Otago Free Visitor Attractions
Once the scene of a mighty gold rush, now Otago is appreciated for its powerful, moody landscape. Learn the history of Central Otago while you find its special places. Otago main centres include Dunedin, Alexandra, Cromwell, Ranfurly and Roxburgh.
Starting at Waterfall Creek, The Millenium Track takes walkers and bikers alike out passed Waterfall Creek all the way to Glendu Bay. Otherwise known as the Glendu Bay track, this walking and biking trail connects Wanaka township to Glendu Bay, via the Waterfall Creek Track.
A 2 hour loop walk and mountain bike through the Bannockburn Sluicings. View the historic relics that lie amongst the spectacular cliffs and pinnacles that have been sculpted by hydraulic mining.
Enjoy one of the walks around historic, man-made Blue Lake in St Bathans and view sluicings and gold mining remains. Experience the conditions that the miners had to work in: searing hot summers and freezing cold winters.
The Moeraki Boulders are a group of very large spherical “stones” on Koekohe Beach near Moeraki on New Zealand’s Otago coast. These boulders are actually concretions that have been exposed through shoreline erosion from coastal cliffs that back the beach. The Boulders are one of the most fascinating and popular attractions on the South Island.
Dunedin is a mountain biker’s playground and single track trails can be found in every direction. The summer climate is perfect for mountain biking, with mild temperatures and a late setting sun. MTB Otago have excellent information on all of Dunedin’s mountain biking tracks.
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