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What can you do in Invercargill over the weekend?
Hike Bluff Hill
Take in some of the best in Southland nature by visiting Bluff Hill while visiting Southland on return flights to Invercargill. The hill is covered in native forest, which visitors can explore across several walking and cycling trails. Head to the top of Bluff Hill for one of the most stunning views you’ll encounter while holidaying on flights to Invercargill. The summit opens up to expansive views over the Southland Plains, Foveaux Strait, and the rugged coastline that surrounds the region. The trek from Bluff town centre to the hilltop lookout is two kilometres (1.2 miles) long and takes about 35 minutes to the top of Bluff Hill.
Drive Along the Southern Scenic Route
Invercargill is located in the centre of the Southern Scenic Route. The popular road trip route zigzags through the mountains and national parks of the Southland and Otago regions with Queenstown and Dunedin at either end. The Southern Scenic Route is 610 kilometres (380 miles) in total. Of course, you’d need to set aside several days to drive the full road, but you could easily plan a day trip to drive a small portion of it when you book cheap flights to Invercargill. Head east along the Southern Scenic Route in the direction of Dunedin to see landmarks like the Catlins and Lake Waihola. Drive west instead to come across Te Waewae Bay and Fiordland National Park along the way.
Te Hikoi Museum
Visit Te Hikoi Museum while holidaying on flights to Invercargill to learn more about Southland’s heritage. The museum is located a short distance from Invercargill in a small seaside town called Riverton. The region has been settled for several hundred years, making it one of New Zealand’s oldest towns. Museum exhibits focus on several different aspects of Southland’s heritage with a particular focus on the relationship between Maori and early European settlers. Learn all about what life was like in the early days of settlement and how the landscapes of Southland influenced the way people have lived here over the years.
When is the best time to visit Invercargill?
There’s no bad time to book tickets to Invercargill – it all depends on what kind of trip you’re after. Summer is one of the most popular times to plan flights into Invercargill Airport (IVC). Comfortable daytime temperatures of about 19°C make this the ideal time to explore nature around Southland. Enjoy hikes or visit the beaches within reach of Invercargill. Summer is a relatively busy time to book flights to Invercargill, especially during the school holidays. Get the best hotel and rental car deals by booking early.
Winter is the other high season in Invercargill. Temperatures are about 10°C during the day and often dip below 0°C at night with some snowfall. This makes for the perfect ski conditions around Southland. Travellers book airfare to Invercargill from all over NZ to enjoy some of the South Island’s best ski resorts. Similar to the summer months, try to book your accommodation early if you’ll be travelling on winter flights to Invercargill.
Look into cheap flights to Invercargill in autumn or spring to avoid the crowds. Daytime temperatures average between 13° and 16°C during these months – perfect for a brisk hike through the nearby national parks. Since these are the quietest tourism months, you’ll find some great hotel deals if you book tickets to Invercargill in autumn or spring.
What is the best way to get around Invercargill?
Invercargill has a small and compact city centre, making it easy to get around on foot. When the time comes to venture outside of the city, a car is the best way to do so. Hiring a car means there are no limitations on which landmarks you can visit and when. A variety of rental cars are available to book right through Webjet. Browse through the offerings after you’ve booked airfare to Invercargill to find the car that matches your needs. You may want to hire a 4WD if you plan return flights to Invercargill in winter, since snow is common. Rental cars can be picked up directly from Invercargill Airport (IVC) after you arrive.
Cars are the most reliable way to get around in between return flights to Invercargill, but buses are an option too. There are four bus routes around Invercargill and its suburbs – the Waikiwi Link, Windsor Comet, Heidelberg Star, and Kew Connector. Each bus runs in a loop, starting and ending at Bus Smart Central in the CBD. Note that buses operate limited hours on Saturdays, and no buses run on Sundays. Renting a car instead is the way to go if you plan a weekend getaway with cheap flights to Invercargill.