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Otago New Zealand


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.
Travel guides for Otago: Viator.com, centralotagonz.com
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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.
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.
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
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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    11.5 KM Dunedin
This workshop for parents will show you how to practice mindfulness and get the whole family doing it. Skills covered: - Recognise & manage stress - Switch on the calming system in the body - Settle emotional reactivity - Find joy in everyday ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Burns Lodge At Holy Cross Centre, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 11.5 KM from Dunedin
    0.5 KM Dunedin
Don't miss the opportunity to enjoy a wonderful evening in the company of Jamie McDell and Jenny Mitchell. Jamie McDell (New Zealand singer / songwriter) has achieved a prolific amount of success for someone 24 years of age. Being signed to EMI ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Regent Theatre, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.5 KM from Dunedin
    28.8 KM Alexandra
River Range Music Festival will be back on deck again - Partnering and bought to you by Panhead Brewery - February 16, 2019 at it's regular location of the Cromwell Racecourse. The best little fest in the south has been evolving from humble ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Cromwell Racecourse, Cromwell, Central Otago   Distance: 28.8 KM from Alexandra
    2.9 KM Oamaru
Captivating audiences over 200 times per year to sell out events in New Zealand, Australia & Internationally, renowned neuroscience educator, Nathan Wallis brings his talk "The Developing Brain" to Oamaru. Nathan Wallis provides an informative ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Waitaki Boys High, Oamaru, North Otago   Distance: 2.9 KM from Oamaru
    2.3 KM Dunedin
International cricket is the epitome of the NZ summer experience. It’s what we do. It’s the catches in the crowd, the costumes, the immaculate field and that perfect pitch that we can only imagine having in our backyard. When we’re all ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: University Oval, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 2.3 KM from Dunedin
    1 KM Dunedin
Captivating audiences over 200 times per year to sell out events in New Zealand, Australia & Internationally, renowned neuroscience educator, Nathan Wallis brings his talk "The Developing Brain" to Dunedin. Nathan Wallis provides an informative ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Otago Boys High School, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 1 KM from Dunedin
    0.2 KM Dunedin
Tai Chi Classes: With experienced qualified coach Master Haogui Chen, the 13th generation successor of Chen's Tai Chi and winner of a number of Tai Chi competitions in China. Venue: Dunedin Chinese Garden main entrance square (*Weather ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Dunedin Chinese Garden, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.2 KM from Dunedin
    0.6 KM Dunedin
New Zealand’s love affair with Rock n Roll Hall of Famers, The Hollies, is about to get a whole lot hotter this summer as they legendary band today announces they’re bringing their The Road Is Long Tour to eight cities in February and March ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Dunedin Town Hall, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.6 KM from Dunedin
    1.9 KM Dunedin
Frontier Touring are delighted to confirm that seminal American rock band Eagles will bring their critically-acclaimed Eagles World Tour to Australia and New Zealand in February and March. The best-selling American band of the 70s and one of the ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 1.9 KM from Dunedin
    1.6 KM Dunedin
Have you noticed it's humid in our forest? Ever wondered how much rain a rainforest has? Experience rainy season in the Tropical Forest! Get set to get wet and explore how a rainforest and its inhabitants adapt to the rain. We're opening the ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Otago Museum, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 1.6 KM from Dunedin
    0.4 KM Dunedin
Greg Johnson continues his acclaimed 'Every Song Has A Story' tour in 2019 - by request performing in more NZ cities and towns. Greg will strip back each song in intimate duo mode, with his special guest guitarist Ben King (Goldenhorse). With a ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Fifty Gorillas, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.4 KM from Dunedin
    15.3 KM Dunedin
With 42 live acts, 12 DJ’s, 12 hours and 3 stages, the 8th Waitati Music Festival is the place to be on Saturday March 9th. A fabulous array of Music, Food, Poetry, Art, Comedy & Fun is planned which celebrates the diversity our creative city. ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Bland Park, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 15.3 KM from Dunedin
    1.9 KM Dunedin
After a huge viral campaign from their South Island fans, Six60 announce that they’ll be bringing their stadium show to Forsyth Barr Stadium on Saturday 9 March. The campaign for a Dunedin concert started seriously in November after front man ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 1.9 KM from Dunedin
    3.1 KM Dunedin
Balanced and Barefoot - exploring how unrestricted outdoor play makes for strong, confident and capable children. Hear Angela Hanscom, a paediatric occupational therapist and founder of the award winning international TimberNook programme, speak ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Anderson's Bay School, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 3.1 KM from Dunedin
