Things to do
Queen’s Park is a haven in the heart of Invercargill. With its sprawling landscape of aviary and farm yard zoo, rose gardens, winter gardens and a variety of other plants, it provides something for every visitor’s pleasure. It is a great place to have a picnic, take the little ones to the playground on a sunny afternoon or challenge your golf skills on its course. You can even explore the various flora and fauna around the stumpery for an escape into nature. With so much to look forward to and explore, Queen’s Park is definitely one of Invercargill’s most treasured gems.
Bill Richardson Transport Museum
Bill Richardson’s passion had humble beginnings, but it has since turned into a grand spectacle. His collection of over 300 classic vehicles is embraced by locals and visitors alike as an incredibly unique experience like no other. Whether you’re an enthusiast or not, there is something for everyone to enjoy – from automotive marvels to family fun activities. There are also treats in store at The Grille café, where hearty Invercargill cuisine awaits those ready to tuck into delicious food after exploring the museum. Perhaps the most wonderful thing this all began with one man’s passion; a testament to how far ambition and dedication can take us.
Motor Cycle Mecca
Classic Motorcycle Mecca is the leading motorcycle museum in the Southern Hemisphere. Home to more than 300 motorcycles, as well as side-cars and prized artwork, everyone will find something to admire at Classic Motorcycle Mecca. In a collection spanning as far back as 1902, here you will find gleaming examples of the finest motorcycles through the ages.
EHayes Motorworks Collection
Over 100 displays completely free to view during normal shop hours, including:
Burt Munro’s Authentic, Original and Legandary 1920 Indian Scout – ‘The World’s Fastest
The Norman Hayes engine – uniquely hand-built from scratch using anything he could find!
E Hayes and Sons original 1956 Morris J Commercial shop delivery van.
Movie props and replicas from Roger Doanldson’s 2005 film ‘The World’s Fastest Indian’
Burt Munro’s hand-made pistons and engine parts –‘offerings to the God of Speed’
The original 1910 Buick used at the Hayes Engineering works at Oturehua, Central Otago
A recreation of a Woodworkers shed-filled with classic tools and implements
…..and so much more!
The Southland Aquatic Centre – Splash Palace – is one of the top public pool facilities in New Zealand. The indoor aquatic centre is within walking distance of the central business district and
approx 5 minutes drive from our apartments. The facility includes a 50m x 8 lane sports pool with a bulkhead, a leisure pool with waves and sprays, a tots pool and learners pool. There is also a water
slide, spa pool, sauna and café – all indoors and with free off-street car parking.