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Central Otago is New Zealand's most inland region. It is also its hottest, coldest and driest. A fragmented schist plateau in a semidesert environment, Central Otago is a living museum, scattered with historic features preserved by a dry climate.  Central Otago covers an area of 10,000km and has fewer than 17,000 permanent residents. With so much to discover, Central Otago is fast becoming one of New Zealand's leading tourism destinations.

Experience true solitude and 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.  Central’s clear light brings mountains within an arm’s reach and displays a star-studded night sky.  It is a place of extraordinary contrasts, our middle earth.

Central Otago is a place which truly offers a World of Difference.

Central Otago Activities & Attractions PDF Print E-mail
Curling in Central OtagoYou can set the tempo of your activity in Central Otago.  Hit the hills in search of historic sites, bike the rail trail, taste award winning wines in amazing locations, play a round of golf at any one of the 11 golf courses, 4WD, kayak down rivers, try curling in winter or just kick back and relax out of cellphone coverage.  Central Otago is a place where you relax, indulge and rejuvenate on holiday.  A great low cost destination throughout the four distinct seasons.
Text and images courtesy Tourism Central Otago and Digital Arts