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Top Choice Museum in Invercargill

Bill Richardson Transport World

A kingdom of shiny chrome lies beyond the doors of Transport World, touted as the largest private automotive museum on the planet. Across 15,000 sq metres of warehouse space you'll find classic cars, hulking tractor…
Museum in Invercargill

Southland Museum & Art Gallery

Adjoining the local visitor centre in a big white pyramid (flashes of the Louvre?), Invercargill's cultural hub has permanent displays on Southland's natural and human history, recounting plenty of maritime exploits…
Landmark in Invercargill

Water Tower

Built in 1889, this elegant brick-clad structure resembles a lighthouse more than it does a water tower. Almost 43m high, it was built to supply the city with ready water in the event of a fire.Though it's Invercarg…
Park in Invercargill

Queens Park

Half-wild, half-tamed Queens Park encompasses a whopping 80 hectares, with various gardens themed from Japanese to native NZ plant life. There are also ponds, playgrounds, farm animals, aviaries and attractive landm…
Basilica in Invercargill

St Mary's Basilica

This broad-domed Roman Catholic basilica, open since 1905, is one of Invercargill's most elegant landmarks, and a standout against the low-rise skyline. It's worth peeping inside to admire design features such as th…
Museum in Invercargill

E Hayes & Sons

Hardware shops aren't usually a must-see, but this one holds a piece of motoring history. In among the aisles of bolts, barbecues and brooms in this classic art-deco building are more than 100 items of motoring memo…
Park in Invercargill

Anderson Park

Stretching over 24 hectares, this beautiful park includes landscaped gardens fringed by an expanse of native bush, plus a children's playground and duck pond. Sadly the centrepiece, an elegant 1925 Georgian-style ma…
Museum in Invercargill

Classic Motorcycle Mecca

More than 300 motorcycles spanning over a century are displayed in this shiny-floored showroom, including three-wheelers and sidecar bikes. It's utterly engrossing for motorbike-lovers, and pleasantly diverting for …
Brewery in Invercargill

Invercargill Brewery

Helmed by a former rugby pro, Invercargill Brewery has grown from a passion project into Southland's best brewery. Rock up for a 45-minute tour at 1pm on weekdays (including tastings) or to stock up on wheat beer, h…
Beach in Invercargill

Oreti Beach

Ten kilometres southwest of city centre Invercargill, this 26km sandy beach invites brisk walks and bike rides. Southland racing legend Burt Munro once tested his modified motorbikes here, but these days the speed l…