Invercargill, in Southland, is a city that some 47,000 people call home.
The national capital Wellington is located 480 miles (772 kilometers) northeast of Invercargill, while Queenstown is 95 miles (153 kilometers) to the north.
Rest a while and soak up some sunshine in public parks and gardens such as Anderson Park and Queens Park. A visit to these parks will ensure your visit to Invercargill leaves a lasting and leafy impression.
Invercargill is a great destination for lovers of art so when you are in the area, make the time in your itinerary to visit the Anderson Park Art Gallery and the Southland Museum and Art Gallery. These are two exhibit spaces where you can spend a couple of hours of cultural exploration. Stroll around and enjoy the quiet atmosphere or find a guide to better understand the art displays.
An iconic religious building, among the most popular of the many heritage sites in this city, is the St. Mary's Basilica. Visit this special place to learn about its history as well as to study its design.
Watch as the birds wheel overhead, chat with the fishermen and make the most of the sunshine at the nearby beach known as Oreti Beach. This is the spot to visit when you are are ready for a break from sight-seeing. Take off your shoes and play along the shoreline or simply enjoy the peace.