Safari Lodge on Tour
During the last 12 months we have managed to get out and about touring on our old Harley Davidson Motorcycle with a trip to Auckland and a Rally at Mount Cook. The only down side of running Safari Lodge Invercargill, is the summer months are spent in doors. We frequently host guests with like minded interests of motorbikes and touring.
The Worlds Fastest Indian
The ‘World’s Fastest Indian‘ has not only bought attention to one of New Zealand’s unknown hero’s it has also boosted our tourism Industry with local and International visitors. The Burt Munro Challenge gets bigger and brighter every year. Invercargill has always been a petrol head town with either car enthusiasts or motorcycle owners. We often joke about Ray rebuilding his Norton Commando in our lounge many years ago. We have toured the South Island countless times over the years and with several trips around the North Island. Our most memorable trip was of course riding across America and attending the 100 year anniversary of Harley Davidson 2003 in Milwaukee . Now days Ray is just as happy chugging up the lake in his old Kauri Launch fishing and at least now I don’t have to remind him what the speed limit is so often.
Bill Richardson Truck Museum
We have one of the largest private collections of trucks in world down here with access available by appointment only. The collection is housed within the city boundary and like most tourism operators we are hoping that greater access for the public will happen sometime in the near future. In the meantime we arrange to get our guests into see the collection whenever possible, just another hidden gem in the deep south.
We can see that Invercargill could become New Zealand’s top petrol head destination !