Flights from Wellington to Invercargill

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Invercargill Guide

What are the best things to do in Invercargill?

Invercargill Public Art Gallery

The Invercargill Public Art Gallery houses an impressive collection of art, spanning early European works to contemporary New Zealand art. The permanent collection includes more than 1,000 pieces, including paintings, sculptures, ceramics, carvings and mixed media. The gallery regularly hosts different events and short-term exhibitions, with a particular focus on local artists. Have a look at the gallery’s event calendar once you know the dates of your cheap flights to Invercargill from Wellington to see what exhibitions line up with your visit.

Oreti Beach

Are you looking into flights from Wellington to Invercargill during the summer? Make sure Oreti Beach is on your list of things to do. Oreti Beach is about 10 minutes’ drive from the Invercargill CBD and is a great destination for a day out. Lounge on the sandy stretch of beach, go for a swim, and enjoy water sports like surfing and kayaking. It’s also the region’s only drive-on beach and one of only a few in New Zealand. Oreti Beach is always a good time, but head down there at sunset for some especially impressive views over the Foveaux Strait.

Catlins Forest Park

Catlins Forest Park is one of the gorgeous natural areas you can visit while holidaying on flights from Wellington to Invercargill. The park is located at the very bottom of the South Island and is about an hours’ drive from Invercargill. Plan a day trip or set aside several days to explore the Catlins as there’s so much to see and do. There are hikes through ancient forest, by waterfalls, along coastal tracks, to impressive rock formations, and the area is home to plenty of native wildlife, including sea lions. Major Catlins landmarks to add to your to-do list after booking Wellington to Invercargill flights include Jack’s Blowhole, Matai Falls, Cathedral Caves and Purakaunui Falls.

What is the cost of visiting Invercargill?

You can reserve your hotel and rental car through Webjet after booking cheap flights to Invercargill from Wellington. The average nightly rate for a hotel is $150 NZD, but there are also budget options that start around $70 NZD per night. You can pick up your rental car from the airport after arriving on Wellington to Invercargill flights. Rates start at about $130 NZD per day. Are you skipping the rental car? Bus fare costs $3 NZD.

Invercargill is teeming with fun things to see and do while visiting Southland on cheap flights from Wellington to Invercargill. Some of the free things to do in Invercargill include the Invercargill Public Art Gallery, Catlins Forest Park, and Demolition World (although donations are appreciated). Entrance to Bill Richardson’s Transport World costs $35 NZD for adults, $20 NZD for children, and $85 NZD for families with up to six kids. Booking Wellington to Invercargill return flights for a winter holiday? There are multiple ski resorts within reach of the city. Budget around $140 NZD for a day lift pass and an additional $35 NZD to rent equipment.

What is the best way to get around Invercargill?

Hiring a car is the best way to explore the local area while holidaying on cheap flights from Wellington to Invercargill. Rent your car through Webjet, then pick it up once you arrive at Invercargill Airport (IVC). You may also consider upgrading to a 4WD for more access to national parks and the drive-on Oreti Beach. A 4WD also comes in handy in the winter when there may be snow on the ground.

The public bus network is another way to get around Invercargill. There are four routes, each operating in a loop service that starts and ends at BusSmart Central. Buses are available from 6:45am to 6pm Monday to Friday and between 10:30am and 3pm on Saturdays, departing about every 45 minutes. There’s no bus service on Sundays.


How long does it take to fly from Wellington to Invercargill?

Direct flights from Wellington to Invercargill, New Zealand take approximately two hours and 10 minutes.

What airlines fly direct from Wellington to Invercargill?

Air New Zealand operates direct flights from Wellington to Invercargill, New Zealand.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Wellington to Invercargill?

November is usually the cheapest month to book plane tickets to Invercargill from Wellington, followed by February.