Welcome to Invercargill and the Southland Region
E Hayes has been a proud resident of this southernmost of New Zealand's cities since 1932.
With a combination of exciting cultural attractions, a rejuvenated city life and outstanding nature reserves and parks, Invercargill is a great place to visit and explore.
From excellent shopping (including of course a visit to E Hayes Dee Street store) to lively cafes, restaurants and bars, Invercargill has all the benefits of city life with few of the drawbacks.
Explore the city and its many fine museums, art galleries and parks or take a short trip to one of the bush reserves, beaches or gardens on Invercargill's outskirts. Of course no trip to Invercargill is complete without a visit to the E Hayes Motorworks Collection - boasting a world renowned range of classic, vintage and modern motorcycles, automobiles, engines and of course the legendary Burt Munro's "World's Fastest Indian".
As Southland's capital city Invercargill is the gateway to some of New Zealand's most beautiful scenery and destinations including Stewart Island, Fiordland and the Catlins.
Known as “the real New Zealand,” Southland’s unmatched beauty, native wildlife, friendly locals and great food make it a destination to be experienced rather than read about.
For those who want to get off the beaten track, Southland is the ideal place to visit. With long sandy beaches, green farmland, lush forests, meandering rivers and rugged mountains, this is where memories of great adventures can be made.
Every one of Southland's regions offers the traveller a unique discovery just waiting to be explored. From the majestic wilderness of Fiordland to the rugged coastline of the Catlins, visitors will be captivated at every turn.
We invite you to experience the warmth, friendliness and hospitality that makes our city and our region such a great place to live, visit and enjoy.
The following links will take you to a variety of regional and tourism websites which will help you make the most of your visit.