Press Releases

What’s happening in Central Otago?

What’s new, hot or up and coming? Here are the latest ‘Press Releases’ which will provide the background and relevant information and contacts to help you gain understanding on the region and/or help to develop a story.
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TCO showcases Central Otago at expo
Tourism Central Otago (TCO) has returned recently from exhibiting at the Sport and Lifestyle Expo at New Zealand's largest cycling event, the Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge. Read More

Epic exposure for Central Otago
Tourism Central Otago (TCO) gained great exposure for the region recently at the Flight Centre Active Travel Cycle Epic​ held near Brisbane in Australia. Read More

TCO partners with Cycle Epic across Tasman
Tourism Central Otago will be flying the flag for cycling in Central Otago at the Flight Centre Active Travel Cycle Epic​ near Brisbane, Australia on 12 and 13 September. Read More

TCO Interviewed by Travelweek Group
Travelweek spoke with Pam Broadhead and Anne Pullar from Tourism Central Otago at TRENZ. They talk about the destination highlight which includes cycling, curling and wine. Read More

TCO launches new regional website
A revamped Central Otago regional tourism, economic development and community website was launched last week –www.centralotagonz.com. Read More

Central Otago trails to feature in Tourism NZ promo video
A film crew commissioned by Tourism New Zealand is in Central Otago for five days this week filming both the Roxburgh Gorge and Clutha Gold Trails.  Read More

Golden Autumn in Central Otago
Central Otago is turning green and gold – and not just with the colours of autumn. As we head into Easter weekend the continuing rise in Australian visitors highlights the popularity of the region to our closest neighbours. Read More

Expats rally to support Central Otago
Tourism Central Otago has just returned from showcasing the region at The Partners Life DUAL sporting event held on Auckland’s spectacular Motutapu and Rangitoto Islands. Read More

Region promoted at motorhome 'supershow'
Tourism Central Otago (TCO) has just returned from another successful attendance at New Zealand's largest camping and outdoor show in Auckland at the weekend. The Covi motorhome, caravan and outdoor 'Supershow' was held at the ASB Showgrounds, Greenlane over three days from 12–15 March. Read More

Towards Better Tourism Outcomes for Central Otago
The strategy 'Towards Better Tourism Outcomes for Central Otago 2014-19' has now been finalised. This is the second tourism strategy for the region and was created as most of the actions in the previous Tourism Strategy 2007-2013 have been completed or investigated. Read More

#summerincentral - Image Gallops home to win.
An action shot from the Omakau races was the viewers’ favourite in Tourism Central Otago’s #summerincentral social media photography competition. 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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