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Welcome to LOWER SOUTH ISLAND

From the Southern Lakes and Fiordland, to Otago, Clutha and Southland, this guide provides vital information about the activities and attractions on offer, as well as a raft of accommodation options to suit your style and your budget. Check out the things to see and do, view the maps, and get ready to experience the very best of the Lower South Island.

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don’t-miss destination for adventureseekers, the Lower South Island is also loved by those who appreciate getting back to nature, world-renowned wine, an innovative culinary scene and a wide array of cultural attractions.

CONTENTS 6 VISITOR INFORMATION

27 Manapōuri

46 Otago Central Rail Trail

7 LOWER SOUTH ISLAND REGIONAL MAP

28 Milford Sound

47 Cromwell

30 OTAGO

49 Ranfurly

10 SOUTHERN LAKES

32 Ōamaru

50 CLUTHA DISTRICT

12 WANAKA DISTRICT

33 L  ake Ohau

50 B  alclutha

12 L  ake Hawea • Makarora

34 WAITAKI DISTRICT

50 THE CATLINS

13 Wanaka

34 Ōmarama • Moeraki

50 O  waka

16 QUEENSTOWN DISTRICT

35 Waikouaiti

51 C  urio Bay

16 A  rrowtown

36 DUNEDIN

52 SOUTHLAND DISTRICT

18 Queenstown

43 Otago Peninsula

52 Gore • Invercargill

26 FIORDLAND

44 CENTRAL OTAGO

55 Riverton

26 Te Anau

45 Alexandra • Clyde

56 Stewart Island

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SOUTH ISLAND MAP

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Mason Bay

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Milton

Mataura

Edendale

Wallacetown Riverton/ Aparima

Portobello

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Lake Poteriteri

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Lawrence

Mandeville

Port Chalmers

Waitati

Lake Mahinerangi

Riversdale

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Moeraki

Palmerston

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Millers Flat

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Lake Hauroko

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St Andrews

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Becks Oturehua

Cromwell

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Lake Dunstan

Frankton

Little River Birdlings Flat

Canterbury Bight

Timaru

Kurow

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Ashburton River/ Hakatere

Washdyke

Lake Waitaki

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Arrowtown

Queenstown

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Winchester

Pleasant Point

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Lindis Pass

Lake Hawea

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Cardrona Alpine Resort

Belfast

Rakaia River

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Burkes Fairlie Pass

Lake Ruataniwha

Lake Ohau

Lake Hawea

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Waipara

Leithfield Beach

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Arthur’s Pass

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Otago Goldfields Heritage Trail

Doubtful Sound / Patea

Culverden

Hokitika Gorge

Pukekura

Waiau

Jacksons

Arthur’s Pass

Lake Ianthe/Matahi

Kaikoura Kaikoura Peninsula

Mt Lyford Village

Hanmer Springs

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Lake Kaniere

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Milford Sound

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Lake Sumner 73

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AA CENTRES

VISITOR INFO Useful information and valuable tips to help you on your travels around New Zealand. BANKING / TRAVELLERS’ CHEQUES Banks open Monday-Friday (except public holidays), 9.30am-4.30pm and Saturdays and Sundays in some shopping malls. Automatic Teller Machines operate on a card/PIN number system. Use of EFTPOS (Electronic Funds Transfer at Point of Sale) is common.

IMPORTANT NUMBERS

BUSINESS HOURS Offices and businesses operate MondayFriday, 8.30am-5pm; some tourist agencies and airlines have longer hours. Petrol (gas) stations often open 24 hours, stocking food and newspapers. Shops are usually open 9am to 5.30pm Monday-Friday. Supermarkets, grocery stores, some large retail chains, shopping malls and markets also operate Saturdays and Sundays.

International directory assistance................................................0172

Emergency services FREE CALL.................................................. 111 Local operator.......................................... 010 International operator.........................0170 NZ directory assistance......................... 018

National direct dialling full area code (with the 0 prefix) and local number. International direct dialling 00 followed by country code, area code & local number.

Did You Know? • It is not obligatory to tip in New Zealand, including in restaurants and bars. However, if you wish to tip for good service, this is always welcome. • All major credit cards can be used in New Zealand. International credit cards can be used, provided they have a four-digit pin number encoded.

• Accommodation providers’ arrival and departure times (check-in and check-out) are generally from 2pm on the day of arrival and by 10am on the day of departure. Other arrival and departure times must be by arrangement. • Goods and services are taxed at 15%. This tax is usually included in the advertised price.

SAFETY FIRST

• It pays to have travel insurance when visiting New Zealand.

• Please don’t swim alone and take particular care at surf beaches. Rips are strong currents of water running out to sea; they are very dangerous for swimmers, but are difficult to identify. If the beach is patrolled by lifeguards, always swim between the red and yellow flags as they identify the safest area to swim.

• Always lock your car and never leave valuables in vehicles. • Keep your valuables, such as your passport, stored securely at your accommodation. • Avoid carrying large amounts of cash. • Carry a mobile phone at all times. • Don’t leave your bags unattended in public places.

Look for the mark of Quality Qualmark is New Zealand Tourism’s official mark of quality. When a business displays a Qualmark rating, you can be sure that the business has been independently assessed and has met strict quality standards. The Sustainable Tourism Business Awards (Gold, Silver or Bronze) also gives a guide to travellers to recognise the business’s performance against the Sustainable Tourism Business criterion.

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DUNEDIN 450 Moray Pl Ph: +64 3 477 5945

ŌAMARU 273 Thames St Ph: +64 3 433 1047

INVERCARGILL 47-51 Gala St Ph: +64 3 218 9030

i-SITE VISITOR CENTRES ALEXANDRA 21 Centennial Ave www.centralotagonz.com

RANFURLY 3 Charlemont St East www.centralotagonz.com

CLUTHA 4 Clyde St, Balclutha www.cluthanz.com

ROXBURGH 120 Scotland St www.centralotagonz.com

CROMWELL FIORDLAND 2d The Mall www.centralotagonz.com 19 Town Centre, Te Anau www.fiordland.org.nz DUNEDIN 50 The Octagon LAKE WANAKA www.isitedunedin.co.nz 103 Ardmore St www.wanaka-isite.co.nz INVERCARGILL Wachner Pl QUEENSTOWN www.southlandnz.com Cnr Camp & Shotover Sts www.queenstownisite.co.nz ŌAMARU 1 Thames St www.waitakinz.com

Weather watch It’s important to know what’s happening with the weather. New Zealand’s weather is changeable and unpredictable; parts of the country are susceptible to cyclones, other parts to strong winds and heavy rain. Sudden drops in temperature can take you from hot days to cold nights, especially in spring and autumn, so be prepared. Carry extra clothing, rain gear, sun hats and sun block.

