Arts and Culture

Central Otago has a colourful past, and you will be passing through some of the historic sites and villages along the Trail. Check out the Museums and Art Galleries on your travels and you will appreciate and understand much more about the places you see.

  • Arts


    Central Otago’s dramatic and untamed scenery has naturally attracted t...Read More

  • Wine


    Central Otago is the most southern wine-producing region in New Zealan...Read More

  • Orchards


    ‘Central’ is a paradise for fruit-loving holiday makers in summer – vi...Read More

  • Maniototo Early Settlers Museum & Jubilee Museum

    Maniototo Early Settlers Museum & Jubilee Museum

    These museums highlight the early history of the numerous small settle...Read More

  • Clyde Historical Museums

    Clyde Historical Museums

    The Clyde Historical Museums Inc has 2 sites at 5 Blyth St and 12 Fras...Read More

  • Clyde Village Vineyard

    Clyde Village Vineyard

    This boutique Central Otago vineyard overlooks the historic gold minin...Read More

  • Otago Museum Perpetual Guardian Planetarium

    Otago Museum Perpetual Guardian Planetarium

    Experience the wonders of our universe in our 360° immersive theatre. ...Read More

  • Otago Museum

    Otago Museum

    Exhibitions, Galleries, displays and more.  Enjoy the Otago Museum, ch...Read More

  • Central Stories

    Central Stories

    Central Stories Museum & Art Gallery tells the stories of Central Otag...Read More

  • Middlemarch Museum

    Middlemarch Museum

    The Middlemarch Museum has reminders of ages past, from dental clinic ...Read More

  • The Doctor's Garage - Art and Crafts

    The Doctor's Garage - Art and Crafts

    The old brick garage of the Doctor's House in Lauder has been transfor...Read More

  • Naseby Motoring Museum

    Naseby Motoring Museum

    Winton Amies' collection of over 700 miniature classic cars and other ...Read More

  • Ranfurly Information Centre

    Ranfurly Information Centre

    The Ranfurly i-SITE Visitor Centre is part of New Zealand's official n...Read More

  • Otago Settlers Museum

    Otago Settlers Museum

    Trace the journey of the early settlers, themed galleries tell stories...Read More

  • Ranfurly Art Deco Museum

    Ranfurly Art Deco Museum

    The old Centennial Milk Bar in Ranfurly now houses a fascinating Art D...Read More

  • Dunedin Chinese Garden

    Dunedin Chinese Garden

    A perfect miniature of a traditional Chinese landscape painting, this ...Read More

  • Alexandra Blossom Festival

    Alexandra Blossom Festival

    Alexandra's annual Blossom Festival is held on the 4th weekend of Sept...Read More