"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.


Sights and places that you see on the 'SOUTHERN SCENIC ROUTE'

between the area of INVERCARGILL & BALCLUTHA.


Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Nice town
  • In a nutshell:Nowhere near as cold as I thought it would be!
  • Last visit to Invercargill: Mar 2005
  • Intro Updated Jan 26, 2010
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  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Dec 27, 2010 at 2:18 PM

    Dee, very interesting page a about Invercargill. I especially like the Off the Beaten Path tips about Bluff. Well done. :o)

  • amandajayne81's Profile Photo
    Dec 12, 2010 at 10:02 PM

    We have 2 nights in Invercargill to complete our Kiwi trip next month and I wasn't overly excited about the town until I looked through your pages-think we will be busy and very much interested.

  • Maryimelda's Profile Photo
    Jul 31, 2010 at 3:57 AM

    I love all the waterfalls, Dee. So many of them and Nugget Point looks great as well. Good page!

  • glabah's Profile Photo
    Jun 6, 2010 at 12:02 AM

    I didn't know that Invercargill has so many interesting places around it.

  • onedaysomewhere's Profile Photo
    Apr 9, 2010 at 1:08 PM

    Lots of good information here. It is a pity that the weather at the Bluff turned bad, and so quickly!


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