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Otago New Zealand
The history of the Otago Region is very rich and interesting. Its well-known for disputes between the different Maori tribes, the European Settlement and the gold mines. Dunedin, the main city of the region is well-known for its university and classical 19th century architecture. Due to its roots, you will feel a Scottish way of life there straight away. Otago offers some of the country's best fishing to its top vineyards, the thrill of mountain biking through remote tussock to the leisurely pleasure of a stroll through wild mountain flowers. Arts, crafts, fine regional food. Jet boating, gold panning, and ice skating outdoors are all on the menu.
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What to do in Otago

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Clutha River Cruises & Jet Tours    8.8 KM Alexandra
Starting in Alexandra Central Otago, Clutha River Heritage Cruises will take you back in time down the stunning Roxburgh Gorge into the rich Gold Mining history of Central Otago. Along the way you will view some of the best examples of Gold Miner's rock shelters, huts and Gold workings in the country. You will visit the legendary Doctors Point Gold mine from the 1860's and try your luck at Gold Panning. Laurence your guide is also fluent in French and Spanish.
Taieri Gorge Railway    0.7 KM Dunedin
The Taieri Gorge Railway offers unique half day scenic experiences and is considered one of the world's great train trips. There is a licensed cafe on board so you can sit back and relax in comfort while you enjoy the view. If you are doing the Central Otago Cycle Trail you can take a one-way trip (we can carry your bike) and start or finish the trail in style. See our website for more information
Monarch Wildlife Cruises    0.4 KM Dunedin
The natural way to see the world's only mainland colony of Albatross with eight other species of nesting sea birds : Blue Penguin, Variable Oyster Catcher, Sooty Shearwaters, gulls (2 species), shags (3 species)plus a breeding colony of NZ Fur Seals. A variety of daily tours from one hours to one day. "Monarch's" longer tours depart Dunedin and one hour cruise departs Wellers Rock Otago Peninsula
Taiaroa - visit of the albatross colony    20.9 KM Dunedin
Do not miss the Royal Albatross Colony. This is the unique mainland albatross colony in the world. You will know all about the interesting wildlife of these birds. The stopover for Taiaroa is included in the visit.
Elm Wildlife Tours - Close encounters with nature    0.4 KM Dunedin
Elm Wildlife Tours are the ultimate award winning New Zealand wildlife adventure. Albatross, Penguins, Fur seals, and Sea Lions and many other marine and estuarine species – Small group tours of 5-6 hours duration.
Otago Museum    1.6 KM Dunedin
Discover the treasures and special stories of this amazing region at the Otago Museum, just minutes from the city centre. Don't miss one of the best live tropical butterfly experiences in the world! Open 7 days from 10am – 5pm. 419 Great King Street, Dunedin. Ph +64 3 474 7474.
Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony    1.6 KM Oamaru
The easiest place to view good numbers of the little blue penguins in N.Z. is at our respected conservation and research site. Informative and entertaining guided commentary, visitor centre and retail souvenir shop compliment your viewing experience. We are easily located en route between Dunedin and Christchurch and from central Otago through the scenic Waitaki Valley.

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Current and upcoming events in Otago

