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A World of Lifestyle

Central Otago’s open spaces and clean living are unsurpassed anywhere in the world.  There is a balance of life here that is quite unique to the region.  Our distinct four-season climate and our vast open spaces provide amazing recreational opportunities as well as a sense of calm and peace.  The people of Cental Otago value their landscape and lifestyle and have the reassurance of a place that will protect the natural resources of the area for generations to come.

In a practical sense, Central Otago has excellent schools and medical services. The small compact towns have a stable workforce, high levels of education and a high level of community involvement.  There are numerous organisations, individuals, businesses and government organisations throughout the district that are working to build thriving communities in a sustainable environment.  Each proud local community has its own distinctive character - this site provides a glimpse into some of the townships and villages that make up this beautiful and distinct district. 
Whether you are a current resident of Central Otago, or you are looking to move to this magnificent part of New Zealand, browse through this site to find out more about our people, our communities, the services available here, and the vast array of community and recreational groups and activities on offer.  The Community Directory will provide you with a direct feed into the numerous groups and organisations currently functioning within our communities.

Community Directory
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, mountain biking, or more gentle pursuits such as the arts and heritage trails, it is readily accessible. Read More

Places to Live
The Central Otago community consists of a variety of small towns which offer a wide range of services. Whether it is the bigger townships of Alexandra or Cromwell or the smaller service towns of Roxburgh, Ranfurly, Naseby, Omakau or Clyde, each town has its own unique style and lifestyle. 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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