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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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    2.9 KM Dunedin
Relax with a cold beer and some big laughs at Dunedin's premier comedy open mic. The cities comics and up and coming newbies will be working on new material or honing their current jokes into razor sharp wit. You can never be sure exactly what ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Inch Bar, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 2.9 KM from Dunedin
    1.6 KM Dunedin
Check check, 1, 2, 3. R&V Soundcheck heads to the city where all bloody good ideas come from. The Set Mo boys will be jumping the ditch to join forces with local Dunedin legends Soaked Oats and Jack Berry to deliver a taster for Rhythm and Vines. ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Union Hall, University of Otago, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 1.6 KM from Dunedin
    0.4 KM Dunedin
Get on down and feel some colours with Mild Orange. M.O. Love Dunedin. Look forward to a nice evening... Since the last sellout album tour, M.O. have been working on crafting more lovely experiences for all to enjoy... see ya there! Special ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Fifty Gorillas, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.4 KM from Dunedin
    0.3 KM Dunedin
Yay, we will be celebrating our 5th Birthday! Join us for a day of vintage clothing & craft shopping! What a great opportunity to get dressed up in your favourite vintage or retro outfits and visit us in Burns Hall. We'll make sure it's jam packed ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Burns Hall, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.3 KM from Dunedin
    0.4 KM Dunedin
“…and these children that you spit on, as they try to change their worlds, are immune to your consultations; they’re quite aware of what they’re going through.” ‘Changes’ – David Bowie John Hughes' classic film, brought to life ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: New Athenaeum Theatre, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.4 KM from Dunedin
    11.9 KM Dunedin
A comedy for mature audiences. Five people, three women and two men are engaged in 'senior living'. They are all over the age of 65 and share the same house in a flatting situation for 'mature' persons! The flatmates, who are from professional ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Fire Station Theatre, Mosgiel, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 11.9 KM from Dunedin
0.6 KM Alexandra
No Holds Bard – Michael Hurst tours with AOTNZ. Driven to the brink by the infidelity of his wife and a lack of acting opportunities, an aging thespian confronts his demons in what he hopes will be a final ‘dark night of the soul’. The ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Cellar Door, Alexandra, Central Otago   Distance: 0.6 KM from Alexandra
    1.6 KM Dunedin
What would it mean for New Zealand to act like a Pacific Island nation? Damon Salesa explores this question in an energising public lecture, based on the Michael King Memorial Lecture he delivered to a standing-room-only audience at the Auckland ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Otago Museum, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 1.6 KM from Dunedin
    1.4 KM Dunedin
Study of the human figure is key to learning to draw well. A wide range of drawing skills and strategies are taught. Join us for our very popular tutored drawing classes taught by a practising artist and award-winning teacher. Classes are ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Olveston Historic Home, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 1.4 KM from Dunedin
    1.6 KM Dunedin
First performed 230 years ago this year, Don Giovanni tells the story of Don Juan, the great lover. Women of all kinds are captured by his charisma. But in 2018 we don’t look at men like that in quite the same way. Featuring one of Dunedin's ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Mayfair Theatre , Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 1.6 KM from Dunedin
    0.5 KM Dunedin
The New Zealand International Film Festival (NZIFF) is a celebration of film on the finest screens in New Zealand. The event is the cultural highlight of winter in 13 towns and cities around the country, making a great occasion out of movie-going ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Regent Theatre, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.5 KM from Dunedin
    2.3 KM Dunedin
During this talk Neave will overview the Pikler/RIE way of raising children that supports them to be happy, confident and cooperative children who thrive in life. Neave is a registered Mindfulness trainer, Gestalt Therapist and early childhood ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Mornington Presbyterian Church, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 2.3 KM from Dunedin
    1.6 KM Dunedin
The Rock are proud to Present Devilskin on tour throughout New Zealand during September 2018 Energised and amped DEVILSKIN emerge from Roundhead Recording Studio and look forward to delivering a blistering new set of songs which will include their ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Union Hall, University of Otago, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 1.6 KM from Dunedin
    0.1 KM Dunedin
Winter can be such a drag!… so join us for the most fabulous winter drag extravaganza with the glamorous, gorgeous and simply divine Le Femme Miraj. Yes, New Zealand’s glorious drag trio will be right here in Dunedin on 31st of August with a ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Stilettos Revue Bar, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.1 KM from Dunedin
    0.5 KM Dunedin
To celebrate their 20th year The Phoenix Foundation have joined forces with the NZSO for a remarkable concert experience. The Phoenix Foundation is one of the most iconic New Zealand bands of the 21st century. Formed in Wellington in the ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Regent Theatre, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.5 KM from Dunedin
    1.9 KM Dunedin
Renowned around the world as one of the most dynamic live performers of her generation, international pop icon P!nk has announced her Beautiful Trauma World Tour will hit Australia and New Zealand in July – September of 2018. Following last ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 1.9 KM from Dunedin
    1.9 KM Dunedin
Irvine Welsh’s cult novel of 1993, Trainspotting, “blew the doors of literature off their hinges” with its working class, heroin-addled Edinburgh crew: Renton, Sick Boy, Begbie and Spud. Trainspotting sold one million copies in the UK alone, ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: St David Lecture Theatre Complex, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 1.9 KM from Dunedin
    0.6 KM Dunedin
On the eve of the release of their highly anticipated fourth studio album (Sex & Food released Friday April 6 on Jagjaguwar/Rhythmethod), Unknown Mortal Orchestra announce their return to New Zealand for a four date tour this Spring. Bringing the ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Glenroy Auditorium, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.6 KM from Dunedin
    1.5 KM Dunedin
