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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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    0.3 KM Dunedin
The Museum will open immediately following the Dawn Service. Join us for morning tea and ANZAC biscuits in the Josephine Foyer, opposite Queens Gardens. Toitu OSM – Josephine Foyer.
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Toitu Otago Settlers Museum, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.3 KM from Dunedin
    1.6 KM Dunedin
Remember the fallen at Gallipoli with "rosemary for remembrance", available at the Museum entrance between 10am and 12pm. Anzac biscuits will be available for purchase at the Museum Café. No surcharge at the Café or Shop. Museum Foyer.
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Otago Museum, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 1.6 KM from Dunedin
    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
    1 KM Dunedin
'The Little Mermaid' is coming to the Globe Theatre in Dunedin, during the school holidays! This is a children's pantomime for all ages. Come along to explore Serene of the Sea's adventures, whilst learning about pollution and the ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Globe Theatre, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 1 KM from Dunedin
    0.4 KM Dunedin
It's our Jam is back! Co-Producers Jersey Rhein & Verona Vega have decided to bring you a special Burlesk edition of the "it's our jam" series as they host touring international burlesque artist Angelica G. L Amour! Angelica will be joined by ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Fifty Gorillas, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.4 KM from Dunedin
    1.6 KM Dunedin
The monarch butterfly is a true marvel of nature. Weighing less than a paper clip, it makes one of the longest migrations on Earth – a journey of over 4800 kilometres across an entire continent. Join millions of butterflies in their perilous ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Otago Museum, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 1.6 KM from Dunedin
    1.6 KM Dunedin
Get into the spirit of Wild Dunedin these school holidays by designing a flying creature to try out on the Flight Zone table in the Tuhura Otago Community Trust Science Centre. Using the supplies we provide and your imagination, design an object ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Otago Museum, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 1.6 KM from Dunedin
    20.9 KM Dunedin
How heavy can an albatross chick actually be? What's their favourite food? Just how big is the wingspan of the biggest seabird? Discover huge Royal Albatross chicks at the world's only mainland Royal Albatross breeding colony. Express tours at ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Royal Albatross Centre, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 20.9 KM from Dunedin
    1.6 KM Dunedin
Gallery Trail Wildlife photographers need a keen eye for detail and often take extreme close-up shots that can help us see things with fresh eyes. Grab a magnifying glass and follow the clues around the galleries where you're sure to spy all sorts ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Otago Museum, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 1.6 KM from Dunedin
    20.8 KM Dunedin
Have you ever seen the worlds smallest, and cutest penguin? Discover Korora, the little Blue Penguin, the world’s smallest penguin, in their natural habitat - scurrying home to their cliff-face burrows at Pilots Beach. An amazing conservation ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Blue Penguins Pukekura, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 20.8 KM from Dunedin
    9.8 KM Dunedin
Kids Go Free to Larnach Castle during the NZ School Holidays. There is no limit on the number of children you bring, however they must be accompanied by one paying adult. Kids Go Free includes: full entry to the Castle including the tower, ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Larnach Castle, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 9.8 KM from Dunedin
    0.5 KM Dunedin
Scottish comedian Danny Bhoy returns to New Zealand with a brand new show in 2019! Don’t miss this chance to see this internationally-renowned and critically-acclaimed comic, who sells out tours all over the world with his unique brand of ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Regent Theatre, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.5 KM from Dunedin
    1.4 KM Dunedin
Calling all Wizards, Witches and Muggles - After a string of soldout events in Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington and Christchurch, Gee Quiz is bringing two and a half hours of big-screen Harry Potter Trivia to Dunedin for two nights only! Clear your ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Kensington Tavern, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 1.4 KM from Dunedin
    1.6 KM Dunedin
Tahu-nui-a-Rangi - Cello, marimba and the Aurora Australis are coming to Otago Museum’s Perpetual Guardian Planetarium! This once-off, never-before-heard, immersive audio and visual concert production of the first ever New Zealand composition ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Otago Museum, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 1.6 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
    0.6 KM Dunedin
Dunedin South Lions Community Trust are proud to support Presbyterian Support Otago in the Taieri Gorge Annual Rail Walk. The walk will be on Sunday 5 May 2019. Travel on Dunedin Railways' iconic Taieri Gorge Train, followed by a two hour walk ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Dunedin Railway Station, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.6 KM from Dunedin
    1.6 KM Dunedin
Limitless Touring is proud to present Friction (UK) and his "Connections" Album Tour with special guests Flowidus (AUS). Expect a big show from this recent Rhythm and Vines headliner. On support we have; Dislocate b2b Susspect and Durkz. Doors ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: OUSA Main Office, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 1.6 KM from Dunedin
    1.8 KM Dunedin
Dunedin Casino and Hospice present the dazzling and spectacular Night Circus. Otago Community Hospice wraps up Hospice Awareness Week this year with the inaugural Night Circus, a fundraising extravaganza sponsored by the Dunedin Casino. Guests ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Otago Polytechnic, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 1.8 KM from Dunedin
1.5 KM Dunedin
A night of string filled band action and bass-heavy Disc Jockeys. A star-studded line up sporting some of our finest local talent including hot donnas and everyone's favourite local Hip hop prodigy Wax Mustang.
