CENTRAL OTAGO EVENTS CALENDAR

WHAT'S ON IN CENTRAL OTAGO | ANNUAL EVENTS & FESTIVALS

Central Otago is a natural arena for events, offering something for everyone! From motorcycle rally to multisport, horses to history, and festivals for wine, food, blossoms and thyme.

Whether participating or just watching, our events have that unique Central difference; where even an event can seem like a holiday! Many of the events held in Central Otago attract national and international support. There are also a number of smaller local events throughout the year.

Use the filters below to select a date and an event to interest you.

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Sports & Outdoors (22)
Sports & Outdoors
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Sunday, 16 Dec 2018
The best way to spend a Sunday morning! The 3rd of every month! TrackLAPS breakfast, is a great way for car enthusiasts to come together, share a few yarns, a hearty breakfast and get out on our 4.1Km circuit!
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Wednesday, 26 Dec 2018
The annual Millers Flat Rodeo is held on Boxing day. Starting at 11am with main events at 1:30pm Food and entertainment for the whole family. No BYO, No dogs, No glass
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Thursday, 27 Dec 2018
The Maniototo Rodeo event hosted at the newly established rodeo grounds on Waipiata-Naseby Road. If you thought last year's event was good, this year's will be even better!
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Sunday, 30 Dec 2018
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’.
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Sunday, 30 Dec 2018
A Super Smash cricket double header at Alexandra's Molyneux Park.
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Wednesday, 2 Jan 2019
Lake Dunstan Triathlon & Duathlon are held on the 2nd January each year, this is a great event on the lake with options to complete either two or three disciplines, with further permutations on the water to either kayak or swim this leg – you choose.
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Saturday, 5 Jan 2019
This 96km road cycling race around Lake Dunstan is the way to see the countryside and enjoy a circuit that starts in Cromwell, travelling via Bendigo, Luggate, Queensberry and Lowburn back to Cromwell.
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Sunday, 6 Jan 2019
We promise a great family day out at Interislander Summer Festival Cromwell Trots. Get your family and friends together, pack a picnic and get set for a day of competitions, Fashion In The Field, Abs For The Lads, Best Boot Party competition, free kids entertainment and, of course, exciting harness racing action.
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Saturday, 12 Jan 2019
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Sunday, 13 Jan 2019
The championship that has produced several Formula One drivers of the past – as well as a multitude of successful Kiwi racers – revs up for the start of its five weekend international series at the fabulous Highlands Motorsport Park in Cromwell.
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Friday, 18 Jan 2019
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Wednesday, 23 Jan 2019
The most significant international curling tournament ever held in New Zealand will take place at Naseby's Maniototo Curling International rink from 18 to 23 January.
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Sunday, 20 Jan 2019
The best way to spend a Sunday morning! The 3rd of every month! TrackLAPS breakfast, is a great way for car enthusiasts to come together, share a few yarns, a hearty breakfast and get out on our 4.1Km circuit!
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Saturday, 26 Jan 2019
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Friday, 1 Feb 2019
Bike Week NZ is an event catering to motorcyclists with a sense of adventure and a thirst for fresh horizons.
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Friday, 1 Feb 2019
As the clock that is built into the hillside overlooking the Central Otago town of Alexandra strikes 6pm on Friday 1 February next year the first ever fully professional super rugby game will kick-off between the Highlanders and the Waratahs.
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Saturday, 2 Feb 2019
The Run the Ridge race course will take you through the McArthur Ridge Vineyard, participants will run through the vines and around the vineyard estate. 5, 10 and 21km courses. You will experience picturesque views of beautiful Central Otago.
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Sunday, 17 Feb 2019
The best way to spend a Sunday morning! The 3rd of every month! TrackLAPS breakfast, is a great way for car enthusiasts to come together, share a few yarns, a hearty breakfast and get out on our 4.1Km circuit!
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Monday, 18 Feb 2019
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Thursday, 21 Feb 2019
The 2019 New Zealand Women’s Senior Match Play Championships will be held back in the South Island at Cromwell Golf Club.
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Saturday, 16 Mar 2019
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Sunday, 17 Mar 2019
17.3.18 - A festival of extreme mountain endurance. Options for everyone - from the big one to a kids adventure course.
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Sunday, 17 Mar 2019
The best way to spend a Sunday morning! The 3rd of every month! TrackLAPS breakfast, is a great way for car enthusiasts to come together, share a few yarns, a hearty breakfast and get out on our 4.1Km circuit!
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Sunday, 21 Apr 2019
The best way to spend a Sunday morning! The 3rd of every month! TrackLAPS breakfast, is a great way for car enthusiasts to come together, share a few yarns, a hearty breakfast and get out on our 4.1Km circuit!
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Saturday, 27 Apr 2019
Highlands is as committed to grass roots racing as it is to higher profile events and we are back, bigger and better for the 2018/2019 Highlands Sprint Series (HSS) season.
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Sunday, 28 Apr 2019
Highlands is as committed to grass roots racing as it is to higher profile events and we are back, bigger and better for the 2018/2019 Highlands Sprint Series (HSS) season.
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Friday, 27 Sep 2019
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Sunday, 29 Sep 2019
Cromwell is the destination for the 13th Spring Challenge, all women adventure race. Spring Challenge is one of the gems of New Zealand adventure racing, where teams of three women take part in the adventure that includes rafting, mountain biking, hiking and orienteering.
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