Temperatures

Be conscious that New Zealand’s UV is very strong. Always protect your skin from the sun. New Zealand’s official weather forecaster is MetService, available online, where you’ll find up-to-date information on localised areas, as well as specifically for marine and surf, mountains and parks. Local and national radio stations also regularly update weather predictions. Tune in on the car radio.

Average summer

Average winter

Southern Lakes

19.9oC 9.1oC

Otago & Southland

20.3oC 10.2oC

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LOWER SOUTH ISLAND: REGIONAL MAP MOUNT COOK NATIONAL PARK

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Church of the Good Shepherd

Lake Pukaki RUATANIWHA Haast Pass/ Ohau CONSERVATION Tioripatea Snow Field PARK Lake Ohau

Mount Brewster 2515

MOUNT ASPIRING NATIONAL PARK Big Bay Martins Bay

Lake Wanaka

Omarama

Lake Hawea

Lake Hawea

Wanaka

Milford Sound

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George Sound

FIORDLAND NATIONAL PARK

Te Anau to Milford Sound/ Piopiotahi Highway

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Manapouri

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Bungy Jump in Queenstown

Bannockburn

Alexandra iver

Lake Wakatipu

Kingston

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Mossburn

Lake Monowai

Balfour

Dipton 96

Clifden

Tuatapere

Otautau

Riverton/ Aparima

Southland

Gore 96

Wallacetown 98

Rakiura Track Mason Bay (NZ Great Walk)

RAKIURA NATIONAL PARK

Fortrose

Sutton Salt Lake

Dog Island

Waipapa Point

Ruapuke Island

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Oamaru’s Victorian Precinct Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony

Maheno Herbert

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Waianakarua Hampden Moeraki

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Waikaka

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Duntroon Livingstone

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Mandeville

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Lake Onslow

Lumsden

Naseby

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Central Otago District

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OTEAKE Awakino CONSERVATION Ski Field PARK Danseys Pass Cambrians

Roxburgh

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Resolution Island

Waitaki District

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EYRE MOUNTAINS/ TAKA RA HAKA CONSERVATION PARK

FIORDLAND NATIONAL PARK

Tuatapere Hump Ridge Track

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Clyde

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Lake Waitaki

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Wedderburn Lauder Otago Central Ranfurly Ophir Rail Trail Waipiata Chatto Creek

Cromwell

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Lake Hauroko NZ Deepest Lake (462m)

Becks

Queenstown

Te Anau 95

Frankton

Queenstown Hill

Cruise on the The Grand TSS Earnslaw Traverse

Lake Te Anau

Lake Manapouri

Arrowtown

Clutha R

Doubtful Sound (Patea)

Arrowtown

Queenstown to Glenorchy

Queenstown

Otematata

Saint Bathans

Tarras

L. Wakatipu

Timaru

Lake Benmore

Lindis Valley

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Glenorchy

Pleasant Point

Lake Aviemore

Lindis Pass

8A Routeburn Track

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Wanaka

Geraldine Fairlie 79

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Twizel

Lake Ohau Lodge

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Rob Roy Glacier Track

Lake Alabaster/ Wawahi Waka

Milford Sound/ Piopiotahi

Makarora

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Mount Aspiring (Tititea) 3033

Lake Wilmot

Lake McKerrow/ Whakatipu Waitai

Lake Poteriteri

Lake Tekapo

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Te Araroa Trail

i-SITE Visitor Centre

Otago Goldfields Heritage Trail

International Airport Domestic Airport Golf Lighthouse Skiing Tramping

DOC Information/ Visitor Centre

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On a budget

tips for

road trips

Some travel costs you can’t do much about, though it pays to shop around for rental car deals – and a huge range of accommodation options translates to a range of related prices, too. From camping at Department of Conservation (DOC) sites, to booking into high-end, beachside resorts – the price of a bed for the night varies significantly. If you’re watching your dollars, here’s how to save: • Consider travelling in off-peak season. The height of New Zealand summer – mid-December to March – is when New Zealand families are holidaying. If you can take your road trip earlier or later, you’ll save on accommodation costs. • Keep an eye out for Farmers’ Markets. Many towns and cities run markets on weekend days. They’re a great place to pick up cheaper fruit, vegetables, fish, free-range eggs, artisan bread, honey and a lot more – and the produce is likely to be super fresh and probably organic.

New Zealand is great for travelling by car. It’s a long, narrow country with intriguing roads in all directions and while many of those roads are winding and narrow, they all lead somewhere interesting.

ABOVE: Mt Cargill, Dunedin © Enterprise Dunedin

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rive to the conditions, don’t be in a rush, and allow for plenty of stops along the way. Be spontaneous. While the plan may involve going from A to B, why not take that back road or explore the side roads? Do your research. Pick up maps and guides from an AA Centre or i-SITE, or check out itinerary ideas online. Book your accommodation online at www.aatraveller.co.nz Kids in the car? Think about playing some car games and make a point of stopping to let them stretch their legs. New Zealand has plenty of quality, easily accessible playgrounds and even a run on the

• Orchards, market gardens and berry farms selling direct from the gate are well worth stopping for. They tend to operate on the honesty box system, so ensure you have coins for very good deals on apples, citrus, feijoas, nuts, grapes and vegetables. beach will help everyone enjoy the journey in the long run. Pack snacks. With or without hungry children in the car, it’s a good idea to have some food and bottled water to keep the driver’s energy levels up.

• Shop around for petrol. Some service stations are cheaper than others. • Pick up an AA Smartfuel Membership, collect points on your travels and redeem them in the shape of discounts on petrol. • Pick up free AA maps and travel guides from AA Centres and i-SITES.

