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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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    2.8 KM Dunedin
Make the most of your Sunday afternoons with family-friendly live music at the Garden! Dunedin’s premier three-piece ukulele band singing and playing a wide range of music styles to get you humming along. With a broad repertoire of catchy ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Dunedin Botanic Garden - Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 2.8 KM from Dunedin
    0.6 KM Dunedin
International concert organist Hans Hielscher from Wiesbaden, Germany, performs on 'Norma', the Dunedin Town Hall organ, with an international selection of romantic organ music chosen to highlight the orchestral colours of this special historic ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Dunedin Town Hall - Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.6 KM from Dunedin
    2.8 KM Dunedin
Make the most of your Sunday afternoons with family-friendly live music at the Garden! Both Sides of the Line are a four-piece pop band playing up-beat music with rockabilly and surf influences. The overall sound swings between rock music and pop ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Dunedin Botanic Garden - Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 2.8 KM from Dunedin
    1.5 KM Dunedin
CAPTAIN FESTUS MCBOYLE BRINGS FRINGE BENEFITS TO OTEPOTI This years Dunedin Fringe sees award winning NZ family entertainer Captain Festus McBoyle coming ashore for 4 family shows at The Playhouse, the home of kids theatre. Described by Chris Knox ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Playhouse Theatre - Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 1.5 KM from Dunedin
    2.8 KM Dunedin
Make the most of your Sunday afternoons with family-friendly live music at the Garden! Chill out with the bluesy-folk tunes that Boaz Anema brings for the crowd. You’ll love his live covers and originals, his beautiful voice and acoustic ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Dunedin Botanic Garden - Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 2.8 KM from Dunedin
    0.7 KM Dunedin
Award winning LA-based Kiwi singer-songwriter Greg Johnson brings his 1000 Miles Tour to Dunedin's newest venue, Errick's - for a very special late Sunday afternoon seated show. Plus1 proudly presents Greg Johnson’s 1000 Miles Tour. More ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Errick's - Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.7 KM from Dunedin
    0.6 KM Dunedin
Following the massive success of last year’s concert by New Zealand’s most cherished supergroup When The Cat’s Away, the gals will tour this April & May. With mega hits including Melting Pot and Asian Paradise, the four ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Dunedin Town Hall - Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 0.6 KM from Dunedin
    0.1 KM Oamaru
Following a sell out 2022 New Zealand tour – The World of Musicals in Concert Returns to New Zealand in 2024 featuring an all new show. The World of Musicals in Concert has graced stages across the globe and features a world-class ensemble ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Oamaru Opera House - Oamaru, North Otago   Distance: 0.1 KM from Oamaru
    11.9 KM Dunedin
Our singers and band transport you to the 20s and 30s with glamour, tap-dancing, elegant costumes and razzmatazz! Featuring: Susan Boland Russell Dixon Kelly Harris Isaac Pawson Mike Booth (Trumpet) Pete France (Saxophone) Hank Trenton ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Mosgiel Coronation Hall - Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 11.9 KM from Dunedin
    11.9 KM Dunedin
In our biggest Christmas extravaganza ever, bubble over with excitement as we end the year with variety acts and special guests! Starring: Karl Perigo Russell Dixon Kate Lineham Grant Winterburn And more to be announced! NZ Tour 13 Nov ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Mosgiel Coronation Hall - Dunedin, Otago   Distance: 11.9 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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