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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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    0.4 KM Dunedin
Sharp Dressed Man is an all-new show from Dunedin’s own Sacrilege Productions. With new material, new numbers and a few new faces, we are staying true to our signature style: high-quality drag/comedy/theatre/cabaret/burlesque/fetish fusion. ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Athenaeum , Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.4 KM from Dunedin
    0.6 KM Dunedin
For over 25 years, Into the Woods has been enchanting audiences of all ages, first as a Tony Award winning production on Broadway, then in critically acclaimed productions across the globe, and most recently as a Golden Globe winning movie musical. ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Fortune Theatre, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.6 KM from Dunedin
    1.9 KM Dunedin
The All Blacks will be heading to Dunedin in August to take on their rivals Australia in the second match of the Bledisloe Cup on Saturday 26 August. Tickets will go on sale on Thursday 29 June 2017. Visit allblacks.com/tickets for further ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 1.9 KM from Dunedin
    0.2 KM Dunedin
Tai Chi Sessions: With experienced qualified coach Master Haogui Chen, the winner of a number of Tai Chi competitions in China. *Weather permitting. The Dunedin Tai Chi club is a non-profit society, however, a gold coin donation at each ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Dunedin Chinese Garden, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.2 KM from Dunedin
    11.7 KM Dunedin
A night of frights and scares! The team is fundraising for the 2017 International Mixed Martial Arts Federation Amateur World Championship in Bahrain. Six events over two weekends, a maze of pure darkness and terror. Can you make it through or ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Olympic Fight Centre, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 11.7 KM from Dunedin
    0.5 KM Dunedin
As the days get darker the warm haven of a comfortable cinema feels to us like the perfect respite. We like to think that the New Zealand International Film Festival (NZIFF) is a beacon in the midst of your winter, bringing you different worlds to ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Regent Theatre, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.5 KM from Dunedin
    1.3 KM Dunedin
David Burchell, Conductor. Sophie Morris, Soprano. Claire Barton, Mezzo-Soprano. Alex Lee, Baritone. Columba College and St Hilda’s Choirs. “Anthony Ritchie... one of the greatest composers of his time.” City Choir is pleased to ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Knox Church, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 1.3 KM from Dunedin
    0.5 KM Dunedin
Following their sell-out performances of Swan Lake and The Nutcracker, the Imperial Russian Ballet Company return to Australasia. This diverse and stunning programme in three awe-inspiring acts is proudly presented by Russian Ballet Ltd. The ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Regent Theatre, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.5 KM from Dunedin
    1.6 KM Dunedin
It's that time of year, Katchafire are on the road again! After blazing through the New Zealand festival circuit and conquering the United States twice in 2017, Katchafire are finishing off their Winter Tour with shows in the South Island! Make sure ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Union Hall, University of Otago, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 1.6 KM from Dunedin
    1.6 KM Dunedin
Nofacenocase Presents Hoochie World. Boys and Girls prepare yourself for a night filled with pop lock and dropping. - Hot Donnas. - Jack Berry Band. - Bathsalts. - Hamish Ballin (DJ Set). - Special Guests.
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Re:Fuel Bar, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 1.6 KM from Dunedin
    2.8 KM Dunedin
Follow a young girl into the land of dreams and discover the magical world of circus. Fragments of a Dream is a contemporary circus show featuring breath-taking aerial acts, dance, contortion and more. The unique skills of incredible local talent are ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Kings and Queens Performing Arts Centre, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 2.8 KM from Dunedin
    0.6 KM Dunedin
Spend a night with some of the funniest comedians from this year’s NZ International Comedy Festival. The Best Comedy Show on Earth is coming to Dunedin thanks to Best Foods Mayonnaise. See this fast-paced comedy showcase featuring a tasty line up ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Glenroy Auditorium, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.6 KM from Dunedin
    0.4 KM Alexandra
Southern Pro Wrestling NZ comes to Alexandra for the first time ever on s part of Blossom Festival. SPW brings their hard hitting, action packed Live Pro Wrestling entertainment to the Blossom Festival, which will be fun for all ages. The live ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Dunstan High School , Alexandra, Central Otago   Distance: 0.4 KM from Alexandra
    2 KM Dunedin
The Rainbow Run is the most colourful fun run/walk event you'll do this spring! Wear a white or black tee-shirt and pass through five colour stations to become your own work of art! The emphasis is on fun and it's not a race, so go at your own ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Logan Park, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 2 KM from Dunedin
    1.4 KM Dunedin
The Theomin Art Collection was acquired by the family between the late 1800s and the early 1960s and graces every wall of every room. Artists represented in the collection include Frances Hodgkins, William Mathew Hodgkins, Grace Joel, C. F. Goldie, ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Olveston Historic Home, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 1.4 KM from Dunedin
    0.5 KM Dunedin