In the glovebox Have on hand:

• Mobile phone • Insect repellent • Sun block • Hand sanitiser • Tissues • Torch • First aid kit • Plastic bag for rubbish


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5 WAYS TO MAKE THE MOST OF

Lower South Island

Trampers at the Gutter, Mason Bay, Stewart Island © www.southlandnz.com BELOW LEFT: Lake Wanaka © Lake Wanaka Tourism INSET: Little blue penguin sign © Visit Oamaru

DON’T STOP UNTIL YOU’VE SQUEEZED OUT EVERY LAST DROP OF THE LOWER SOUTH ISLAND’S BEST BITS. QUEENSTOWN’S MOST THRILLING WATER RIDE Adrenalin junkies can’t get enough of Hydro Attack, a semi-submersible watercraft which looks like a shark and is driven by an experienced guide for a 15-minute somersault across Lake Wakatipu. With speeds of 80km, depths of two metres and the ability to fly up to six metres out of the water, this aqua rocket delivers more G-Force than most roller coasters. Weight restrictions apply and children must be six years of age or older. FIND THE FAMOUS WANAKA TREE Known as the ‘Lone Tree of Lake Wanaka’ the crooked trunk of New Zealand’s most photogenic tree is now more iconic than the lake. Somewhat a reluctant celebrity, this willow doesn’t reveal its whereabouts too easily. From town, face the lake and meander left along the water’s edge – you will eventually reach the leafy idol. Following a flurry of excitement on social media, hordes now flock here with cameras, selfie sticks and drones in tow.

VISIT THE LITTLE BLUE PENGUIN COLONY IN ŌAMARU. PENGUIN ENCOUNTERS After a hard day fishing at sea, blue penguins arrive home just after sunset. As the world’s smallest penguin, the little blue penguin are just 30cm tall, but it’s 30cm of pure loveliness. Waddling up the beach to their nesting boxes, this grand return can be witnessed at the Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony. For pre-show meals or respite after what can be a cold experience, the Portside Restaurant is conveniently next door. Teetering on the waterfront, it’s particularly atmospheric when the tide is high and the Pacific Ocean is thrashing about moodily. Order North Otago lamb for the ultimate comfort food dish.

A CONTENDER FOR THE NORTHERN LIGHTS While the Northern Lights frequent the main stage, the Southern Lights (or Aurora Australis) rarely get a look in. And yet the southern hemisphere’s naturemade disco is just as mesmerising. Notoriously unpredictable, midnight hours throughout winter offer the greatest chance of a show. You’ll need optimum conditions such as a clear dark sky, no cloud cover and little moonlight. The Catlins and Stewart Island are ideal locations due to their southerly status. Check various websites for Aurora forecasts and then send a prayer to the weather gods.

DIVE UNDERWATER WITHOUT GETTING WET The tables are turned at the Milford Sound Underwater Observatory. Unlike an aquarium, in this large sunken viewing area, humans are the ones in a glass bowl. Marine life is free to come and go, creating a unique and beautiful environment to admire. Part of the Milford Discovery Centre, visitors descend 64 steps into the observatory, with viewing windows providing exceptional clarity. From sea cucumbers to fish, black coral and the odd curious dolphin, life in the Piopiotahi Marine Reserve is always enthralling.

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SEEING IS BELIEVING ARE YOU READY TO FEEL LIKE A MOUSE AMONG GIANTS? NOWHERE ON EARTH FEELS QUITE AS LOFTY AS THE NATURAL MIGHTINESS THAT DEFINES THIS SPECTACULAR LANDSCAPE.

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ew Zealand, by all accounts is not a gigantic country, but it does possess a natural talent for making one feel spectacularly small. And nowhere will make you feel more ant-like than the terrain that defines Southern Lakes and Fiordland. Here, the mountains are unfathomably huge and the lakes swallow entire landscapes. Waterfalls emanate from way above the clouds and glaciers roll down from heaven. Stand before any of these wonders and you’ll shudder with awe. Arguably the poster girl for New Zealand itself, Queenstown’s unwavering energy is palpable. You may never have thought of yourself as an ‘outdoorsy person’ but step one foot in this neighbourhood and you’ll be hooked on nature’s wild and dramatic playground. From thrashing about in the lake to taking the first step onto a pristine sheet of untouched snow, you’re invited to enjoy every inch of the land. Nearby Wanaka was evidently first in the queue when Mother Nature dished out plentiful good looks, but its crystal lake and now famous tree only hint at further allure. On the doorstep to Mt Aspiring National Park and Rob Roy Glacier, the beauty only amplifies. Regarded by many as New Zealand’s most spectacular natural attraction, Milford Sound needs little introduction. Nature somehow intensifies in these parts. Even Doubtful Sound, albeit smaller in scale, exhibits an invincible mightiness that makes visitors feel inexplicably minor. In Fiordland everything is lusty; the mountains are god-like, the water suggests a silent strength, and there is something inspiring about being in the presence of all this power. Nature’s brilliance is on full display in these parts so step out and start exploring. Seeing is believing.

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ALPINE CHARM

Wanaka District

Lake Hawea © Sue Rose INSET TOP: Treble Cone © Mark Clinton RIGHT: Cycling in Wanaka © Tourism NZ INSET BELOW: Vineyard with a view, Lake Wanaka © Lake Wanaka tourism

LAKE HAWEA IS THE SMALLEST OF SOUTHERN LAKES’ THREE ALPINE GLACIER LAKES, AND THE LAKE HAWEA TOWNSHIP IS ELEVATED ABOVE THE SOUTHERN SHORES OF THE LAKE. THE VIEWS ARE UNBEATABLE.

LAKE HAWEA occupies site of ancient glacier • 16km NE of Wanaka

The Wanaka District is big on outdoor sports and adventure. It has three first-class ski areas on its doorstep: Cardrona, Treble Cone and Snow Farm. If you’re after a holiday spot nestled amid spectacular alpine scenery, with a distinct climate, a laid-back atmosphere and a magnificent lake – minus the crowds – then Lake Hawea is your destination. The area’s many pleasant bush walks and water sports are popular pastimes in summer. Other activities include boating, camping, kayaking, trout and salmon fishing. Makarora is the gateway to the Southern Lakes District and

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The township of Wanaka, set on the shores of the namesake lake, is the place for canyoning, skydiving, mountain biking, offroad tours and plenty of indoor indulgence.

MAKARORA spread-out water • 65km N of Wanaka

SITES | GLAMPING CABINS | COTTAGES TINY HOUSE AIR BNB | & MORE State Highway 6 Lake Hawea T 0800 525 322 W thecamp.co.nz

Mt Aspiring National Park. There are short and long walks within the park – many short strolls begin just off the highway. You can also jet boat up the majestic Wilkin Valley, or take a scenic flight over the spectacular peaks and glaciers. The Blue Pools Walk is a 10-minute drive from here. The glacier-fed water in these deep pools is so clear that you can see right to the bottom, making the brown trout look as if they’re suspended in mid air.

