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Invercargill City Guide




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46 Esk Street, Invercargill ● 03 215 0000 ●

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INVERCARGILL i-SITE VISITOR CENTRE For bookings in Southland and beyond Southland Museum & Art Gallery 108 Gala Street, Invercargill

Tel: 03 211 0895 E:

Air New Zealand Holidays 46 Esk Street Invercargill P: (03) 215 0000 E:

The Invercargill Air New Zealand Holiday store offers full travel agency services, car hire, transfers, tours, accommodation, cruises, attractions and more. Relax and rely on our friendly, award winning team to ensure you have the trip of a lifetime. Call us today…so much more than a holiday store!

Mills Care Chemist 40 Kelvin Street, Invercargill P: (03) 214 4249 E:

In the centre of town on the corner of Don and Kelvin Streets, you can count on Nathan and his team for reliable, helpful and friendly service. Onsite prescription centre, family health care, fragrances, makeup, in store specials, supplements and a fantastic range of gifts available.



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Bluff Service Centre • Council Services • Postal Services • Kiwibank • Lotto • Bill Payment • Library

Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8.30am -5.00pm Wednesday 9.00am - 6.30pm (With Lotto only 5.00pm - 6.30pm) Saturday 10.00am - 1.30pm for New Zealand Post and 10.00am - 7.00pm for Lotto

98 Gore Street, Bluff. Phone (03) 212 8704 Fax (03) 212 8711

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The Southland Times brings you the latest news from Invercargill and Southland, plus major national and international news stories. You can also follow the latest news online at

To find out what’s going on in Invercargill every weekend, check out our new WHAT’S ON section at

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INVERCARGILLS #1 HEALTH AND FITNESS CENTRE Full range of fitness equipment Friendly, modern atmosphere Casuals Welcome!

Corner of Clyde and Tyne Streets, Invercargill | 03 218 9387



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Enjoyed Invercargill? Decided to stay? Buying or selling property in Invercargill and Southland; One call, will get the job done! Sean Bellew for Invercargill and surrounds.

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Invercargill Blue Star Taxis 158 Tay Street, Invercargill P: (03) 217 7777 Text a Taxi: 027 447 7637 Book online:

Rely on Invercargill’s largest taxi company for great rates and quality service, 24/7! From airport transfers to sightseeing tours, travel safely in comfort in a modern car, maxi or mobility van. Vouchers, corporate accounts, taxi chits and child restraints on request. EFTPOS and credit card accepted. Call, text or book online!

Baby On The Move 115 Spey Street, Invercargill P: (03) 214 2229 or 021 193 2229 E: W: Feel the ease of being at home while you’re away with our extensive range of rental baby equipment. We can deliver to airport or accommodation ready for your arrival. To help you relax and enjoy your visit, we also work closely with vehicle rentals, accommodation and other businesses that cater for families. Open Tue-Fri 10am-4pm, Sat 10am-2pm and by appointment.

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CIVIC THEATRE PH: 03 211 1777


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Xtreme Karts 76 Annan St, Invercargill P: (03) 218 7470

Get ready for a truly exhilarating experience at Xtreme Karts! For high speed thrills, skills, Home ofyou will remember forever. Our indoor purpose built track offers drifting and excitement a truly realistic and thrilling racing experience. All welcome - please contact us for group indoor drifting bookings. Open Tuesday-Sunday, 1.00pm-late. WE PUT XTREME INTO KARTING


SIT Campus Tours

133 Tay Street, Invercargill P: 0800 4 0 FEES E: W: SIT is New Zealand’s sixth largest polytechnic housing state of the art facilities. From the Sir Anthony Hopkins School of Dramatic Arts to the Nursing department or the trades area. SIT is leading the way with our technology, equipment, staff and facilities. Come and find out what makes us so special. Tours available on request.

