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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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    1.7 KM Dunedin
Dunedin’s most famous cat is about to become even more so with his very own book - and you're invited to his Kickstarter launch! Bruce’s tale very nearly didn’t start at all. A year and a half ago, Kathryn van Beek discovered the ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Startup Space, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 1.7 KM from Dunedin
    1.6 KM Dunedin
In May of 2017, to mark the 25th anniversary of the release of Head Like a Hole’s debut album “13” Head Like a Hole will embark on an extensive 12 date national tour. The tour will see the band playing this landmark kiwi rock album in its ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Re:Fuel Bar, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 1.6 KM from Dunedin
    0.4 KM Dunedin
In her most extensive headline tour of New Zealand this year, multi-award winning songstress Tami Neilson and her Hot Rockin’ Band of Rhythm are taking their hit show the ‘Songs Of Sinners’ on the road this May and June! Playing up the ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Plato Restaurant, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.4 KM from Dunedin
    0.5 KM Dunedin
The Southern Mustang Club are holding an event in Dunedin over the weekend of the 26th–28th of May. As a part of this, 20 plus Mustangs will be on display in the Lower Octagon, and are free for the public to view. There will be at least one club ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Octagon, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.5 KM from Dunedin
    1.3 KM Dunedin
Bring your children and their teddies for a check up by the teddy doctors and teddy dentists at Teddy Bear Hospital! Teddy Bear Hospital is part of a global project set up by the International Federation of Medical Students Association’s ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Hunter Centre, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 1.3 KM from Dunedin
    0.6 KM Dunedin
News that Bill English is to open a new wing of the Cambridge Retirement Village sparks a revolution amongst its residents. Though many want to turn on something special for the Deputy PM, others are less enthused and plan to stage a ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Fortune Theatre, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.6 KM from Dunedin
    0.5 KM Dunedin
Due to popular demand - 6 new shows added! That's right! Now you have more chances to be enthralled, captivated and enchanted with this brand new production of Disney & Cameron mackintosh’s global sensation! Join Mary Poppins, Bert, Jane, ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Regent Theatre, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.5 KM from Dunedin
    0.7 KM Dunedin
Complete beginners through to experienced painters can join in a fun workshop, learning the basics of the wonderful world of chalk finish paint. Using various hands-on painting methods, you can learn. - The use of one colour - colouring layering ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Gone Potty, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.7 KM from Dunedin
    6.3 KM Dunedin
A formally presented show of historical breeds of poultry found in the British Colony of New Zealand, mostly emanating from the United Kingdom. Due to the larger numbers of Pekin Bantams being placed on the show benches of late; we have termed ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Otago Canine Training Facility, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 6.3 KM from Dunedin
0.6 KM Dunedin
The Cleveland National Art Awards encompass the best art from around New Zealand. The awards are generously sponsored by the Cleveland Charity trust. Breathtaking visual work displays from photographers, artists, sculptors, ceramicists and jewellery ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Dunedin Railway Station, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.6 KM from Dunedin
    28 KM Alexandra
Join us for a casual get together to listen to Bridget Isichei author of Road No Good talk about her experience volunteering to train preschool teachers in Vanuatu. Enjoy some nibbles and a yarn with other like minded people. The book is available ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Paper Plus, Cromwell, Central Otago   Distance: 28 KM from Alexandra
    0.4 KM Dunedin
The 3rd annual Big Bike Film Night, sees us get bigger, better and riding into Dunedin to entertain bike lovers young and the not so young. Yes, so stoked! What’s the Big Bike Film Night all about? Sharing the best cycling short films from ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Rialto Cinemas, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.4 KM from Dunedin
    0.1 KM Oamaru
Come and stoke the fire, start raising the pressure with Pizza, sushi and a quiz night. Early birds can catch up, chat and share ideas before the Festival gets a full head of steam. (Photos: Neave R. Willoughby. Thank you)
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Early Settlers Hall, Oamaru, North Otago   Distance: 0.1 KM from Oamaru
    0.6 KM Oamaru
A family street event that has attracted thousands in the past. Fire, flair and fun with local bands and street entertainment, there is something for everybody. (This event is run by Waitaki Tourism, Steampunk NZ Festival is supporting).
