Central Otago’s Must Do’s

What do you love about holidaying in New Zealand? For most of us it’s memories, landscapes, people, experiences and much more.

Central Otago is a place where such memories are made. We have a truly continental climate – four distinct seasons, each with its own beauty. We have landscapes that inspire artists and photographers. We have the best flavours – nurtured by hand, crafted by nature – our wines and fruit are world class. We have some of the world’s best cycling experiences – the Otago Central Rail Trail is just one. In Central Otago you see and experience those moments in time that shaped our country – like the rush for gold, the pastoral settlements and the occasional ‘think big’ scheme like the Clyde Dam and Lake Dunstan.

Central Otago truly is a Must Do holiday destination. Cycling our trails at your pace; indulging in a Central Otago wine in stunning settings; eating summer fruit picked straight from the tree – bursting with flavour; trying the ancient sport of curling; fishing, boating and picnicking on our lakes and rivers; playing golf on varied and un-crowded courses; and camping with the family as it used to be at our friendly holiday parks.