Attractions

Museum in Invercargill

Southland Museum & Art Gallery

Housed in a big white pyramid (a low-rent Louvre?), Invercargill's cultural hub has permanent displays on Southland's natural and human history, recounting plenty of fascinating tales around maritime exploits, in pa…
Museum in Invercargill

E Hayes & Sons

We can't think of another hardware shop to have made it into a Lonely Planet guidebook, but in among the aisles of bolts, barbecues and brooms in this classic art-deco building are over 100 items of motoring memorab…
Park in Invercargill

Anderson Park

Stretching over 24 hectares, this beautiful park includes landscaped gardens surrounding an elegant 1925 Georgian-style mansion, fringed with an expanse of native bush. The children's playground is extremely popular…
Gallery in Gore

Eastern Southland Gallery

The outstanding Eastern Southland Gallery, in Gore’s gorgeous century-old former public library, houses a hefty collection of New Zealand art, including a large Ralph Hotere collection. The amazing John Money Collec…
Museum in Riverton

Te Hikoi Southern Journey

This cracker little museum relates local stories in clever and inspiring ways, starting off with an interesting 16-minute film. Oh, that all small-town museums could be this good! Inside you will also find the River…
Museum in Bluff

Bluff Maritime Museum

Salty tales abound round these parts, and many are preserved in this small museum, alongside a century-old oyster boat and a big old steam engine. It also houses interesting displays on Bluff history and on the annu…
Museum in Gore

Hokonui Heritage Centre

The Hokonui Heritage Centre incorporates the Gore Visitor Centre, the Gore Historical Museum and the Hokonui Moonshine Museum. Together they celebrate the town's proud history of fishing, farming and illegal distill…
Brewery in Invercargill

Invercargill Brewery

New Zealand's great southern brewery has 20 taps for flagon-fills plus a bottled section of its own brews and guests. Pop in for a tasting, or the 45-minute daily tour at 1pm. Our favourites are the crisp B.man Pils…
Museum in Gore

Hokonui Moonshine Museum

Housed within the Hokonui Heritage Centre, this museum celebrates Gore's proud history of illegal distilling. Admission includes a wee dram of the local liquid gold.
Museum in Tuatapere

Bushman's Museum

Sharing a building with the Tuatapere Hump Ridge Track Information Centre, this modest museum features rusting relics and photographic records of the area's timber-milling past.