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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

Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Fifty Gorillas, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.4 KM from Dunedin
    0.8 KM Dunedin
Dr Lisa Daniels and Jennifer Douglas are experts in baby nutrition and are offering seminars on baby feeding. Dr Lisa Daniels is a researcher at the University of Otago with a PhD looking at the nutritional considerations of baby-led weaning. ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Regus Centre, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.8 KM from Dunedin
    0.4 KM Dunedin
In February, the Gore Garden Club hosted the 2019 South Island National Dahlia Show at the Gore Town & Country Club. The event showcased over 600 vases of the very best dahlia blooms in the country. In a series of photographs taken at the Show, ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Eskdale Gallery, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.4 KM from Dunedin
    0.5 KM Dunedin
The 2019 Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour will be hosted in Dunedin once again by the Otago Section of the New Zealand Alpine Club - don't miss out! Your attendance supports the NZ Alpine Club to protect the interests and safety of NZ's ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Regent Theatre, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.5 KM from Dunedin
    9.8 KM Dunedin
Celebrate the shortest day and the longest night of 2019. Listen to Victorian ghost stories around the fire in the Castle Ballroom. Explore the Castle by torch light, and end the night with a light supper. Event Itinerary: 7:30pm - event begins ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Larnach Castle, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 9.8 KM from Dunedin
    0.5 KM Dunedin
The Midwinter Carnival is a much-loved community celebration in the heart of the Dunedin winter, where art and performance create a unique and magical event. The highlight of the evening is the Carnival procession, which includes over 1,000 people ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Octagon, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.5 KM from Dunedin
    0.2 KM Oamaru
Attend Kate Mead’s longest-running and most popular workshop to become inspired and entertained about ways you can minimize waste in your home whilst babies are around! Note: The workshop will be held in the Empire Room at the Opera ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Brydone Hotel, Oamaru, North Otago   Distance: 0.2 KM from Oamaru
    0.2 KM Oamaru
Prepare to be inspired, become motivated, and take control of your household’s impact on our future. Get lots of exciting and inspirational education around ways you can minimize waste at home. Note: This workshop will be held in the Empire Room ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Brydone Hotel, Oamaru, North Otago   Distance: 0.2 KM from Oamaru
    0.2 KM Palmerston
Prepare to be inspired, become motivated, and take control of your household’s impact on our future. Get lots of exciting and inspirational education around ways you can minimize waste at home. This workshop is suitable for all households, ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Palmerston Community Centre, Palmerston, North Otago   Distance: 0.2 KM from Palmerston
    2.9 KM Dunedin
Relax with a cold beer and some big laughs at Dunedin's premier comedy open mic The comedians will be working on new material and honing their current jokes into razor sharp wit. You can never be sure exactly what will happen, but it's always ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Inch Bar, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 2.9 KM from Dunedin
    0.5 KM Dunedin
Tickets on sale now! After playing to over 600,000 people across Australasia in just three years, Auckland’s smash-hit sensation Pop-up Globe hits the road in New Zealand for the first time, taking their critically-acclaimed productions of ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Regent Theatre, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.5 KM from Dunedin
    1.4 KM Dunedin
Chef Abdal Moneem Kyassah, founder of Abdal Catering and recent Dunedin immigrant will wow Dunedin with a banquet from his homeland. The shared-plate feast will feature delicious traditional Syrian dishes including; foul moudamas, hummus, baba ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Buster Greens, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 1.4 KM from Dunedin
    0.6 KM Dunedin
Kiwi pop sensation Mitch James is about to take the world by storm, announcing a string of international shows and a New Zealand tour. Throughout May, James – who now shares a booking agent with Ed Sheeran - will play shows in the UK, including ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Dunedin Town Hall, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.6 KM from Dunedin
    57.6 KM Alexandra
Join the New Zealand String Quartet on their 2019 National Tour this June and July for a concert of ravishing works from the 18th to 21st centuries. Opening the performances will be Mozart’s String Quartet No. 1 in G Major, K80, an early work in ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Dunedin Art Gallery , Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 57.6 KM from Alexandra
