Ten awesome outdoor adventures in Otago

The Clutha Gold Trail is an easy meander along the Clutha Mata-au River, across one solid day or two or...


Discover the Blue Lake at Saint Bathans. © Radius Images

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Dunedin Holiday Park & Motels Visit website

Dunedin Holiday Park has motels, self-contained units, ensuite cabins, lodge, star cabins, standard cabins, 70 large power sites and over 100 tent sites. . . . More . . . 

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Road trips

Southern Scenic Route: a different way of life

The Southern Scenic Route is a drive of unparalleled beauty and an almost contradictory mix of dense woodlands and wild, open southern coast. Read the story . . . 

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Cumberland Motel Visit website

Welcome to Cumberland Motel. We provide affordable self-contained units ideal for family and group accommodation with spacious living areas. Free Wireless internet available. . . . More . . . 

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Activities

Otago Central Rail Trail: journey into an ever-changing heartland

The Otago Central Rail Trail is 150km from Middlemarch to Clyde and takes in just about everything that’s stunning about Central Otago.  Read the story . . . 

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Bluestone on George Visit website

Bluestone on George has a central city location on an elevated site overlooking the City of Dunedin and the lovely surrounding landscape while still being . . . More . . . 

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Natural attractions

The wondrous wildlife of Otago Peninsula

‘The most accessible wildlife in the South Island’ is the catch-cry here. Well, there are wheeling seabirds, honking sea lions and all manner of other natural noises, but you get the point. Read the story . . . 

Elm Wildlife Tours Visit website

We have a private wildlife reserve o the Otago Peninsula that has a fur seal breeding colony, a private beach where sealions come ashore and . . . More . . . 

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Heritage and history

Olveston House: how the other half lived

Designed by a London architect and built in 1904 – well, this was really something. Ostentatious as all hell, Olveston was also lavishly decorated. Read the story . . . 

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858 George Street Motel Visit website

13 luxury studio, family and executive units located on George Street, Dunedin. Just minutes walk to city shops, university, hospital,restaurants and the Forsyth Barr Stadium. . . . More . . . 

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Food and drink

Cheese rolls: the sushi of the south

Come to Southland, or Otago and, more specifically Dunedin, and try one of these hot and tasty little blighters. You will be, from a cuisine perspective anyway, reborn. Read the story . . . 

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Dunedin Railway Visit website

A visit to Dunedin is not complete without a trip on the Taieri Gorge Railway - one of the world's great train trips. . . . More . . . 

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Food and drink

Dunedin city: Edinburgh of the south

‘Dunedin’ is an ancient name for Edinburgh and the resemblance doesn’t stop at the names. Read the story . . . 

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Adrian Motel Visit website

17 spacious studio, 1 and 2-bedroom units (sleep 1-6). Refurbished to a superior standard. All designated smoke-free. Serviced daily: most with full kitchen facilities, all . . . More . . . 

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Natural attractions

Otago Peninsula: prodigious wildlife and a bona fide castle

If ever you should tire of the splendours of Dunedin, explore the Otago Peninsula, extending from the city to the northeast, to the southern headland of the entrance to the harbour. Read the story . . . 

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Alcala Motel Dunedin Visit website

Gary Perreau would like to extend a very warm welcome to Alcala Motor Lodge. Stay in our cozy, friendly and affordable motel, centrally located near . . . More . . . 

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