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03 217 7506 • 56 Elles Road



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108 Gala St, Invercargill Phone 03 219 9069 Open Monday to Friday 9am-5pm Weekends 10am - 5pm Closed Christmas Day & Good Friday Carving by Allen Harnett



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Tuatara Cafe

PH 0800 488 282

30–32 Dee Street, Invercargill FP: 0800 488 282 E: W:

Looking for a great atmosphere? We’re fully licensed, renowned for our coffee, (our attitude) and our sensational breakfast, brunch and lunch menu. Come and check out why the locals dine with us!

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Duo Restaurant & Bar 16 Kelvin Street, Invercargill P: (03) 218 8322 M: 027 248 7072 E: W: Lunch: Tue-Fri 11:30am - 2.00pm Dinner: Tue-Sat from 5:30pm Full of charm with a touch of sophistication, Duo offers contemporary yet affordable cuisine in relaxed elegant atmosphere. Ideally located, Duo is essential for all visitors looking for a guaranteed superior dining experience and service to rave about. Exclusive intimate bar also available for small functions or post dinner drinks.

Three Bean Ltd 73 Dee Street, Invercargill P: (03) 214 1914 E: Open Mon-Fri 7am-4pm, Sat 8am-2:30pm Experience quality food and superior service in the heart of the city, six days a week. Treat yourself to our famous all day breakfast or check out our extensive lunch menu while you 㻣㻟㻌㼐㼑㼑㻌㼟㼠㼞㼑㼑㼠㻘㻌㼕㼚㼢㼑㼞㼏㼍㼞㼓㼕㼘㼘㻌 enjoy a lively, bustling atmosphere. We also hold a liquor licence and our Hummingbird 㻜㻟㻌㻞㻝㻠㻌㻝㻥㻝㻠 coffee is a huge hit with the locals, come on in to find out for yourself! 㼙㼛㼚㻌㼠㼛㻌㼒㼞㼕㻌㻣㼍㼙㻌㻙㻌㻠㼜㼙㻘㻌 㼟㼍㼠㻌㻤㼍㼙㻌㻙㻌㻞㻚㻟㻜㼜㼙


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ercguideargill Invdining B A RLUC A P I Z Z A KI TC H EN & CLU B 57 Dee Street P: (03) 218 8058 Open Tues-Sat 5pm to late See it, taste it – Barluca is more than a night out. Sit back and relax with a drink or share a gourmet pizza followed by our infamous chocolate fondu, or try our Stonegrill dining experience! D

EMB ERZ AT A S COT Ascot Part Hotel, Cnr Tay Street & Racecourse Road P: (03) 219 9076 Open 7 days a week, dinner from 6pm Offering delicious a la carte dining, including some of Southland’s very own delicacies, Emberz Bar has an all day menu available from 11am. B L D

HOMES T E A D CO BB & CO Cnr Avenal & Dee Streets P: (03) 218 8944 Open 7 days a week from 11am - 10pm Dining for all ages & great for any occasion. Superb a la carte menu at affordable prices. L D

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L EVE L ON E RE STA URA NT & B A R Kelvin Hotel, Cnr Kelvin & Esk Streets P: (03) 218 2829 Open Mon-Fri 6am - 10pm and Sat / Sun 7am - 10pm Stylish and packed with atmosphere. Exciting a la carte menu to tempt those taste buds for dinner and a cafe style lunch. Serving breakfast lunch and dinner. B L D

LONE STAR C A FE & BA R Cnr Dee & Leet Streets P: (03) 214 6225 Open 7 days from 5pm LEGENDARY FOOD & SERVICE. An atmosphere you can taste! Menu caters for big and small appetites alike, with everything from our D BYO famous spare ribs to the Lasso of Hog!

SPE IGHT ’S A L E H O US E 38 Dee Street P: (03) 214 5333 Open 7 days a week from 11am A fun place to dine with an exciting a la carte menu featuring many dishes matched to beers from the Speight’s range.



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THA R & FE AT HE R RE S TA U R A N T Cnr McQuarrie Street & Elles Road P: (03) 216 8094 Open 7 Days a week from 5pm FAMOUS FOR FOOD – YOU BET!! An intimate 65 seat restaurant that oozes atmosphere and provides a taste bud treat with its extensive a la carte menu. Renowned for their famous smokehouse meals, pies, hotpots and delicious steaks.



