Invercargill is the southernmost and westernmost city in New Zealand and one of the southernmost settlements in the world. It lies in the heart of the Southland Plains on the Oreti River 18 km north of Bluff, which is the southernmost town in the South Island.
Invercargill is the commercial centre of Southland and is home to the Southern Institute of Technology, which has introduced a free-fees scheme to encourage students to move here, The scheme was largely responsible for rejuvenating the city when it was in a steady state of population decline after the rescission at the end of the last century. Sporting facilities such as Splash Palace and the new Leisure centre are of an international standard. There is an abundance of golf courses, parks, conference centres, educational facilities, art galleries, theatres, cafes, and all of the other delights of modern urban living.
Invercargill (Waihopai in Maori) is also the gateway to the magnificent Southern coastline of New Zealand. You can enjoy the magical atmosphere and tranquil beauty of Stewart Island - the only place in the world where you can view Kiwis living in their natural habitat.
There’s ample accommodation options here in Invercargill. Be sure to book in advance in the high season, to be rest assured that you have somewhere to stay on your visit to the deep south.
Here in Costasur.com you can find guides and tourist information for many destinations, you can also reserve accommodation, transport or activities for your holidays. We are specialists in accommodation with more than 75,000 hotels and apartments in more than 900 destinations.