MAKARORA TOURIST CENTRE LTD

The quintessential Kiwi camping experience.

• Bordered by Mt Aspiring World Heritage National Park. • Accommodation, petrol, store, café with internet. Standalone ‘A-frame’ chalets. ‘Back-to-nature’ feel, bird life & scenery. • Tariff: chalets $70-$133 (2p), ensuite dorms $30pp, unpower $17pp, power $19pp. Child under 5 free, 5-12yrs camping $7, chalet $10. PO Box 1, SH 6, Makarora • P: +64 3 443 8372  Res: 0800 800 443 www.makarora.co.nz • E: info@makarora.co.nz PAGE 7 - REGIONAL MAP


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Treble Cone ski area overlooking Lake Wanaka © Camilla Rutherford

NEW ZEALAND’S FOURTH-LARGEST LAKE, LAKE WANAKA, SPARKLES ON THE EDGE OF THE TOWN. IT’S AN AQUATIC PLAYGROUND FOR ANGLERS, WATER-SKIERS, JET-SKIERS, JET-BOATERS, SAILORS, FIZZ-BOATERS, SWIMMERS AND WINDSURFERS... AND MORE. Lake Wanaka is New Zealand’s fourth largest lake. Water sports are popular here: water skiing, kayaking, wake boarding and, of course, fishing. Follow an easy or challenging walk, such as the Diamond Lake Track (a steady climb with spectacular views at the top), the Waterfall Creek Walk, Lake Wanaka Outlet Track, or tramp to the summit of Mt Iron. Mt Aspiring National Park encompasses the bottom end of the Southern Alps and Mt Aspiring/Tititea has been compared to Switzerland’s Matterhorn. The park includes glaciers, hanging valleys and cirque basins and the Rob Roy Glacier Track is a highlight. HIKERS REMEMBER: check the forecast as weather conditions can change rapidly. If you’re inexperienced, hire a guide.

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Merinomink TM 2 tone Poncho

View up to six lakes, the rugged Southern Alps and beyond to Mount Cook... EXPERIENCE NEW ZEALAND’S MOST SPECTACULAR SKYDIVE.

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+64 3 443 7294 www.woolsofwanaka.co.nz 2 Helwick Street, Wanaka, New Zealand

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utdoor adventure aside, there’s plenty to see and do in this captivating town.

WANAKA IS A MAGNET FOR VISITORS WHO WANT THE PERFECT COMBINATION OF OUTDOOR ADVENTURE AND SERIOUSLY GOOD FOOD AND WINE.

Prepare for a truly mind-bending experience with a visit to Puzzling World. Explore the 3D maze and the Illusion Rooms with amazing 3D holograms, brain-teasing walls and ‘sculptillusions’. Then it’s on to the Ames Forced Perspective Room, with the illusion techniques used in The Lord of the Rings Trilogy to

create tall and little people, and the logic-defying Tilted House, which will mess with your brain. Don’t miss seeing the iconic Leaning Tower before you leave, no doubt scratching your head in puzzlement. The National Transport and Toy Museum is home to one of the largest toy collections in the world, with a nostalgia-inducing array of toys including rare vehicles, clockwork and battery-powered

toys, dolls, teddy bears and pedal cars. It also has great play areas with pedal tractors for the kids. The Warbirds and Wheels Museum houses an incredible collection of rare and exotic classic vehicles, and fighter aircraft from the World Wars right through to modern jets. Its 1950s Retro Diner, complete with Wurlitzer juke box, is a great spot for a trip down memory lane, as well as a bite to eat.

WANAKA HEIGHTS MOTEL

WANAKA HOTEL

• Panoramic views of lake, mountains, town. • 5min to lake, restaurants & golf course. 8 x 1-brm spacious family units with full kitchens & own balconies (sleep 1-5). • 2 studios, microwave, tea/coffee/toast facilities (sleep 2). • FREE WiFi. Sky Guest Select. • Tariff: $165-$200 (2p), extra $20. Seasonal/corp rates. 57 Hedditch St, Wanaka • P: +64 3 443 1944 • Res: 0800 194 452 www.wanakaheightsmotel.co.nz • E: info@wanakaheightsmotel.co.nz

• Central location, 1min walk to the lake & town centre. Café, bar & restaurants on site. Sky TV in bar. Lakeview rooms! • Guest kitchen & laundry. FREE WiFi. • Tariff: Ensuite hotel rooms $109-$289 (1-4 persons). 71 Ardmore St, Wanaka • P: +64 3 443 7826 • Res: 0800 473 288 www.wanakahotel.co.nz • E: reservations@wanakahotel.co.nz

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Reservations 0508 926 252

Motels | Units | Cabins | Sites • 3km from town centre • Children’s Playground • WiFI • BBQ Area • TV Room • Swimming Pool & Spa • Bike Hire

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24 Tenby Street East (via Helwick St), Wanaka ph +64 3 443 9294 freephone 0508 443 929 Email: stay@lakewanakalodge.co.nz

You’ll find time and space to rejuvenate with us, whatever the season.

Lake Wanaka

McDougall St

lakefront shops & cafes • Quiet residential location • Superb breakfast avail Japanese style or Bacon & Eggs • FREE UNLIMITED WIFI • 10 full ensuite superior studios, King or twin beds • In-room tea/coffee, fridge, flatscreen TVs • Stunning lake and mountain view from guest lounge • Guest laundry • Free hot spa • 40+ SKY in Guest Lounge • Tariff: $150-$270 (1-4 persons)

info@mtaspiringholidaypark.co.nz 217 Wanaka-Mt Aspiring Road, Wanaka

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e enchanted by the grace of this lovely old settlement. The town is testament to the hard work and resilience of the miners who came here to seek their fortune.

QUEENSTOWN, Arrowtown and Surrounds AS THE POSTER BOY FOR ACTION-PACKED PURSUITS, QUEENSTOWN AND ITS SURROUNDS REVEL IN THEIR STATUS AS THE ADVENTURE CAPITAL.

