Otago Holiday Parks
“The Center” as the locals call it. A place to get close to nature and unwind, relax and rejuvenate both your mind and your body. This is a diverse region of unspoilt beauty. In a single day you’ll experience snow capped mountains, rugged surf, crystal blue rivers, immense gorges and tussock covered hills. The range of activities in the region matches the array of raw beauty as well.
Visit Moeraki Boulder, the strange series of enormous round rocks at Koekohe Beach on your way South to the Scottish influenced city of Dunedin. You’ll need some time in Dunedin to take in all the sites such as the Larnach Castle, Cadbury Chocolate Factory, Speight’s Ale House and many museums and art galleries. Dunedin is also filled with a rage of wildlife to see including on the Otago Peninsula the blue and yellow-eyed penguins, Royal Albatross, fur seals and sea lions.
From here you can do the Otago Rail Trail, an easy 150km trail along the former railway. Great for a one day walk or bike or a multi day cycle adventure through gold mines, over dams and through amazing towns and landscapes. The total trail by bike is about 4 days with plenty of accommodation along the way.
Otago is known for its famous Pinot Noir wine and tasty fruit orchards. Get the gang together for a day of winery hopping in the Cromwell and Bannockburn area. Make sure you also stop at some of the fresh fruit stalls along the way. If you are more of a sportsman, go trout and salmon fishing on the Clutha and Manuherikia rivers.
Kiwi Card Discounts
- Blue Penguin Colony - Oamaru, Coastal Otago
- Goldfields Jet - Kawarau Gorge
- Monarch Wildlife Cruises - Dunedin
- Trail Adventures - Oamaru, Coastal Otago
- Travel Head First - Otago