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The best areas to stay in Invercargill, NZ

Best Areas to Stay in Invercargill, New Zealand

Where to Stay in Invercargill – A Guide to New Zealand’s Southernmost City

Invercargill, located on the South Island of New Zealand, is considered one of the southernmost cities in the world and the most important urban centre in the Southland region. This city is situated on the banks of the Oreti River, about 30 kilometres north of Bluff, the southernmost town in the country. In this post, we will explore the best areas to stay in Invercargill.

The main tourist attractions of Invercargill include the Water Tower, Queens Park, the Civic Theatre and Anderson Park. Most of them are located in the CBD (Central Business District). See accommodation in Invercargill CBD.

However, most visitors who venture to this southern town do so mainly because Invercargill is the main gateway to some of New Zealand’s most beautiful landscapes such as Stewart Island, Fiordland and The Catlins.

Invercargill Airport is located 3 km west of the city centre. Air New Zealand offers frequent connections to cities such as Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, as well as sightseeing flights to Stewart Island. Additionally, the city is well-connected by land with other destinations on the South Island through long-distance buses. See bus fares and schedules.

Invercargill has a temperate oceanic climate, the average daily temperature varies from 5.2 ° C in July to 14 ° C in January. The best time to visit Invercargill is during spring (September – December) when the city’s thousands of cherry trees are in bloom filling its parks and streets with colour. Another excellent time to visit the city is the summer (December – March), especially if you want to explore the natural landscapes of Southland.

Invercargill is a small city, its centre can be easily explored on foot. To visit the surrounding national parks you can always rent a car or book a tour

As for the best location in Invercargill, the CBD or city centre concentrates the town’s main attractions, best nightlife and shopping streets. See accommodation in Invercargill CBD.

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Continue reading to find out more about the best areas to stay in Invercargill, New Zealand.

The Best Areas to Stay in Invercargill, NZ

Invercargill’s CBD is the commercial epicentre of the city. After all, its acronym stands for Central Business District.

This area is home to some of the main streets of Invercargill.

From a tourist point of view, the CBD is home to the magnificent Queens Park, with its English Edwardian gardens, the Invercargill Water Tower, St. Mary’s Basilica and the Otepuni Gardens.

Many tours to Stewart Island and Fiordland National Park start from the CBD area and around.

The Invercargill CBD is quite small and pleasant to walk around. To reach the most peripheral areas of the city, there are several urban bus lines.

This area also concentrates the largest nightlife offer in the city, with many bars, cafes and restaurants.

Central Invercargill is located approximately 2.5 kilometers from the city’s airport.

As is to be expected, the CBD area also offers the widest variety of hotels, motels and backpacker hostels in the city.

Where to stay in Invercargill, NZ - Central Business District
Where to stay in Invercargill, NZ – Central Business District
Accommodation in Invercargill CBD - Click to see all available accommodation in this area
Accommodation in Invercargill CBD – Click to see all available accommodation in this area

Why is this a recommended area to stay in Invercargill, NZ:

  • Commercial area
  • Near the airport
  • Nightlife and entertainment
  • Great to walk
  • Parks and theatres
  • Tourism and business

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