Invercargill

Invercargill South — Photo by David Bakker

Invercargill South — Photo by David Bakker

 

Invercargill is the southernmost and westernmost city in New Zealand, and one of the southernmost cities in the world. It is the commercial centre of the Southland region. It lies in the heart of the wide expanse of the Southland Plains on the Oreti or New River some 18 km north of Bluff, which is the southernmost town in the South Island. It sits amid rich farmland that is bordered by large areas of conservation land and marine reserves, includingFiordland National Park covering the south-west corner of the South Island, and the Catlins coastal region.  (more on wikipedia)