Southland combines warm southern hospitality and modern conference centres with close proximity to some of New Zealand’s most rugged and beautiful landscapes.

Its largest city is Invercargill, with a population of 53,000 people and conference venues ranging from historic theatres and grand hotels to indoor stadiums and elegant function centres with their own private gardens.

The rest of the Southland region provides the perfect playground to enjoy before or after a business event. Highlights include the rugged coastline and fascinating wildlife of The Catlins and the vast wilderness of Fiordland, New Zealand’s largest national park. Seafood lovers won’t want to miss the chance to taste Bluff Oysters – one of New Zealand’s delicacies – during their March to August harvesting season.

Visitors flying to Southland will arrive at Invercargill Airport, 3km from Invercargill city centre. The airport is serviced by flights from most major New Zealand centres.


  • Venues with theatre capacity for up to 1,015 people
  • More than 1818 accommodation beds
  • 3 km from Invercargill Airport to Invercargill CBD
  • Savour delicious Bluff Oysters between March and August
  • Close to stunning national parks and fascinating wildlife areas


To enquire about having your business event in New Zealand please feel free to contact me.

Leonie Ashford

Leonie Ashford

Business Events Bid Manager

New Zealand