We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

St. Mary's Basilica

65 Tyne Street, Invercargill 9840, New Zealand
+64 3-218 4123
Review Highlights
Basilica architectural style

A beautiful building easily viewed from many parts of the city it gets its name from the... read more

Reviewed 7 May 2017
Tina M
Hobart, Australia
via mobile
Beautiful domed roof is visible from many parts of Invercargill, a beautiful church...

A small spiral stair case in the back left hand corner is very Beautiful.... the ONLY church in... read more

Reviewed 16 March 2017
Brisbane, Australia
Read all 31 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good50%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
65 Tyne Street, Invercargill 9840, New Zealand
+64 3-218 4123
Write a Review
Reviews (31)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 31 reviews

Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

A beautiful building easily viewed from many parts of the city it gets its name from the architectural style. The rose window is a beautiful addition

Thank Tina M
Reviewed 16 March 2017

A small spiral stair case in the back left hand corner is very Beautiful.... the ONLY church in Invercargill that had its doors open, congratulations on this..... no locked doors, thank you. Beautiful archways and a gorgeous round picture window that really set the scene....More

Thank ibaas2016
Reviewed 24 February 2017

A beautifully designed and built church situated on the edge of an outstanding park, both worth the visit. Although now over 100 years old the interior is remarkably modern, light and airy with a spectacular stained glass window and, of course the domed ceiling. You...More

Thank leondegraff
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Never got to go inside, but what a huge church it is. A beautiful copper dome that stands out from any part of the city. A true representation of the heritage of the era that it was built.

Thank Brenda B
Reviewed 3 January 2017

After seeing this beautiful building from outside we decided that this was the place to attend Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve. The choir were outstanding and we both enjoyed an upliftinmg service.

Thank jennyandchris2015
Reviewed 11 December 2016

lovely from the outside a very beautifully designed church, situated near the otepuni gardens, not sure if your allowed oto look inside

Thank sarah g
Reviewed 28 November 2016

What a surprise. Knew nothing about this Basilica but when we saw the wonderful exterior we went inside and were pleased that we did.

Thank Avntheothers
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Nice to see the beauty of the exterior of the Basilica. Tucked away on a minor road. Interior rather plain for a Catholic church.

Thank Dave W
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Only saw this from the outside but the building is magnificent. This is a very imposing structure. Well worth a visit.

Thank Max M
Reviewed 12 October 2016

A landscape icon of Invercargill this Basilica is our touch of Rome. Sedately approachable with wide steps for access, your soul will be refreshed once inside with the quiet graciousness, the elegance of the architecture and the stained-glass windows and panels. A wonderful organ provides...More

Thank Anne M
Nearby Restaurants
Suzie Q Tapas Kitchen and Bar
134 reviews
.38 km away
Zookeepers Cafe
262 reviews
.32 km away
Bombay Palace Invercargill
134 reviews
.17 km away
34 reviews
.32 km away
Nearby Attractions
E Hayes and Sons - The World's Fastest Indian
572 reviews
.97 km away
Queens Park
400 reviews
1.31 km away
Southland Museum and Art Gallery
324 reviews
1.18 km away
Classic Motorcycle Mecca
42 reviews
.32 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from St. Mary's Basilica staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines