Enjoy the eateries, wineries, parks, artists’ studios, golf course and modern facilities of Alexandra, a popular holiday destination and Central Otago’s thriving commercial and cultural centre. Visitors and locals can always tell the time of day in Alexandra by one of the world’s most unusual clocks, standing 11 metres wide on a rock face high above the town.
Clyde is a beautifully preserved, historic township offering the best of Central Otago hospitality. Just 10 minutes northwest of Alexandra, Clyde is the official start (or end) of the Otago Central Rail Trail. The annual wine and food festival is held on Easter Sunday and Clyde is a special place to see in the new year.
Fruitlands is one of Central Otago’s most photographed places during winter frosts and snows. It gained its name when an attempt was made to establish orchards there. Only one crop of fruit was ever exported, the hard winter frosts destroying most of the trees. Mitchells cottage is one of the best surviving examples of quality stonemasonry.