    9.8 KM Dunedin
Join us for the Annual Winter Ball at Larnach Castle! The Winter Ball at Larnach Castle is a highlight of the Dunedin events calendar. It is a wonderful night out - soak up the historic atmosphere of Larnach Castle and the stunningly restored ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Larnach Castle, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 9.8 KM from Dunedin
    2.1 KM Dunedin
Locals! Get out on your own harbour to see and learn about historic vessels, old shipwrecks, harbour birdlife, Quarantine Stations and much, much more! Young children and adults will get just as much out of this one of a kind mini tour! We ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Otago Boat Harbour, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 2.1 KM from Dunedin
    1.7 KM Dunedin
A Solution Focused Approach to Severe Trauma & Stress Recovery Workshop - John Henden Venue: Harbour View Lounge, Edgar Centre, 116 Portsmouth Dr, Dunedin. Morning tea supplied. Bring your own cut lunch to keep costs down. There will only be ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Edgar Centre, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 1.7 KM from Dunedin
    0.5 KM Dunedin
Pint Night Thursdays at Dunedin Social Club! Featuring local bands and local beers starting at $5! With a rotating line up of your favourite Dunedin talent, Thursday nights there is no better place to be than DSC!
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Dunedin Social Club, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.5 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
    0.5 KM Dunedin
Following the release of her mighty, critically acclaimed third album Designer, NZ singer-songwriter Aldous Harding sojourns home for a nationwide tour this August. Backed by full band, Harding will open festivities at Christchurch’s James Hay ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Regent Theatre, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.5 KM from Dunedin
    1.6 KM Dunedin
If you’re reading this notice, then you’ve been drawn to my seminar event for a very special reason. I have been told that the universe certainly works in mysterious ways, and we are often guided to certain people and places for reasons beyond ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Otago Museum, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 1.6 KM from Dunedin
    0.7 KM Dunedin
HU is a sacred sound and ancient mantra, that can uplift your life. Singing HU provides a sense of calm, strength, and centeredness. Come and experience chanting HU and enjoy spiritual conversation with others of like heart at a Sound of Soul ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Dunedin Community House, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.7 KM from Dunedin
    1.9 KM Dunedin
Legendary, Grammy-Award winning band Fleetwood Mac today announced an Australian and New Zealand tour, set to kick off on August 9 with two shows in Auckland on September 16 and 19, along with a welcome return to Dunedin on September 21. Produced by ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 1.9 KM from Dunedin
    11.7 KM Dunedin
Tickets on sale NOW! Every two years the Port Chalmers Seafood Festival takes over Port Otago celebrating the greatest Kai Moana, Kiwi music, and local beverages to match it all. A special day out for the family and for friends - this is a ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Port Otago, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 11.7 KM from Dunedin
    20.9 KM Dunedin
Are you a Dunedin local or a Dunedin student? Fancy a wild visit to see giant chicks? We’re inviting you to take a $25 tour including transport to meet the giant Albatross chicks as part of our Local’s Sunday events! See what visitors rave ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Royal Albatross Centre, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 20.9 KM from Dunedin
    0.6 KM Dunedin
Legendary Irish comedian Dylan Moran is returning to Australia with a brand-new show Dr. Cosmos. Moran will once again offer his unique take on love, politics, misery and the everyday absurdities of life, all served with poetical panache from one of ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Dunedin Town Hall, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.6 KM from Dunedin
    0.3 KM Dunedin
Walk on down Dunedin's most delightful, creaky little staircase at Dee's Café and Venue for some laughs! The second Friday of every month Hello Pecia Productions brings you a line up of open mic comedians from all over! With a Pro MC to tie ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Dee's Cafe & Bar, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.3 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
    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
    1.9 KM Dunedin
PLEASE NOTE: Start time not confirmed at this stage. “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. Each ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 1.9 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
    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

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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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