To See and Do

There are many attractions and activities to enjoy whilst visiting Invercargill. Our friendly team are always on hand to give you advice and help you in deciding what to do with your time whilst staying with us.

We have put together a list of some of the opportunities you have whilst staying here.

Anderson Park House and Art Gallery:
Anderson Park Art Gallery is right next door to the Invercargill Top 10 Holiday Park. Anderson Park is proud of its ever-growing permanent collection that focuses on quality art from the far south and throughout New Zealand. The collection features a wide variety of art from early to present day. The highlight of the gallery’s year is its annual spring exhibition during October. Top New Zealand artists exhibit at this popular exhibition where only the finest pieces are selected. The gallery also holds small exhibitions from time to time. The two-storey Georgian-style residence which houses the gallery, stands grandly amid the gardens of Anderson Park.

Southland Museum and Art Gallery: 
Situated on the edge of Queens Park, the Southland Museum and Art Gallery building has 500 million years of Southland’s natural history and 800 years of its human history.

The museum is also home to 50 live Tuatara and also has an astronomical observatory.

Invercargill Heritage Trail: 
The Heritage Trail highlights Invercargill's wide variety, proximity and coherence of historic architectural style that makes the city unique. The prosperity of the 1880's and 1890's is evident in the wealth of quality Victorian buildings and examples of Edwardian architecture. The large number of Art Deco style buildings indicates the Depression of the 1930's, while the wool boom in the 1950's is evident by buildings in the style of the modernist movement.

Splash Palace :
Whether you want to lap swim, slip down the waterslide, jump off the high board or just relax in the swirl pool - Splash Palace has it all. Already the pool has been host to national swimming championships and other sports such as water polo, underwater hockey, synchronised swimming and canoe polo.

Stewart Island:
Many visitors to Southland take the opportunity to travel across the Foveaux Straight to visit Stewart island. A remarkable Island National Park with some of the most isolated beaches and rainforests of New Zealand. You can dive, hunt, walk, swim, kayak, fish or just relax on the deck of a cottage surrounded by native bush and the songs of native birds such as Tui and Bellbirds.
If you need help booking trips to Stewart Island our friendly reception staff are happy to do these for all guests free for charge.

Burt Munro:
Each 'exhibit' demonstrates a spirit of ingenuity, innovation and determination to go beyond the expected boundaries of convention and performance. 
However, perhaps no single piece demonstrates this more clearly than the centerpiece of the collection - Burt Munro's legendary record breaking "World's Fastest Indian". Purchased by Norman and Neville Hayes in 1977 along with Burts other machine, a 1936 MSS Velocette, the original Munro Special Indian Scout as the story of Burt Munro himself typifies the Southland 'spirit to succeed' and continues to draw crowds of fascinated admirers from all over the world.