Other Reports

Central Otago Regional Economic Profile

Central Otago in 2010 and 2020

BERL Otago Economic Overview 2013

Central Otago District Economic Assessment Commercial Water Use

Central Otago Arts Strategy 2013


Towards Better Tourism Outcomes for Central Otago 2014 - 2019

Towards Better Outcomes for Heritage

In March 2012, four community workshops were held throughout Central Otago to find out what the district would like for the future of heritage within Central Otago. The four key themes that emerged from these workshops were:
Heritage Management
Protecting and Preserving our Heritage
Celebrating our Heritage
Heritage Funding
The Central Otago Heritage working group comprising a number of interested individuals from throught the district has met and discussed what the community said and has put together a final report.
Download: Towards Better Heritage Outcomes
Business Directory
Otago Central Rail Trail
The Otago Central Rail Trail journeys into the region’s heartland. A 150 Kilometre trail between Clyde and Middlemarch ideal for walkers, cyclists and horse riders. Explore this recreational passage of discovery, revealing truly breathtaking treasures not readily accessible by any other means and unlike any other in New Zealand. Read More

Clutha Gold Trail
The Clutha Gold Trail is one of the 'Great Rides' of the Nga Haerenga, New Zealand Cycle Trail. The trail is full of variety - from undulating to flat to meandering, there is a journey of discovery around every corner. Read More

Roxburgh Gorge Trail
A spectacular one-day ride through truly iconic country between Alexandra and Roxburgh Dam along the Clutha Mata-au River is a trail worth exploring. Read More

Alexandra/Clyde - Cycling Trails
Nestled in the expansive Manuherikia Valley surrounded by majestic block-mountains is the commercial hub of Alexandra. Experience the drama of its contrasting seasons – blossoms in spring, the fragrance of wild thyme in summer, the golden glows of autumn and the mystical beauty of winter. Read More

Cromwell/Bannockburn - Cycling Trails
Surrounded by treeless mountain ranges and the powerful Clutha and Kawarau Rivers that converge to form Lake Dunstan, is Cromwell; the place to experience its abundance of sun-ripened fruits, award winning wines and rich mining past. Read More

Ranfurly/Naseby - Cycling Trails
This land of vast open space with tor-studded mountain ranges is timeless. Discover remnants of its gold mining past, the heartland of the high country drover, empty roads and sleepy little townships, and Ranfurly – New Zealand’s rural art deco oasis. Read More

Roxburgh - Cycling Trails
Set in the Teviot Valley amongst farmland and a patchwork of orchards, roadside stalls laden with the best of summer fruits is Roxburgh – home to the ‘world famous’ Jimmy’s Pies, stunning vistas and the mighty Clutha River at its best. Read More

Alexandra / Clyde Area
Alexandra is Central Otago's business and political capital. It is situated at the conjunction of two rivers; the Manuherikia and the mighty Clutha. A little further up the Clutha is the historic gold mining township of Clyde and the immense Clyde hydro dam. Explore beautifully preserved historic buildings, or cycle on of many nearby trails, or sample some local Alexandra basin wines. Read More

Cromwell / Bannockburn Area
You can enjoy a world class wine experience at one of the picturesque cellar doors, sample seasonal fruits or shop in the Cromwell Heritage Precinct. Play a round of golf on an uncrowded course, explore intact historic gold mining treasures or jet boat the Kawarau River. Choose a cycle trail from wine, lake or in the Lindis Pass. Relax and unwind at a variety of accommodation to suit everyone. Read More

Ranfurly / Naseby Area
Discover picturesque quaint historic gold mining towns, marvel at the kiwi ingenuity of impressive farming inventions at Hayes Engineering Works and try your hand at the ancient Scottish ice sport of curling all year round. Cycle spectacular sections of the Otago Central Rail Trail, fish the Taieri or Manuherikia Rivers or simply escape, relax and indulge in any one of the boutique or heritage accommodation available. Read More

Roxburgh Area
Taste exquisite summer fruits of cherries, apricots, plums nectarines, peaches, pears, berries and apples at roadside orchard stalls. Fish for salmon on the Clutha River and trout in high country lakes, cycle or walk established scenic walkways along the river - a must is the Commissioners Walk. Nestled in the valley you will find good quality accommodation from which to base yourself. Read More
Central Otago Food & Wine
Central Otago Food & Wine Central Otago is a place of sheer indulgence – whether it’s fine dining, a casual al-fresco lunch or café culture. You will be spoilt for choice when enjoying local fare and award winning wines at the great selection of cafés, restaurants, cellar doors and country pubs. Read More

Central Otago Towns
Central Otago Towns To travel to Central Otago is to journey into New Zealand’s golden heartland. Its many towns and settlements are founded on the pioneering spirit and back-breaking toil of farming run-holders and adventure-seeking gold miners. These places lie nestled amid the grandeur of towering mountain ranges, stunning rocky tors, sweeping plains, valleys, gorges and meandering and mighty rivers. Read More

Cycle Central Otago
Cycle Central Otago The entire region is criss-crossed with smaller cycling and mountain biking trails for the adventurous or the leisure cyclist and there are lengths to suit any time you might have available. Whether you’re looking to take a holiday with the family, a weekend with friends or a romantic escape, cycling in Central Otago offers something different and memorable. Read More
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