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Welcome to Central Otago - heartland in the south of New Zealand

hills Get close to nature in an inspiring and timeless land. First time visitors are silenced and energised by this tumble of mountain, river, rock and tussock. See the grandeur of breathtaking vistas and be moved by their surging natural power. Centralís clear light brings mountains within armís reach and displays a star-studded night sky. It is a place of extraordinary contrasts, our middle earth.

Central Otago, affectionately called 'Central' by those that know it well, covers an area of 11,000 km2 and has fewer than 16,000 permanent residents. You will notice a change of pace when you come here.

It is a place where you can leave the stresses of work behind and just relax, soak in the atmosphere and let the rejuvenation process begin. Put your feet up in one of our many accommodation houses, where you will get to know the locals and be treated like a long lost friend rather than a visitor. Most never want to leave, but they take home treasured memories, and nearly always return.

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Shuttle bus services from Queenstown, Wanaka, Christchurch and Dunedin

Air Access
From Queenstown

Hotels, motels, hostels, lodges, holiday parks, backpackers, bed & breakfast, home and farmstays.

Attractions and Activities

  • Arts & Crafts
  • Canoeing
  • Four Wheel Drive Adventures
  • Fishing
  • Boutique Accommodation
  • Garden and Farm Tours
  • Golf
  • Historic Tours
  • Orchard Tours
  • Horse Trekking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Wildflower Walks
  • Photographic Tours
  • Picnics and Barbeque Spots
  • Scenic Drives
  • Snowmobile Tours
  • Walks
  • Watersports

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