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    0.6 KM Dunedin
By Brendon Bennetts Directed by: Jordan Dickson Ooh, Grandma what big ears you have… Ooh, Grandma what big eyes you have… Ooh, Grandma what big teeth you have! Join us at Fortune for a school holiday treat, featuring Grandma, Red and the ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Fortune Theatre, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.6 KM from Dunedin
    1 KM Dunedin
Carol Krueger presents Hansel and Gretel at the Globe. Family fun for all ages.
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Globe Theatre, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 1 KM from Dunedin
    0.5 KM Dunedin
Following their 2015 sell-out performances of sleeping beauty... Moscow ballet La Classique makes a triumphant return to Australasia presenting their spectacular performance of Swan Lake: A Spellbinding Classical Romance. “The greatest success of ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Regent Theatre, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.5 KM from Dunedin
    0.3 KM Dunedin
Come to the Bus Station Foyer for heritage-themed games, toys, dress-ups and crafts. Fun for all ages. Daily throughout the holidays 10am-5pm. Toitu OSM - NZR Foyer
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Toitu Otago Settlers Museum, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.3 KM from Dunedin
    Dunedin
Waste Free Parenting Week 2017! Waste Free Parenting Week is a week dedicated to waste minimisation in our homes. The evening's events will include Kate's Food Lovers Master Class, games and prizes from sponsors. Come along to the most ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Dunedin City New Life Church, Dunedin, Otago   
    0.5 KM Dunedin
Take Me Home - The Music & Life of John Denver returns to New Zealand following the astounding success of the 2016 tour of Australia. Singer Bevan Gardiner, accompanied by international musicians perform all the John Denver songs with such accuracy ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Regent Theatre, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.5 KM from Dunedin
    1.2 KM Dunedin
This is your chance to walk the spectacular Taieri Gorge rail line. The train is normally $91 per person but you can ride and walk for only $59. Check it out on Facebook. Gather your friends, pack a picnic and join us for a uniquely Otago ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Taieri Gorge Railway, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 1.2 KM from Dunedin
    0.6 KM Dunedin
Doors open 6pm. Women, You Can Bank On returns to Dunedin following on from its success in 2016. Dunedin Venues and BNZ have once again teamed up to bring you this terrific night out. This year’s theme will look at how we function in a ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Dunedin Town Hall, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.6 KM from Dunedin
0.2 KM Dunedin
Come and meet the outrageous Transylvanians and all the cast in Vertical Aerial Dance's retake on the cult classic. With a mixture of pole acrobatics, dance an acrobalance, this will be Rocky as you have never believed. Come and join us for ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Vertical Aerial Dance, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.2 KM from Dunedin
    3.2 KM Dunedin
The nationwide Jennian Homes Mother’s Day Fun Run/Walk returns this year, offering women the chance to have fun, get active and support a worthy cause. There’s a reason we run this event every year. Heart disease is the single biggest killer ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Hancock Park, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 3.2 KM from Dunedin
    1.7 KM Dunedin
Evolutionary medicine: How bioarchaeology can address health and disease problems in the modern world. This is a free public lecture to celebrate Hallie Buckley's promotion to Professor. All welcome. Refreshments will be provided after the ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Archway 4 Lecture Theatre, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 1.7 KM from Dunedin
    0.6 KM Dunedin
Learn the secrets of being a powerful, happy woman. This night is not about clothes - this is a night of motivation for women who want to love their lives. Lisa O’Neill is coming back to Dunedin to bring out your inner Diva! Lisa is a speaker, ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Glenroy Auditorium, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.6 KM from Dunedin
    1.8 KM Dunedin
Otago Community Hospice and Otago Polytechnic have collaborated to create a unique craft beer. Hops for Hospice is the official launch event for this beer and it will be showcased alongside five other unique craft beers from around Otago. Each beer ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Otago Polytechnic, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 1.8 KM from Dunedin
    1.6 KM Dunedin
In May of 2017, to mark the 25th anniversary of the release of Head Like a Hole’s debut album “13” Head Like a Hole will embark on an extensive 12 date national tour. The tour will see the band playing this landmark kiwi rock album in its ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Re:Fuel Bar, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 1.6 KM from Dunedin
    1.3 KM Dunedin
Bring your children and their teddies for a check up by the teddy doctors and teddy dentists at Teddy Bear Hospital! Teddy Bear Hospital is part of a global project set up by the International Federation of Medical Students Association’s ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Hunter Centre, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 1.3 KM from Dunedin
    0.5 KM Dunedin
Due to popular demand - 6 new shows added! That's right! Now you have more chances to be enthralled, captivated and enchanted with this brand new production of Disney & Cameron mackintosh’s global sensation! Join Mary Poppins, Bert, Jane, ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Regent Theatre, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.5 KM from Dunedin
    0.4 KM Dunedin
The 3rd annual Big Bike Film Night, sees us get bigger, better and riding into Dunedin to entertain bike lovers young and the not so young. Yes, so stoked! What’s the Big Bike Film Night all about? Sharing the best cycling short films from ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Rialto Cinemas, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.4 KM from Dunedin
    0.6 KM Oamaru
A family street event that has attracted thousands in the past. Fire, flair and fun with local bands and street entertainment, there is something for everybody. (This event is run by Waitaki Tourism, Steampunk NZ Festival is supporting).
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Victorian Precinct Oamaru, Oamaru, North Otago   Distance: 0.6 KM from Oamaru
    0.7 KM Oamaru
Friday Night After Party, Vaudeville Steampunk Style. And evening of steampunk variety, pretty adult orientated, with fabulously talented and wonderfully flamboyant and very famous NZ entertainer Jackie Clarke as MC. Jackie will weave her witty way ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Loan and Merc, Oamaru, North Otago   Distance: 0.7 KM from Oamaru
    0.3 KM Oamaru
This now world famous sport, Splendid Teapot Racing is here again! Home in Oamaru. Take on all comers with your rolling teapot: slalom, obstacles and drag racing, best dressed and best tea cosy. Simone Monty, her right hand man Norm and on the left ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Oamaru Club, Oamaru, North Otago   Distance: 0.3 KM from Oamaru
    0.7 KM Oamaru
League of Victorian Imagineers hosts the Annual Mess Dinner. Sally-Ann and her team will once again provide fabulous food, the assembled company will be inspiring and astound everyone with their brilliant banter.Bring your banner, bag your table and ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Loan and Merc, Oamaru, North Otago   Distance: 0.7 KM from Oamaru
    0.7 KM Oamaru
Your chance to browse through the products the amazingly creative steampunk community put together. Get yourself a whole new outfit, find those much needed additional accessories. Too much is never enough! There will be children's activities, ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Loan and Merc, Oamaru, North Otago   Distance: 0.7 KM from Oamaru
    0.1 KM Oamaru
Steampunk NZ Festival Fashion Show: Moments in Time. The fashion show has always been a series of tiny theatre pieces. These very short episodes, no more than 2 minutes each, tell a story of a time and space in a future that could have been. The ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Oamaru Opera House, Oamaru, North Otago   Distance: 0.1 KM from Oamaru
    0.3 KM Oamaru
This is the pinnacle of the Steampunk NZ Festival. In your very best outfits, coats and accessories, you will be greeted with bubbles, feast on a sumptuous supper, chat and dance, dance,dance. Featuring a ballroom dance demo and lesson with world ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Oamaru Club, Oamaru, North Otago   Distance: 0.3 KM from Oamaru
    1.9 KM Dunedin
The fourth match of the DHL New Zealand Lions Series 2017 sees the Highlanders taking on The British & Irish Lions at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin on 13 June. This will be the first time the Highlanders have played the Lions. The 2015 Investec ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 1.9 KM from Dunedin
    1.4 KM Dunedin
Learn the art of Botanical Illustration, study native and exotic flora from the Olveston and Dunedin Botanic Gardens. A wide range of colour illustration skills and strategies are explored. Drawing classes at Olveston are led by a practising ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Olveston Historic Home, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 1.4 KM from Dunedin
    0.5 KM Dunedin
Think Inc., alongside the Jane Goodall Institute New Zealand, AUT, National Geographic, Newstalk ZB and Loop, are excited to announce the arrival of Dr Jane Goodall to New Zealand this year as part of “Tomorrow & Beyond Tour”. Dr Goodall will ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Regent Theatre, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.5 KM from Dunedin
    26.8 KM Alexandra
The Star of the new Sensing Murder Series Sue Nicholson presents her Sensational live show Answers from the Othe Side. Sue's abilities have been seen on TVNZ's 'Sensing Murder', the 'Good Morning' show and 20/20. Her incredible gift helps to ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Cromwell Memorial Hall, Cromwell, Central Otago   Distance: 26.8 KM from Alexandra
    1.9 KM Dunedin
The All Blacks take on rivals Australia in the Bledisloe Cup at Forsyth Barr Stadium.
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 1.9 KM from Dunedin
    0.5 KM Dunedin
One of the world's best-loved musicals, The Sound of Music, will tour New Zealand this September and October. From the producer of the recent touring stage shows Grease, HMS Pinafore, Menopause the Musical and South Pacific, The Sound of Music ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Regent Theatre, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.5 KM from Dunedin
    0.2 KM Dunedin
Do you feel like the world is just crowding in around you? Are there just never enough hours in the day? Is your stomach constantly in knots or do you just feel like if someone looks at you the wrong way you'll cry? You're not alone. I know ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Wains Hotel, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.2 KM from Dunedin
    15.6 KM Dunedin
Blueskin Community Market is a friendly social occasion for the locals and Dunedin area. We have arts, crafts, food, car boot stalls, often live music, all centred in and around the art gallery just off the main road in Waitati. We are opposite ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Gallery on Blueskin, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 15.6 KM from Dunedin
    0.5 KM Dunedin
The greatest dancefloor musical of all time, Saturday Night Fever, will tour arenas and theatres in New Zealand this November and December. Today's announcement coincides with the 40th anniversary of the release of the film starring John Travolta ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Regent Theatre, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.5 KM from Dunedin
    0.1 KM Dunedin
Why 'make do' when you can mend and Make Awesome!? Join the Repair Revolution with our friendly team of experienced menders and upcyclers to get inspiration and practical help to turn flaws into favourite features. Bring along any item you'd like ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Just Atelier, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.1 KM from Dunedin

