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Invercargill is one of the world's southernmost cities, and the commercial centre for the Southland region. Visitors to the region can see the old Victorian architecture of the city, and eat at some of the great local restaurants. Invercargill is the gateway to miles of beautiful coastline and Stewart Island. Many of Southland's best spots are off the beaten track, so a hire car is highly recommended. 

Reasons to book hire car in Invercargill at VroomVroomVroom

VroomVroomVroom can help you find a great hire car deal in Invercargill so you can explore the Southland region. Here are some reasons to book with us:

  1. No booking or cancellation fees: You can book your car rental early with VroomVroomVroom, knowing that you will not be charged any cancellation or modification fees if your plans change.
  2. Lowest rates guaranteed from our suppliers: Find out more about how VroomVroomVroom is able to offer you the cheapest car rental rates with our price promise here.
  3. More rental car vehicles: We partner with New Zealand's most trusted suppliers to offer you a wide range of vehicles. We provide deals from Avis, Budget, Hertz, Thrifty and Europcar.
  4. Security: You can book with peace of mind using our secured website. 
  5. Locations: We offer car rental from Invercargill Airport, giving you the ability to start your journey as soon as your flight arrives.
  6. Exceptional customer experience: If you have any questions about your car rental you can contact our friendly customer care experts for more information. 

Best time to visit Invercargill

Invercargill experiences a mild climate. The hottest month is January, with the temperature rising above 20 degrees. Throughout the year Invercargill has frequent rainfall, and a few foggy days. 

No matter what time of year you visit Invercargill, you can visit some of the beautiful surrounding attractions such as Oreti Beach, or travel further north to Fiordland. There is plenty to do indoors, with museums in town providing more information about the history of Southland. 

Driving tips in Invercargill

Invercargill is located at the southern tip of New Zealand's South Island. It is about a two and a half hour drive north to Queenstown, and more than seven hours to Christchurch. If you are travelling to New Zealand from another country, make sure you keep to the left hand side of the road, and check if you will require an International Driving Permit. 

 Take extra care when driving on rural roads, which can be challenging. Allow extra time for your journey if you are heading on these roads, and slow down in the winter months when there may be snow and ice.

Witness the wonders of nature in Invercargill

The city of Invercargill is the most southern and western point of New Zealand.  It's cooler than many places in New Zealand, being so far south. It has long sunshine hours in summer, and short days in winter. 

Here are some of the top things to do with a cheap car  rental in Invercargill and Southland.

Southland Museum and Art Gallery Niho O Te Taniwha. This unique cultural venue is located in the largest pyramid to be found in the Southern Hemisphere. The 27 metre high structure is set in the beautiful gardens of Queen's Park, right in the middle of Invercargill. Inside there are displays of tuataras, New Zealand's unique living dinosaur. The Roaring Forties Gallery is a permanent exhibition which transports visitors through multi-media exhibits, hundreds of kilometres past Stewart Island to the remote sub-Antarctic islands.

Doubtful Sound. Part of the world heritage site of Fiordland. While Milford Sound, further north, is considered number one of the must dos in New Zealand, Doubtful Sound is equally charming, being further south, and more remote. Where Milford can be heavily touristed in the peak season, you may only see only see scarce local fishing boats on Doubtful Sound. Real Journeys runs memorable overnight cruises on their ship, the Fiordland Voyager. There are comfortable en-suite cabins, and great value quad bunk rooms, and the Voyager has a snug salon for dining. A tender or kayak excursion gets you off the boat and into the Sound for wildlife viewing.

The Catlins. Just over one hour's drive from Invercargill is the unique natural area of the Catlins. In this sparsely populated southern Eden, you can marvel at rugged coastlines, hidden lakes and podocarp forests. The far south latitude gives you long days in summer, perfect for exploring.  

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