This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Invercargill. To help you make friends with Invercargill before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Invercargill is one of the most southern cities in the world, and of course, the southernmost city in New Zealand. This is the main city in Southland in New Zealand and lies only eighteen kilometers north of Bluff, which is the southernmost town on the South Island. Invercargill is a city full of life, with plenty of shops and accommodations without being a busy place. It's actually quite relaxed.
The landscape around the city is made of farms spotted with sheep among the green and yellow fields. This is the perfect city to stop for those heading to The Catlins, the southeast part of New Zealand. To get there you can use the Southern Scenic Route that passes in Invercargill and has amazing landscapes that you won't want to miss. But the city itself has some points for you to explore with historic buildings, some parks, and the city museum that is really worth it. From Invercargill it will be easy for you to get to Bluff, a small town that is the departure point of the ferry that connects South Island to Stewart Island, a nature sanctuary visited by few tourists. It's easy for you to arrive in Invercargill by car or bus, with a lot of options for all budgets.
Invercargill hostels are usually good places to stay with all the facilities you need, but don't expect to meet a lot of travelers and backpackers here, as this city is usually off the busiest tourist beaten track. You'll have plenty of hostels in Invercargill with a good relation between price and quality.
Written by local enthusiast for Invercargill hostelsCoffeeMarks