Central Otago's Must Do'sWhat do you love about holidaying in New Zealand? For most of us it’s memories, landscapes, people, experiences and much more.
Central Otago is a place where such memories are made. We have a truly continental climate – four distinct seasons, each with its own beauty. We have landscapes that inspire artists and photographers. We have the best flavours – nurtured by hand, crafted by nature – our wines and fruit are world class. We have some of the world’s best cycling experiences – the Otago Central Rail Trail is just one. In Central Otago you see and experience those moments in time that shaped our country – like the rush for gold, the pastoral settlements and the occasional ‘think big’ scheme like the Clyde Dam and Lake Dunstan.
Central Otago truly is a Must Do holiday destination. Cycling our trails at your pace; indulging in a Central Otago wine in stunning settings; eating summer fruit picked straight from the tree - bursting with flavour; trying the ancient sport of curling; fishing, boating and picnicking on our lakes and rivers; playing golf on varied and un-crowded courses; and camping with the family as it used to be at our friendly holiday parks.
Pick your favourite Central Otago Must Do's – then plan a visit to create your own Central Otago memories.
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Try the age-old Scottish sporting tradition of curling at the home of New Zealand’s International Curling Rink at Naseby – a year round experience not to be missed.
|Rich Heritage |
Take a step back in time and explore our rich history, whether it’s exploring the goldfields, museums or quaint townships – feel the sense of timelessness.
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round of Golf
Central Otago’s golf courses are as varied as they are challenging and best of all they’re un-crowded.
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|Cycle Trails |
Cycle our trails at your pace. Whether you’re looking for an adrenalin-pumping mountain bike adventure or an easy pedal; the region is criss-crossed with options – you choose.
| Camping Holidays |
The traditional Kiwi camping holiday is still a welcome feature in Central Otago. The climate, lifestyle and friendly holiday parks are perfect for a memorable family holiday.
|Lakes and Rivers |
Central Otago’s finest lakes and rivers are waiting for you, whether you’re into salmon or trout fishing, active water sports or picnicking by the shoreline.