Invercargill Vacations

New Zealand
Invercargill is New Zealand’s most southern city, sitting along the southern coast of South Island. Whalers and missionaries were the first to fill the city. In the 1860s, the Otago gold rush sparked a population boom. Today, the city houses over 50,000 people and is the commercial center for the …

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Reviews of Invercargill

Marina L
Marina LWahroonga, Australia
26/10/2017

Invercargill has the Southland Museum and Art Gallery where you can see live Tuatara's, one of the worlds strangest and rarest reptiles. The surrounding Botanical gardens are lovely. Nearby pie shop has the best seafood pies in Southland. Local fish shop out on the road to Bluff sells whitebait, bluff oysters and fresh NZ cod.

Atina Unwin
Atina UnwinGranada
28/07/2012

Lived in Invercargill in late 80's and part time in early 90's. It is a small town based around the local farming community. A multiplex cinema had just been built, it has a number of good high schools and a couple of interesting eating spots. The best thing is that it is a good starting spot to visit a number of great regions of NZ - skiing in Queenstown, hiking in Fiordland, fruit picking in Otago.

Terry Gardner
Terry GardnerSanta Monica
21/11/2011

This little town has the coolest, most hilarious mayor on the planet. Through his discretionary fund, Mayor Tim Shadbolt rescued pigs from Auckland Island. These pigs cost more than expected, however, they are now worth hundreds of thousands of dollars because their blood cells could help cure Type 1 Diabetes. (No kidding. Google "Auckland pigs, Diabetes trials" for more info). Invercargill also is breeding the endangered Tuatara (which resembles an iguana) at its Museum. (See separate review).

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28/01/2019

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