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Clutha: a land of giants

Clutha is one of the less-frequented but most beautiful wedges of the South Island. There’s a wild edge to the landscape and spectacular natural beauty, especially along its coastal fringes. Read the story . . . 

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Central Otago: good curling to ye

No one really knows where the peculiar sport of curling originated, but there’s no doubt it was the Scots who took it to heart. Read the story . . . 

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Nugget Point Tokatā walks

Enjoy dramatic coastal views from the Tokatā Lighthouse and spot seals, penguins and other seabirds on these short walks. Read the story . . . 

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Moeraki Boulders Walk

Take a walk to the Moeraki Boulders – geological marvels, exposed by erosion of sedimentary rocks laid down from 13 to 65 million years ago. Read the story . . . 

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Waitaki: a river of time

A goblin’s labyrinth of creamy rock, fossils, Victorian architecture and Steampunk. There is nowhere else in New Zealand quite like Waitaki. Read the story . . . 

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Road trips

Otago Peninsula road trip: wildlife and wild history

Family squabbles, love affairs and bitter accusations – sounds like the plot of a soap opera. But within the stone walls of Otago Peninsula’s Larnach Castle, it was a reality. Read the story . . . 

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Southern Scenic Route: the long and winding road

A faded brown road sign stands just along from Queenstown’s Remarkables ski fields. It’s no-nonsense and to the point: ‘Southern Scenic Route starts here. Follow symbol.’  Read the story . . . 

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Clutha Gold and Roxburgh Gorge: cycling the Otago river trails

Rain or shine, cycling Otago’s river trails in winter proves to be a beautiful adventure. Read the story . . . 

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Going with the flow: cycling the Alps to Ocean Trail

The 300km Alps to Ocean Trail (the A2O) connects Aoraki Mt Cook with Ōamaru, flowing as the water does, from the mountains to the sea.  Read the story . . . 

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Taking our time: cycling the Otago Central Rail Trail

The Otago Central Rail Trail is open all year round, so riders can pick their preferred season or return multiple times to experience the ever-changing scenery. Read the story . . . 

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Five great days out with kids in Dunedin

Whether your itinerary is for an intrepid explorer or a culture vulture, Dunedin has your bases covered if you have little ones in tow.  Read the story . . . 

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Adventure time: tramping in New Zealand

Known in other countries as hiking, bushwalking or trekking, tramping is a uniquely Kiwi term that fits the style of walking here – often rough, frequently wet, but regularly inspiring.  Read the story . . . 

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Moeraki Boulders: those mysterious spheres

On a sandy beach, just south of Ōamaru, is a collection of perfectly round boulders – some smooth-skinned, others fractured along veins of quartz, some eroded away to piles of rubble. Read the story . . . 

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Loved by the locals: Port Chalmers

Explore Dunedin's laidback harbourside suburb where you'll find nautical heritage, a thriving creative community, an intriguing island, great dining and plenty of craft beer.  Read the story . . . 

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Ten awesome outdoor adventures in Otago

The Otago Region is home to diverse landscapes – from the wild coast to the wide open plains. With goldrush heritage, mysterious caves, quirky winter sports and some truly unique geology, it's a remarkable place to explore.  Read the story . . . 

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Five fun things to do in the Waitaki District

From wood-fired hot tubs to New Zealand's longest cycle trail, all set amongst some of the country's most remarkable geology, there are plenty of great things to do in North Otago's Waitaki District. Read the story . . . 

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