|This is a great place to play! Central Otago is renowned for outdoor pursuits from adventure sports to gardening. Such a lifestyle is possible because of the climate, rivers and lakes and mountains. Whether your interest is walking, fishing, golf, off-road four-wheel driving, mountain biking, kayaking, skiing, snowboarding or exploring the remains of the gold mining days, it is readily accessible. For a full list of the outdoor recreation opportunities available click here .
One of the gems of the area is the Otago Central Rail Trail, a 150km of former railway between Middlemarch and Clyde which can be walked or cycled. See rail trail information
Arts and heritage trails offer more gentle leisure pursuits. The district is developing a café and restaurant scene centred on the wineries and heritage towns.Museums are located throughout the district with a wide variety of exhibits and displays.
Towns have a range of leisure facilities, from sports fields to playgrounds, halls to libraries to swimming pools. To view Council facilities available and any costs associated with its facilities click here or for general community facilities available click here.