Are you moving to or from Invercargill?
Let us help you plan your relocation and discover everything Invercargill and the Southland region has to offer. Crown are an international and domestic relocations company, specialising in furniture removals, storage, overseas moving, movers insurance, world moving, office moving, relocation services and lots more. We will even relocate your vehicle and pets!
We provide full removal services into and out of Balcutha, Invercargill, Gore, Mataura, Clandeboye, Edendale and Milford Sound.
The city of Invercargill is to be found at the bottom of the south island, and is the capital of Southland, a flourishing farming community. Invercargill’s known for its lack of hustle or bustle and quality of life.
The city is predominately flat, making walking easy, the elevated sites to the south of the city provide almost unobstructed views of the Takitimu Mountains to the north and Mt Anglem, on Stewart Island, to the south. Being so far south, Invercargill has long daylight hours in summer, which allows more time to explore the Victorian and Edwardian architecture and other heritage buildings that add to the city’s character.
Being on the coast, there are many safe beaches and excellent fishing, and Invercargill acts as the gateway for some of the south island’s scenic treasures; Stewart Island, Fiordland and the Catlins.
Housing / Accommodation
There is a ready supply of all types and sizes of accommodation across Invercargill, and Crown Dunedin’s experienced and helpful staff have built up extensive links with the local business community, and they will be able to help you find accommodation to suit your needs.
Visa / Permits
There are a number of types of visa that you may be eligible for when moving to New Zealand. Depending on the length of your stay or whether you plan to work, study or invest here.
The different types of visa available reflect the different Government-funded public services potentially available to expatriates.
From work to residence visas, essential skills visas, and visas for parents and children, check what may be available to you at New Zealand Now.
The New Zealand Dollar (NZD) is the local currency, and coins come in denominations of 10c, 20c, 50c, $1 and $2, with $5, $10, $20, $50, and $100 dollar notes.
When it comes time to convert your money to New Zealand dollars, it’s highly recommended that you do so via online transferal companies, as opposed to cash or travellers cheques. This is because banks are known to charge very high rates when dealing with these.
Crown recommends the services of OFX for converting your money online. People have been known to save hundreds, and sometimes thousands of dollars through this simple procedure. Visit Moving your Money for more information.
Something else that could come in handy is opening up a New Zealand bank account before arriving in the country. This makes the transferal process of your converted money much easier and again minimises the extra costs that are commonly involved with this process.
There are a number of banks that offer easy, online sign up services, including; Westpac, Kiwibank and Bank of New Zealand.
Public transport in Invercargill is provided by BusSmart. Invercargill but as in most places in New Zealand, owning a car will provide the flexibility to explore this delightful region. Invercargill has an airport, which provides services throughout New Zealand with Air New Zealand and Stewart Island Flights networks.
There are many schools in Invercargill, from primary right through to secondary schools, and a list can be found on the Ministry of Education to help you choose. With regards to higher education, there is the Southern Institute of Technology.
Invercargill has a main hospital and all the health services you would expect to find in a major region are provided by the Southern District Health Board and a number of private companies throughout the city.
In line with Invercargill’s reputation for having a relaxed lifestyle, there is an established social environment, with frequent opportunities to meet people from all walks of life. Because of this unique atmosphere, expatriates do not have trouble assimilating into the Invercargill community. Opportunities to form closer-knit groups arise through children’s school activities and events, as well as through sports teams, sporting fixtures, and hobby or special interest groups. There are also a number of reputable singles networks in the local area that arrange sightseeing trips, restaurant dinners and weekend events. The Invercargill Young Professionals’ website is a good place to start.
Crown Relocations has 50 years of experience relocating individuals and families from and to Invercargill and throughout New Zealand, contact us today for more information about our services.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Crown Relocations has made every effort to present accurate information. However, regulations, rates and other variables are subject to change and Crown Relocations cannot accept responsibility for the errors that might result. Should you have any questions or need additional information, please contact your local