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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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    0.5 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
    0.1 KM Oamaru
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: Oamaru Opera House, Oamaru, North Otago   Distance: 0.1 KM from Oamaru
    1.9 KM Dunedin
Join us under the roof for The Great Kiwi Home & Living Show. This exciting event brings ideas, information and inspiration from architecture and design, kitchen and bathroom, interior designs, home entertainment along with a great Kids Zone and ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 1.9 KM from Dunedin
    9 KM Dunedin
Wingatui Melbourne Cup Day in Dunedin is an annual event not to be missed! Each year it continues to get better and is now one of the most social occasions on the Dunedin Events Calendar. It is not just the race that stops Australia - it stops ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Wingatui Racecourse, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 9 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
    1.9 KM Dunedin
We’re turning five, and you’re invited to come and help us celebrate! The Dunedin Craft Beer & Food Festival brings Kiwis together by championing the nation’s finest food, brews and tunes. This year we’ve got the biggest and bolshiest range ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 1.9 KM from Dunedin
    0.6 KM Dunedin
Based on first hand experiences with her own daughter, One Perfect Moment is Ellie Smith’s hilarious new work about a mother running from her sixtieth birthday by hauling her daughter on the trip of a lifetime to Europe. The idyllic holiday ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Fortune Theatre, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.6 KM from Dunedin
    26.7 KM Alexandra
Central Otago, Cromwell - Foodlovers Masterclass 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 ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Otago Polytechnic - Cromwell Campus, Cromwell, Central Otago   Distance: 26.7 KM from Alexandra
    1.4 KM Dunedin
Greg Johnson and Mel Parsons – a dream New Zealand tour of songs and swagger – takes place 9th-26th November with 11 dates from north to south. Plus1 is delighted to present Mel and Greg alongside their super-talented hybrid band featuring ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Captain Cook Tavern, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 1.4 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
    0.4 KM Dunedin
The Goddess Dinner is a glamorous night out of inspiration & celebration. You deserve a glamorous night out to reflect on all that you do! Spend some time thinking about how to get a life you love in 2018. Bring a table full of friends or make new ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Savoy, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.4 KM from Dunedin
    0.3 KM Dunedin
The Belgians Have Not Forgotten is an exhibition created by the Memorial Museum Passchendaele, with funding and support from the Federal Government of Belgium, touring Australian and New Zealand venues in 2017. Its purpose is to show New ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Toitu Otago Settlers Museum, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.3 KM from Dunedin
    1.3 KM Dunedin
Mel Abbott is an acclaimed mind-body trainer who is getting around 90% recovery rates from over 250 different chronic health conditions. Now, she's coming to Dunedin! Mel has previously held 2.5-hour intro seminars and was astounded by the ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Knox Church, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 1.3 KM from Dunedin
    1.9 KM Dunedin
Superstar singer-songwriter Stevie Nicks today announced her return to New Zealand for an exclusive run of her 24 Karat Gold shows this November. Tickets will go on sale on Friday, August 18 at 1pm. Joining Stevie for these special concerts are ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 1.9 KM from Dunedin
    0.5 KM Dunedin
"Cirque du Soleil’s hipper, sexier cousin." — The Stage, London "A feast of modern circus." — Sydney Morning Herald "It’s all about defying gravity." — Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung The critically acclaimed circus extravaganza ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Regent Theatre, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.5 KM from Dunedin
    0.5 KM Dunedin
"Cirque du Soleil’s hipper, sexier cousin." — The Stage, London "A feast of modern circus." — Sydney Morning Herald "It’s all about defying gravity." — Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung The critically acclaimed circus extravaganza ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Regent Theatre, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.5 KM from Dunedin
    0.2 KM Oamaru
The doors open at 7:00 pm and the show starts at 7:30 pm. There is no assigned seating, sit wherever feels right for you. Deb Webber will walk through the audience, giving spontaneous spot readings – connecting those chosen with their loved ones ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Brydone Hotel, Oamaru, North Otago   Distance: 0.2 KM from Oamaru
    0.6 KM Dunedin
A force beguiling the world with her "spellbinding" songwriting (The Guardian) and consistently spectacular live performances, Aldous Harding is commanding attention from the music industry's most critical corners. Don't miss Aldous Harding at the ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Glenroy Auditorium, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.6 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
West End to Broadway is a bright, fast-paced ‘song and dance’ show in 3 acts, featuring an entertaining mix of showstoppers and comedy numbers. The show journeys from London's West End to New York's Broadway, celebrating modern musical theatre ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Musical Theatre Dunedin, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 1.9 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 ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: SGINZ Dunedin Activity Centre, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.7 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
    28.8 KM Alexandra
Join the excitement at Cromwell Christmas at the Races! There's plenty to keep everyone entertained throughout the day, including thrilling racing action, live music, and a range of delicious catering options. Impress your friends, family or ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Cromwell Racecourse, Cromwell, Central Otago   Distance: 28.8 KM from Alexandra
    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
    9.8 KM Dunedin
By popular demand, Dunedin's biggest Christmas party is back for 1 night only! After the huge success in 2015 - DKCM returns with their sellout show 'The Naughty Christmas Horror'ball' at Larnach Castle which is often compared to the infamous ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Larnach Castle, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 9.8 KM from Dunedin
    8.8 KM Dunedin
A market for people to sell their handmade items, and small business to get the word out about themselves.
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Fairfield Community Hall, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 8.8 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
    0.6 KM Dunedin
'The Best Of, Ultimate, Gold, Greatest Hits.' World Tour 2018. “A comedy hero for our times." - Guardian “Jimmy Carr is a world-class comedian... I envy his brilliance with words.” - The Independent One of the most prolific ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Dunedin Town Hall, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.6 KM from Dunedin
    1.9 KM Dunedin
Rock icon Roger Waters will bring his critically acclaimed Us + Them tour to New Zealand in January 2018, touring here for the first time since his phenomenal The Wall Live broke sales records in 2012. Currently, underway in North America, the ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 1.9 KM from Dunedin
    0.6 KM Dunedin
Tickets on sale to the general public from 5 October The outrageously funny Kevin Bloody Wilson returns to New Zealand with his “Almost Awesome Tour” in February featuring special guest artist, Jenny Talia from Australia presented by Pacific ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Glenroy Auditorium, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.6 KM from Dunedin
    1.9 KM Dunedin
Global pop phenomenon, ROBBIE WILLIAMS, today confirms that he will bring his mammoth Heavy Entertainment Show World Tour to New Zealand in February. The arena spectacular will take in Auckland’s Spark Arena on St. Valentine’s Day, Wednesday ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 1.9 KM from Dunedin
    0.9 KM Dunedin
This market is all about the community, and it's mutual support. - you are given more opportunities to be able to "shop local" - local businesses and entrepreneurs to be able to showcase their talents to the public. - activities for families to ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Arthur Street School, Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.9 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
26.8 KM Alexandra
Opening Day - 22 October. Mark your calendars to come sample local foods, buy local produce, and shop from local artisan crafts stall holders. Live music with Hunter Hill! Cromwell Farmers' and Craft Market: The market starts at Labour Weekend ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Old Cromwell Town Historic Precinct, Cromwell, Central Otago   Distance: 26.8 KM from Alexandra
    1.9 KM Dunedin
Renowned around the world as one of the most dynamic live performers of her generation, international pop icon P!nk has announced her Beautiful Trauma World Tour will hit Australia and New Zealand in July – September of 2018. Following last ...
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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