The Arrow River is said to be one of the world’s richest sources of alluvial gold and its deposits fuelled a goldrush in the 1860s. Discover what it was like to be an early settler by exploring the fantastic Lakes District Museum. You can also hire a gold pan here and try your luck panning for riches in the river. For those with no previous experience, gold-panning lessons take place at Dudley Cottage. Walk down Buckingham Street and browse a high street of heritage buildings and tiny miners’ cottages, shop in lovely boutique gift stores and enjoy its café culture or enjoy wine in a pub garden. You can also go horse riding, fishing, cycling, play golf at one of the four brilliant courses in the area and explore beautiful gardens here. Visit in

autumn, when the stunning yellows, oranges and golds of its deciduous trees are shedding their skins, and you’ll be left speechless. Arrowtown is close to four superb ski areas - Cardrona, Coronet Peak, The Remarkables and Treble Cone so come winter, you will be swooshing down the slopes in no time. Load up on delicious nostalgic lollies at the Remarkable Sweet Shop. With stores in both Arrowtown and Queenstown as well as Queenstown Airport, you’re never to far from a mint humbug. Pop in for a sample of fudge and come out with a year’s worth of sherbet and bonbons. Dorothy Browns is the town’s retroinspired cinema and a delightful hangout. Enjoy art house movies while sipping at a crisp glass of wine. There’s a terrific atmosphere here and the film reel is always projecting something wonderful. Biking the Arrow River, Queenstown Trail © Jim Pollard

Recognised as New Zealand’s leading specialist in natural gold and gold nugget jewellery. On display, a collection of the largest gold nuggets recently found in New Zealand. Our in-house jeweller can create that one-off piece for you. GAA Certified Diamond Graders & Pearl Graduate in store

Buckingham Street, Arrowtown • Ph: +64 3 442 1319 goldshop@xtra.co.nz • www.thegoldshop.co.nz

New Zealand Jade carved by our local craftspeople. See these beautiful pieces created on site. Shop open 7 days. Studio open Mon-Fri

30 Buckingham Street, Arrowtown • Ph: +64 3 442 1654 Email: info@jadefactoryarrowtown.co.nz • www.jadefactoryarrowtown.co.nz

ARROWTOWN GOLF COURSE Nestled in amongst the natural contours of the land, Arrowtown Golf Course is not a particularly long course, but it plays very tight and to score well, you must play straight. A great golfing experience from the beautifully manicured fairways to its famous greens and testing rough. Take the time to come and play our fantastic course. Bookings essential.

166 Centennial Ave, Arrowtown Ph: +64 3 442 1719 Email: info@arrowtowngolf.co.nz www.arrowtowngolf.co.nz

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Southern Lakes ARROWTOWN VIKING LODGE MOTEL

Arrowtown © Getty Images

8 spacious, fully s/c individual 1-brm & fully renovated in 2018 2-brm chalets. SKY TV. FREE WiFi. Set in quiet grounds, BBQ. Bike cleaning facilities on site. Drying room. Child’s play area. Air-con/heat pump in most units. Tariff: $140$190 (1-2p), extra $25. Off-season & single rates. 21 Inverness Cres, Arrowtown • P/F: +64 3 442 1765 • Res: 0800 181 900 www.arrowtownvikinglodge.co.nz • E: viking.lodge@callplus.net.nz

SHADES OF ARROWTOWN

• On Arrowtown’s tree-lined avenue, 1min walk to shops/ river/restaurants/walks/Queenstown Cycle Trail. Built in Arrowtown’s old-charm style. Closest motel to town. Free WiFi • Studios, 2 room units (sleep 2-4), 1-brm unit, 2 or 3-brm cottage plus 2 superior king units. • Tariff: $150-$275, extra $30pp. 9 Merioneth St, Arrowtown  Hosts: Frank & Brenda Wylie • P: +64 3 442 1613 www.shadesofarrowtown.co.nz • E: shadesofarrowtown@xtra.co.nz

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he Chinese Miners’ Settlement on the banks of Bush Creek is a poignant historic reserve where the restored dwellings of the Chinese miners, who arrived to pick over the tailings of the claims already worked out by their European predecessors, have been preserved.

arrowtown HOLIDAY PARK

Welcome to your Holiday Park for all seasons!

Modern Facilities: • Self-contained studio units & 1-brm tourist flats, budget lodge rooms, group accommodation, power & non-power camp sites

LOCAL BUZZ

• Communal kitchen & modern showers & toilets, all with underfloor heating

“Take a look at the Chinese Mining village in Arrowtown but don’t leave without reading what Ah Lum did for his country folk!...”

• BBQ area & picnic tables • Laundry • WIFI plans • Nearby community summer pool & rugby field • Playground & tennis court

Jim Boult – Mayor of Queenstown Lakes District Council www.arrowtownholidaypark.co.nz

CONTACT: 12 Centennial Ave, Arrowtown • Ph: +64 3 442 1876 info@arrowtownholidaypark.co.nz

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• Moa hunters & greenstone gatherers • European settlement

• Gold-mining history • Chinese settlement • Attached art gallery, book & gift shop OPEN DAILY • Gold pan hire • Archives facility • Arrowtown Information & Booking Centre DON’T MISS OUT

49 Buckingham St, Arrowtown Ph: +64 3 442 1824 Email: info@museumqueenstown.com www.museumqueenstown.com or Education Enquires: www.handsonhistory.co.nz

40 Buckingham Street, ARROWTOWN Ph: +64 3 442 1355 Email: info@thewoolpress.com SHOP ONLINE: Buckingham St, Arrowtown © Discover Arrowtown

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Queenstown EYES WIDE AND JAWS-TO-THE-FLOOR. WELCOME TO QUEENSTOWN.

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FORMER GOLD FIELD, SKIPPERS CANYON, IS NOW AN ADVENTURE PLAYGROUND WITH RAFTING, JET BOATING, MOUNTAIN BIKING AND 4WD TOURS TO THE RESTORED BUILDINGS OF SKIPPERS SETTLEMENT.

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HEAVEN ON EARTH QUEENSTOWN’S AMAZINGLY BEAUTIFUL LANDSCAPE AND DYNAMIC ACTIVITIES REINFORCE ITS REPUTATION AS A NATURAL PLAYGROUND AND NEW ZEALAND’S PREMIER LAKE AND ALPINE RESORT.

This is the place to embrace the great outdoors, fill your lungs with crisp alpine air, max out on adventure and round off the day with some well-earned wining and dining. Lake Wakatipu laps at its doorstep and the town is surrounded by The Remarkables mountain range with Double Cone at its heart. Queenstown is a compact cosmopolitan town with an innovative range of eateries and bars and the streets are often buzzing with live music and entertainment. Many stores are open late, seven days a week, and you will find local and international designers, galleries and gift shops.

