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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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    0.6 KM Dunedin
A comedy about love, death and preserves. Rip the lid off a jar of utterly delicious theatre, bursting with wit, wonder and the faint whiff of death. Sasha, the blind receptionist of the crumbling Empire Hotel, knows she is cursed - everything ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Fortune Theatre, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.6 KM from Dunedin
    0.4 KM Dunedin
"?...One of the best acts to harness the power of dark folk…Expansive, experimental and exciting." - Hhhhappy Tiny Ruins embark on an 11- show tour of their home turf this Winter. Following her ‘Hurtling Through’ collaboration with The ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Plato Restaurant, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.4 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
    1.9 KM Dunedin
A Mid Winter Christmas Dragqueen Experience. Hosted by Miss Ribena and her Sexy Santa Clause. Featuring shows by your Christmas Tarts from Auckland Chanel D'vinci, Kola Gin, & Victoria Secretz.
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Heff's Hotel, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 1.9 KM from Dunedin
    1.4 KM Dunedin
Support from: The Shambles & Jack Berry Band In celebration of their brand new single Easier, Albion Place are hitting the road with a four date tour around the country. The Dunedin-based indie-rockers have earned themselves quite a reputation as ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Captain Cook Tavern, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 1.4 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
0.5 KM Dunedin
The Mayor of Joyville is back and we are celebrating chocolate in Dunedin! Bring the family to the Octagon and meet all your favourite chocolate characters - Freddo Frog, the Easter Bunny and Feldspar the Magical Elf will have lots of different ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Octagon, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.5 KM from Dunedin
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
4.1 KM Dunedin
Don't miss the famous Cadbury Jaffa Race! The excitement starts to build at the World's Steepest Street party with loads of family fun, music and entertainment from 11am. At 12:30pm three Cadbury Jaffa Races will be run by Make-a-wish, Surf ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Baldwin Street, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 4.1 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
    0.6 KM Dunedin
Since winning Stars in Their Eyes in 2000 with a record 864,838 votes, Gary Mullen has toured the world with his breathtaking One Night of Queen. His uncanny vocal resemblance to the late Freddie Mercury has enthralled hundreds of thousands of people ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Dunedin Town Hall, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.6 KM from Dunedin
    0.7 KM Dunedin
John Henden Consultancy presents a one day workshop in Dunedin brought to you by the Life Matters Trust. Specialist subject areas of solution focused suicide prevention and solution focused working with trauma & stress. He will speak about a unique ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Kavanagh College Auditorium, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.7 KM from Dunedin
    0.1 KM Oamaru
Since winning Stars in Their Eyes in 2000 with a record 864,838 votes, Gary Mullen has toured the world with his breathtaking One Night of Queen. His uncanny vocal resemblance to the late Freddie Mercury has enthralled hundreds of thousands of ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Oamaru Opera House, Oamaru, North Otago   Distance: 0.1 KM from Oamaru
    1.9 KM Dunedin
The All Blacks will be heading to Dunedin in August to take on their rivals Australia in the second match of the Bledisloe Cup on Saturday 26 August. Tickets will go on sale on Thursday 29 June 2017. Visit allblacks.com/tickets for further ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 1.9 KM from Dunedin
    1.3 KM Dunedin
David Burchell, Conductor. Sophie Morris, Soprano. Claire Barton, Mezzo-Soprano. Alex Lee, Baritone. Columba College and St Hilda’s Choirs. “Anthony Ritchie... one of the greatest composers of his time.” City Choir is pleased to ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Knox Church, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 1.3 KM from Dunedin
    0.5 KM Dunedin
Following their sell-out performances of Swan Lake and The Nutcracker, the Imperial Russian Ballet Company return to Australasia. This diverse and stunning programme in three awe-inspiring acts is proudly presented by Russian Ballet Ltd. The ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Regent Theatre, 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 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
    0.6 KM Dunedin
Frontier Touring and Eccles Entertainment are thrilled to confirm Lorde for a New Zealand tour this November. All eyes are on the meteoric return of one of pop’s most celebrated talents with an all new album, Melodrama, and captivating live ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Dunedin Town Hall, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.6 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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