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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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    9 KM Dunedin
Wingatui's twilight meeting is back and it is the perfect place to start your Christmas celebrations! Grab your mates, round up the office social group or host some potential new clients and enjoy an afternoon/ evening of racing. There are ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Wingatui Racecourse, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 9 KM from Dunedin
    0.6 KM Dunedin
Astroman By Albert Belz A co-production with Court Theatre. It’s time to go back to the 80s! Poi E is nearly as big as the shoulder pads on every street corner, Apple has just introduced the Macintosh Computer and the place to be for every ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Fortune Theatre, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.6 KM from Dunedin
    9.8 KM Dunedin
After last years huge success, DKCM returns with their sell out show 'The Naughty Christmas Horror Ball which is often compared to the infamous Dracula's Cabaret Restaurant. It’s a fast-paced, wild ride, presented in three separate acts and ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Larnach Castle, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 9.8 KM from Dunedin
    0.4 KM Dunedin
The uptight Prince Charming has been tasked with assessing a new knight on their royalty rescuing abilities, but will this little upstart push his luck too far? No matter what, the quick thinking Knight Ella will surely be able to get him out of a ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: New Athenaeum Theatre, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.4 KM from Dunedin
    1.9 KM Dunedin
Performing her first ever New Zealand shows, the world’s top-selling female country artist of all time, Shania Twain, has announced her 'Now Tour; will hit our shores in 2018. In celebration of Shania’s #3 album – she brings her 'Now Tour' ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 1.9 KM from Dunedin
    1.9 KM Dunedin
Performing her first ever New Zealand shows, the world’s top-selling female country artist of all time, Shania Twain, has announced her 'Now Tour; will hit our shores in 2018. In celebration of Shania’s #3 album – she brings her 'Now Tour' ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 1.9 KM from Dunedin
    0.3 KM Dunedin
Come and Visit Santa 8 - 9 December, 15 – 24 December 10am – 12 noon, 1pm – 4pm Photographer on site during Santa hours. 1x Photo 6x8” = 1 for $15 2x Photo 6x8” = $23 3x Photo 6x8” = $30 4x Photo 6x8” = $35 5x Photo 6x8” ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Toitu Otago Settlers Museum, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.3 KM from Dunedin
    0.3 KM Dunedin
Come and join the festive fun making Christmas cards and decorations from recycled and craft materials. Try on our Christmas dress ups and take a family photo. Wind down from the Christmas shopping while the children play. Toitu OSM – NZR ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Toitu Otago Settlers Museum, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.3 KM from Dunedin
    1.6 KM Dunedin
Join narrator Suzy Cato in the Perpetual Guardian Planetarium as we explore some of the most intriguing Christmas mysteries! What could the science of astronomy tell us about the Star of Bethlehem? Where did the Mars lander disappear to on ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Otago Museum, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 1.6 KM from Dunedin
1.9 KM Dunedin
Come along to our monthly dances, first Saturday of the month from 8pm to approx. 11pm. All held at the South Dunedin Community Hall, 253 King Edward Street, South Dunedin. Cost is $8 per person plus a small plate to share for supper. We are ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: South Dunedin Community Hall, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 1.9 KM from Dunedin
    10 KM Dunedin
Whare Flat folk festival - four days of sun, music, and entertainment in the natural surrounds of Waiora Scout Camp, just 15 minutes from Dunedin. Workshops, Concerts, and Camping. Children under 12 free with an accompanying adult. Featured ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Waiora Scout Camp, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 10 KM from Dunedin
0.7 KM Dunedin
On going: Find out about Buddhism in Daily Life. All welcome. Enquiries: (03) 742-1248
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: SGINZ Dunedin Buddhist Community Centre, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.7 KM from Dunedin
    0.3 KM Dunedin
Robbie Rocks is a fantastic opportunity for Dunedin musicians to see what they can do with some Robbie Burns classics. The challenge is to take a Burns song and reinterpret it for a modern audience. Entries for the 2019 competition are open ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Toitu Otago Settlers Museum, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.3 KM from Dunedin
    0.5 KM Dunedin
In true kiwi summer tour tradition Marlon Williams will now take The Turangawaewae Tour to a further six markets this February making it a total of 12 shows - Marlon’s most comprehensive New Zealand tour ever!   Performing songs from his #1 ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Regent Theatre, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.5 KM from Dunedin
    28.8 KM Alexandra
River Range Music Festival will be back on deck again - Partnering and bought to you by Panhead Brewery - February 16, 2019 at it's regular location of the Cromwell Racecourse. The best little fest in the south has been evolving from humble ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Cromwell Racecourse, Cromwell, Central Otago   Distance: 28.8 KM from Alexandra
    0.6 KM Dunedin
New Zealand’s love affair with Rock n Roll Hall of Famers, The Hollies, is about to get a whole lot hotter this summer as they legendary band today announces they’re bringing their The Road Is Long Tour to eight cities in February and March ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Dunedin Town Hall, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.6 KM from Dunedin
    1.9 KM Dunedin
Frontier Touring are delighted to confirm that seminal American rock band Eagles will bring their critically-acclaimed Eagles World Tour to Australia and New Zealand in February and March. The best-selling American band of the 70s and one of the ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 1.9 KM from Dunedin
    0.5 KM Dunedin
Charley Pride is one of the biggest selling country music artists of all time. He has sold an incredible 70 million albums, including 31 gold and 4 platinum albums – as well as one that achieved quadruple platinum status. On RCA Records Charley ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Regent Theatre, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.5 KM from Dunedin
    1.6 KM Dunedin
Eccles Entertainment is proud to announce that Australian psychedelic surf rockers Ocean Alley are returning to New Zealand for their biggest national headline tour yet. Their last run of New Zealand headline shows in August 2017 was a sell out and ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Union Hall, University of Otago, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 1.6 KM from Dunedin
    0.5 KM Dunedin
One of the world’s best-loved musicals, Cats, will embark on its most extensive tour of New Zealand ever in 2019. This new production of the Andrew Lloyd Webber masterpiece will visit 16 cities nationwide in April and May. As of 2018, Cats ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Regent Theatre, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.5 KM from Dunedin
    26.4 KM Alexandra
Cromwell Farmers & Craft Market is held every Sunday from 9 am to 1 pm offering quality local produce, food, crafts and take away food stalls. There is also live entertainment from 10 am to 12 noon at each market. This is a "must do" for all ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Cromwell Heritage Precinct, Cromwell, Central Otago   Distance: 26.4 KM from Alexandra
    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
    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
    0.5 KM Dunedin
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. Broadway’s #1 show for an unprecedented 14 consecutive years, Wicked has been ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Regent Theatre, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.5 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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