Southland & Stewart Island

Invercargill is the southernmost city in New Zealand and one of the most southern in the world. On the southern scenic route Invercargill is the gateway to Southland, Fiordland, and the Catlins district and of course Stewart Island. Early pioneers settled here to establish a flax industry however it was the rich plains though that brought prosperity to the city as the settlers turned to farming. There are some impressive buildings including the city’s water tower and worth a visit is the Southland Museum which houses a state of the art tuatara house. These creatures are unique to New Zealand and date back to the age of dinosaurs.
It’s a lively city with plenty of restaurants, shops, galleries and attractions. 27 kilometres south you will find Bluff and from here you can enjoy views of Stewart Island and Foveaux Strait.

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