LOCAL BUZZ “Bike around Lakes Hayes: 9km of pure joy. Morning is best if you’re after photo-worthy lake reflections.” Jim Boult – Mayor of Queenstown Lakes District Council

Start the day by teeing off at one of the three Marquee courses (the

superstars of New Zealand golf) and end it by embarking on the two kilometre Queenstown Hill ‘Time Walk’ arriving at the famed Basket of Dreams just in time for sunset. No wonder Queenstown is highly lauded by visitors and is one of the must-visit destinations on international travellers’ itineraries. A fantastic place to stay is Glenorchy. Sedate when compared to Queenstown, its small community vibe is lovely. Get there by driving the spectacular Queenstown to Glenorchy road. Lakeside Kingston is the starting point for hikes into remote Eyre Mountains Conservation Park. Both Glenorchy and Kingston are a 45 minute drive from central Queenstown.

THE QUEENSTOWN CYCLE TRAIL Pedal across the spectacular Wakatipu Basin. This 120km trail meanders through Gibbston’s wineries, quaint Arrowtown, the dramatic Kawarau River, Lake Hayes, Frankton and Queenstown. Take two to three days to really appreciate it.

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Adventure Capital

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INDOORS & OUT Who knew you could skydive, fight aliens and climb out of a warren of mazes all in the heart of Queenstown?

How about a spot of laser tag before dinner? Or Odyssey Sensory Maze in between perusing the shops?

From virtual reality gaming to drift karting and indoor skydiving for everyone from five years old to exceptionally long in the tooth, there’s an indoor thrill to please every member of the family.

With many activities open late into the night, and so easy-to-reach, we bet you’ll be wolfing down your evening meal – just so you can get back to the fun!

THE FUN KEEPS COMING... • Solve the puzzle and think yourself out of Escape Quest Queenstown

• Queenstown Ice Arena: The coolest place to ice skate • Reach great heights at Basecamp Adventures Climbing Centre • Tear up the track at Game Over in one of their powerful Italian-made go-karts

• Spook yourself silly at Fear Factory’s haunted house

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ueenstown’s CBD boasts plenty of awesome, super-fun, not-to-be-missed indoor activities within 220 metres! Nowhere else in the world will you find so many UNIQUE attractions so close together! Prepare to get Lost in Imagination, Drive like a Pro, Indoor - Skydive (yes, really!) and experience things you have never seen or done before! Are you ready?? Leave the car, stay and play all day – or after a day outdoors come to town for dinner and to have FUN!

Excitement guaranteed! Must Do’s - Don’t miss out!

All day, everyday!

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surfing and the family-fun option of riding the Skyline Luge. If that’s not enough, try a 4WD safari, horse trekking, quad or motor biking, or for a true memory-making experience, head skyward in a helicopter, plane or hot air balloon. There’s even indoor skydiving if you’d rather not tumble out of a plane first. Whatever your passion, you’ll find it here. If you want to push yourself out of your comfort zone, this is the place to do it.

CRUISY TIME The TSS Earnslaw, known as the ‘Lady of the Lake’, is the last coal-fired passenger vessel operating in the southern hemisphere. Take a cruise across Lake Wakatipu while marvelling at the scenery, and explore this elegant vessel, including the bridge and engine room where stokers fuel the fireboxes.

Cruises can be combined with stops at Walter Peak High Country Farm and homestead. Watch the shearing demonstrations and the dogs at work on a farm show, enjoy a horse trek or explore the homestead and admire the extensive gardens – the perfect setting for morning or afternoon tea or a summer BBQ.

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The Remarkables ski area is a favourite with families and has three sun-drenched, north-facing, snow-filled bowls that are perfectly formed to cater for everyone from beginners to veterans. The pioneer of New Zealand ski tourism, Coronet Peak is home to night skiing from late June to early September every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 4-9pm. Cardrona Alpine Resort has more than 320 skiable hectares of terrain. It’s popular for cross-country and freestyle skiing and snowboarding. It has a Chondola, New Zealand’s first cabin-style lift, carrying in comfort 2550 skiers an hour. Treble Cone offers an award-winning snow experience to skiers and snowboarders of all levels. Snow Farm is 55km of trails dedicated to cross-country skiing. There’s ski transport from Queenstown and Wanaka to all the ski areas.

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NEW ZEALAND’S LARGEST NATIONAL PARK IS BEAUTIFUL BEYOND COMPARE. WATERFALLS PLUMMET DOWN CLIFFS INTO FATHOMLESS FIORDS AND LUSH GREEN MOUNTAINS POKE THEIR HEADS INTO THE CLOUDS.

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“Discover Borland tops. No cafés. No hotels. Not many people. It’s only 20 minutes walk from the Borland Saddle to above the bush line, with stunning views over Fiordland mountains.” Steve Hoskin – Local GP

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iordland is home to New Zealand’s largest national park, covering 1.2 million hectares and including 14 magnificent fiords along 215km of coastline and well known for its extraordinary natural ingredients that make for breathtaking, wild and dramatic beauty.

TE ANAU 157km NW of Invercargill on SH 94

The power of nature is certainly on display in what many consider New Zealand’s most stunning natural attraction – the breathtaking Milford Sound. Only when you see it will you believe all the hype. Prepare to be blown away by the sheer wonder of the scenery here. This, along with the equally impressive Doubtful Sound, has contributed to the region earning World Heritage Status for its exceptional natural features. To explore Milford Sound, the best place to base yourself is Te Anau. Tours leaving to Doubtful Sound’s remote wilderness leave from Manapōuri. To explore the park in its entirety, sailing, scenic flights and walking are some of the best options, while an overnight scenic cruise will allow you to wake up in one of the world’s most beautiful places. If you seek adventure, Fiordland also ticks all the boxes with jet boating, kayaking, packrafting and 4WD tours.

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Te Anau The sparkling blue waters of Lake Te Anau form the largest lake in the South Island. Cruise its vast waters on an historic boat, sail to the Glowworm Caves for a 12,000-year-old network of underground passages, or visit the shoreside Te Anau Bird Sanctuary. Located among spectacular mountains and lush virgin forest, the town of Te Anau also has a lot of appeal. Bus tours to Milford Sound leave from here.

