A to Z Challenge – Invercargill – Town in New Zealand


Photo Credit – Civic Theatre, the town hall of Invercargill – built in 1906.

Monday, April 11,  I – Invercargill

Invercargill is in the South Island of New Zealand.

It is the southernmost and westernmost city in New Zealand, and one of the southernmost cities in the world.

Population 54,200 in 2015 Census estimate

The major factor in Invercargill’s regrowth is the dairy industrial boom of the 2000s (decade) due to an increased demand for New Zealand milk, cheese, and butter.

New dairy factories have opened around the Southland Region, as well as more efficient meat processing works.

Invercargill is home to the only indoor cycling velodrome in the South Island.

It is located at Surrey Park. The stadium itself was badly damaged after its roof collapsed in 2010 following a heavy snowfall.


Photo Credit   The Southland Museum and Art Gallery is located in Gala Street, Invercargill, New Zealand.

The tuatarium is a popular destination for both tourists and locals. The facility houses over 50 live, individual tuatara ranging from new babies to the famous Henry, who is thought to be over 110 years old.

If you would like to know more about Invercargill.


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