Invercargill: New Zealand’s southernmost city
Invercargill and Southland people in general, are well known for their hospitality and friendliness. It might be our southern most city but, the warmth and genuine nature of the people make this a great place to visit.
Some of the New Zealand’s most breathtaking scenery is located in and around Invercargill. The Southern Scenic Route, if travelling by car or Campervan, is a must do.
Invercargill itself has many fine attractions including a number of heritage buildings, fine museums art galleries and parks. The city is also well known for its gardens and bush reserves.
The Southland hinterland has been developed and is continuing to be developed as a major farming region. Southland being one of the more affluent farming areas of New Zealand has transformed this city.
The beaches near the city have been used for motorbike races including the famous Burt Munro who raced on the city beaches before setting records at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, USA. He is world famous now with the movie “The world’s fastest Indian” starring Sir Anthony Hopkins. Some of Burt’s bikes can be seen in one of the cities hardware stores.
For more ideas for what to do in Invercargill check out this website. We would highly recommend to any truck enthusiast the Bill Richardson Truck Museum. This is truly world class.
Southland is the home to the famous Bluff oysters which are harvested by dredging the Fouxveau Strait seabed. A visit to Invercargill is not complete without sampling some of these delicacies.
If you have got the time, a visit to Stewart Island, New Zealand’s third largest Island, is a treat. It is recommended to fly rather then sail over from Bluff, the harbour port of Southland, as the sea is notorious in the Fouxveau Strait for being rough. Even on a calm day! The friendliness on Stewart Island is legendary as is the seafood.