Invercargill (Maori: Waihōpai) is the city on the southernmost part of New Zealand. It is also one of the southernmost cities in the world. Invercargill is the main city and commercial center of the Southland Region. The city is on the Southland Plains, 18 km from Bluff, the southernmost town in New Zealand.
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More on InvercargillInvercargill is surrounded by great expanse of agricultural land as well as protected forestland, such as the Fiordland National Park. Invercargill covers 491 sq km (189.6 sq mi) and has a population of 52,000 people.
Earliest European settlement in Invercargill was established in the 1850s. The early settlers were mostly sealers, whalers and missionaries from the Free Church, a spin-off from the Presbyterian Church of Scotland. In the 1860s, gold was discovered, bringing in more settlers to the area.
Invercargill had a law prohibiting the sale of alcohol which was implemented from 1905 until 1945, when returning servicemen out-voted the law. Even today, alcohol is not sold in supermarkets of Invercargill.
Gerrard's Private Railway Hotel, Invercargill, New Zealand
Author: Karora (public domain)
Traditionally based on agriculture, the economy of Invercargill in the past decade has increasingly emphasized tourism. The location of Invercargill on the Southern Scenic Route puts it on the tourist map, linking it with Queenstown, Stewart Island, Dunedin, Te Anau and Fiordland.
Visiting InvercargillThere are bus services to Invercargill from Christchurch, Dunedin and Queenstown. There are also flights to Invercargill from Christchurch and Wellington.
Places of Interest in Invercargill