    0.5 KM Dunedin
Charley Pride is one of the biggest selling country music artists of all time. He has sold an incredible 70 million albums, including 31 gold and 4 platinum albums – as well as one that achieved quadruple platinum status. On RCA Records Charley ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Regent Theatre, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.5 KM from Dunedin
0.7 KM Oamaru
The Harbour Street Jazz & Blues Festival has become an iconic event that delivers a high-level experience to locals, visitors and musicians. It features a mix of entertainment and workshops, with most performances free to the public. Held in the ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Harbour Street, Oamaru, Oamaru, North Otago   Distance: 0.7 KM from Oamaru
    0.5 KM Dunedin
Manfred Mann, aka The Manfreds – they even wrote a hit about it “5-4-3-2-1 it’s The Manfred’s” – were one of the hugely successful British Invasion groups of the 1960’s. Their R&B based pop style with an undercurrent of jazz proved to ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Regent Theatre, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.5 KM from Dunedin
    1.6 KM Dunedin
Kiwi rockers Blindspott announce ADDED dates on there ‘Reunion Tour’ Blindspott sent New Zealanders into a frenzy in August, when The Rock announced that the multi-platinum selling band was getting back together for a one-off show in ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Union Hall, University of Otago, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 1.6 KM from Dunedin
    1.6 KM Dunedin
Eccles Entertainment is proud to announce that Australian psychedelic surf rockers Ocean Alley are returning to New Zealand for their biggest national headline tour yet. Their last run of New Zealand headline shows in August 2017 was a sell out and ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Union Hall, University of Otago, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 1.6 KM from Dunedin
    0.5 KM Dunedin
One of the world’s best-loved musicals, Cats, will embark on its most extensive tour of New Zealand ever in 2019. This new production of the Andrew Lloyd Webber masterpiece will visit 16 cities nationwide in April and May. As of 2018, Cats ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Regent Theatre, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.5 KM from Dunedin
    26.4 KM Alexandra
Cromwell Farmers & Craft Market is held every Sunday from 9 am to 1 pm offering quality local produce, food, crafts and take away food stalls. There is also live entertainment from 10 am to 12 noon at each market. This is a "must do" for all ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Cromwell Heritage Precinct, Cromwell, Central Otago   Distance: 26.4 KM from Alexandra
    0.5 KM Dunedin
Frontier Touring are thrilled to announce the long-awaited return to Australia and New Zealand of one of the USA’s most critically acclaimed singer/songwriters – nine-time Grammy winner Norah Jones. The ‘Come Away With Me’ singer will ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Regent Theatre, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.5 KM from Dunedin
    0.5 KM Dunedin
Popular visitors to Kiwi shores - Scotland’s The Proclaimers – will perform their most comprehensive New Zealand tour to date, in May 2019. Twins Craig and Charlie Reid and their talented band bring their fantastic live set to Auckland, ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Regent Theatre, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.5 KM from Dunedin
    0.5 KM Dunedin
So much happened before Dorothy dropped in. Having just celebrated its 15th Anniversary on Broadway, Wicked has been seen by nearly 50 million people worldwide. Broadway’s #1 show for an unprecedented 14 consecutive years, Wicked has been ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Regent Theatre, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.5 KM from Dunedin
    1.7 KM Dunedin
A Solution Focused Approach to Severe Trauma & Stress Recovery Workshop - John Henden Venue: Harbour View Lounge, Edgar Centre, 116 Portsmouth Dr, Dunedin. Morning tea and afternoon tea supplied. Bring your own lunch to keep costs down. There ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Edgar Centre, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 1.7 KM from Dunedin
    1.9 KM Dunedin
Legendary, Grammy-Award winning band Fleetwood Mac today announced an Australian and New Zealand tour, set to kick off on August 9 with two shows in Auckland on September 16 and 19, along with a welcome return to Dunedin on September 21. Produced by ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 1.9 KM from Dunedin
    0.7 KM Dunedin
Join us every second Monday to kick the week off with a guided mindfulness meditation. The session is informal an be everyone is welcome, it helps to have some experience but we'll talk you through everything. We meditate for about half an hour an ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Dunedin Community House, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.7 KM from Dunedin
    1.9 KM Dunedin
PLEASE NOTE: Start time not confirmed at this stage. “The most elaborate, high-tech arena show Elton has ever attempted...A parade of mega-hits and one hell of a way to say goodbye.” – Rolling Stone USA “Each song felt so important. Each ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 1.9 KM from Dunedin
    12.1 KM Dunedin
Darn good music for Darn good people, the Portobello Blues Festival is a music festival encompassing concerts, workshops and open mic.
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Coronation Hall, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 12.1 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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