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By Plane -- Air New Zealand (tel. 0800/737-000 in NZ; www.airnewzealand.co.nz) has service between Invercargill and Auckland and Wellington on the North Island, and Christchurch and Dunedin on the South Island. Stewart Island Flights (tel. 03/218-9129; www.stewartislandflights.com) has daily scheduled flights to Stewart Island. The airport is 2.5km (1 1/2 miles) from the city center. Spitfire Shuttles (tel. 03/249-7654; www.spitfire.co.nz) provides transport to and from the city. For more information, go to www.invercargillairport.co.nz. A cab to the city will cost around NZ$15.

By Coach (Bus) -- InterCity (tel. 09/623-1503) has coach service between Invercargill and Christchurch, Dunedin, Queenstown, Te Anau, and Timaru. The bus depot is also on Leven Street. Look out for the Freebie, a free local shuttle service connecting inner city businesses; it runs Monday through Saturday, every 15 minutes between 10am and 2:30pm. For information on connecting bus routes, call tel. 03/218-7108.

By Car -- Invercargill can be reached on State Highway 6 from Queenstown or State Highway 1 from Dunedin. The Automobile Association office is at 47-51 Gala St. (tel. 0800/500-444).

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.