Sports and Outdoors


Water – the life-blood of Central Otago. It provides irrigation and power – but also lots of fun.

You can windsurf, row, jet-ski or waterski on Lake Dunstan. Try kayaking on the Taieri River or Roxburgh Gorge.

There are public swimming pools at Alexandra, Ranfurly and Middlemarch, and the Kyeburn and Sowburn Rivers have swimming holes that are popular on warm summer days.