7 Don Street P: (03) 218 2258 Open 7 days a week from 11am Firing up the good times. A stylish, contemporary environment with Monteith’s craft beers on tap, and authentic New Zealand Menu.



Cnr St Andrew & Sydney Streets P: (03) 217 1980 Open 4pm daily for drinks and dining. Lunch Fri / Sat / Sun 11am - 2.30pm Great casual a la carte dining with a range of exciting specialty dishes and Heinekin on tap. A feature of this restaurant is the Wagyu steak dish.

WA XY O’SHE A’S I RI S H P U B 90 Dee Street P: (03) 214 0313 Open 7 days a week from 11am With wonderful food, great Irish music in surroundings reminiscent of the pub scene in Dublin.

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Lunch: 12–2pm Dinner: 5pm ‘til late Fully licensed & BYO wine only – conditions apply

INVERCARGILL QUEENSTOWN FRANKTON 68 Forth Street 66 Shotover Street 1085 Frankton Road Lunch: 12–2pm Dinner: 5pm ‘til late PH: [03] 218 9886 PH: [03] 441 2886 PH: [03] 441 4070

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MOOCH Espresso Bar H&J Smith Department Store Tay St entrance Invercargill P: (03) 211 0199 W: The perfect place for a bite to eat or a quick coffee refuel during a busy day. Delicious organic fairtrade Atomic Coffee and a delectable selection of savoury and sweet food. A popular local lunch and afternoon tea hotspot. Open Mon-Thu 8am-4pm, Fri 8am-5pm, Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 10am-3.30pm.

Copper Kettle Restaurant Upstairs in H&J Smith Department Store City Centre Invercargill P: (03) 211 0199 W: Take a break from your shopping to relax and dine in our family friendly environment. Great selection of food and drinks including our famous cheese rolls, hot food, fresh sandwiches, slices, cakes, coffee and milkshakes. Children’s play area and baby change facilities. Open Mon-Fri 9am-4.30pm, Sat 10am-3.30pm, Sun 11am-3.30pm.

First in Windsor 72a King Street, Windsor, Invercargill P: (03) 217 3905 W: Open: Mon-Fri from 7am, Sat-Sun from 9am

Combine top-notch service, amazing food and an enticing atmosphere and you get First in Windsor. Upmarket cuisine suitable for a table-for-two, groups or parties. Special diet? No problem - we can cater for all! Courtesy coach and delivery available. Great bravo coffee and desserts to die for!

Global Byte Café 150 Dee Street (Beside Farmers) Invercargill P: (03) 214 4724

Take a break from shopping to enjoy the amazing espresso coffee, fresh food and great ambience at Global Byte Café. Tuck into one of the best all day breakfasts in town or choose from our delicious lunch menu. Gluten free options, free parking off Leven Street. Open from 7.30am weekdays and 9.00am weekends.

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A La Turka 91 Dee Street, Invercargill P: (03) 214 5190 Open: 7 days 10am-9.30pm

L D You must try the locals favourite Turkish restaurant, A La Turka on Dee Street. This traditional Turkish Kebab House offers tasty ‘Kebabeque’ Turkish Kebabs, Baked Potatoes and more. Delicious vegetarian options available. Fresh food, fantastic value, great atmosphere and quick service. Dine in or Takeaway, phone orders welcome.

Invercargill Workingmen’s Club Inc. Restaurant & Bar 154 Esk Street, Invercargill P: (03) 218 8693 W: The Invercargill Workingmen’s Club welcomes all affiliated club members while visiting Invercargill and we warmly extend an invite to our award winning restaurant to all visitors. Come and try our hearty, affordable and delicious homemade cooking, including our famous carvery buffet Fri-Sun. Open for lunch Mon-Fri, dinner Thur-Sun to all visitors to Invercargill.