Kevin Bridges is Scotland’s biggest comedy export. Dubbed ‘brilliant’ by Billy Connolly, Kevin made his debut at The Edinburgh Playhouse on Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow in 2009. Overnight success followed with Kevin selling out his ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Regent Theatre, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.5 KM from Dunedin
    1.6 KM Dunedin
Devilskin are thrilled to announce their NZ Tour 2017, bringing their incredible live show to New Zealand towns from October 5 - October 21. This announcement comes on the back of their 4th UK tour which included sold out gigs in Ireland and ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Union Hall, University of Otago, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 1.6 KM from Dunedin
    0.6 KM Dunedin
New Zealand’s smash hit rock musical That Bloody Woman is back. Our favourite daughter, suffragist, activist and cyclist Kate Sheppard is transformed from the face on the $10 note into a feminist firebrand raising hell and rocking out. Fresh ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Fortune Theatre, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.6 KM from Dunedin
    0.5 KM Dunedin
One of the world's best-loved musicals, The Sound of Music, will tour New Zealand this September and October. From the producer of the recent touring stage shows Grease, HMS Pinafore, Menopause the Musical and South Pacific, The Sound of Music ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Regent Theatre, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.5 KM from Dunedin
    0.1 KM Oamaru
One of the world's best-loved musicals, The Sound of Music, will tour New Zealand this September and October. From the producer of the recent touring stage shows Grease, HMS Pinafore, Menopause the Musical and South Pacific, The Sound of Music ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Oamaru Opera House, Oamaru, North Otago   Distance: 0.1 KM from Oamaru
    0.6 KM Dunedin
Frontier Touring and Eccles Entertainment are thrilled to confirm Lorde for a New Zealand tour this November. All eyes are on the meteoric return of one of pop’s most celebrated talents with an all new album, Melodrama, and captivating live ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Dunedin Town Hall, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.6 KM from Dunedin
    0.2 KM Dunedin
Do you feel like the world is just crowding in around you? Are there just never enough hours in the day? Is your stomach constantly in knots or do you just feel like if someone looks at you the wrong way you'll cry? You're not alone. I know ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Wains Hotel, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.2 KM from Dunedin
    1.9 KM Dunedin
Superstar singer-songwriter Stevie Nicks today announced her return to New Zealand for an exclusive run of her 24 Karat Gold shows this November. Tickets will go on sale on Friday, August 18 at 1pm. Joining Stevie for these special concerts are ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 1.9 KM from Dunedin
    0.6 KM Dunedin
A force beguiling the world with her "spellbinding" songwriting (The Guardian) and consistently spectacular live performances, Aldous Harding is commanding attention from the music industry's most critical corners. Don't miss Aldous Harding at the ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Glenroy Auditorium, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.6 KM from Dunedin
    1.4 KM Dunedin
Learn the art of Botanical Illustration, study native and exotic flora from the Olveston and Dunedin Botanic Gardens. A wide range of drawing and colour illustration strategies are explored. These classes at Olveston are led by a practising artist ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Olveston Historic Home, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 1.4 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 ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: SGINZ Dunedin Activity Centre, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.7 KM from Dunedin
    0.1 KM Dunedin
Come practice your French, meet some native French people and learn about French culture in a friendly, supportive environment. We are a non-profit organisation that caters for all levels of French. Please bring some brunch-type food or drink to ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Alliance Française, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.1 KM from Dunedin
    15.6 KM Dunedin
Blueskin Community Market is a friendly social occasion for the locals and Dunedin area. We have arts, crafts, food, car boot stalls, often live music, all centred in and around the art gallery just off the main road in Waitati. We are opposite ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Gallery on Blueskin, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 15.6 KM from Dunedin
    0.5 KM Dunedin
The greatest dancefloor musical of all time, Saturday Night Fever, will tour arenas and theatres in New Zealand this November and December. Today's announcement coincides with the 40th anniversary of the release of the film starring John Travolta ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Regent Theatre, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.5 KM from Dunedin
    0.1 KM Dunedin
Why 'make do' when you can mend and Make Awesome!? Join the Repair Revolution with our friendly team of experienced menders and upcyclers to get inspiration and practical help to turn flaws into favourite features. Bring along any item you'd like ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Just Atelier, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.1 KM from Dunedin
    8.8 KM Dunedin
A market for people to sell their handmade items, and small business to get the word out about themselves.
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Fairfield Community Hall, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 8.8 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

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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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