Central Otago Travel Guide

Central Otago New Zealand

This Great New Zealand Central Otago Travel Guide features up to date Central Otago tourist information on hotels and other accommodation, activities and attractions, tours, transport options, booking deals and more.

The Central Otago region, New Zealandís most inland and driest region in the centre of the South Island, is a place of dramatic scenery with its wide open plains, strange rock formations, golden tussock covered hills and clear light.

It was the scene of a gold rush in the 1860s with many mining relics still visible at historic villages like St Bathans. These days Central Otago is known for its wines, especially Pinot Noir, delicious stone fruit and myriad of outdoor recreational opportunities.

The Otago Central Rail Trail, once a bustling railway line, is now a 150km path for cyclists, walkers and horse riders. Adventure seekers can also kayak down rivers, try ice skating & curling in winter, jet boating, enjoy excellent fishing and hunting.

Great New Zealand Central Otago Travel Guide includes accommodation and tourism services for Alexandra, Cromwell, Clyde, Roxburgh, Lawrence, Ranfurly, Naseby and the renowned Otago Central Rail Trail.

For tourism services in Queenstown or Wanaka, please select the Queenstown or Lake Wanaka Travel Guides.

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