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Anchorage Cafe & Wine Bar A friendly nautical themed cafe, serving delicious kiwi fare. Seafood a specialty. Whether stopping in for a meal or just a drink at our wine bar, you’ll be sure to experience genuine Southern hospitality. Five minute walk to ferry. 86 Gore Street, Bluff. P: (03) 212 8139 Open 8.30am-8.00pm, 7 days Oct-Jun, Closed Mondays Jul-Sep


Club Southland Incorporated Members with Clubs NZ Incorporated visiting rights are welcome to enjoy our bar, restaurant, gaming and TAB. Bar snacks daily, main menu dining Fri-Sat. Open Sun-Mon from 2pm, Tue-Sat from 12noon. 115 Leet St, Invercargill. P: (03) 218 4868.

Starbucks Enjoy your favourite Starbucks beverage at the southern-most Starbucks in the world! 55 Esk Street, Invercargill. P: (03) 214 0117 W: Mon-Thurs 7am-6pm, Fri 7am-7.30pm, Sat-Sun 9am-5pm

Subway Sub sandwiches, salads and wraps made fresh in front of you, just the way you like it! Sun-Tue 7am-9pm, Wed-Sat 7am-10pm. Two great locations - South City, Cnr Martin St & Elles Rd P: (03) 214 1777 and Wachner Place, 10 Dee Street P: (03) 218 2936

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DINE IN TODAY Try our buffet


Chips, seasoned wedges, pizza bread plus a selection of salads, shrimps, mussels and cold meats.


A selection of our finest pizzas: Chicken, Meat Lovers, Hawaiian, Fisherman’s plus many more.


Which may include: Soft serve ice cream with your choice of topping, yoghurt, tropical fruit salad, peaches, assorted cakes and slices, jelly and chocolate mousse, plus more.

All this for only $13.20 Lunch from Wed to Sun 12 to 2pm

$18.50 Evening

from 5pm Tues to Sun evening

300 Dee Street - Invercargill Phone 03 218 2184


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Diacks Nurseries 628 Tweed Street and 849 North Road P: (03) 216 8265 E: Attention garden lovers! Diacks Nurseries is an Invercargill treasure. The family owned business started in 1908 and now the fourth generation work hard to ensure all your gardening needs are covered. Their fantastic range of gifts is a must see for all and the kids will love the in-store super save pet depot!

The Lollie Shop 23 Cambridge Place, Invercargill P: (03) 214 2993 M: (027) 315 7525 W:

The Lollie Shop is as much fun for big kids as it is for kids! Choose from our range of the world’s best confectionery, including over 100 varieties of $2 value bags, Dutch liquorice and British and American lollies and drinks! Gift baskets, boxed chocolates and sugarfree range also available.

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FACTORY OUTLET SHOP and it’s right here in Invercargill, where it all began in 1972

Knight of New Zealand are worldclass specialists in Babylamb, Shearling and Curly Lamb garments. With thriving markets including USA, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Asia Pacific rim, their award-winning export garments are worn by Hollywood stars, British Royals and Olympic athletes!

• Lambskin Garments • Leather Garments • Alpaca Knitwear Merino Knitwear • Lambskin Rugs • Babycare Rugs • Sheepskin Boots Sheepskin Slippers • Slink Skin Gloves

Phone: 03 218 7277 21 Leven Street (Opposite Number One Shoes) Hours - Weekdays: 8am - 5pm, Saturdays 10am - 1pm



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From the home of good old fashioned organic dairy products comes New Zealand’s first organic, lactose free milk and yoghurt. Boutique, organic cheese specialists.

Now available at selected supermarkets and organic specialty stores.

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Looking for quality local seafood? Southern Seafood Products offer top quality local seafood including fresh, hot smoked and cold smoked Stewart Island King Salmon and Blue Cod.


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Retail store open Mon – Fri: 9.00am – 5.30pm Sat: 10.00am – 12.30pm Exciting range of condiments Gift vouchers available




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Kaye’s Bakery & Seconds Shop 19 Onslow Street, Newfield, Invercargill 9812 P: (03) 216 6065 Open: Mon-Fri 8:30am - 5.00pm

Picking up a scrumptious bargain at Kayes Bakery Seconds Shop is a must for all biscuit lovers! The 100% NZ owned bakery has supplied the country with their exciting edible treats for more than 30 years. From slices, loaves and truffles to their famous big gingernuts – experience home style baking at its best!

