It’s easy to navigate around the wide streets of Invercargill. New Zealand’s southernmost city has plenty of character and a warm, friendly heart.
Invercargill dates back to the 1850s, when people from the Scottish settlement of Dunedin began buying land for sheep runs in the far south. Today it is the country's southernmost city. From a visitor’s point of view, Invercargill is well-equipped. It has an excellent range of shops and a selection of lively bars and restaurants. Victorian, Edwardian and Art Deco heritage buildings give the city character. The museum has a tuatara house and the rose gardens at Queens Park are beautiful during summer. The art gallery at Anderson Park exhibits quality art from the far south and throughout New Zealand. Local food specialities include oysters and blue cod.
The Burt Munro Challenge
Held late November every year in honour of Burt Muno whos achievements the movie “The Worlds Fastest Indian” was based.
– Not a museum in the traditional sense, EH Hayes is the local Hardware store but displayed within are Burt Munro’s original Indian Motorcycle and numerous other interesting, historical cars and motorcycles.
- The local Race track which has numerous events during the year including a round of the Toyota Racing Series and of course part of the Burt Munro Challenge.
Bill Richardson Truck Museum
- what has to be one of the most extensive collections of commercial vehicles in the world and all collected by one man during his life.