Queens Park is Invercargill's pride and joy - a paradise of cool climate gardens and walkways.

Just north of Invercargill's city centre, Queens Park sprawls across 80 beautiful hectares. Special features include a beautiful and varied rose garden, a rhododendron dell, an azalea garden, dramatic tree-lined walkways, tracks through native forest, a Japanese garden, rock and herb gardens. An indoor wintergarden features tropical and flowering plants; cacti are displayed in an adjoining house. Queens Park also has an impressive bird aviary, animal enclosures, children's play areas, extensive sporting facilities and cafés.

Queens Park has a Tuatarium, where you can see tuatara and find out about the captive breeding programme. Tuatara are native reptiles with a lineage that stretches back 225 million years - they were around when dinosaurs walked the earth.

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