Kiwi Wakame – Seaweed Products P: 0274 444279 E: W: Available from: Southern Seafood Products, The Seriously Good Chocolate Company and more retailers listed on our website Kiwi Wakame produce a delicious range of seaweed seasonings. Sustainably harvested from the pristine waters surrounding Stewart Island, our products act as a healthy salt substitute and are ideal for any dish. Great in soups and stir-fries, delicious with rice, fish and all vegetable dishes. For details, product info, health benefits, and stockists see our website


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An office away from your office.

While doing your business in Southland, make sure you have everything you need at your finger tips. Our BNZ Business Centre offers state of the art meeting and conference facilities available for you to use, any time, free of charge. The coffee’s on us. Contact Nic on: 03 214 6721 or

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Invercargill Workingmen’s Club Incorporated 154 Esk Street, Invercargill P: (03) 218 8693 W:

The Corinthian Conventions Centre at IWMC has four first floor, air conditioned, sound proof rooms with sound systems and bar facilities. Ideal for all occasions, from weddings to conferences and suitable for 10 - 1000 people. Lift access and catering services available. Contact us to discuss your requirements -

Club Southland Incorporated 115 Leet Street Invercargill P/F: (03) 218 4868 E: W: As members of Clubs NZ Incorporated we welcome members with reciprocal visiting rights. With our convenient central location, quality service and state of the art facilities, Club Southland is the perfect place for your next occasion, function, conference or meeting. On site, competitively priced catering available. Enquiries welcome.

Stadium Southland Surry Park Sports Centre Isabella Street, Invercargill P: (03) 217 1220 E: Think outside the square and head to Stadium Southland for your next social or work event. Whether you want to hire a court or a corporate lounge, our event management team can help ensure you have everything covered. Multiple conference spaces, intimate theatre facilities, WiFi internet access and catering facilities available.

The Cabbage Tree Restaurant and Events Centre 379 Dunns Road, Otatara Oreti Beach, Invercargill P: (03) 213 1443 E: W: Business or pleasure, we have the facilities to cater. The restaurant and events centre is set in a bush setting, a spectacular building with three fully equipped conference rooms. Large events or small; One stop shop for the family 21st, the wedding or the business function or conference. If you want your event to impress... give us a call.


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Civic Theatre Complex 88 Tay Street, Invercargill P: (03) 211 1777 E:

Create a point of difference and do it in style! Quality theatre, range of function rooms and associated hire facilities beautifully designed to host 20-1015 people. Suitable for international shows, local productions, concerts, weddings, conferences and meetings. Fully licensed, experienced event management, catering and technical staff available.

Air New Zealand Holidays 46 Esk Street Invercargill P: (03) 215 0000 E:

We work hard to understand your travel needs so you can relax and rely on our experienced, award winning team to get you to where you need to be. With one convenient point of contact, your business travel arrangements will run smoothly, giving you time to mind your own business!

Bombay Royal Room 68 Forth Street, Invercargill P: (03) 218 9886 Lunch: Wednesday to Sunday - 12pm to 2pm Dinner: 7 days - 4.30pm till late W: Ensure fantastic food, great service and privacy at your next business lunch, client meeting or birthday celebration at no extra cost! The Bombay Royal Room at Bombay Palace is suitable for up to 20 people. Just call in advance to book!

Ambrosia Designer Florist


60 Tay Street Invercargill P: (03) 218 3324 W:

We turn  oristry into an art with personalise pieces for any occasion. Whether it’s a thank you bouquet or a fully themed venue, Ambrosia will create an impression at your next event.

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The Southland Chamber Of Commerce

150 years of supporting Southland Business

Business2Business member savings Professional training and development Networking and business based events Advocacy to local and central Government Let our network become your network The Business Centre, cnr Leven and Esk Streets 03 218 7188 |


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Tips for a Safe Journey Southland roads are among New Zealand’s most demanding and there are a few challenges that you may not be used to. Here are a few tips for ensuring your travels are safe and enjoyable.

