Facts - Invercargill – it’s both the southernmost and westernmost city in New Zealand as well as being one of the southernmost settlements in the world! Situated on the Southern Scenic Route that follows the coast from Dunedin to Te Anau, the city has a population of around 50,000. The local beach, Oreti, is just a few kilometres from the town centre, while Bluff – closest settlement to the South Island’s southern most point, is just 19km away. Stewart Island – only an hour’s ferry ride from Bluff or a half hour small plane flight, brings you to one of the world’s truly hidden paradises. With stunning bays, inlets, golden sand beaches and densely forested hills, Stewart Island combines a spectacular mix of landscapes. 64 kilometres in length and 40 kilometres at its widest, the island boasts a miniscule population of just over 600 people, making it one of the most sparsely populated islands in the world. Its subsequent solitude has ensured its status as a haven for rare NZ birds. These include the Tui, Parakeet, Kaka, Bell bird, Robin, Dotterel, Fern bird and of course New Zealand's adorable treasure, the Kiwi. Other wildlife includes little blue Penguins, Deer and Possums. Bluff - just 25 minutes from Invercargill is its port, Bluff. It’s New Zealand's oldest European town, settled in 1824. While in Bluff, indulge in one of New Zealand's most renowned delicacies, the Bluff Oyster. Another point of interest is Bluff's Paua house. Take in classic kiwiana garden decorations on the front lawn and then wander inside to experience a house devoted to the sea delicacy. To complete your experience, take in the panoramic views at Stirling Point, the southernmost point of the South Island.
SOUTHLAND FAMILY ACCOMMODATION We've researched dozens of accommodation options for your family travel to New Zealand. Whether you're heading for a hotel, campground, holiday park, motel, holiday home, self catering apartments or kiwi farmstay, we list options that welcome famiiles. Check out our great 'family stuff' pages for heaps of extras offered by the accommodation on these pages. NOTE Where nightly rates have been specified, these are minimum prices based on accommodation for 2 adults plus one extra. Prices do vary, depending on the time of year, length of stay and seasonal offers. This is a guide only. All establishments recommend booking ahead. We advise you to personally contact establishments for up to date information to suit the accommodation needs of your family.
Invercargill Holiday Parks and Campgrounds
Invercargill Holiday Homes
Invercargill Bed and Breakfasts
- 161 North Road, Invercargill
- 0800 786 768 (0800 STOPOVER)
- +64 3 215 9555
- +64 3 215 9555
- Nightly Rates From:
$110.00 per night based on a one bedroom apartment
This modern 4-star Invercargill motel on the Southern Scenic Route between Queenstown/Te Anau and Dunedin/The Catlins offers a range of accommodation including 1, 2 and 3 bedroom family apartments. Owners Anne and Brian pride themselves on the high standard of their accommodation and family-friendly service, including arranging childminding for you. This place has an extensive garden area and playground away from the road, welcomes pets and offers child-friendly diversions such as games, toys and DVDs.... more