The Grapes!

Old Alexandra Bridge

Mountain biking in Central Otago






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Central Otago

Wine Trail

Experience Central Otago's Wine Trail!

The Alexandra wine trail is now well established with several quality vineyards worth a visit, some have lunches in the trail season.

A run through to Queenstown's Gibbston Valley or up to Wanaka completes the full District wine trail and allows you to experience a diverse and colourful landscape.


Bike or Walking Trails:

Plenty of bike or walking trails are now available, with the recently opened Roxburgh Gorge Trail is a must do, this follows the Clutha River down to Doctors Point and from there you can continue down to Roxburgh via Clutha River Cruises otherwise enjoy a leisurely cruise back to Alexandra. The Otago Central Rail Trail is still very popular and from Hawkdun Rise you can still do day trips without having to pack and unpack.

We have a couple of bikes available at a small fee otherwise we have one local operator, Bike It Now! who can organise anything from day trips to further afield along the trails.

Sport in Central Otago is for all seasons.

We enjoy a winter with snow and ice and very popular are -  skiing, ice skating, curling along with the normal New Zealand winter sports.

Summer brings a very hot climate and our lakes and rivers abound with fishermen, swimmers, kayakers and boaties. Walking is popular and easy walks and the rail trail up to mountain treks are available all over the area. 4W drive trips, horse trekking and scenic flights are also well catered for.

Golf is a year round sport and great courses can be found at Alexandra, Cromwell, Queenstown and Wanaka.

Local History

 Central Otago was founded on the discovery of gold and still remaining today are many examples of old historic buildings, bridges, and plant. These can be viewed along original townships, restored buildings and old gold diggings.

Panoramic view of Alexandra, Central Otago, southern New Zealand.
Alexandra - Click for (much) larger

More information about Central Otago

Central Otago NZ
Wikipedia - Central Otago
Central Otago Rail Trail

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