Central Otago, is affectionately called “Central” by those that know it well. The official region covers an area of 10,000km and includes Alexandra, Clyde, Cromwell, Bannockburn, Roxburgh & The Teviot Valley and Ranfurly, Naseby and the towns of the Maniototo. 

Be inspired for your next adventure, holiday or family escape by reading through the blogs and publications below.
Nothing beats Central Otago in Autumn.
Nothing beats Central Otago in autumn and Liz Carlson has captured the seasonal colours beautifully in this photo based blog. Read More

Discover remnants of the gold rush.
The Gold Rush, saw tens of thousands of prospectors flock to the region, eventually leaving their mark on the area in the form of beautiful historic buildings. Liz Carlson writes about her explorations on Read More

A & P Shows - a truly rural experience
A & P Shows are an important event in any rural community. Features often include traditional horse and sheep events, machinery displays and more. Read More

20 Reasons to visit the Maniototo
The Maniototo’s wide open spaces are full of trails and tales. Immerse yourself in rich history, explore the land, and get to know the locals. Read More

A Trail for all - Riding the Rail Trail
Join AMB Magazine as they explore an unused rail corridor that stretches from Clyde to Middlemarch - the perfect 152km playground for cyclists. Read More

Places that rock - Naseby Forest
Tucked away in the foothills of the Mount Ida range in Central Otago, the Naseby Forest trails are a hidden gem in a region of mountain biking jewels. Read More

Colorful Central Otago in Spring
From vibrant mountains to little lambs, Central in spring couldn't be more picturesque. Read more at Read More

Flying high in Central Otago
Sometimes the best trails are accessed by air. Smell the lavender and follow the ribbons of wide open single track in Central Otago. Read More

AMB Mag - Unearthing Central Otago
AMB Magazine takes a trip back in thyme to discover New Zealand’s trails that were formed by the famous gold rush more than 150 years ago, but are now a real treasure for mountain bikers. Read More

The golden trails of Central Otago
With rolling hills, tall peaks, rushing rivers, rich farmland, exquisite vineyards and some excellent country pubs, Central Otago has a lot to offer a visiting mountain biker. Read More

10 Reasons not to miss Central Otago
From perfectly placed vineyards to views that will knock your socks off, Central has it all. Read more at Read More
Our Regional Identity - A World of Difference
Our Regional Identity - A World of Difference 'A World of Difference' defines what is uniquely Central Otago as a place and a community. Read More

Central Otago NZ - Through Local Eyes
Central Otago NZ - Through Local Eyes Meet some unique and passionate Central Otago locals and be introduced to their favourite places and activities. Read More

Food & Wine
Food & Wine Central Otago is a place of sheer indulgence – whether it’s fine dining, a casual al-fresco lunch or café culture. You will be spoilt for choice when enjoying local fare and award winning wines at the great selection of cafés, restaurants, cellar doors and country pubs. Read More
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