Southland might be right down the bottom of New Zealand, but it's easily accessible through various transport options.

By Road

Driving around Southland is comfortable thanks to the well maintained roads and lack of traffic.

Approx drive time and distances to other areas:




Approx Drive Time

Invercargill to Te Anau



2 hours 25 mins

Te Anau to Queenstown



2 hours 45 mins

Invercargill to Queenstown



3 hours

Invercargill to Dunedin



3 hours 10 mins

Te Anau to Dunedin



4 hours 15 mins


Your clients can get around the South Island by coach with InterCity Coachlines or a number of other suppliers

Driving Routes
Take the Southern Scenic Route to take in Coastal Otago, Dunedin and Fiordland.

By Air

Invercargill airport offers many domestic flights to other areas of New Zealand.

Airlines flying into Invercargill include:
Air New Zealand
Stewart Island Flights

Approx flying time to other cities:


Approx Flying Time

Invercargill to Stewart Island

30 mins

Invercargill to Christchurch

1 hour 10 mins

Invercargill to Wellington

1 hour 55 mins

Invercargill to Auckland (via Christchurch or Wellington

3 hours - 4 hours 30 mins


Getting to and from the airport
The airport is approximately 5 minutes' drive from Invercargill city centre.

There are various transport options available to the city centre including taxis, rental cars and a shuttle service.

By Sea

Your clients can get on a ferry to Stewart Island. Leaving Bluff and crossing Foveaux Strait, the journey is approximately one hour.

Getting Around Southland

Getting around Invercargill city centre is easy by foot, however hire cars are also available.

There are also scenic tours available and shuttle buses running between Invercargill, Fiordland, Queenstown and other areas of Southland and Otago.