Te Anau is known as the walking capital of the world – this area is a paradise for walkers. Milford Sound is the northernmost and most accessible of the fiords, and the famous Milford Track leads to it from the northern end of Lake Te Anau. Bookings are essential from late October to late April. You’ll also need to book the Routeburn Track, but this two-four day walk rewards your organisation with unparalleled alpine splendour. The Hollyford Track winds up in remote Martins Bay while the Kepler Track climbs from low-level bush to clear mountain ridges above Lake Te Anau and Manapōuri. LEFT: Southern Discoveries Encounter cruise © Southern Discoveries INSET: Crested penguins © Alan Caddick RIGHT: Te Anau wharf © Getty Images

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The Sandfly Café has all-day sun and indoor, outdoor seating. Full breakfast menu, light lunch options, superb coffee. A great place to relax, plan or reflect on your Fiordland adventures. Open 7 days. A local’s choice! No.9 The lane, Te Anau Ph/Fax +64 3 249 9529 • E: sandflycafe@gmail.com

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ramatic, magical, sensational, epic – Milford Sound thoroughly deserves all the tributes bestowed upon it. Milford Sound has a stellar reputation among cruisers, and with good reason – a cruise through here reveals a bevy of gob-smacking sights. From cloud-piercing cliffs and snow-capped mountains and waterfalls, this is a region drenched in beauty. Getting there on the 2.5 hour drive from Te Anau is also

worthy of praise. Known as The Milford Road, it’s a real head-turner of a journey and just as spectacular as the destination itself. Take your time because although stunning, the road can be icy. In winter snow chains are a must. Milford Sound is also home to seals, dolphins and penguins, as well as the iconic Mitre Peak, a commanding sight that welcomes you at the head of the fiord, rising dramatically out of the water to a 1683m point.

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mong the most popular of the area’s walks is the Hollyford Track, a pleasant 56km year-round track that takes four to eight days to complete, depending on whether you walk it one or both ways, or take an air or jet-boat transfer. It follows the course of the longest valley in Fiordland National Park from the Darran Mountains out to remote and beautiful Martins Bay. It can be done either in style, with expert guides who bring the stories of the

landscape and its animals to life and private lodge accommodation, or under your own steam, staying at the Department of Conservation’s huts. Highlights include two picturesque waterfalls, a huge swing bridge over Pyke River, a track of southern podocarp forest and two lakes, Alabaster and McKerrow. At Lake McKerrow you can choose to catch a ride on a jet boat, skipping the hardest section.

Relaxing with guide, Hollyford Track BELOW: Fiordland crested penguins BOTH IMAGES: © www.hollyfordtrack.com

Meet the WILDLIFE The Promised Land for wildlife. Fur seals, once endangered, are now plentiful, and bottlenose dolphins too. The little blue penguin is relatively common, while the Fiordland crested penguin and blue duck make fleeting appearances. You’ll need a keen eye (and some luck) to see whales, but you’re almost guaranteed to meet kea parrots. The only true alpine parrot in the world, they’re notorious for stealing things.

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Otago & Southland THINGS LIKE TO ROLL IN OTAGO AND SOUTHLAND. FROM THE FAMED CHEESE ROLLS TO THE WAY THE LOCALS PRONOUNCE THEIR ‘RS’ – ALL THE WAY TO THE DRAMATIC ROLLING VIEWS.

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rom the food on your plate to the scenery in your viewfinder, everything about this region is deliciously diverse.

Culinary prowess spans from the infamous cheese roll, which requires nothing more than slathering a slice of bread with grated cheese, rolling into a tube and grilling – all the way to the prestigious Bluff oyster, frequently hailed as the best in the world, and so revered, there’s a festival celebrating its brilliance every May. That’s Otago and Southland for you – don’t come to expect the expected in this neck of the woods, diversity is the order of the day. The fact that the locals often refer to their cheese rolls

as ‘Southland Sushi’ might just indicate the quality of humour on offer. Discover fabled landscapes and charming townships. Eras come and go with the same frequency as the tides: Dunedin boasting some of the best examples of Victorian and Edwardian architecture in the southern hemisphere: Ranfurly with its art deco aesthetics and Ōamaru, where you’re just as likely to see a penny-farthing as you are a Ford pickup truck. There is one consistency however. The laid-back lifestyle and warm southern hospitality never waivers.

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LOTS TO LOVE

You may think you have travelled back in time when you see a penny-farthing being ridden down the street. Ōamaru is regarded as the steampunk capital of New Zealand and you can experience the fantastic fusion of Victorian and futuristic art at Steampunk HQ, an interactive museum. The collection of bizarre engineering and vehicles makes the mind boggle. If you’re in town from 28 May 2020 to 1 June 2020, bring a top hat and goggles and come prepared to dress up for the Steampunk Festival.

Charming ŌAMARU

LEFT: Victorian Heritage Precinct © Visit Ōamaru INSET: Little blue penguin © Ōamaru Penguin Colony

THE WORLD’S SMALLEST PENGUINS ARE COMMONLY KNOWN AS LITTLE BLUE PENGUINS. THEY RETURN HOME EVERY DAY AT DUSK. WATCH AS THEY WADDLE UP THE BEACH AT ŌAMARU BLUE PENGUIN COLONY.

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• Local 100% family-owned business since 1913. • Experienced staff with top service. • Full range of cycles and back-up service. • Also provide fishing gear, toys, key cutting and locksmithing service. • Wide range of electric bikes in store. 51 Thames St, Oamaru • P: +64 3 434 8416 www.martynscycles.co.nz • E: martyns.cycles@xtra.co.nz

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AMARU is renowned for its neo-classical stone buildings, steampunk oddities and its penguins. Plus, of course, there’s the dramatic coastline and beautiful landscapes.

Investigate Ōamaru’s elegant streets and the old Sumpter Wharf, which wouldn’t be out of place in a Charles Dickens’ novel. The modern and the antiquated collide spectacularly when riding into the historic Victorian Precinct on an e-bike. The precinct boasts New Zealand’s most comprehensive collection of Victorian buildings, and you are more than encouraged to do as the locals do and dress in full period costume. You could also pedal the last kilometre of the 306km Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail, which ends at Ōamaru’s harbour. Sample a wee dram from the 80,000 litres of whisky brought to the old bonds warehouse at the New Zealand Whisky Collection Cellar Door when the last distillery was closed in 1997. Relax in the public gardens, opened in 1876, and visit the Janet Frame house, home of the An Angel At My Table writer. It’s fully restored and open to visitors. For take-home keepsakes, you will often find a woodworker in his rustic workshop at Coppice Crafts. For good food, duck into The Last Post, a restaurant on the edge of the Victorian Precinct, or visit the Whitestone Cheese Factory.

