Otago Central Rail Trail: the original Great Ride

The Otago Central Rail Trail is New Zealand’s original ‘Great Ride’ cycle trail.


Immerse yourself in the Central Otago landscape. © Otago Central Rail Trail Trust.

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Olveston Visit website

Olveston was built for Dunedin businessman, collector and philanthropist, David Theomin, as a family home furnished with fine art, furniture and artefacts purchased from all . . . 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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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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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 . . . 

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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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 . . . 

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Longbourne Lodge Motel Visit website

Hidden down a private, tree llined driveway, Longbourne Lodge is set on five acres of park-like gardens It's just a little different... . . . 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 . . . 

The Meridian Mall Visit website

The Meridian Mall is a dynamic, modern retail centre that makes up the bustling heart of the Dunedin Central Business District. . . . 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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Mosgiel Regency Motel Visit website

Welcome to our 16 very comfortable, spacious ground-level units. Conveniently located on main street, and just a 15-minute drive to the airport or Dunedin city . . . 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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Alhambra Oaks Motor Lodge Visit website

Experience a choice of 25 luxury units, executive 2-bedroom apartments (sleep up to 6), honeymoon suite, studio units and mini studios. Family units are fully equipped. . . . More . . . 

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