Monarch Motel Invercargill
633 Tay Street (State Highway 1), Invercargill, South Island, New Zealand
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Southland museum & gallery
Sunrise over Invercargill
Travel Tips for Invercargill
BLUFF OYSTERS & MUSEUM
Bluff has a history of Whaling and Sealing, but is also well known for its Oysters. The port of Bluff, is home of the Bluff Oysters, some of the best in the world, they say, I don't know, because I don't eat them. The Oyster season runs from April to August.
At the Bluff Maritime Museum, we found out about the history of oystering and whaling, also about the town of Bluff, seeing some old artwork of "Olden Bluff." Located beside the Museum is the oystering boat the "Monica," a chance to climb aboard and understand the workings of a real oyster boat.
If you are cooking your own meals on holiday and fancy some fresh seafood, then this is the place to buy it. It is always nice to buy freshly caught seafood!
Follow the sign to the Island Harbour entrance and to your left you will find the factory of Big Glory Seafoods. During factory hours [8am-12pm and 1pm-5pm Monday to Friday], you can purchase fish caught in the waters here.
The Museum is open on weekends 1pm - 5pm
Invercargill is located on the southern tip of the South Island and was
established by Europeans in 1856, when settlers set up a
flax milling industry in the area.
Before this time the area had always been popular with Maori.
The Town we thought was quite nice, there are influences of the early the
Scottish and English migrants who settled here, most of the streets being
named after rivers in Scotland and the UK.
There is a chance when visiting this area at the right time of the year of
maybe experiencing the famous ‘Southern Lights’ or ‘Aurora Australis’
that are a phenomenon in these southern skies!
It is also famous because of the film “The World’s Fastest Indian” which is
the story of Burt Munro from Invercargill, quite an interesting film that I
have just recently seen.
INCLUDED TIPS ON THIS PAGE ARE:-
Sights and places that you see on the 'SOUTHERN SCENIC ROUTE'
between the area of INVERCARGILL & BALCLUTHA.
THIS SCENIC ROUTE IS A MUST DO!