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Address: 1 Tweed Street, Invercargill, New Zealand
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Something from the past

It was 1860 when the Otago Provincial Government built the first jetty at the end of Tweed Street to serve the newly established township. The subsequent discovery of gold in the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 June 2016
Alister L
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Invercargill, New Zealand
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Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

For 'safety reasons' the wharf has been barricaded off. ICC needs wither to fundraise to make the wharf 'safe' or move onto something else. As it stands the site is disappointing.

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

It was 1860 when the Otago Provincial Government built the first jetty at the end of Tweed Street to serve the newly established township. The subsequent discovery of gold in the Wakatipu district saw Invercargill’s population climb from 3,455 to 9,545 between 1862 and 1863. In that year a variety of jetty improvements (including warehouses, tramrails and roads) were needed... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

Put on a windproof jacket and take the 5km walk. Our group of 6 fifty plussers, walked off a potential hangover, post Bluff Oyster Festival. It was invigorating, scenic and well presented. A great spot for camera buffs on dusk.

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

My husband and I bike around the estuary to the wharf all the time and it still makes us stop and appreciate the beauty of this place. It is really beautiful, scenic and peaceful, I run between thinking how peaceful it is and how I wish there was a nice café or bar there!!!! what a perfect place for a... More 

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Thank Memobabe
Invercargill, New Zealand
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49 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016

Try and time you visit with the tide being in otherwise you wont see this attraction at its best. Take 45 minutes to take the round trip walk. Great water bird life to see. Walk is flat and easy going. Don't get caught out going late in the day as no lighting and it gets dark quickly. Amazing to think... More 

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Thank Patricia M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

It was a sunny day so chose to head out on the bike. Not ventured out too far on the Estuary track before and don't know why to be honest. The track takes you through to the Bluff Highway ending up at the Woodchip Mill. Great views of the Estuary and wetlands. If biking be mindful on some of the... More 

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Gore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2015

Has an old steam train on the wharf nice for a walk in Invercargill used to take my take-aways and watch the sun set.

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Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2015

This wasteland was once Invercargill's port and at the end of a long jetty before land reclaiming brought the shoreline up to the current wharf edge. There are still remains of the port but the main attraction is a replica of the first railway locomotive ever steamed and run in New Zealand. It was activated on the wharf in 1863... More 

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NEW ZEALAND
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46 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2014

Pick a good day for a walk as very exposed.You can walk either way on the track that skirts the city boundary.Estery views or follow the river up to Queens Drive.

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Thank KIWIKEITH
Invercargill, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2013

Another handy to invercargill central city, where you can walk or bike Its a good distance but has the sea appeal and walk away in good condition

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