Cheap Flights to Invercargill
What to know before you fly to Invercargill?
Originally settled in 1853, Invercargill has a proud history of farming and fishing, and is the agricultural centre for the province of Southland.
Due to its central position on the southern coastline, Invercargill provides endless access to a number of National Parks and wilderness area. This access allows visitors to the region to experience a cross-section of the great New Zealand outdoors, from the rugged and windswept shores of the Catlins to the lush mountains of Fiordland, to the towering peaks of Queenstown.
The city also has an unashamed fascination with classic motor vehicles, dating back to pioneer Burt Munro. Burt is famous for the land speed records – one of which still stands – he set on his 1920 Indian Scout, which he spent 20 years modifying in his garden shed. It is now on display as the centrepiece of the E Hayes Motorworks Collection.
Within Invercargill, you can also find the Bill Richardson Transport World, the largest private collection of its type in the world, and home to over 250 unique historical cars, as well as a wearable arts collection, children’s play area, and café.
Scattered amongst the fertile plains around Invercargill are a number of rural satellite towns, all of which provide wonderful insight into southern New Zealand life. Stewart Island is located just across the Foveaux Strait, and flights departing daily. This is one of New Zealand’s best-kept secrets.