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Valentines Day in Invercargill

If you’re looking for ideas to woo your loved one this Valentines Day, The Lodges has you covered.

Here are our tips for visitors set to spend Valentines Day in Invercargill.


For the foodie

Fancy a quintessentially romantic Valentines Day date? Try a night out at Louie’s. Tucked in an unobtrusive building with plenty of ambience, this Dee St eatery is the ultimate when it comes to romantic meals for two in Invercargill. With a refined menu that changes depending on the best produce of the day, its plates are sure to leave mouths watering. The considered wine list pairs perfectly with the fresh and flavoursome cuisine. And we think you can’t go wrong with their chocolate cake!

For the thrill seeker

Dig This Invercargill is the ultimate bucket list tick: so treat somebody special to a once-in-a-lifetime experience in the giant gravel pit. Your date is guaranteed to get an adrenaline buzz operating their pick of heavy machinery. The whole experience will be led by an experienced operator who will set your significant other at ease. Will they choose 360-degree spins on one of the diggers, the bulldozer equivalent of a rollercoaster, or does hooning around in the speediest number of them all – the skid steer – tickle their fancy? Or, why not try the ultimate: a car crush? The sound of disintegrating metal will ensure this is one Valentines Day they never forget.

For the nature lover

Pack a picnic (a makeshift cheese platter and a chilled bottle of wine, anyone?) walk on the Daffodil Bay Loop Track. This track blends a forest of natives like totara and matai with sweeping coastal vistas. The seating at lookout points along the way will be a tranquil spot to share a glass and enjoy the sunset. For a Valentines Day with a special focus on just the two of you, this scenic and quiet walk will give you an opportunity to really spend some quality time together.

For the muso

If your loved one loves a bit of live entertainment, the Southland Musician’s Club will play host to The Fleetwoods on February 14. Fleetwood Mac is a band beloved by generations and New Zealand’s premier tribute band will play two rollicking sets of your favourite tunes, ranging from heartbreak hits to some of their most soulful ballads. The R18 gig has a limited number of early bird tickets available for just $20. Don’t miss out – this gig is sure to sell out.

For the wheeled enthusiast

If your somebody special loves everything wheels, you’re in the right place. Invercargill is quickly gaining a reputation for being New Zealand’s premier destination for everything wheeled. Why? The world-class collections at Bill Richardson Transport World and Classic Motorcycle Mecca. Grab your date a Turbo Pass and let them experience both! Spend some quality time wandering through the collections together this Valentines Day.

For the craft beer lover

The Tuatara Lodge is one of those places that locals in the know don’t fail to recommend to visitors. Featuring delicious plates of cabinet and a la carte food, a cool and quirky backdrop, and an inner-city location with buzz, it’s a great spot to show your Valentines Day date just how cool you are. If they’re a fan of craft beers and ciders, this is a Valentines Day with a cool and urban twist.

For the fun date

Queens Park offers visitors to Invercargill so many options: but if you want to celebrate Valentines Day in Invercargill with a bit of a giggle, why not try the new(ish) disc golf course? The course takes visitors on a leisurely stroll throughout the park’s highlights. If you want to do something unique – but definitely not cheesy – on Valentines Day, a round of disc golf is just the ticket.

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