Travel Times

Remember to allow plenty of time for your journeys. Although travel distances may seem short on paper, roads may be narrower than you are used to, cover hilly terrain and vary quickly from sealed to unsealed gravel roads.


Take extra care when pulling out onto the road after stopping to rest or admire the scenery - this is when many tourist crashes happen.

Animals on the Road

If you encounter livestock on the roads, slow down and let the animals go past you or move slowly behind them.

Unsealed Gravel Roads

In rural or remote areas, many roads are unsealed. When travelling on gravel roads, reduce speed and beware that dust thrown up from other vehicles can reduce visibility.


Rain, fog and snow reduce your ability to see and be seen. Slow down and drive with your lights on dip. Ensure that your windscreen, mirrors and other windows are clear and free of frost before driving. Use an ice scraper, water or your vehicle’s heater to melt the ice.

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is low. Always carry sunglasses and, if the sun is affecting your vision, slow down or stop completely.

Icy Roads

In winter frosts can be severe and ice can stay on the road all day, especially if the road is shaded. When driving in frosty conditions slow down and increase your following distance. Avoid sudden movements – accelerate smoothly and brake gently.


Extra care is required in winter and early spring, when there may be snow on the roads. Avoid driving when it is snowing if possible. If you are travelling when snow is forecast, ensure you carry snow chains and are familiar with how to fit them. If you are travelling the Milford Road between May and November you are legally required to carry snow chains; these can be hired from service stations in Te Anau. The Milford road is also subject to closure due to the risk of avalanches during this period.

Road Conditions Reports For up-to-date State Highway conditions, call 0800 44 44 49 or visit

If Things Go Wrong

In an emergency phone 111. Keep yourself and your vehicle visible. If you are involved in a crash, report the matter to the police.


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Stewart Island

Stewart Island Flights Main terminal Invercargill Airport P: (03) 218 9129 E: W: It’s just a 20 minute scenic flight from Invercargill to this tranquil place where time almost stands still. Scheduled daily flights, day trip packages or for a one-of-a-kind experience, combine flights, a tramp and a boat ride with the exciting ‘Coast to Coast’ adventure.



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Western Southland

The Catlins

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Eastern Southland

Boutique Day Tours Karen Bellew & Gary Tong FP: 0800 234 600 M: 027 2015798 Pick up from your Invercargill accommodation Bookings essential “The Not so Secret Garden Tour” includes four charming gardens in a 40 min radius of Invercargill with a gourmet picnic lunch. Our “Wings and Whiskey” tour visits the Moonshine Museum & Hokonui Heritage Centre in Gore and Croydon Aircraft Heritage Centre in Mandeville with lunch at The Moth restaurant.


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Northern and Central Southland

Experience a taste of the best of Southland’s fresh produce in a 100 year old shearing shed on an operational sheep and venison farm. The Vege Shed is home to the revered Athol Valley Meats – naturally superior lamb and venison. A unique way to truly get a taste of Southland.

fresh produce & gourmet foods 85 Athol-Five Rivers Hwy (SH6), Athol, Northern Southland

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Fiordland and Te Anau



Experience the best flights that Milford Sound and Fiordland has to offer Milford Sound (03) 249-8384 â—? Te Anau (03) 249 7845 Email:


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Quality deluxe accommodation Complimentary valet car parking | Level One Restaurant and Bar High Speed Internet | Conference Facilities Kelvin Hotel Cnr Kelvin and Esk Streets, Invercargill Ph: 0800 802829 or 03 218 2829 Email:

Hotel, motel & apartment style accommodation, just minutes from the airport & city centre Off-street parking, restaurant, two bars, extensive conference facilities, bottle store Heated pool, spa, saunas and fitness area

Corner Tay Street & Racecourse Road, Invercargill P: +64 3 219 9076 or 0800 272 687 F: +64 3 217 7002

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119 Queens Drive, Invercargill Ph: 03 217 6729 Fax: 03 217 0023 Email:


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Balmoral Lodge Motel § Centrally located 38 spacious first-class units, plenty of off-street parking, cooked & continental breakfasts.

