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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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    0.3 KM Dunedin
Bring your inner artist to the Museum and create artworks in paint and other materials on our river rocks. Take them home and use them as garden art or to decorate your room. Toitu OSM – Josephine Foyer.
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Toitu Otago Settlers Museum, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.3 KM from Dunedin
    11.8 KM Dunedin
This creative writing workshop visit to Dunedin City Library sees Craig Smith famed for his award-winning book and song , the million-selling ‘Wonky donkey ‘ running a session which takes folk through the various processes and techniques he ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Port Chalmers Library, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 11.8 KM from Dunedin
    0.2 KM Dunedin
Enabling Love is delighted to be launching on the 25th of January at Innov8 HQ in Central Dunedin. This event will offer entertainment, catering, speeches and a presentation detailing Enabling Loves plans to expand. Attendees must register for this ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Innov8 HQ, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.2 KM from Dunedin
    0.3 KM Dunedin
Dunedin fans of Robbie Burns have been celebrating the poet’s birthday since 1855. Join Toitu and the Dunedin Burns Club to hear more about the man and his times. Enjoy traditional Scottish food and drink. Listen to young Dunedin musicians ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Toitu Otago Settlers Museum, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.3 KM from Dunedin
0.2 KM Dunedin
Tai Chi classes: with experienced qualified coach Master Haogui Chen, the winner of a number of Tai Chi competitions in China. Dunedin Chinese Garden main entrance square (*Weather permitting). Tai Chi classes schedule: Saturday & Sunday ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Dunedin Chinese Garden, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.2 KM from Dunedin
    1.9 KM Dunedin
Rock icon Roger Waters will bring his critically acclaimed Us + Them tour to New Zealand in January 2018, touring here for the first time since his phenomenal The Wall Live broke sales records in 2012. Currently, underway in North America, the ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 1.9 KM from Dunedin
    0.3 KM Dunedin
Santa left some friends behind when he was here for Christmas. Pick up a trail from our front desk and follow the pixies. Daily throughout the school holidays. Toitu OSM – Galleries.
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Toitu Otago Settlers Museum, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.3 KM from Dunedin
    0.3 KM Dunedin
Everyone loves the circus, so come into the Museum and make a thaumatrope, a trapeze artist and a pop-up circus. What’s a thaumatrope? You can find out when you make it. Daily throughout the school holidays. Toitu OSM – NZR Foyer
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Toitu Otago Settlers Museum, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.3 KM from Dunedin
    0.2 KM Dunedin
John Henden Consultancy presents a two-day workshop in Dunedin brought to you by the Life Matters Trust. Specialist subject areas of solution-focused suicide prevention and solution focused working with trauma & stress. He will speak about a unique ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Wains Hotel Dunedin, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.2 KM from Dunedin
    0.6 KM Dunedin
This the largest multi-sporting event in New Zealand. Alternating yearly between Wanganui and Dunedin, the 2018 Games will be the 29th event held and the 14th time hosted by Dunedin. Proving age is no barrier to participation the Games hosts many ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: New Zealand Masters Games, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.6 KM from Dunedin
    0.6 KM Dunedin
Tickets on sale to the general public from 5 October The outrageously funny Kevin Bloody Wilson returns to New Zealand with his “Almost Awesome Tour” in February featuring special guest artist, Jenny Talia from Australia presented by Pacific ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Glenroy Auditorium, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.6 KM from Dunedin
    1.3 KM Dunedin
To celebrate the much-anticipated release of their debut album, Mascuzzi Jacuzzi (out Dec 1st) and on the back of their first Australian tour, Dunedin favourites, Albion Place is returning to NZ shores in what promises to be one of the most memorable ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Starters Bar, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 1.3 KM from Dunedin
    1.9 KM Dunedin
