Otepuni Gardens, Invercargill

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  • Just a block off the main drag there is a canal, and past that a railway track. This lovely length of canal way is shallow and is home to vast quantities of duck, other birds, and fresh water eels. Th...  more »
  • This park follows the canal just south of the main street. Not many people there but there were still nice trees, ducks and rose gardens.  more »
  • This little park is a beautiful and quiet place in the middle of Invercargill. Since the town itself does not provide a lot of beautiful spots - at least we did not find them - we were very happy to f...  more »
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  • Great little park, with many places to walk and feed ducks. Great for little kids and the odd fitness enthusiast.
  • Nice garden to walk around if you have spare time.
  • The Otepuni Gardens were set aside as public reserves by JT Thomson and was originally the main Park prior to Queens Park. Although Queens Park now receives much of the focus, Otepuni Gardens is still well worth a visit. The flood protection works, erected adjacent to the street after the devastating 1984 floods, provide some protection from the elements and enclosure to the gardens. Take the opportunity to walk along both the flood banks as well as the path for alternative views. The Otepuni Creek runs through the area and unfortunately is subject to the usual dumping of items from the bridges. Don't let this deter you. The gardens includes a small band rotunda and a fine example of turn of the century formal gardens. The last band I saw using the Band rotunda how ever was in the 1980s. (Pretty Wicked Head & the Desperate Men). I am sure Mr JT Thomson would have wondered what hit him that day. I would love to see it back in use again.
  • Relaxing place to wander on a sunny day. Look for the rabbits and ducks
  • One of my favourite places in the heart of Invercargill central business district. Having great potential to beautiful and develop both recreationally and environmentally. Potential is the key word here.
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