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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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    0.4 KM Dunedin
The Jac return triumphant from their 2017 tour of Korea to share their music with audiences across New Zealand. The tour will feature brand new compositions, alongside two of the pieces commissioned for The Jac/Black String (Korea) collaboration last ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Pequeno Lounge, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.4 KM from Dunedin
    0.6 KM Dunedin
The Legacy Tour, arguably the greatest Michael Jackson experience in the world today. William Hall, who has an uncanny natural resemblance to the King of Pop, has circumnavigated the globe 5 times with The Legacy Tour, with sold out performances ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Dunedin Town Hall, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.6 KM from Dunedin
    0.6 KM Dunedin
Day rail excursion from Dunedin to Gore travelling in Dunedin Railways luxurious Silver Fern Railcar. Fare includes bus transfers from Gore to the nearby Waimea Plains Railway and Croydon Aviation Museum at Mandeville. Mandeville is the home ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Dunedin Railway Station, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.6 KM from Dunedin
    0.2 KM Dunedin
Cannabash is a stoned-up comedy show hosted at Dunedin's very own Cannabis Museum. Giggle like you've never giggled before, because this time we're bringing several out of town acts, the very best comedians the south island has to offer Your host ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Cannabis Museum, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.2 KM from Dunedin
    0.5 KM Dunedin
Direct from Las Vegas, and incredible sold out concerts around the world, Oh What A Night! announces it’s returning to New Zealand to celebrate the music of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons. Oh What A Night! promises two hours of superb ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Regent Theatre, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.5 KM from Dunedin
    1.1 KM Dunedin
It's a long weekend Dunedin - whoop whoop!!!!! We'll be open all weekend for your entertainment. Roll up. Roll up. Roll up!!!!! Welcome to Season 4 of New Zealand's largest and newest travelling event! The Extravaganza Fair! The ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Oval, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 1.1 KM from Dunedin
    0.6 KM Dunedin
Travel with Steam Incorporated and the Diesel Traction Group on this special diesel hauled Labour Day Excursion from Dunedin to Invercargill and return. The train will be hauled by an English Electric locomotive from the Diesel Traction Group and ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Dunedin Railway Station, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.6 KM from Dunedin
    0.6 KM Alexandra
Lead singer/songwriter from mythic, mongrel, country band The Eastern, Adam McGrath embarks on this solo tour with the same intensity, passion, love and humour that has earned his day band a place in the hearts and minds of all New Zealanders. Now ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Cellar Door, Alexandra, Central Otago   Distance: 0.6 KM from Alexandra
    4.1 KM Dunedin
Inspire Kindness - Develop Caring Relationships This practical, invigorating workshop offers early childhood educators some tools to inspire and practice kindness within their ECE environment and beyond. BabyCues workshop delves into the many ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Valley Baptist Community Church, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 4.1 KM from Dunedin
    4.1 KM Dunedin
Minders of Mindfulness - Tools for Peaceful Minds Mindfulness is innate and exquisitely abundant at birth, and I believe it is up to us to teach the next generation how to keep their innate skill of being mindful throughout their life. This ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Valley Baptist Community Church, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 4.1 KM from Dunedin
    0.6 KM Dunedin
Stan Walker is back on the road performing 12 incredible shows across Aotearoa with his highly anticipated ‘New Takeover Tour’. Here is your opportunity to get up close and personal with Stan as he performs his new sound... his new ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Glenroy Auditorium, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.6 KM from Dunedin
    4.1 KM Dunedin
A Baby's Cues - Learn to Read and Respond Knowingly This extensive workshop provides an opportunity for parents to deepen their understanding of what a baby is truly communicating and how to respond knowingly with them to foster calm and nurture ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Valley Baptist Community Church, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 4.1 KM from Dunedin
    1.9 KM Dunedin
The Dunedin light Party provides a fun filled event for Children up to year 8. The event provides a safe, family focused, non-Halloween alternative for children. Gold coin donation entry and all activities free of charge. Activities include a ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 1.9 KM from Dunedin
    0.5 KM Dunedin
Love gardens? Here's your chance to explore gardens not normally open to the public as well as some of Dunedin's best loved public gardens. Find out what makes Dunedin famous as the Rhododendron Capital and the home of internationally renowned ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Octagon, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.5 KM from Dunedin
    0.2 KM Dunedin
This year we invite you to help us celebrate the Chinese Moon Festival by writing a poem based on the theme Unity. There are three age categories Children (5–12); Teens (13–19); Adults (20+). Prizes will be awarded for first and second place ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Dunedin Chinese Garden, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.2 KM from Dunedin
    1.9 KM Dunedin
The Great Kiwi Home & Living Show is back for 2018! The Show is offering much more than home and living. Forsyth Barr Stadium will be bursting with inspiration, from architecture and design to kitchen and bathroom, interior designs and home ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 1.9 KM from Dunedin
    1.7 KM Dunedin
Art for everyone! If you're staring at a blank wall in your home trying to picture your dream work of art, then head to the place where visions come to life. Visit Dunedin’s largest art show and take part in the South Island's art sales ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Edgar Centre, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 1.7 KM from Dunedin
    0.3 KM Dunedin
Come on down the stairs at Dee's Café and Venue and join us for some laughs! The second Friday of every month Hello Pecia Productions brings you a groovy line up of open mic comedians from all over! With a Pro MC to tie it all together! Show ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Dee's Cafe & Bar, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.3 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
    1.9 KM Dunedin
Back for round six, The Dunedin Craft Beer & Food Festival brings kiwis together by championing the nation’s finest food, brews and tunes. This year we’ve got a great mix of old and new, with our outstanding craft food and beverage producers ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 1.9 KM from Dunedin
    0.5 KM Dunedin
Christmas comes but once a year, and for the Royal New Zealand Ballet, Christmas 2018 will be extra special, as we stage a national tour of The Nutcracker for the first time since 2010. Offering festive enchantment for all ages, this is a Christmas ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Regent Theatre, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.5 KM from Dunedin
    0.6 KM Alexandra
Food Lovers Masterclass - Alexandra At this educational masterclass, not only will you receive $100 worth of goodies from your local council, you will get lots of exciting and inspirational advice around ways you can reduce your food waste. ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Alexandra Community House, Alexandra, Central Otago   Distance: 0.6 KM from Alexandra
    0.5 KM Dunedin
Following their sell-out performances, A Festival of Russian Ballet, the Imperial Russian Ballet Company return to Australia with A Russian Triple Bill. This is the first time that the company have brought this stunning programme to Australia & New ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Regent Theatre, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.5 KM from Dunedin
8.8 KM Dunedin
September event - a mix of old and new, a bit of Regency perhaps with some Rock'n'Roll in the mix. Also some social sequence dances to modern music. October event will be run as a fund-raiser by United Dance Sport. The MODD's will still have ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Fairfield Community Hall, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 8.8 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
    0.4 KM Dunedin
Shag Rock and Albion Place are like long lost brothers meeting for the first time and finding out one likes marmite and the other likes vegemite. Similar on the surface, but both bringing something completely different to the table. Fortunately, the ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Fifty Gorillas, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.4 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
    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
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
    0.3 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
    0.6 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

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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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