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: UBar Dunedin, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 1.5 KM from Dunedin
    0.5 KM Dunedin
NEW DATES RELEASED - 9 SHOWS ONLY - NO FURTHER EXTENSION AVAILABLE! 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. ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Regent Theatre, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.5 KM from Dunedin
    54.5 KM Raes Junction
Dames Lynda and Jools are heading for southern hills in the next leg of their Heading for the Hills Tour, which has taken the twins to most regions of New Zealand selling out shows in small halls and theatres. New Zealand’s well-loved national ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Balclutha War Memorial Hall, Balclutha, South Otago   Distance: 54.5 KM from Raes Junction
    0.3 KM Dunedin
Come along and enjoy our new Scottish arts, crafts and clothing dress ups. Toitu OSM - NZR Foyer.
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Toitu Otago Settlers Museum, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.3 KM from Dunedin
    0.5 KM Dunedin
Update: New South Island dates have been added. When Sol3 Mio announced North Island only dates for their Back to Basics tour, two things happened. Tickets sold like hotcakes, and South Island fans made it clear that they wanted their own tour ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Regent Theatre, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.5 KM from Dunedin
    0.6 KM Dunedin
Kiwi pop sensation Mitch James is about to take the world by storm, announcing a string of international shows and a New Zealand tour. Throughout May, James – who now shares a booking agent with Ed Sheeran - will play shows in the UK, including ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Dunedin Town Hall, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.6 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 supplied. Bring your own cut lunch to keep costs down. There will only be ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Edgar Centre, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 1.7 KM from Dunedin
    0.5 KM Dunedin
Pint Night Thursdays at Dunedin Social Club! Featuring local bands and local beers starting at $5! With a rotating line up of your favourite Dunedin talent, Thursday nights there is no better place to be than DSC!
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Dunedin Social Club, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.5 KM from Dunedin
    0.7 KM Dunedin
HU is a sacred sound and ancient mantra, that can uplift your life. Singing HU provides a sense of calm, strength, and centeredness. Come and experience chanting HU and enjoy spiritual conversation with others of like heart at a Sound of Soul ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Dunedin Community House, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.7 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
    12 KM Dunedin
Plan an awesome Public Holiday day out with friends and family using Port to Port Wildlife Cruises and Tours! We are open every public holiday except for Christmas Day. Visit cafes at Portobello. Picnic at Back Beach as you watch the boats come ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Port To Port Cruises And Wildlife Tours, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 12 KM from Dunedin
    0.5 KM Dunedin
Live Music every Friday night at Dunedin Social Club! Featuring a rotating line up and tunes to keep you pumping till the early hours of the morning! Check out our Facebook page to see who's playing this week.
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Dunedin Social Club, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.5 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
    1.9 KM Dunedin
Heading to New Zealand Stadiums in February 2020. Returning To Auckland - first time ever in Wellington And Dunedin! Tickets on sale from Wednesday 17 April from 10am NZST - all shows reserved seating. The soaring success of the film 'Bohemian ...
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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