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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$203.37 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.

$258.52 Multi-day & Extended Tours

3-Day Deep South Adventure from Queenstown

DAY 1: Queenstown to DunedinHead to Lawrence the gold-rush birthplace, Clyde and it’s hydro-electric dam following the mighty Kawarau River and west past the Milton Hilton (really a prison).Arrive into NZ’s most vibrant student town – Dunedin - Visit Baldwin Street (world’s steepest street), for a quick sprint to the top, experience a City tour with an explanation of the sights of Dunedin (Railway station Photo stop and University)Optional activities that afternoon include: * Speights Brewery Heritage Tour Overnight: DunedinDAY 2: Dunedin to Queenstown via the CatlinsSightseeing day through the spectacular Catlin’s Coast.Journey into Rakiura National Park you may spot some of NZ’s rare and native birds (including the evasive Kiwi), or just chill out in a very peaceful laid back place. Also the best Blue Cod and Chips we’ve ever had. Then we get to the bottom (or pretty close to it) at Curio Bay. A gem of a place, a place of rare things, like NZ’s native Hectors Dolphin, Yellow Eyed Penguins and a 180 million-year-old fossilised forest. We then head towards the Catlins Coastal Rainforest, taking in some wicked beach views, bush walks and waterfalls including Surat Bay or Cannibal Bay, both home to NZ Sea Lions, with a walk on the beach to see them (like being on Discovery Channel!). Enjoy a scenic stop for the day is Nugget Point, home of seabirds, fur seals and stunning coastal vistas. Next head off in the direction of Antarctica stopping in Bluff with a chance to snatch a photo under “that” signpost and optional ferry connections to Stewart Island. Overnight: InvercargillDAY 3: Invercargill to Queenstown with Milford SoundLast day of the journey takes you from Invercargill to Mossburn where we connect with Kiwi Experience who take you in to Milford Sounds. Photo stops are taken in the best spots. On arrival into Milford Sound, you board a Jucy Cruise for a tour of the fiord with full commentary provided. After the cruise, it’s on the bus for the trip back to Te Anau for the final leg of the day to QueenstownOur full Bottom Bus loop plus Milford Sound plus Stewart Island for a night or more. The ultimate Bottom of the South Island experience! Minimum of 5 days. DAY 1: Queenstown to DunedinDAY 2: Dunedin to Catlins to Bluff to Stewart Island. DAY 3: Stewart Island. DAY 4: Stewart Island to InvercargillDAY 5: Invercargill to Queenstown via Milford SoundAccommodation 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

$20.68 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

Bill Richardson Transport World Admission

Visit: Bill Richardson Transport World, Invercargill, Southland Region, South IslandIf you're looking for things to do in Invercargill then you can't miss Bill Richardson Transport World. With literally hundreds of motor vehicles and petrol pumps on display throughout 15,000sqm there is a lot to take in. An impressive body of work you will come to see a lifetime of passion on display. Be amazed by a restoration journey that has taken fifty years to establish. It is an absolute must see for anyone with a passion for wheels. Highlights include retro Kombi’s, Henry Ford Letter Cars, Model T’s, Diamond T Trucks, stunning 1930’s V8’s and over 200 vintage petrol pumps. Don't worry though if you're not a motoring enthusiast! Bill Richardson Transport World has been designed to impress even the least mechanically minded. Guests will find a growing wearable arts collection, movie theatre, children’s play zones and themed bathrooms fast becoming as famous as our vehicles. With so much to see, let us entertain you for a few hours or the whole day. Stop by and see for yourself why we are one of Invercargill's most highly rated tourist attractions.

$173.54 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.

$173.54 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.