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Central Otago Where to find us

Where to Find Us

Central Otago is New Zealand’s most inland region, located in the southern half of the South Island. The two largest urban centres are Cromwell and Alexandra. Queenstown International Airport is just a 45 minute drive to the west of Cromwell and Dunedin Airport a 2 hour drive to the east of Alexandra.

Central Otago Scenic heighlights

Scenic Highlights

Experience true solitude and find yourself close to nature in an inspiring and timeless land. First time visitors are silenced and energised by this tumble of mountain, river, rock and tussock. See the grandeur of breath-taking vistas and be moved by their surging natural power. Central Otago’s clear light brings mountains within an arm’s reach and displays a star-studded night sky. It is a place of extraordinary contrasts and colours, our own middle earth. Bask in the glory of the summer; kick back in the golden glow of autumn; hunker down under the blanket of winter; or recharge the body and mind in the flourish of spring growth.

Central Otago Confrence venues & facilities

Conference Venues and Facilities

Central Otago is ideally suited to host small to medium conferences, meetings, incentive or corporate retreats, with a selection of superb venues. Meeting venues range from those with attached accommodation to purpose-built facilities, or to the smaller more intimate venues within wineries and museums. Accommodation ranges from motels to boutique lodges, whilst the many cafes, restaurants and wineries specialise in serving local wines and excellent cuisine created from local produce.

Central Otago Accommodation


Stay in a luxury lodge, hotel, motel or boutique bed and breakfast with gourmet meals and stunning vistas of snow-dusted mountain ranges. Several locations have on-site conference facilities.

Central Otago Unforgettable experiences

Unforgettable Experiences

There’s no need to rush to get the most out of Central Otago. Take time to enjoy everything that is on offer in this spectacular region of New Zealand. Cycling in Central Otago provides an opportunity to sample the finer things in life, not just incredible scenery but heritage, history, award winning wineries, great food and friendly locals. Imagine the delicate pleasures of gently sipping a fine, award-winning Central Otago pinot noir while relaxing in the grand alpine scenery that overlooks some of the world’s best pinot noir vines. Relax, indulge and rejuvenate - try curling, play a round of golf, cruise the Clutha River, visit historic gold mining towns or explore the arts trail including a stop at the local galleries in Alexandra, and the Cromwell Heritage Precinct.

Why Central Otago?

  • A place where your senses come alive
  • Extraordinary trails network to explore
  • World class wine, magnificent surrounds
  • A place that inspires leaving a lasting impression
  • Authentic people and experiences
  • Adventures on land, water and in the air
  • Southern-most wine growing region