"INVERCARGILL" Top 5 Page for this destination Invercargill by balhannah
Invercargill Travel Guide: 49 reviews and 66 photos
Invercargill is located on the southern tip of the South Island and was
established by Europeans in 1856, when settlers set up a
flax milling industry in the area.
Before this time the area had always been popular with Maori.
The Town we thought was quite nice, there are influences of the early the
Scottish and English migrants who settled here, most of the streets being
named after rivers in Scotland and the UK.
There is a chance when visiting this area at the right time of the year of
maybe experiencing the famous ‘Southern Lights’ or ‘Aurora Australis’
that are a phenomenon in these southern skies!
It is also famous because of the film “The World’s Fastest Indian” which is
the story of Burt Munro from Invercargill, quite an interesting film that I
have just recently seen.
INCLUDED TIPS ON THIS PAGE ARE:-
Sights and places that you see on the 'SOUTHERN SCENIC ROUTE'
between the area of INVERCARGILL & BALCLUTHA.
THIS SCENIC ROUTE IS A MUST DO!
- Pros:Nice town
- In a nutshell:Nowhere near as cold as I thought it would be!
On one of our days at Invercargill, we decided to drive to Gore, "THE WORLD BROWN TROUT CAPITAL" , to see the town and... more travel advice
The Civic Theatre Complex is another building in Invercargill built in English Renaissance style. The Theatre is over... more travel advice
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