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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
Adventure is waiting: E.O.F.T. is back with the most inspiring and thrilling adventure films of the year. The most renowned film event on the European outdoor calendar: The European Outdoor Film Tour (E.O.F.T.) came to Australia and New Zealand ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Rialto Cinemas - Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.4 KM from Dunedin
    1.3 KM Dunedin
A new market is coming to Dunedin. The WTS Markets (which is part of the sport governing international body World Targetsetball Sport) has held its first market on 1st December 2019 from 10 am to 3 pm. The new venue is an indoor and outdoor ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: World Targetsetball Sport - Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 1.3 KM from Dunedin
    0.5 KM Dunedin
The Choir of Newman College, University of Melbourne with The Affetto Players In this exciting Trans-Tasman collaboration, one of Australia’s leading chamber choirs combines forces with the celebrated New Zealand early music ensemble, The ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: St Paul's Cathedral - 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 and everyone is welcome, it helps to have some experience but we'll talk you through everything. We meditate for about half an hour and ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Dunedin Community House - Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.7 KM from Dunedin
    0.3 KM Dunedin
You better watch out. You better not cry. Santa’s pixies are back in town. The exhibition features popular mechanical ‘pixies’, which were displayed at the former Dunedin DIC department store until it closed in the late 1980s. Visitors are ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Toitu Otago Settlers Museum - Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.3 KM from Dunedin
    0.3 KM Dunedin
While you're visiting Pixie Town, swing by and see Santa! Saturday 7 to Sunday 8 December, Saturday 14 to Tuesday 24 December Photographer on site during Santa hours. 1x Photo 6x8” - 1 for $15 2x Photo 6x8” - $25 3x 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 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 Foyer
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Toitu Otago Settlers Museum - Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.3 KM from Dunedin
    12 KM Dunedin
Plan an awesome Public Holiday day out with friends and family on a cruise, whether it be a full on 10 minute tour across on the harbour ferry, or a more relaxed 2 hours to view albatross seals and penguins, Port to Port Wildlife Cruises and Tours ...
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
    0.5 KM Dunedin
Taking a journey through the Dunedin Public Art Gallery's historical collection, Style and Substance looks to the genre systems that have occupied art history discourses for centuries. Divided into six themes - history painting, portraits, genre ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Dunedin Public Art Gallery - Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.5 KM from Dunedin
    27.7 KM Alexandra
The Speed Works MotorSport NZ Championship is back from the Christmas break and on New Zealand's South Island over the weekend of January 18th and 19th at the fantastic Highlands Motorsport Park in picturesque Cromwell. And it’s a big weekend ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Highlands Motorsport Park - Cromwell, Central Otago   Distance: 27.7 KM from Alexandra
    1.5 KM Dunedin
On 3 June 1869, the University of Otago Ordinance 1869 became law. This meant that the newly established University became a corporate body with power to grant degrees. This was a significant first for New Zealand. Two years later, with a ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: University of Otago Library - Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 1.5 KM from Dunedin
    1.9 KM Dunedin
Update: New tickets for this show have been released. “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. ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Forsyth Barr Stadium - Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 1.9 KM from Dunedin
    1.6 KM Dunedin
Exploration is in everyone’s DNA; we’re hardwired to be curious. This immersive media exhibition will take you on a journey with acclaimed explorer and filmmaker James Cameron, from the deepest parts of the ocean to some of his Oscar-winning ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Otago Museum - Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 1.6 KM from Dunedin
    0.5 KM Dunedin
The New Zealand Masters Games is the largest annual multi-sport event held in New Zealand. From the 1st to the 9th of February 2020 the Games will return to Dunedin for the 15th time. The Games brings together over 5,000 people from around New ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Octagon - Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.5 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
    3.3 KM Dunedin
Death Café is where people meet to drink tea, eat cake (or whatever they fancy) and discuss death. Since the first Death Café was held, there have been thousands of Death Cafés held all over the world. Our hope is that, by increasing our ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Equinox Restaurant & Bar - Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 3.3 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
    1.9 KM Dunedin
with special guests Ocean Alley, Mitch James, SACHI and Niko Walters. Eccles Entertainment is proud to announce that New Zealand’s ultimate summer party starters SIX60 will hit the road this summer for a whopping six-date tour. Their ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Forsyth Barr Stadium - Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 1.9 KM from Dunedin
    0.5 KM Dunedin
The Soweto Gospel Choir are bringing their Freedom tour to New Zealand in 2020 in honor of the father of their rainbow nation, Nelson Mandela, and South Africa’s struggle for freedom. Following their most recent Grammy Award for Freedom (Best ...
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 in the beautiful Cromwell Heritage Precinct. Our stallholders offer a wide variety of fresh produce, locally made food and wine, freshly-baked bread and pastries, cheeses, ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Cromwell Heritage Precinct - Cromwell, Central Otago   Distance: 26.4 KM from Alexandra
    0.6 KM Dunedin
Kiwi icons Th’ Dudes announce they’ll reunite for Th’ Bliss Tour, performing six dates across New Zealand in April 2020. The news comes just days ahead of the band receiving the Legacy Award and being inducted into the New Zealand Music Hall of ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Dunedin Town Hall - Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.6 KM from Dunedin
    0.5 KM Dunedin
Following sold out performances throughout New Zealand, The Ten Tenors are thrilled to announce they’re returning by popular demand. The charming classical cross-over group will perform a selection of the best romantic pop songs, ballads and ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Regent Theatre - Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.5 KM from Dunedin
    0.5 KM Dunedin
Not since 2001 has Les Misérables been staged in Dunedin on the scale of this brand new, re-imagined production! Lead by the award-winning creative team that brought us Priscilla, Queen of the Desert and this year’s blockbuster – Wicked, Les ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Regent Theatre - Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.5 KM from Dunedin
    1.6 KM Dunedin
Chopper cordially invites the world to shut the f**k up for a change. Welcome The Silencer. Panic, terror, stupidity, crisis; they can all form a queue and suck the wrinkles out of Chopper's walnut wallet because he has stopped giving a f*** and ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Mayfair Theatre - Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 1.6 KM from Dunedin
    0.5 KM Dunedin
So, no one told you life was gonna be this way, nor did they tell you about the hilarious new musical that lovingly lampoons one of TV’s all-time greatest shows in the hit New York and Las Vegas show Friends! The Musical Parody. Friends! The ...
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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