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Cnr Avenal & Dee Streets, Invercargill



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ARRA Garden Grove Motel & Apartments 161 North Road, Invercargill P/F: (03) 215 9555 FP: 0800 786 768 E: Hosts: Anne and Brian Scott S


Stay in our comfortable, affordable, safe and quiet self-contained apartments. Fantastic in-room facilities, from ensuite bathrooms to coffee plungers! Large private garden, playground and bbq area. Fresh seasonal veges available free to guests. Freeview and Sky TV, free wireless, pet friendly. Tour bookings and local information a speciality.

Bavarian Motel 444 North Road, Waikiwi, Invercargill P: (03) 215 7552 F: (03) 215 7592 FP: 0800 228 274 E: W: Ideally located on North Road (SH6) within easy reach of the city centre - a great place to base your stay. Standard, superior and executive one bedroom and two bedroom family units, with various kitchen and bathroom options. Free WiFi, at door parking and 50+ Sky TV channels. Proudly a Host Accommodation member.

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Birchwood Manor Motel 189 Tay Street, Invercargill P: (03) 218 8881 FP: 0800 888 234 E: W: Exceptional award winning inner city motel with charming decor and warm Southern hospitality. City centre, cafes and restaurants 500m, airport 5min drive. Spa units, private balconies and wireless internet available. Close to supermarkets, swimming pool, parks, golf, and other sports facilities. A great choice for feeling at home away from home!

BEST WESTERN Townsman Motor Lodge 195 Tay Street, Invercargill P: (03) 218 8027 E: W:

20 modern, superior 4 star Qualmark rated apartment-style units in prime inner city location. Clean comfortable units with good heating, internet and convenient off-street parking for buses, trucks or vans. Walking distance to restaurants, shops, SIT, Workingmen’s Club, Rugby Park, Aquatic Centre, and close to Hospital, Airport, Stadium and Velodrome.

Colonial On Tay 335 Tay Street, Invercargill P: (03) 217 6058 FP: 0800 111 511 M: 027 227 5239 F: (03) 217 6056 S


Located within walking distance to the city centre, restaurants, supermarkets, Stadium Southland, velodrome, Rugby Park, Splash Palace, hockey turfs and Queens Park. Breakfast delivered to unit and wireless internet available. Enjoy a true Invercargill experience with friendly hosts John and Christine McFarland at their delightfully clean and warm motel.

Coachman’s Inn Motor Lodge 705 Tay Street, Invercargill P: (03) 217 6046 FP: 0508 426 224 E: W: A one-stop shop for all visitors! Clean, comfortable, unpretentious and reasonably priced accommodation to suit all budgets. Self catering apartments, motel studios, cabins, powered sites and tent sites available. Groups and teams welcome, onsite family restaurant, conference and meeting rooms available, pet friendly.


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Hacienda Motel 678 Tay Street, Invercargill P: (03) 217 6065 Reservations: 0800 HACIENDA (422 436) E: W: Welcome to Hacienda Motel, your gateway to Stewart Island, Catlins, Te Anau, Manapouri, Milford Sound and Queenstown, with some of the best trout fishing rivers in New Zealand. Friendly Southland hospitality given by your hosts Allan and Shirley in spacious, quiet, ground-floor units where you park right outside your door!

Heritage Court Motel 56 Thomson St, Invercargill P: (03) 214 7911 E: W: Specialised Access Accommodation

Four modern and spacious units with a personal touch. Central yet quiet location on the periphery of Queens Park and within short walking distance to museum, restaurants and city centre. Access accommodation at its best with ample parking. Private garden and BBQ area, Sky Guest Select (50+ channels), free wireless and visitor information available.

554 Moana Court Motel 554 Tay Street, Invercargill P: (03) 217 8443 E: W: S


Relax and enjoy a quiet, spacious, clean and allergy free motel. All units are ground fl oor with ample parking. Dine in and make the most of our free private BBQ and great cooking facilities or ask us where is good to dine out! Local and regional information available at reception.

