Invercargill is the southernmost and westernmost city in New Zealand, and one of the southernmost cities in the world. It is the commercial centre of the Southland region. It lies in the heart of the wide expanse of the Southland Plains on the Oreti or New River some 18 km north of Bluff, which is the southernmost town in the South Island.
One of the interesting things about the name of the streets in Invercargill is the names. They are named after names of the rivers. They are Tyne, Don, Dee, Esk, Mersey, Thames, Spey, Yarrow, Eye and Tay Rivers.
The climatic condition of Invercargill is of the oceanic type. There is a similarity with the British Isles. The rainfall is about 1112mm.
There are different places of accommodation in Invercargill. The hotels are at par with the international standard. You can put up in any of the hotels in Invercargill according to your requirement.
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Queen’s Park is indeed one of the major attractions of the tourists. The Queen’s Park stretches up to an area of 200 acres. The Queens Park is situated in the northern part of the city center. The park has the 18-hole Golf Course and a Botanical Garden. There is an aviary and the sports ground. The Queen’s Park was the venue where the 2006 State Twenty20 Cricket Knock-Out Tournament was organized.
Southland Museum and Art Gallery is the citys principal tourist attraction. It has precious historic collections from the Southland region. This includes petrified wood from nearby Curio Bay. It also has relics of the wild days of the whalers. Maori arts and crafts are the most prized memorabilia in the museum. The art gallery is housed in a striking pyramidal building at the entrance to Queen’s Park.
Anderson Park lies 7 kilometers north of the Invercargill town center. It is a mansion that belonged to Robert Anderson, a local entrepreneur. He presented the mansion to the town. It now houses a large art collection of some fine Maori portraits, early views of Bluff and some splendid examples of New Zealand modern art. A magnificently carved Maori meeting house is a portion of the park.