Invercargill Activities and Attractions

ASURE Townsman Motor Lodge is located at 195 Tay Street which is the main road into town from the East. We are located close to the City centre and many Invercargill activities including the airport, golf courses, i-site visitor center including Queens Park, Stadium Southland, Velodrome, Hospital, shopping complexes, restaurants and cafes.

Queens Park

The pride of Invercargill is Queens Park, a beautiful park in the centre of the city sprawling across 80 hectares of beautifully kept gardens. Highlights include a beautiful and varied rose garden, a rhododendron dell, an azalea garden, Japanese garden, dramatic tree lined walkways, bush paths through a selection of native plants and rock and herb gardens. An indoor Winter Garden features tropical and flowering plants and cacti are displayed in an adjoining house. Queens Park also has an impressive bird aviary, animal enclosures, children’s play areas, extensive sporting facilities and cafes .At the southern entrance you will find the Southland Museum & Art Gallery, and i-SITE Visitor Information Centre.

E Hayes hardware store

Visit E Hayes Hardware Store in Dee Street where you can see a vintage collection of motorbikes and cars, including the original Indian motorbikes owned by Burt Munroe whom the movie The World’s Fastest Indian starring Sir Anthony Hopkins was based on.

Bill Richardson’s Transport World

The largest private collection of its type in the world showcasing all types of vintage trucks and vehicle’s, located at 491 Tay Street on state highway 1 open 7 days from 10.00am till 5.00pm includes a café and gift shop, brochures are available from reception.

Golf

A picturesque flat tree lined 18 hole golf course situated within 10 minutes walking distance from the Invercargill city centre. The course is spread out through the confines of the well know Queens Park. This is a course that requires a good straight drive off the tee on a majority of the holes followed by an equally straight shot to the green. A relatively short course of the men’s tees it is a stern test for ladies off the yellow tees.

Splash Palace

One of the most fun places to get wet, Splash Palace’s pool and hydro slide are heaps of fun.

Stead Street Wharf

Visit Stead street wharf on route to the airport which is a historic wharf that once upon a time connected to a railway, there is also a walking and cycling track there.

Bluff

Bluff is located at the very south of the South Island, New Zealand, in the province of Southland and is the ‘Gateway to Stewart Island’. Stirling Point, with its famous signpost and walking tracks, is the beginning of State Highway 1 which traverses the length of the country to Cape Reinga in the far north – the journey really does begin here in Bluff. Our busy and historic port still boasts the timber wharf on which construction began back in 1863 – as the closest port to Australia, Bluff was a very important early New Zealand port, with many thousands of immigrants from the UK and elsewhere making their first landfall on this wharf. Bluff is still a very important port, with regular container and bulk freight services taking Southland’s produce to the world. The Bluff Maritime Museum is a “must visit” for anyone travelling along the Southern Scenic Route, with fascinating historical information about the many

Oreti Beach

When arriving at Oreti Beach, Rakiura (Stewart Island) is directly ahead and the seaside resort of Riverton is to the right. Oreti Beach was the trail used by Maori when travelling between Riverton and Oue. The south end of the beach was called Ma te Aweawe (Misty Way). As people walk down the beach they appear to float above it and eventually disappear into the mist.