Southland Museum & Art Gallery
The art gallery hosts visiting exhibitions from contemporary Maori and local artists and occasional international shows. If you’re...
E Hayes & Sons
In town, the City Gallery showcases talent from NZ’s south, including sculpture, photography and paintings (most of which are for sale)....
Noisy drinking den of the clan O’Bogan. Reputedly the planet’s southernmost Irish pub.
This cosy cafe-bar specialises in tapas-style snacks ($12), and there’s also a concise blackboard menu (mains $20 to $30). Relax near...
Lonely Planet review
Inexplicably named after a British navy frogman who went missing in 1956, Buster Crabb overcomes a silly name to transform a spacious heritage-listed villa into a cosmopolitan dining experience. Local farming types – doing very well thank you – crowd in for scallops, pork belly, venison and blue cod. A tiny deck is a late afternoon suntrap, and it’s one of the only places in town that serves the Invercargill Brewery’s excellent Pitch Black stout on tap.