Invercargill, Waihōpai, is the regional capital and commercial hub of Southland. Fondly dubbed the "City of Water and Light", Invercargill has plenty of character and a friendly, laid-back atmosphere.
Wide streets in a grid layout make it easy to find your way around the city to enjoy the excellent cultural attractions, outstanding nature reserves and parks, and lively cafes, restaurants, and bars.
With a variety of cafes, restaurants and bars to choose from, Invercargill is definitely a foodie’s destination. From oysters to cheese rolls, Southland is renowned for its unique cuisine made with some of the finest and freshest ingredients in the world.
Described as having an ‘obsession’ with classic motoring, Southland boasts an impressive collection of world-class vintage motor vehicle displays, including Bill Richardson Transport World, Classic Motorcycle Mecca and E. Hayes Motorworks Collection.
For a comprehensive list of activities and attractions in and around Invercargill, visit https://southlandnz.com/