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Blues and Brews
A celebration of Craft Beer fine food and local wines with live music from Music King Leo and Seabeast
Beer from the following Breweries:
Ferris Road (Alexandra)
Catlins Brewery (Catlins)
Altitude Brewing (Queenstown)
Invercargill Brewing Company (Invercargill)
Food from whitebait patties, pizza, Spanish donuts, bratwurst sausages and local wineries
Pre-sale tickets available from the Alexandra I-SITE $15 - on the day $20.
Fully licenced venue R18 no unaccompanied minors.
Time: 3pm to 9pm
Location: Pioneer Park, Alexandra
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’.
The serious guys do the Classic ride 35km’s high up into the hills above Clyde and career downhill, along the tortuous pylon track, back to the finish line at the pub. By then the family groups and little kids have successfully negotiated the Recreational ride, 10kms of gravel and farm tracks, proud of their achievements, with smiles a mile wide.
For the sporty folk who want a bit more of a challenge, there is the 22km ride over gravel roads, rough farm tracks and pylon track.
Parking is in the paddock in front of the pub and you need to be early to get a good park. The garden bar at the Bannockburn Pub is great place to relax and relive your ride with friends and family. Enjoy a sausage from the BBQ, some pub grub and replace the lost fluids. This annual event is held in late December each year.
A New Years day family picnic at Pioneer Park, Alexandra. Join in the fun with live music from 'LA Social Club' and a range of children's entertainment options including bouncy castles, super slides and water walkers.
BYO Picnic lunch, wine and food avaiable on site.
Admission: $20 for family groups of 5. Under 5's are free. (Gate Sales only)
Kick start 2015 by joining the celebrations at Day One of Two Interislander Summer Festival Omakau Trots. A day of exhilarating harness racing, live music, free kids entertainment and atmosphere. Rally your family and friends and enjoy the stunning local fare and wine surrounded by the picturesque Central Otago Hills. Beautiful.
The draft strategy ‘Towards Better Outcomes for Central Otago’ is now available and the Central Otago Tourism Working Group is asking for feedback from you.
The strategy has been developed based on outcomes from a tourism operator surveys, inbound operator surveys as well as focus group workshops held in 2013.
If you have any comments on what is proposed in the strategy or would like to add or delete anything from the draft document please complete the submission form at the rear of the document.
The Working Group would also like to know whether you think the priorities (as set out in the Recommendations on page 5) for growing and developing tourism within Central Otago are accurate.
The last page of the document contains a submission form.
All submissions received will be considered by the Central Otago Tourism Working Group for inclusion in the final ‘Towards Better Tourism Outcomes for Central Otago’ report.
Your submission can be e-mailed to email@example.com or posted, or dropped off at any Council office.
The deadline for submissions is Friday 11th July 2014.
We look forward to hearing from you.
View the Draft Tourism Strategy - Towards Better Outcomes for Central Otago (PDF)
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...
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.
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.