Global pop phenomenon, ROBBIE WILLIAMS, today confirms that he will bring his mammoth Heavy Entertainment Show World Tour to New Zealand in February. The arena spectacular will take in Auckland’s Spark Arena on St. Valentine’s Day, Wednesday ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 1.9 KM from Dunedin
    28.8 KM Alexandra
It's back! The River Range Music Fest is going into 2018 and celebrating a small milestone of a 5-year anniversary! What better way to celebrate it than to deliver another wonderful festival set in the heart of Central Otago—The 45th Parallel, ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Cromwell Racecourse, Cromwell, Central Otago   Distance: 28.8 KM from Alexandra
    2.3 KM Dunedin
International Cricket is the epitome of the NZ summer experience. It’s what we do. It’s the dad 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
    0.9 KM Dunedin
This market is all about the community, and it's mutual support. - you are given more opportunities to be able to "shop local" - local businesses and entrepreneurs to be able to showcase their talents to the public. - activities for families to ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Arthur Street School, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.9 KM from Dunedin
    1.9 KM Dunedin
Two Grammy Awards, six billion YouTube views, 70 million online followers, hundreds of thousands of tickets sold across four Australian and New Zealand tours, and a firm foothold on the top of our album and single charts: Ed Sheeran needs no ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 1.9 KM from Dunedin
    1.6 KM Dunedin
SPW Live Pro Wrestling finally… comes to Dunedin on Sat 7th April 2018! Teaming up with OUSA, SPW will debut at the Dunedin Union Hall and bring it’s high energy, hard hitting action along with them! SPW have been selling out shows in ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Union Hall, University of Otago, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 1.6 KM from Dunedin
26.8 KM Alexandra
Opening Day - 22 October. Mark your calendars to come sample local foods, buy local produce, and shop from local artisan crafts stall holders. Live music with Hunter Hill! Cromwell Farmers' and Craft Market: The market starts at Labour Weekend ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Old Cromwell Town Historic Precinct, Cromwell, Central Otago   Distance: 26.8 KM from Alexandra
    0.6 KM Dunedin
Legendary Irish folk music due Foster & Allen are number one stars across the globe, having 30 new-release charting albums over a 40-year career, the only act in the world to do so. This legendary Irish folk music act began in 1975 when Mick ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Dunedin Town Hall, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.6 KM from Dunedin
    0.5 KM Dunedin
The ever popular Open Mic Night at Craft Bar. Come do something entertaining and receive a free beverage for your troubles. Every performer also goes in a draw for a $50 bar voucher. Kicks off at 8pm and is hosted by Alan Gray.
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Craft Bar, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.5 KM from Dunedin
    0.5 KM Dunedin
Get ready to shake your groove thing Dunedin, because Priscilla Queen of The Desert, The Musical is about to knock your frocks off! Based on the Oscar-winning movie, Priscilla Queen of The Desert the Musical is the heart-warming, uplifting ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Regent Theatre, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.5 KM from Dunedin
    0.7 KM Oamaru
This market is everything a Steampunk enthusiast could wish for: original artwork such as lamps, fabulous goggles, or ray guns, clothing, accessories, gems and junk, run-of-the-mill stuff and extraordinarily re-purposed must haves. There will be ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Loan and Merc, Oamaru, North Otago   Distance: 0.7 KM from Oamaru
    0.7 KM Oamaru
The Festival Passport gives you access to all of the major events at the 2018 Steampunk NZ Festival, at a discounted price. Passport access includes the Vaudeville/After-Party (R18), Splendid Teapot Racing, Mess Dinner with Airship Racing, Moments ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Loan and Merc, Oamaru, North Otago   Distance: 0.7 KM from Oamaru
    0.3 KM Oamaru
The Grand Finale of the 2018 Steampunk NZ Festival. There is a full supper along with the opportunity to show off your very greatest and most splendid attire, dance and converse. 2017 attendees created sartorial splendour in keeping with the ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Oamaru Club, Oamaru, North Otago   Distance: 0.3 KM from Oamaru
    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
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

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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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