Monarch Motel 633 Tay Street, Invercargill P: (03) 217 6114 FP: 0800 C U SOON (0800 287 666) E: S


With 22 spacious units, experience Southern hospitality with hosts (and keen golfers) Karl and Kerry Marui. Sauna & spa, free internet, generous parking and Sky TV. We warmly welcome you, your family or your sporting group to stay awhile in our clean, modern facilities. Onsite conference & meeting room suitable for 2-30 available.

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Queens Park Motel 85 Alice St, Invercargill P: (03) 214 4504 FP: 0800 800 504 E: W: GPS: S 46.23.758, E 168.21.193 Location, location, location! Walk through the back gate into the beautiful, manicured Queens Park Gardens. Twin share and two bedroom apartments, off the main roads with no traffic noise. Especially suitable for older couples or families wanting a relaxing stay beside the parks and gardens and a peaceful nights sleep.

Yarrow Motel 165 Yarrow Street, Invercargill 9810 P: (03) 218 2797 FP: 0800 927 769 S


For an affordable clean, quiet and convenient stay, contact Karla and Peter at Yarrow Motel. Stay in a studio, 1 bedroom or 2 bedroom unit or 3 bedroom house within 500m from the city centre, cafes, restaurants, Queens Park and the museum. Spa bath unit, access unit, BBQ, cot and highchair available on request.

Lovett Lodge Hosted by Maree & Kelvin 31 Duke Street, Invercargill 9840 P: (03) 218 6060 M: 027 383 8206 E: W: 8 bedrooms, two with ensuites, in quiet peaceful off street location 5 minute from CBD and walking distance to Museum and Art Gallery and Queens Park. Guest lounge, full kitchen and laundry facilities, wi-fi, airport transfers, B&B option and complete wheelchair access. Welcome group bookings and booking agent for local tours.

45 on Avenal 45 Avenal St, Invercargill P: (03) 218 3521 E: W: Quiet units with warm comfortable beds. Your host Denise is a born and bred Southlander, offers friendly service and can help with great local advice. The closest motel to the airport and just a short walk to restaurants, takeaways, city centre, Queens Park, museum and sport venues. Teams and groups welcome – competitive rates!


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Quote Invercargill Visitor Guide and receive a complimentary continental breakfast for two

stay with us from $89 per night!

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INVERCARGILL PH 0800 488 282 110 beds in the heart of Invercargill city with onsite information centre, booking agent and popular fully licensed cafĂŠ offering espresso, brunch, lunch, burgers, fresh juices, great service and vibrant atmosphere.

Affordable accommodation Info and booking centre Popular onsite cafe and bar Laundry facilities Free WIFI Spacious kitchen and dining room

Free secure gun storage Group discounts for schools,hunting and sports groups Catering service available for large groups

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Doug & Wendy welcome you to their quiet centrally located city retreat. Easy walk to city and supermarkets Powered & unpowered sites Quality facilities, great showers Modern bedroom & ensuite units Spotlessly clean, well maintained

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Amble on Inn Holiday Park 145 Chesney Street, Invercargill GPS: -46.43993, 168.38094 P: (03) 216 5214 E: W: A piece of paradise close to city centre yet located far enough out to enjoy the serenity of a peaceful setting. Campervan, caravan parks, fully self contained 2brm units, studio units and cabins, powered sites and chalets overlooking beautiful pond. Animal friendly. A sure favourite to return to year after year!

Invercargill Kiwi Holiday Park 352 Lorneville-Dacre Road, Invercargill FP: 0800 234 600 P: (03) 235 8031 E: W: Daily animal feeding at our pristine, affordable farm holiday park. Self-contained 1, 2, & 3 bedroom cottages, cabins, sites & bunk rooms for groups. 10 min north of city centre and 3mins from the Southern Scenic Route. Spacious, sheltered, full of character, beautifully clean and maintained. ‘The Barn’ Kitchen/TV & Recreation room, playground & free BBQs.

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