One of New Zealand’s most exciting and renowned live acts, Sons of Zion, have just announced a seven-date nationwide tour. The announcement comes as the band’s latest hit ‘Drift Away’ continues to dominate Kiwi radio and smash up the ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: UBar Dunedin, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 1.5 KM from Dunedin
    1.9 KM Dunedin
Stadium Climb Dunedin will see hundreds of Kiwis climb up, down and around 5,200 steps in Dunedin’s iconic Forsyth Barr Stadium on Sunday 16 September. Keen to take part? First, decide if you’re going to tackle the stairs solo or sign up as ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 1.9 KM from Dunedin
    0.5 KM Dunedin
A Breathtaking Fusion of Irish Dance and Magic. The much-anticipated family event of 2018, Celtic Illusion is the biggest dance and magical illusion sensation that has taken Australian audiences by storm. The show for all ages cleverly fuses ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Regent Theatre, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.5 KM from Dunedin
    0.5 KM Dunedin
After the 2016 sell-out tour, Larks in Transit, the UK’s very own straggle-haired polymath, Bill Bailey, returns to New Zealand with his new comedy and music extravaganza, Earl of Whimsy. It has Bill’s trademark blend of satire and ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Regent Theatre, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.5 KM from Dunedin
    0.6 KM Dunedin
Kiwi singer-songwriter Mitch James has announced a tour of New Zealand to support the release of his upcoming self-titled debut album. The chart-topping sensation’s album is out on September 14, coinciding with an extensive trans-Tasman tour, ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Dunedin Town Hall, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.6 KM from Dunedin
    0.6 KM Oamaru
Coming to a town near you. Don McGlashan on a Nationwide 17-date NZ Tour One of Aotearoa’s most beloved songwriters, Don McGlashan, has today announced an extensive 17-date nationwide New Zealand tour, where he will perform a series of ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Grainstore Gallery, Oamaru, North Otago   Distance: 0.6 KM from Oamaru
    0.5 KM Dunedin
Two bored kids. One rainy day. And one crazy cat wearing a red-striped hat. In 1957, Theodor Seuss Geisel used this formula and only 200 words to write his second children's book as Dr. Seuss. More than 50 years later, The Cat in the Hat is a ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Regent Theatre, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.5 KM from Dunedin
    0.6 KM Dunedin
Snow White, abandoned in the forest with only animals for friends, finds a loving home with the Seven Dwarves. Tricked into eating a poisoned apple by her Glamorous Stepmother, all she can do is wait for the Handsome Prince to fix everything. But ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Fortune Theatre, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.6 KM from Dunedin
    0.6 KM Dunedin
The Legacy Tour, arguably the greatest Michael Jackson experience in the world today. William Hall, who has an uncanny natural resemblance to the King of Pop, has circumnavigated the globe 5 times with The Legacy Tour, with sold out performances ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Dunedin Town Hall, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.6 KM from Dunedin
    0.5 KM Dunedin
Direct from Las Vegas, and incredible sold out concerts around the world, Oh What A Night! announces it’s returning to New Zealand to celebrate the music of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons. Oh What A Night! promises two hours of superb ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Regent Theatre, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.5 KM from Dunedin
    0.6 KM Dunedin
Travel with Steam Incorporated and the Diesel Traction Group on this special diesel hauled Labour Day Excursion from Dunedin to Invercargill and return. The train will be hauled by an English Electric locomotive from the Diesel Traction Group and ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Dunedin Railway Station, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.6 KM from Dunedin
    0.6 KM Dunedin
Stan Walker is back on the road performing 12 incredible shows across Aotearoa with his highly anticipated ‘New Takeover Tour’. Here is your opportunity to get up close and personal with Stan as he performs his new sound... his new music... ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Glenroy Auditorium, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.6 KM from Dunedin
    0.3 KM Dunedin
Come on down the stairs at Dee's Café and Venue and join us for some laughs! The second Friday of every month Hello Pecia Productions brings you a groovy line up of comedians from all over! Show starts 7:30pm Koha entry!
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Dee's Cafe & Bar, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.3 KM from Dunedin
    1.9 KM Dunedin
Back for round six, The Dunedin Craft Beer & Food Festival brings kiwis together by championing the nation’s finest food, brews and tunes. This year we’ve got a great mix of old and new, with our outstanding craft food and beverage producers ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 1.9 KM from Dunedin
8.8 KM Dunedin
Social sequence dancing, just for fun. To learn new dances or refresh the memory of older dances, the first hour (7 - 8pm) will be a workshop format. Then social dancing from 8 - 11pm, with requests for the last hour. Beginners welcome as there ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Fairfield Community Hall, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 8.8 KM from Dunedin
0.7 KM Dunedin
We are a group of SGINZ Buddhists in Dunedin. We meet regularly on the first Sunday of every month to chant for world peace, starting from 10:30am. We also have weekly discussion meetings on different dates of the week where we share studies and ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: SGINZ Dunedin Activity Centre, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.7 KM from Dunedin
    1.9 KM Dunedin
Performing her first ever New Zealand shows, the world’s top-selling female country artist of all time, Shania Twain, has announced her 'Now Tour; will hit our shores in 2018. In celebration of Shania’s #3 album – she brings her 'Now Tour' ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 1.9 KM from Dunedin
    1.9 KM Dunedin
Performing her first ever New Zealand shows, the world’s top-selling female country artist of all time, Shania Twain, has announced her 'Now Tour; will hit our shores in 2018. In celebration of Shania’s #3 album – she brings her 'Now Tour' ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 1.9 KM from Dunedin
1.9 KM Dunedin
Come along to our monthly dances, first Saturday of the month from 8pm to approx. 11pm. All held at the South Dunedin Community Hall, 253 King Edward Street, South Dunedin. Cost is $8 per person plus a small plate to share for supper. We are ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: South Dunedin Community Hall, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 1.9 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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