Travellers to Central Otago, New Zealand often reflect on their complex lives when they experience the clear and simple definitions of nature in this region.
Experience true solitude and get 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 breathtaking vistas and be moved by their surging natural power. Central’s clear light brings mountains within an arm’s reach and displays a star-studded night sky. It is a place of extraordinary contrasts, our own middle earth.
Central Otago, affectionately called “Central” by those that know it well, covers an area of 10,000km and has fewer than 18,000 permanent residents. You will notice a change of pace when you come here.
It is a place where you can leave the stresses of work behind and just relax, soak in the atmosphere and let the rejuvenation process begin. Put your feet up in one of our many Central Otago accommodation houses, where you will get to know locals and be treated like a long lost friend rather than a visitor. Most never want to leave, but they take home treasured memories, and nearly always return.