Transport World, Invercargill. © Bill Richardson Transport World

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In Invercargill, you can visit the biggest private automotive museum of its type in the world. 

Transport World is a testament to the late Bill Richardson’s passion for motoring memorabilia. 

Curated over many years, and now run by his family, today the collection has more than 300 classic vehicles, a wearable arts display, a movie theatre and even a quirky bathroom that is worth a visit. 

Retro Volkswagen Kombis, Model Ts, Diamond T Trucks and 1930s V8s sit alongside farm machinery and more than 200 vintage petrol pumps in the vast 15,000sqm space. 

Transport World’s historic collection also houses Invercargill’s first passenger bus and heritage artefacts ranging from household appliances to children’s toys in the collection housed in a beautiful Art Deco building. 

If two wheels are more your thing, the nearby Classic Motorcycle Mecca has another 300 classic bikes dating back to 1902 and includes the Indian motorcycles made famous by Southland legend Burt Munro.  



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