill
  • Street view in Invercargill just on sunset with pink sky and street lights on
  • Yellow sign showing distances to major cities from Stirling Point near the small southern town of Bluff

About Invercargill/Waihōpai

Invercargill/Waihōpai is a charming city located at the southernmost tip of the South Island. Known for its friendly locals and relaxed pace of life, Invercargill offers a unique blend of heritage, culture, and natural beauty.

The city's architecture gives it a timeless appeal, with notable landmarks like the iconic Water Tower and the elegant Invercargill Cathedral adding to its character. Take a stroll through Queens Park, a sprawling urban oasis featuring beautifully landscaped gardens, a bird aviary, and even a Japanese garden.

For those interested in motorsports, the Bill Richardson Transport World museum showcases an impressive collection of vintage vehicles and transport memorabilia. Invercargill is also well-known for the Burt Munro Challenge which is held in February each year and is the 'largest motorcycle rally in the Southern Hemisphere'.

Invercargill is also a gateway to some of New Zealand's most stunning natural wonders. The rugged beauty of the Catlins, a coastal area known for its pristine beaches, dense forests, and unique wildlife, is just a short drive away. Nearby Bluff, often considered the southernmost point of the South Island, is famous for its delicious Bluff oysters and offers panoramic views from Stirling Point. The Bluff Oyster Festival is held annually in May and attracts people from near and far to savour not only the oyster but an array of seafood treats.

Invercargill's relaxed atmosphere, rich history, and proximity to breathtaking landscapes make it a delightful destination for travellers seeking a more tranquil New Zealand experience.

How to get there?

There is a provincial airport at Invercargill offering domestic flights, including regular flights to Stewart Island.

There is a range of shopping opportunities in Invercargill along with a wide range of restaurants and accommodation. Visit www.southlandnz.com to plan your visit to Invercargill.


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