Welcome to Invercargill


Invercargill has long been a revhead's heaven, thanks in part to local legend Burt Munro, who claimed an overland speed world record by motorcycle, but now there's a trio of motoring museums and attractions. A craft brewery and a scattering of good restaurants might also lengthen your stay in this slow-burner of a city.


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$205.55 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Milford & Stewart Island Flexible Travel Pass - Queenstown return

Queenstown to Gunns CampToday you are in for a treat. It’s an early start as make our way to Milford Sound, one of NZ’s most famous destinations, sometimes referred to as the ‘Eighth Wonder of the World’. You won’t want to nap on this leg of the journey as we drive past Lake Wakatipu and watch the landscape change from farmland to mountains, glacier carved valleys and fiords. There is time to do an afternoon boat cruise around Milford Sound to soak up this untouched world. Known for its rich marine ecology, it’s likely you’ll spot a few wild dolphins, seals and penguins. Next, we head for our unique Stray overnight stop, Gunn’s Camp, located in the solitude of Hollyford Valley. There’s no better place to enjoy an evening under the stars, spot glow-worms in the bush and listen out for kiwi bird calls in the night.Gunns Camp to Invercargill/Stewart IslandWe start the morning with a short riverside stroll through beech forest on the Viewing Gantry walk. Fiordland is part of the UNESCO World Heritage site Te Wahipounamu (which incorporates four national parks including Mt Cook, Mt Aspiring, Westland and Fiordland) and you’ll understand why as you marvel at the spectacular surrounding landscape. This afternoon we travel further south via Te Anau to Invercargill and on to Bluff, where you can catch a ferry to Stewart Island. NZ’s third largest island, Stewart Island, has an abundance of activities for the outdoor enthusiast, such as fishing, kayaking, diving, bird watching and tramping tracks. Those not going to Stewart Island will spend the night in Invercargill.Invercargill/Stewart Island to QueenstownFor those who stayed overnight on Stewart Island, this morning is free for you to explore, meet thelocals, go fishing or enjoy some of the walks before catching an afternoon ferry back to themainland. Those in Invercargill will have the option to visit Demolition World (a world entirelyconstructed from demolished buildings and recycled items), race your bus mates around a go-kartingtrack or walk up to the Bluff Hill lookout before reuniting with the island-goers for an expressjourney back to Queenstown.

$261.29 Multi-day & Extended Tours

3-Day Deep South Adventure from Queenstown

Day One: Depart Queenstown between 8:15am and 8.45am (depending on where you would like to be picked up from) on the Kiwi Experience bus bound for Milford Sound. Enjoy a cruise on the Milford Sound before Kiwi Experience bring you back through to Mossburn where your Bottom Bus driver will be waiting for you to carry on through to Invercargill for the night. Arrival into Invercargill is at approx 9pm. Day Two: Depart Invercargill between 8.15am and 8.45am (depending on where you would like to be picked up from) and head down to Bluff. After we drop people off in Bluff who want to catch the ferry over to Stewart Island and pick those up coming back from Stewart Island we head on through to the first Catlins stop of the day, Waipapa Point, where you may spot a New Zealand Seal Lion or two. After Waipapa Point we carry on to Curio Bay/Porpoise Bay to check out the petrified forest and see if we can spot some Dolphins. Then it on to one of the many Waterfalls in The Catlins before arriving into Owaka for a short stop. After Owaka we head through to Kaka Point for the infamous Kaka Point Light House walk before stopping at Roaring Bay to see if we can see some Yellow Eyed Penguins before finishing the day in Dunedin at around 7pm. We also make various stops throughout The Catlins at scenic looks outs for photo opportunities so be sure to remember to bring your camera. Day Three: Depart Dunedin at 11.30am for a nice relaxing drive through scenic Central Otago into Queenstown. Arrival into Queenstown is at approx 5.30pm. Accommodation and meals are not included in the cost of this tour. However, we do hold dorm beds at Beach Road Holiday Park, Invercargill, On Top Backpackers, Dunedin and Base Backpackers, Queenstown which can be booked with your Bottom Bus driver on the day.  Please Note: Wildlife viewing depends on the Wildlife and is not guaranteed

$172.80 Outdoor Activities

Big Dig Excavator, Dig This Invercargill

Dig This in Invercargill is home to Southland's most exciting visitor attractions alongside with Bill Richardson Transport World and Classic Motorcycle Mecca. Ground-breaking in more ways than one, Dig This is an experience quite unlike any other. This is your chance to operate a Big Excavator in a giant gravel pit. The Big Dig experience is part of New Zealand's first heavy equipment playground established in 2017. Located at 84 Otepuni Avenue, The friendly staff at Dig This will greet you on arrival from there each participant will undertake a Health & Safety briefing in the Dig This classroom before entering the giant gravel pit. Bookings are essential, departure times for the Big Dig Experience is 9.00am, 11.00am, 1.00pm and 3.00pm.

$172.80 Outdoor Activities

Big Push Bulldozer, Dig This Invercargill

Dig This in Invercargill is home to Southland's most exciting visitor attractions alongside with Bill Richardson Transport World and Classic Motorcycle Mecca. Ground-breaking in more ways than one, Dig This is an experience quite unlike any other. This is your chance to operate a massive Bulldozer in a giant gravel pit. The Big Dig experience is part of New Zealand's first heavy equipment playground established in 2017. Located at 84 Otepuni Avenue, The friendly staff at Dig This will greet you on arrival from there each participant will undertake a Health & Safety briefing in the Dig This classroom before entering the giant gravel pit. Bookings are essential, departure times for the Big Push Experience is 9.00am, 11.00am, 1.00pm and 3.00pm.