Invercargill dates back to the 1850s, when people from the Scottish settlement of Dunedin began buying land for sheep runs in the far south. Today it is the country's southernmost city. From a visitor’s point of view, Invercargill is well-equipped. It has an excellent range of shops and a selection of lively bars and restaurants. Victorian, Edwardian and Art Deco heritage buildings give the city character. The museum has a tuatara house and the rose gardens at Queens Park are beautiful during summer. The art gallery at Anderson Park exhibits quality art from the far south and throughout New Zealand. Local food specialities include oysters and blue cod. Functional facts: Approx. population 50,350, i-SITE Visitor Centre, domestic airport.