Central Otago or "Central" as it is commonly referred to is a region dominated by its stunning wide open landscapes. Central Otago is is a place of extraordinary contrasts - clear blue sky over golden landscapes and 30degs plus summers and freezing winter temperatures.
Another feature of Central Otago is the solitude of the area. With a small population and large wide open areas it is very easy to find somewhere to get away from the noise of city living and to relax.
Central Otago's history to dominated by its gold mining past. Mines, water channels, machinery, stone cottages, and other relics from the gold rush of the 1860s can be easily discovered.
Today Central Otago is one of the fastest growing wine regions in New Zealand. The unique location (most southern wine growing region in the World), climate and soils of Central Otago have resulted in some stunning Pinot Noir being produced in Central Otago.
Central Otago has five main area Cromwell, Alexandra, Manuherikia, Roxburgh and Maniototo. Each area has it own special characteristics and attractions.
There is broad range of accommodation in Central Otago for all budgets. Central Otago is an ideal family holiday destination, as well as an opportunity to see the country at its most splendid.