Affectionately called ‘Central’ by those that know it well, Central Otago is New Zealand’s most inland region, located in the southern half of the South Island.
It’s breathtakingly different with vast undulating landscapes, rugged snow-capped mountains, clear blue rivers, deep gorges and tussock-clad hills.

Our best kept secrets are waiting for you.

  • 18/04
    The world famous REPCO Race to the Sky presented by Highlands! Enjoy the fe ...
  • 13/06
    5.27km laps around the Goldfields Mining Centre - A Team relay to complete ...
  • 18/07
    A MTB event riding the farm and vineyard trails around the the Quest Farm p ...
  • 26/09
    The Contact Alexandra Blossom Festival has a rich and unique history. It is ...
  • 09/10
    Wool On is the gala event of the Alexandra Blossom Festival-a celebration o ...
  • 05/06
    The draft strategy ‘Towards Better Outcomes for Central Otago’ is now avail ...
  • 04/02
    Towards Better Heritage Outcomes for Central Otago sets out community-inspi ...
  • 04/02
    A new interactive touchscreen at the Cromwell Museum shares a remarkable wo ...
  • 11/01
    Cromwell winery Northburn Station was recently awarded the 'Innovative Wine ...

Visiting Central Otago

Discover vivid seasons and rocky, mountainous landscapes; friendly townships; a well-preserved gold heritage; award-winning wineries, recreational opportunities from fishing, mountain biking and the Central Otago Rail Trail to winter sports like curling and ice skating; and so much more...

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Living in Central Otago

The relaxed pace, unrivalled scenery of Central Otago, seasonal weather, space, solitude and wide range of recreational opportunities go hand-in-hand with quality housing, facilities and organisations, commercial centres, and communities that value their lifestyles and plan for the future.

Doing Business in Central Otago

Central Otago's lively, growing and diverse economy welcomes skilled people and new businesses; and it supports the excellence of existing commercial sectors such as film, food, gold mining, agriculture, horticulture, power generation, viticulture, tourism, services and retail.


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