Colonial On Tay


Invercargill is a city near the southern tip of New Zealand’s South Island. It’s a gateway to wilderness areas including Stewart Island, with its Rakiura Track. In town, the Southland Museum and Art Gallery has natural history collections and live tuatara reptiles. Queens Park features flower displays and sports facilities. To the southeast, Waituna Lagoon is home to abundant birdlife and trout populations.

Queens Park


Queens Park is a tourist attraction in Invercargill, New Zealand, and was part of the original plan when Invercargill was founded in 1856. The park is 200 acres (0.81 km2) in extent. It is just north of the city centre, bounded by Queens Drive to the east, Kelvin Street to the west, Gala Street to the south and Herbert Street to the north.

The park has an 18-hole golf course, a botanical garden, an aviary, and sports grounds. It is also the home to the Southland Museum and Art Gallery and the Southland Astronomical Society Observatory. The cricket ground in the park is the home ground of the Southland cricket team and is also regularly used by the Otago cricket team for first-class and one-day matches. The park also gives its name to one of Invercargill's association football clubs, Queens Park A.F.C.

Southern Scenic Route


The drive features a myriad of landscapes, shaped by natural processes in New Zealand’s young, but varied, geological history. Lakes Wakatipu, Te Anau and Manapouri were formed by the gouging action of huge glaciers, which then melted, creating lakes. Sandstone hills, formed 150 million years ago during uplifting and folding of the earth’s crust, are visible west of Tuatapere. Limestone rock outcrops and caves at Clifden were created by the streams. In The Catlins, distinctive parallel ridges and valleys show the Southland syncline.

Colonial On Tay
335 Tay Street
Turnbull Thomson Park
Invercargill 9810

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0800 111 511

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