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Invercargill Travel Guide: 49 reviews and 66 photos

Invercargill is the southernmost city in the world. It is located in the province of Southland which is known as part of the "Friendly South" (along with Otago).
I grew up in Otatara which is really close nearby, about a 5 minute drive from our house.
Since I moved to KSA, I've been home in December 2003 and April 2006 .... the city is heaps more modern now and caters to tourists a bit better.

Invercargill is known far and wide for its hospitality to visitors, it is the gateway to some of New Zealand's most beautiful scenery; the Catlins, Fiordland and Stewart Island.
Originally settled by Scottish immigrants about 1830, the city's prosperity was founded on the lush grasslands of Southland and today several million of the country's best sheep and increasingly, dairy herds graze on the green paddocks surrounding the city.

Invercargill offers the visitor all the benefits of a city with an urban population of over 56,000. It is Southlands major service centre and transport hub. The airport links travellers with other main centres within hours and trains and buses depart nationwide daily.
A pleasant moderate climate prevails with the city escaping the more extreme variations in temperature due to its coastal position. In summer, daylight hours range from 8am until 10pm - a unique opportunity to make full use of all the city has to offer.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:small-town atmosphere with friendly locals
  • Cons:night-life isn't too lively
  • In a nutshell:southernmost city in the world
  • Last visit to Invercargill: Apr 2006
  • Intro Updated Apr 12, 2006
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  • onedaysomewhere's Profile Photo
    Oct 21, 2010 at 4:28 PM

    This sounds like an ok place, and cheap.

  • amandajayne81's Profile Photo
    Jul 29, 2010 at 12:33 AM

    Looks to have some interesting attractions. We hope to have a few nights here in January.

  • icunme's Profile Photo
    Jul 15, 2009 at 7:38 AM

    Just heard about a 7.8 quake there in the city of your birth. Hope all is OK w/your people there.

  • rtmfry's Profile Photo
    May 27, 2008 at 8:31 PM

    Just a small amendment, as I lived in Invercargill for many years. Invercargill recieves snow almost every year, around early to mid August. However, this may only last a day or two. On rare occassions it has lasted a week.

  • FOotFetish's Profile Photo
    Aug 29, 2004 at 12:49 AM

    yo! great pages. I got a friend who just moved there....ahh thanks for showing the pics :O)

  • MacKiwi's Profile Photo
    Sep 13, 2003 at 4:48 PM

    Nightlife in Invercargill???!!!

  • kenmerk's Profile Photo
    Sep 9, 2003 at 2:57 PM

    Looks like quite the place to hail from, way way down under, Becs. Nice Kiwi page...

  • whitecliff62's Profile Photo
    Sep 1, 2003 at 9:01 AM

    Superb place to visit, Bec.All the best to you Cliff"!"

  • Aug 21, 2003 at 1:32 PM

    Invercargill looks just great. I really enjoyed your page

  • pepples46's Profile Photo
    Aug 15, 2003 at 3:38 PM

    soooo good to see Invercargill on the VT map, well done

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