The Invercargill i-SITE Visitor Centre, in the Southland Museum and Art Gallery, 108 Gala St. (tel. 03/211-0895; fax 03/218-4415; www.i-site.org.nz/otago-southland#invercargill), is open daily October through April 8am to 6pm, and in winter 8am to 5pm (closed Dec 25). The Department of Conservation, State Insurance Building, Seventh Floor, 33 Don St. (tel. 03/214-4589; fax 03/214-4486; www.doc.govt.nz), is open Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm (6pm in summer). For more information on this area, check www.invercargill.org.nz or www.southlandnz.com.
The Central Post Office is at 1 Don St. Southland Hospital, Kew Road (tel. 03/218-1949), has 24-hour emergency care. You can get prescriptions filled at UFS Dispensary, 76 Tay St. (tel. 03/218-9393), or, for after-hours service, 90 Kelvin St. (tel. 03/218-4893). For information on major events check www.southlandnz.com.