Nugget Point - Catlins
Nugget Point has dramatic views of 'The Nuggets' that are wave-eroded rocks, likened to the shape of gold nuggets. These can be seen from the viewing platform at the Nugget Point Lighthouse which was built in 1869-70 and sits 76 metres above sea level. Walking from the car park will take approx 20 minutes (one way) and along the way you may see fir seals, seabirds and elephant seals (Dec-Feb).read more
Hump Ridge Jet - Southland
One of NZ’s most exhilarating jet boat experiences, jet boat across Lake Hauroko to challenge the most exhilarating journey in New Zealand, the Wairaurahiri river, 27 kilometres of grade 3, rock strewn white water rapids. When the Wild South Coast is reached, you can trek in to see the mighty Percyburn viaduct or just relax and enjoy the abundance of wildlife. A short walk over the Wairaurahiri swingbridge into Waitutu virgin forest is a must. This is a long day and the jet boating is very exciting. The trip would not be suitable for very young children. Transport to and from Otautau to start of the jet boat trip can be provided. Otautau is about 30 mins drive from Invercargill.read more
- Phone: 03 215 4221
- Location: 17 Main St, Otautau, Southland
Adventure Southland - Invercargill
Specialists in fun outdoor education and recreation to schools, families and the general public. Organised activities include high ropes course, abseiling, giant swing, rock climbing, kayaking, caving, tube rafting, bivvy making and more. We cater for all schools from primary to tertiary level providing complete camp and activity management, including equipment, accommodation and menus. We offer activities from 2 hours to several days, and run specialised education courses, such as ‘Getting to know rivers’. Contact us to discuss your school or group’s activity session or programme. Adventure Southland’s Challenge Ropes Course is also available for birthday parties! Call us for more information today.read more
- Phone: 03 215 4221
- Location: 810 North Road, Invercargill, New Zealand
The largest private automotive museum of its type in the world, with literally hundreds of motor vehicles and petrol pumps on display. But don't worry though if you're not a motoring enthusiast! Families can also enjoy a growing wearable arts collection, movie theatre, children’s play zones and themed bathrooms which are fast becoming as famous as our vehicles.
Find dedicated spaces for families like the Construction Zone Lego Room. Watch as your children amass themselves in piles of LEGO, or challenge themselves with educational programmes provided on iPads. Dress up and interactive fun are even encouraged on a Replica 1925 New Zealand Police Paddy Wagon. Enjoy your latte and lunch in comfort as The Grille cafe houses a secure children's play area. With so much to see, let us entertain you for a few hours or the whole day.
Bill Richardson Transport World is the largest private collection of its type in the world. Home to over 300 vehicles, a wearable arts collection, children's play zones, The Grille Cafe and themed bathrooms fast becoming as famous as our vehicles. Transport World has something for everyone.
- Phone: 03 217 0199
491 Tay Street
Invercargill, New Zealand
Step back in time into the Aviation Museum, take a trip of a lifetime in one of our Vintage Aircraft flights, then explore the Mandeville precinct - the historic former Mandeville Railway hotel building, and enjoy a coffee and something to eat at Miss Cocoa Coffee Cafe.read more