Transport World to launch Dig This

Friday, April 7, 2017





In what will be a New Zealand first, Transport World is gearing up to launch its third attraction, Dig This Invercargill.

Based on the hugely popular formula established by Dig This Las Vegas, guests will now be able to live out their wildest fantasies and operate heavy machinery, including bulldozers, excavators, mini excavators and skid steers in a giant, adult sized sand pit.

Expected to open in spring 2017, Transport World is busy preparing a new site for future excavation. Tourism operations manager Hannah Whyte says Transport World is really excited about this new attraction.

“We just think it is such a unique and fun concept. We can’t wait to give our guests the opportunity to play in a giant sand pit!”

Dig This Invercargill is designed for anyone who has ever wanted to operate heavy machinery and will include something for young and old. Easy to pick up, guests will operate heavy machinery whilst being challenged to a series of games within a controlled and safe environment. To manage the project, Transport World has hired a new full-time Dig This manager, Lex Chisholm.

Dig This Invercargill expands upon Transport World’s vision to create a hub of world-class transport related activities. Transport World is passionate about supporting Invercargill’s tourism and inner city development and can’t wait to bring a third attraction to the city. It is hoped Dig This Invercargill will complement both Bill Richardson Transport World and Classic Motorcycle Mecca and be another drawcard to Invercargill for those interested in wheeled activities.

“We are trying to create new and unique reasons for people to not only visit Invercargill but also stay longer,” says Scott O’Donnell, Transport World’s director. “Whether it be new attractions or events, we really want to see Invercargill’s tourism and the inner city flourish. We are looking forward to launching Dig This Invercargill, as it’s another positive step towards these goals.”