Our Region

Central Otago has the most distinctive climate in New Zealand. Summer temperatures are among the hottest, while winters are definitely the coldest – and it is also the driest region.

  • Climate


    Mountain ranges surround Central Otago on all sides, sheltering it fro...Read More

  • Dramatic Landscapes

    Dramatic Landscapes

    Central Otago landscapes have been immortalised by artists – distant, ...Read More

  • Farms


    Cycling lazily through farmland, getting up close to farm animals, sme...Read More

  • Irrigation


    You may be cycling past green pastures, but take a look at the dry gro...Read More

  • Gold


    Central Otago was founded on gold – old stone buildings, dredgings, wa...Read More

  • Electricity


    Water has been called the “white gold” of Central Otago. The Clyde Dam...Read More

  • Flat-topped mountains

    Flat-topped mountains

    Central Otago is often called a “World of Difference” – and part of th...Read More

  • Taieri Pet

    Taieri Pet

    This is a "pet" you may not want to see - unless you are a meteorologi...Read More