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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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Otago Climate and Weather


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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    1.6 KM Dunedin
Taieri Musical is thrilled to announce that we will be bringing Kiwi rock musical That Bloody Woman to Dunedin audiences in July 2021 at the Mayfair Theatre. Kate Sheppard is back. New Zealand’s favourite daughter is one of the most important ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Mayfair Theatre - Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 1.6 KM from Dunedin
    1 KM Dunedin
The July edition of the Dunedin Jazz Club features Wellington bassist Umar Zakaria in trio format with George Maclaurin (piano) and Abe Baillie (drums) at Hanover Hall. Umar has considerable international experience as a composer, bandleader and bass ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Hanover Hall - Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 1 KM from Dunedin
    11.7 KM Dunedin
AWOL Presents - French For Rabbits AWOL is pleased to present Te Whanganui-a-Tara dream-pop band French for Rabbits live at the Port Chalmers Town Hall on the 31st July 2021. Led by songwriter Brooke Singer, the full five-piece band featuring ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Port Chalmers Town Hall - Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 11.7 KM from Dunedin
    2.8 KM Dunedin
Marc Taddei: Conductor Monique Lapins: Violin Gillian Ansell: Viola Programme Knecht: Grande Symphonie – Pastorale Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola Beethoven: Symphony No.6, Pastorale Knecht’s Pastorale symphony, ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Kings and Queens Performing Arts Centre - Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 2.8 KM from Dunedin
    1 KM Dunedin
Join us for a classical music concert on 7pm, Monday 2nd of August @OBHS Auditorium with award-winning young musicians and well-known artists in Dunedin, featuring Heleen du Plessis, John van Buskirk, Tom McGrath, and Emily Sterk. They will be ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Otago Boys High School - Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 1 KM from Dunedin
11.9 KM Dunedin
Frantic fiddling, breathtaking ballads, jigs and jollity, Irish jokes, you'll have Ireland in your heart to be sure, to be sure! Starring the amazing artists Susan Boland, Alex Foster, Jessica Hindin, Paul Carnegie-Jones, Russell Dixon and Stuart ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Mosgiel Coronation Hall - Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 11.9 KM from Dunedin
    0.6 KM Dunedin
Cellists from over Aotearoa New Zealand will join Cellists of Otago for a cello retreat and mass cello concert in August. The ‘Cello Extravaganza’ concert on 22 August will be the largest ever cello ensemble performance in the Dunedin Town Hall ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Dunedin Town Hall - Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.6 KM from Dunedin
0.6 KM Dunedin
Herman’s Hermits completed a hugely successful Farewell tour of North Island venues in 2017, selling out many venues, and now in 2020 they’ve returned to finish what they started with their farewell to fans in the South Island and the nations ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Glenroy Auditorium - Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.6 KM from Dunedin
    1.3 KM Dunedin
In August and September, the New Zealand String Quartet will perform across Aotearoa for our 2021 National Tour. Immerse yourself in astounding beauty, inspire your senses, and fire your curiosity through four centuries of string quartet ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Knox Church - Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 1.3 KM from Dunedin
    1.4 KM Dunedin
Lawrence Arabia Does Chant Darling with special guests Na Noise. Believed by the artist to be 'the latest and best of a recent plague of anniversary vinyl re-release tours' Lawrence Arabia has decided to 'do' Chant Darling live, celebrating the 12 ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Dive Bar - Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 1.4 KM from Dunedin
    0.1 KM Oamaru
Herman’s Hermits completed a hugely successful Farewell tour of North Island venues in 2017, selling out many venues, and now in 2020 they’ve returned to finish what they started with their farewell to fans in the South Island and the nations ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Oamaru Opera House - Oamaru, North Otago   Distance: 0.1 KM from Oamaru
    11.9 KM Dunedin
Bring your dancing shoes and get ready to boogie as we sing and dance the day away to your favourite hits of the 50s, 60s and 70s. Starring the amazing artists Cameron Barclay of The Ten Tenors, Bonaventure Allan-Moetaua, Karl Perigo and a live ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Mosgiel Coronation Hall - Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 11.9 KM from Dunedin
    0.1 KM Oamaru
The outrageously funny Kevin Bloody Wilson returns to NZ in September, bringing Kiwi’s another side-splitting dose of his original fair-dinkum Aussie humour supported by Jenny Talia from Australia. Since releasing his first hugely popular album ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Oamaru Opera House - Oamaru, North Otago   Distance: 0.1 KM from Oamaru
    0.6 KM Dunedin
The outrageously funny Kevin Bloody Wilson returns to NZ in September, bringing Kiwi’s another side-splitting dose of his original fair-dinkum Aussie humour supported by Jenny Talia from Australia. Since releasing his first hugely popular album ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Glenroy Auditorium - Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.6 KM from Dunedin
0.5 KM Dunedin
Supreme D&B proponents, The Upbeats, announce album release date and New Zealand Tour. NZ Drum & Bass titans, THE UPBEATS, will celebrate the release of their upcoming album by doing what they love most – delivering their joyous D&B music in ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Catacombs - Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.5 KM from Dunedin
0.1 KM Oamaru
It’s time to check-in to Hotel California The Eagles Experience – the captivating live concert and stage show saluting the extraordinary talent and timeless catalogue of The Eagles. With a stage full of show-stopping voices and musicians, ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Oamaru Opera House - Oamaru, North Otago   Distance: 0.1 KM from Oamaru
    0.1 KM Oamaru
Direct from Australia, Showtime invites you to dance your way into a time warp of 70’s disco dancefloor thrillers and timeless heartfelt rock ballads with The Bee Gees Night Fever! Night Fever is jetting into town to recreate the Bee Gee’s ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Oamaru Opera House - Oamaru, North Otago   Distance: 0.1 KM from Oamaru
    11.9 KM Dunedin
There's No Business Like Show Business features Glitter, glamour and show tunes, prepare to be dazzled by our amazing musical spectacular! Starring the musical talents from Susan Boland, Bonaventure Allan-Moetaua, Alex Milligan, Grant Winterburn, ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Mosgiel Coronation Hall - Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 11.9 KM from Dunedin
    11.9 KM Dunedin
Lose yourself in the splendour of Vienna as we capture the magic of Christmas, the wonder of the lights, the beautiful carols, the waltzes and great frocks! Starring, Bonaventure Allan-Moetaua, Karl Perigo, Alex Foster, Jessica Hindin, Kelly Lim ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Mosgiel Coronation Hall - Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 11.9 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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