Find things to do in Otago and Southern Lakes

Lake Wānaka. 

Find out more

Things to do

Tohu Whenua: Dunedin Railway Station

Dunedin’s city centre has heritage buildings at almost every turn, and the grandest of them all is the Dunedin Railway Station.  Read the story . . . 

Find out more

Get outdoors

Mount Aspiring National Park: aspiring to greatness

Mount Aspiring is one of New Zealand’s highest peaks and the park named for it is a paradise of mountains, glaciers, river valleys and alpine lakes.  Read the story . . . 

Find out more

Things to do

Must-Do's: Lower South Island Travel Guide

From the Southern Lakes and Fiordland, to Otago, Clutha and Southland, our full digital Must-Do's guide provides all the details you'll need to find accommodation, activities and attractions on your next road trip. Read it here for free! Read the story . . . 

Find out more

Family fun

Steampunk HQ, Ōamaru

‘Steampunk is a quirky genre of science fiction that features steam-powered technology’ – according to Steampunk HQ in Ōamaru.   Read the story . . . 

Find out more

Get outdoors

Snap a selfie atop iconic Roys Peak

Possibly New Zealand’s biggest Instagram celebrity, Roys Peak in Wānaka is instantly recognisable for its spectacular views.  Read the story . . . 

Find out more

Things to do

Tohu Whenua: Arrowtown

Historic Arrowtown is possibly Aotearoa’s most charming gold rush town. Established in the 1860s during the Otago gold rush, Arrowtown has no less than 60 heritage-listed buildings to explore. Read the story . . . 

Find out more

Food and drink

Urban explorer: The Octagon

Dunedin doesn’t really do the hard sell, but if effortless style and laid back libations warm your cockles, then chances are you’ll find yourself in its eight-sided heart soon enough.  Read the story . . . 

Find out more

Activities

Five great days out with kids in Queenstown

Queenstown is synonymous with adventure. If you've got small thrill-seekers in tow, it's the place to go. Though there are great options for more sedate days out, too.  Read the story . . . 

Find out more

Things to do

Tohu Whenua: Bannockburn Sluicings

Located a short drive from Cromwell, the sculpted clay cliffs and pinnacles at Bannockburn Sluicings are the result of a five-decade-long gold mining era that began in the 1860s. Read the story . . . 

Find out more

Heritage and history

Take an off-road adventure to an abandoned gold-mining town

On a rugged 4WD safari tour you can explore the heritage of Macetown, a unique historical site near Queenstown, rich with gold-mining relics.   Read the story . . . 

Find out more

Get outdoors

Ōmarama: Clay Cliffs and Hot Tubs

Experience the otherworldly rock formations and a luxurious outdoor soak in Ōmarama.  Read the story . . . 

Find out more

Activities

Glenorchy and Dart River: gateway to paradise

Glenorchy is a picturesque spot, backed by the craggy, snow-capped grandeur that is the interior of the Mount Aspiring National Park. And there’s fun to be had in the area. Lots of it. Read the story . . . 

Summer Must-Do's
Must-Do's
We Love You New Zealand
Things to do