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About Invercargill New Zealand

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Invercargill is the most southern city of New Zealand, and one of the most southern cities in the world. The population of the city is about 50,000.

Invercargill City is located in the far south of the Southland region of the South Island of New Zealand. The city is nestled amidst rich farmland and bordered by large areas of conservation land and marine reserves.

Located on the Southern Scenic Route, Invercargill is ideally located for day trips to Queenstown, Stewart Island/Rakiura, Dunedin, Te Anau and Fiordland.

Invercargill is home to the Southern Institute of Technology, a polytech that offers a zero-fees scheme to students.


Invercargill has a temperate oceanic climate, with cool summers and cold winters. Winter sees a measurable amount of snowfall, and year round it is one of the more windy and cloudy cities in New Zealand.


There are many parks, gardens, historic houses, museums and other places of interest in and around Invercargill, New Zealand.

Popular attractions in Invercargill include the Water Tower, Queens Park, Southland Museum and Art Gallery, Splash Palace, Bluff and Stewart Island.

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Did you Know?

The longest place name in the world is Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateapokaiwhenuakitanatahu, a hill in Hawkes Bay.