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Camping and overnight campervan parking in Otago

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Dunedin City And Surrounds    Dunedin
Overnight campervan parking - No facilities   Free
Kurow Holiday Park    0.6 KM Kurow
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry   (Fees Apply)
 
Dunedin Holiday Park    1 KM Dunedin
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry, Wi-Fi   (Fees Apply)
 
Manuherikia River Rest Area    3.6 KM Alexandra
Overnight campervan parking - No facilities   Free
Aaron Lodge    4.1 KM Dunedin
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry   (Fees Apply)
 
Lake Benmore Holiday Park    11.4 KM Omarama
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry   (Fees Apply)
 
Kakanui Camping Ground    11.6 KM Oamaru
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry   (Fees Apply)
 
Mosgiel Motor Camp    12.2 KM Dunedin
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power   (Fees Apply)
 
Waikouaiti Beach Motor Camp    14.4 KM Palmerston
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry   (Fees Apply)
 
Brighton Motor Camp    15.4 KM Dunedin
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Shopping   (Fees Apply)
 
Moeraki Village Holiday Park    17.5 KM Palmerston
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry, Wi-Fi   (Fees Apply)
 
Glencoe Reserve    21.6 KM Oamaru
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets   (Fees Apply)
 
Omakau Camping Ground    23.3 KM Alexandra
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Showers, Shopping   (Fees Apply)
 
Omakau Basic Free Camping Area    23.6 KM Alexandra
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry   Free
 
Taieri River Mouth Road    24.2 KM Dunedin
Overnight campervan parking - No facilities   Free
Blind Billys Holiday Camp    42 KM Ranfurly
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry   (Fees Apply)
 
Piano Flat Riverside Camping    43.2 KM Raes Junction
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets   (Fees Apply)
 

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