CENTRAL OTAGO EVENTS

ANNUAL EVENTS & FESTIVALS

Central Otago is a natural arena for events, offering something for everyone! From motorcycle rally to multisport, horses to history, and festivals for wine, food, blossoms and thyme.

Whether participating or just watching, our events have that unique Central difference; where even an event can seem like a holiday! Many of the events held in Central Otago attract national and international support. There are also a number of smaller local events throughout the year.





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Date:
Saturday, 13 Jun 2015
5.27km laps around the Goldfields Mining Centre - A Team relay to complete a trail half marathon. (Yes you can do it as a team of one!) A great, fun, entry level event to trail and mountain running.
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Saturday, 18 Jul 2015
A MTB event riding the farm and vineyard trails around the the Quest Farm property on Wanaka Road under Mt Pisa. 10km lap x 4, Solo and teams. Special kids course.
Date:
Saturday, 26 Sep 2015
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Monday, 12 Oct 2015
The Contact Alexandra Blossom Festival has a rich and unique history. It is New Zealand’s longest running festival of its kind, and is a celebration of the arrival of Spring in Central Otago. Celebrated with genuine community spirit you too can join in the fun at a range of events.
Date:
Friday, 9 Oct 2015
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Saturday, 10 Oct 2015
Wool On is the gala event of the Alexandra Blossom Festival-a celebration of creativity and design that is held over two nights October. From felted accessories to glamorous gowns, models parade the examples of designers whose flair and passion for fashion are one of the highlights of the Festival.
Date:
Sunday, 25 Oct 2015
Boutique viticulturalists from the Alexandra Basin band together to hold their New Release Event at Labour Weekend. This year our local producers will be showcasing over 50 New Release Wines made right here in the Alexandra Basin.
Date:
Sunday, 25 Oct 2015
10:30
Cromwell Half Marathon and 10km run or walk. Noon start. Held each year at the Cromwell Sports Club on Barry Avenue, this is truly an event for everyone.
Date:
Saturday, 31 Oct 2015
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Sunday, 8 Nov 2015
Thyme Festival is a week-long celebration of the arts and sustainability. Based in Alexandra and held in November each year when the hills are tinged with the purple of flowering thyme, there is a series of workshops, working artists, demonstrations, walks, talks, performances and exhibitions.
Date:
Friday, 13 Nov 2015
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Sunday, 15 Nov 2015
A weekend of full on high adrenaline action with big name drivers in high performance race cars all converging on New Zealand’s most sensational international standard race facility.
Date:
Saturday, 28 Nov 2015
The Gutbuster mountain bike race deservedly gets its name from the challenging 75km course from Garston Hotel, up over the Hector mountains, through the spectacular Nevis Valley, and over Duffer’s Saddle on the Old Woman Range. 11am start from Garston Hotel.
Date:
Wednesday, 30 Dec 2015
This is a great holiday event with “3 races in 1” designed to cater for everyone. Starting at the Bannockburn Pub it’s a great sight to watch the field of over 500 bikers head off ‘en-mass’.
Date:
Saturday, 2 Jan 2016
09:30
Lake Dunstan Triathlon & Duathlon are held on the 2nd January each year, this is a great event on the lake with options to complete either two or three disciplines, with further permutations on the water to either kayak or swim this leg – you choose. 9.30am start at McNulty Inlet.
Date:
Sunday, 10 Jan 2016
09:00
This 96km road cycling race around Lake Dunstan is the way to see the countryside and enjoy a circuit that starts in Cromwell, travelling via Bendigo, Luggate, Queensberry and Lowburn back to Cromwell.
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