"Southern Port City and Gateway to Stewart" Invercargill by DSwede

Invercargill Travel Guide: 49 reviews and 66 photos

Invercargill has a varied past. Originally it was settled as an expansion effort of the Free Church with missionaries, but the big boom was the exploitation of the seals and whales. Today, Invercargill is a relatively sleepy city with a large university. The Southland Museum is a good stop if you are in the area. Among other things, they have a great display of pounamu (jade) and several tuatara (living dinosaurs!).

For more details of my time on the island, please feel free to visit my South Island page.

(for more pictures, feel free to visit my New Zealand gallery. If you enjoy the pictures, please leave a comment.)

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