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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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    0.6 KM Oamaru
Chamber music concert featuring Tomas Hurnik on cello and Anna Maksymova on piano. Music will include works by Bach, Beethoven, Dall'Abaco, Gabrielli and Eberl. Ticket price $30 Children (under 12) $10 Ticket sale at the door before the ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: St Lukes Anglican Church - Oamaru, North Otago   Distance: 0.6 KM from Oamaru
    0.6 KM Alexandra
From a dazzling display of virtuosity to the gentle lilt of a lullaby, from the energetic burst of spring to the quiet contemplation of Noël, Nikau presents an afternoon of captivating music for harp, violin and cello. Join Nikau on their musical ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Central Stories Museum & Art Gallery - Alexandra, Central Otago   Distance: 0.6 KM from Alexandra
    0.6 KM Dunedin
Wellington-based organist Douglas Mews will play a varied programme of music for the concert organ on ‘Norma’ the Dunedin Town Hall organ, including Fantasias by J.S. Bach and César Franck and Edwin Lemare’s Carmen Fantasy based on the music ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Dunedin Town Hall - Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.6 KM from Dunedin
    1 KM Dunedin
In this programme we feature the clear, pure sound of the clarinet. Rachel Vernon, NZSO Principal Bass Clarinet, joins us for two of the best-loved works in the chamber music repertoire: the gorgeous clarinet quintets by Mozart and Brahms. The middle ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Hanover Hall - Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 1 KM from Dunedin
    0.5 KM Dunedin
Beethoven: Piano Trio in E-flat major, Op. 1, No. 1 Fisher: Kintsugi Hatzis: Old Photographs NZTrio links the past and present with music spanning the centuries. Beethoven’s joyful E-flat major piano trio opens the concert followed by a ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: St Paul's Cathedral - Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.5 KM from Dunedin
    12.3 KM Dunedin
Introducing Concerts of Note... Concerts of Note is our new boutique concert series! These are still daytime concerts but will be performed with limited audience capacity. Our Concerts of Note series will be held in iconic venues giving you a ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: East Taieri Church - Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 12.3 KM from Dunedin
    0.6 KM Dunedin
All three works in this concert are unashamedly Romantic. MacCunn’s The Land of the Mountain and the Flood was inspired by Scottish landscapes, and the music conjures up sweeping vistas of the highlands. It’s no surprise that Mendelssohn’s ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Dunedin Town Hall - Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.6 KM from Dunedin
    0.2 KM Dunedin
To match his very impressive and quite often moving debut album Awa Blues (released March 2021). Grant Haua was longtime half of blues-roots stompers Swamp Thing (with drummer Michael Barker). He will present in concert his deep-timbered soul blues ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Dunedin Musician's Club - Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.2 KM from Dunedin
    0.5 KM Dunedin
It’s time to secure your seats to the ABBA show everyone loves and adores! The world’s premier live ABBA tribute is back by popular demand! Far from being ‘just another cover band’, Dancing Queen: A Tribute To ABBA is a full-scale concert ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Regent Theatre - Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.5 KM from Dunedin
    0.1 KM Oamaru
It’s time to secure your seats to the ABBA show everyone loves and adores! The world’s premier live ABBA tribute is back by popular demand! Far from being ‘just another cover band’, Dancing Queen: A Tribute To ABBA is a full-scale concert ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Oamaru Opera House - Oamaru, North Otago   Distance: 0.1 KM from Oamaru
    0.1 KM Oamaru
It’s time to secure your seats to the ABBA show everyone loves and adores! The world’s premier live ABBA tribute is back by popular demand! Far from being ‘just another cover band’, Dancing Queen: A Tribute To ABBA is a full-scale concert ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Oamaru Opera House - Oamaru, North Otago   Distance: 0.1 KM from Oamaru
    0.1 KM Oamaru
Following a sell out national tour in Australia, the World of Musicals in concert is thrilled to be debuting in New Zealand for the first time this Christmas. This highly-anticipated show features a world class ensemble of multi-talented ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Oamaru Opera House - Oamaru, North Otago   Distance: 0.1 KM from Oamaru
    0.5 KM Dunedin
Following a sell out national tour in Australia, the World of Musicals in concert is thrilled to be debuting in New Zealand for the first time this Christmas. This highly-anticipated show features a world class ensemble of multi-talented ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Regent Theatre - Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.5 KM from Dunedin
    3.5 KM Dunedin
Introducing Concerts of Note... Concerts of Note is our new boutique concert series! These are still daytime concerts but will be performed with limited audience capacity. Our Concerts of Note series will be held in iconic venues giving you a ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Corstorphine House - Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 3.5 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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