local attraction

Invercargill is the southern most city in New Zealand. Known far & wide for its hospitality to visitors, and the gateway to New Zealands most beautiful scenery: Queenstown, Te Anau, Milford Sound, Manapouri, Stewart Island and the Catlins.

Excellent restaurants and cafes nearby - we are only 10 minutes away from the central city.

Visit our iconic " Bill Richardson Transport World". A vision to behold, the largest private collection of its type in the world. Also includes an " Art Deco Cafe", well worth a visit, so different.

E Hayes & Son - who house the history of " Burt Munro, and his Indian motorbike". He still holds the world record on the Salt Flats at Bonnieville in America. A true legend. His story is told in the movie " The Worlds Fastest Indian", produced and filmed on his own home turf starring Anthony Hopkins. Every year in November a Burt Munro Challenge is held. 4 Days of events: street racing, beach racing, track racing, etc bringing much enjoyment and fun.

Queens Park Gardens - A well known show piece to stroll through. It has won a National "Garden of Significance Award" over the last 3 years, as well as an 18 hole golf course in this beautiful setting.

Southland Museum - The home of the live Tuatara Lizard, the only living relic of the dinosaur era. Local history of the early days, unique exhibition of NZ Subantartic Islands, with audio visual presentations, also a very real experience on the deck of an important shipwreck. At the end of the visit, you can relax in the "Pyramid Cafe", well worth a visit

WE look forward to your visit with us.

THINGS TO DO IN SURROUNDING AREAS
BLUFF

Well known for it's seafood festival,which is usually held in April/ May.Starting point,via Catamaran to Stewart Island.International sign post,at Lands End,where New Zealand's longest highway begins or ends depending which way you are going.

STEWART ISLAND

Our Island treasure,what a place to go for the Island's natural assets and adventures.A World Heritage Park,and such unspoiled beauty.Fishing ,visiting the Salmon farm,a delightful trip across to Ulva Island which is protected and predator free,so relaxed .The birds have no fear, and the little Robins feed at your feet,totally wonderful.
As mentioned before,the Ferry service leaves from Bluff twice a day ,and in the summer they have a 6pm sailing from Bluff,extending you visit for another 2 hours.Also several flights from Invercargill.

QUEENSTOWN

Has a WOW factor,a place of high bungy jumping, para gliding ,,jet boating, or a nostalgic trip on the Earnslaw.The "LADY OF THE LAKE " the only boat of it's kind in New Zealand, just celebrated it's 100 years.It is treasured and serviced every year and she is beautiful.In winter some of the best ski fields in NZ.

TE ANAU

With it's underground Glow Worm Caves, what a journey across the lake in the Catamaran. Gateway to Deep Cove and Milford Sound .

LAKE MANAPOURI

Featuring the underground power house en route to magnificent Doubtful Sound.

MILFORD SOUND

The very famous and finest walking track in the world,many varieties of cruises, even overnight sailing ship or motor cruises.

INVERCARGILL

The half way stopover to or from Dunedin-via the Catlin's and Southern Scenic Route ,to all of the above, and within 2 and a half to 3 hours driving.

WE look forward to your visit with us.

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