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Victorian Precinct Oamaru, Oamaru, North Otago   Distance: 0.6 KM from Oamaru
    0.7 KM Oamaru
Friday Night After Party, Vaudeville Steampunk Style. And evening of steampunk variety, pretty adult orientated, with fabulously talented and wonderfully flamboyant and very famous NZ entertainer Jackie Clarke as MC. Jackie will weave her witty way ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Loan and Merc, Oamaru, North Otago   Distance: 0.7 KM from Oamaru
    0.3 KM Oamaru
This now world famous sport, Splendid Teapot Racing is here again! Home in Oamaru. Take on all comers with your rolling teapot: slalom, obstacles and drag racing, best dressed and best tea cosy. Simone Monty, her right hand man Norm and on the left ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Oamaru Club, Oamaru, North Otago   Distance: 0.3 KM from Oamaru
    0.7 KM Oamaru
League of Victorian Imagineers hosts the Annual Mess Dinner. Sally-Ann and her team will once again provide fabulous food, the assembled company will be inspiring and astound everyone with their brilliant banter.Bring your banner, bag your table and ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Loan and Merc, Oamaru, North Otago   Distance: 0.7 KM from Oamaru
    0.7 KM Oamaru
Your chance to browse through the products the amazingly creative steampunk community put together. Get yourself a whole new outfit, find those much needed additional accessories. Too much is never enough! There will be children's activities, ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Loan and Merc, Oamaru, North Otago   Distance: 0.7 KM from Oamaru
    0.1 KM Oamaru
Steampunk NZ Festival Fashion Show: Moments in Time. The fashion show has always been a series of tiny theatre pieces. These very short episodes, no more than 2 minutes each, tell a story of a time and space in a future that could have been. The ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Oamaru Opera House, Oamaru, North Otago   Distance: 0.1 KM from Oamaru
    0.3 KM Oamaru
This is the pinnacle of the Steampunk NZ Festival. In your very best outfits, coats and accessories, you will be greeted with bubbles, feast on a sumptuous supper, chat and dance, dance,dance. Featuring a ballroom dance demo and lesson with world ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Oamaru Club, Oamaru, North Otago   Distance: 0.3 KM from Oamaru
0.6 KM Dunedin
Boney M were a phenomenon in the 70s, and to this day, their hits - ‘Daddy Cool’, ‘Ma Baker’, ‘Rivers of Babylon’, ‘Rasputin’- are still the life and soul of the party. With 18 Platinum and 15 Gold LPs, more than 200 Gold and ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Dunedin Town Hall, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.6 KM from Dunedin
    1.9 KM Dunedin
The fourth match of the DHL New Zealand Lions Series 2017 sees the Highlanders taking on The British & Irish Lions at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin on 13 June. This will be the first time the Highlanders have played the Lions. The 2015 Investec ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 1.9 KM from Dunedin
    0.5 KM Dunedin
After a stunning 2015 debut, the Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu season of Tiki Taane Mahuta returns to tour Aotearoa in 2017, featuring live performance from the iconic Tiki Taane. Tiki Taane Mahuta is presented in partnership between Taki Rua and ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Regent Theatre, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.5 KM from Dunedin
    0.5 KM Dunedin
This carnival is a community celebration of winter utilising art and performance to create a unique and spectacular event. The highlight of the event is the Carnival Procession which includes more than 1,000 people and hundreds of lanterns. A ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Octagon, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.5 KM from Dunedin
    0.5 KM Dunedin
Think Inc., alongside the Jane Goodall Institute New Zealand, AUT, National Geographic, Newstalk ZB and Loop, are excited to announce the arrival of Dr Jane Goodall to New Zealand this year as part of “Tomorrow & Beyond Tour”. Dr Goodall will ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Regent Theatre, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.5 KM from Dunedin
    0.1 KM Dunedin
Yoga for Beginners with Jasmin Amrita. Yoga for Beginners is an eight-week course designed for absolute beginners or people wanting to get back into yoga after not having practised for a while. The course will introduce you to the foundations of ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Studio Tula, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.1 KM from Dunedin
    26.8 KM Alexandra
The Star of the new Sensing Murder Series Sue Nicholson presents her Sensational live show Answers from the Othe Side. Sue's abilities have been seen on TVNZ's 'Sensing Murder', the 'Good Morning' show and 20/20. Her incredible gift helps to ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Cromwell Memorial Hall, Cromwell, Central Otago   Distance: 26.8 KM from Alexandra
1.4 KM Dunedin
All the things you love packed into one sensational night out! Join us for dessert samples, bubbles/beer, goodie bags, mini pamper sessions, not to mention the marvellous Chelsea Winter! Spaces are limited so get your tickets today. ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Emerson's Brewery, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 1.4 KM from Dunedin
    0.5 KM Dunedin
NZ Tour 2017. Following a sold out season on London’s West End and various cities across Europe, the UK production of The Simon & Garfunkel Story returns to NZ for a four-centre national tour. Playing one night only in Wellington, Auckland, ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Regent Theatre, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.5 KM from Dunedin
    1.9 KM Dunedin
The All Blacks take on rivals Australia in the Bledisloe Cup at Forsyth Barr Stadium.
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 1.9 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 colour illustration skills and strategies are explored. Drawing classes at Olveston are led by a practising ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Olveston Historic Home, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 1.4 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
    0.2 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
    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
    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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