Dig This Invercargill

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Dig This Invercargill
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Playgrounds • Game & Entertainment Centres
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10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Are you ready to step outside your comfort zone? Want to unleash your inner child? For a memorable experience, Dig This Invercargill is not to be missed. Learn to operate diggers, bulldozers and skid steers at New Zealand’s only heavy equipment playground. Fully instructed with a range of experiences to choose from, our friendly and approachable Dig This team is on hand to help navigate your way through a series of challenges like tyre stacking, earth moving and digger basketball. Suitable for young and young-at-heart, individuals and groups, you will be grinning from ear to ear. Tick it off your bucket list today!
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Mike
6 contributions
May 2022 • Solo
So much fun. This was my third time doing the Big Dig. Kiri-Ann and Lex were very welcoming and friendly. The operation is very professionally run and I would recommend it to anyone, even if you are not a heavy machinery nut like me.
I hope to go back again next year.
Written 15 May 2022
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Mark B
3 contributions
Apr 2022
Just an awesome experience you have to try!! Excellent instructors, great fun, and you're in control of a $100k+ earthmover!! I did the bulldozer and that was primo. Makes you think instantly as you haven't got time to think like on the excavator.
It's an experience you must do!!
Written 27 April 2022
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Don M
1 contribution
Apr 2022 • Friends
Fantastic experience. Well run operation, you get to put the machine through its paces in a safe and controlled way with clear instructions throughout. Using an excavator to pick up and place a ball is a must do exercise. Would go again in a heartbeat. Highly recommend it.
Written 18 April 2022
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Warren
Auckland, New Zealand3 contributions
Apr 2022
This is a MUST Do if you are in Invercargill. Where else can you be 'let loose' with a $100,000 piece of machinery to experience the power and precision of one of these awesome machines. Lex was a clear and patient teacher and guided us through a series of challenges but at all times keeping us safe and building our confidence. Loved the experience, but be warned, it is a thorough brain workout. A great challenge.
Written 13 April 2022
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Philippa W
2 contributions
Mar 2022
Just fantastic - you are solo in the cab with instructor talking you through how to operate through earphones- he has a kill switch! More fun than you'll find anywhere else in Invercargill!! In fact, a reason to go there. Awesome coordinator, well organised and great service
Written 11 April 2022
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Rodger Ball
Auckland Central, New Zealand1 contribution
Apr 2022
We had originally booked to do this in November as a surprise for a mates 70th birthday, but Covid got in the way and we finally got to do it early April. The weather was great and the experience was awesome. The best part for me was taking the balls off the cones, putting them into tyres, then taking a ball off the cone with the bucket and replacing it back on the cone from the bucket.
Lex was absolutely amazing and has the patience of a saint. Paula, in the office and official photographer, was very helpful and most obliging.
The bathrooms done out in the "Big digger" theme were also great.
The whole experience, including Transport World and Motorcycle Mecca, along with the cafe/restaurant were also brilliant.
Would I do it again, or recommend these to others? Hell yeah!! Bravo and many thanks to all involved.
Thanks for the great hospitality in the deep south from more Auckanders or JAFFAs
Written 10 April 2022
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Rizzla
1 contribution
Mar 2022
My wife ,daughter and myself did this and just thoroughly enjoyed it.

It was so much fun , I would go to Invercargill just for this alone.

Lex made the whole experience fantastic.
Written 22 March 2022
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colin rippey
13 contributions
Feb 2022
We did a roady from Auckland, mostly to experience Dig This. I upgraded to the big digger and had a blast.

Excellent briefing, good control during the experience, personable staff. And yes, you can lift a beachball off a cone with the big digger!
Written 9 March 2022
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Sheila S
Auckland, New Zealand17 contributions
Feb 2022 • Solo
I was nervous before my Dig This experience but the instruction was good and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The instructor was patient, entertaining and good at getting me to operate the controls. I was amazed at how much we did in one hour. Highly recommended.
Written 28 February 2022
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Thank you Shelia for your kind review! You will need to come back and smash a car with us soon.
Written 8 March 2022
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WendyandRob
5 contributions
Jan 2022
As this is a public forum I felt this was sadly worth sharing...BEWARE!!!! of this local company. Came down recently on holiday for the first time to Invercargill excited after many years to do Dig This. My experience turned into an ugly scenario where I was verbally ABUSED and INSULTED by one of the male instructors, all witnessed by the friend I was with... I was called 'useless', 'worthless' and 'pathetic' while trying to come to grips with the digger controls. I was mocked and continually harrassed with a barrage of put downs until I was in tears. I asked for a moment to compose myself and he YELLED at me to 'get on with it, and get over it'. For a company whose says you will "regain confidence, accomplishment and adventure" it is absolutely disgraceful treatment. After getting in touch with management regarding this, I have now been left distressed and tainted by their insincere response to this incident. Just BE WARNED... Your money is better spent elsewhere! Choose an experience ithat will leave you excited and glad you went! not insulted and down $248!!!
Written 12 February 2022
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Kia ora Wendy, Our team is quite taken aback to hear you do not feel our response to your complaint has been taken seriously. Since hearing from you, Transport World has acted sincerely and in good faith and we are disappointed that you have not been satisfied with our response. This has included a personal phone call from your instructor, who certainly did not intend to upset you in your interactions with him, as well as a phone call from our executive director immediately after she received your initial complaint. Our tourism operations manager and the executive director have also spoken to you several times via email and over the phone in an attempt to reach a mutually-agreeable resolution. As your instructor attempted to explain on the day, safety concerns around the use of our machines meant the situation quickly escalated. While it was certainly not the intention to upset you, we do accept that you were upset in your interactions with the instructor. As we have expressed to you several times, we are disappointed that your experience at Dig This Invercargill was not enjoyable for you. Due to confidentiality we were unable to give you specific details of the steps taken as part of a review undertaken by an external human resources team into this incident. However, as we have attempted to assure you, we have taken your feedback very seriously. We take a great deal of pride in ensuring our customers create enjoyable memories at our attractions, and we are disappointed that you feel your experience did not meet this standard.
Written 13 February 2022
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