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• Creative Gastro Pub-style menu for every appetite featuring Kiwi dishes from locally sourced ingredients • Friendly staff, great atmosphere, serving New Zealand wines and beer • Restaurant, bar, large outdoor covered courtyard and a games room with a pool table • Located in the first historic post office, opposite i-SITE and close to the Blue Penguin Colony 12 Thames St, Oamaru • Phone: +64 3 434 8080 Email: info@lastpost.nz • www.facebook.com/thelastpostoamaru

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he serene Lake Ohau is a tranquil, deep lake beautifully positioned amid rugged terrain. The area surrounding the lake is known for its hot summers and cool winters, and for the nearby Ohau snow field with its high-country skiing and snowboarding. Come the end of the ski season there are stunning wilderness areas to be explored either by walking, hiking or biking. The Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail, one of New Zealand’s Great Rides, passes Lake Ohau on its way from Aoraki Mt Cook to the ocean at Ōamaru. Snowboarding at Lake Ohau ski area LEFT: Close up of Ōamaru stone facade BOTH IMAGES: © Visit Oamaru

LAKE OHAU place of hau (wind) • 175km NW of Ōamaru High country lodge on shores of Lake Ohau at base of Ohau Snow Fields & on Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail. • Aoraki Mt Cook, lake views. • Cycling/fishing/skiing/walking. • 72 rooms including 30 studios. • Restaurant/bar. Weddings/groups. Free WiFi. • Tariff: $244-$370 (2 persons), incl dinner, bed and breakfast.

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Merino Country Café & Gifts

Comfortable place for refreshing • Gourmet burgers, fresh sandwiches and home-made baking • Tasty coffee and beverages • A wide range of iconic New Zealand products

Contact: +64 3 438 9844 E: otagoshop@gmail.com www.merinocountryomarama.co.nz

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• 14 motel units, studio, 1, 2 & 3-bedroom • Alps 2 Ocean Cycleway at gate • FREE WiFi • Laundry facilities • Guest BBQ • Central to shops, restaurants and airfield • On-site beautician for guests

The friendly place to stay State Highway 83, Omarama, Otago, New Zealand P: +64 3 438 9451 • F: +64 3 438 9461

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• Breakfast/Lunch Free • Fresh Daily Baking • Fresh Fish & Produce • Caters for Large Groups • Gift Shop & Closest Access to Moeraki Boulders • View the Local Hectors Dolphins from the Café Deck Friendly Service, Relaxed Atmosphere, Magnificent Ocean View 7 Moeraki Boulders Rd, RD 2, Palmerston Ph: +64 3 439 4827 • Email: info@moerakiboulders.co.nz www.moerakiboulders.co.nz

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• 4 spacious s/c 2-brm units with heat pumps. • SKY Digital 50+. Relax by the beach & fishing village. • Sunny north-facing, sea/harbour views. Coastal walks, penguins, seals, birds. 5min to Fleurs restaurant/tavern. • Tariff: from $125 (2 persons), extra $20. Free WiFi. Cnr Cleddy & Haven St, Moeraki • P/F: +64 3 439 4862 www.moerakibeachmotels.co.nz • E: moerakibeachmotels@yahoo.co.nz

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• Luxury, well-appointed self-contained homes, spacious with coastal/beach views. Free WiFi, SKY with sport, DVDs. • 1 & 3-brm houses sleep up to 6 and 13 persons respectively. • Tariff: $125-$165 for 2 persons, $20 extra person/night. Nonholiday weekday specials/reduced rates for 2-night stays in winter. 28 Haven St, Moeraki • P: +64 3 439 4859 • M: +64 276 828 375 www.moerakihavenmotel.co.nz • E: info@moerakihavenmotel.co.nz PAGE 7 - REGIONAL MAP


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THE WATERS OFF THE COAST OF MOERAKI ARE TEEMING WITH WILDLIFE INCLUDING PENGUINS, SEALS, FISH AND OCCASIONALLY DOLPHINS.

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hese strangely spherical boulders look like they were tossed along Koekohe Beach by giants tenpin bowling and then abandoned. In fact, they were formed over millions of years on the sea floor by a layering process similar to how oyster pearls are created. The seabed was uplifted to form coastal cliffs that have eroded over time, and the boulders tumbled onto the beach. You can reach the boulders via a walk from the Moeraki Boulders Café, which also has great views of the boulders and coastline from above. Afterward, head to Fleurs Place. Revered by global chefs for its just-caught seafood this tiny jetty restaurant boasts a huge following. Rustic, unrushed and focused entirely on flavour. If fishing for your own feed is your passion, you are virtually guaranteed to make a catch here. Shag Point, Coastal Otago © Getty Images

The elements that make the lower South Island one of the most memorable destinations for travellers are all here in the Waitaki District – majestic mountains, sparkling turquoise lakes and rivers, lush rolling farmland, unusual geological formations and close encounters with native wildlife. The Waitaki District stretches from the glacier-fed Waitaki River in the north to the goldmining town of Palmerston in the south, and inland up the Waitaki Valley to Ohau and

Ōmarama. Māori for ‘place of light’, this small agricultural town is well-regarded for its merino wool, sheep shearing and pilot-guided gliding experiences. Nearby is the serene Lake Ohau with its tranquil deep lake, while the surrounding Ohau Snow Fields are popular for high-country skiing and snowboarding. Ōtematata’s small population balloons with holidaymakers in summer, when temperatures soar to 30ºC. Fishing, cycling and golf are all plentiful.

• Stunning views & beach frontage • Motel units, tourist flats, cabins, bunkroom (8 people) • Modern facilities, power points & tent sites • WiFi available • Close to penguins, seals, restaurants • Tariff: From (2 persons) $70$160, tent/power sites $40 114 Haven St, Moeraki, Otago • Ph/Fax: +64 3 439 4759 Email: moerakivillageholidaypark@xtra.co.nz www.moerakivillageholidaypark.co.nz Hosts: Kristina & Robbie Mitchell

WAITAKI VALLEY

The valley is fast becoming known as a top destination for pinot noir. Enjoy everything from pretty villages to vineyards, as well as interesting Māori rock art. You can see a piece of pure New Zealand history – Takiroa Māori Rock Art under a limestone bluff on SH 83.

WAIKOUAITI

Once intended to be Otago’s main settlement, this coastal township actually morphed into a popular beach resort, with some of the best swimming spots and water sports (in particular surf casting) in the area. Neighbouring Karitāne has an equally dazzling beach.

WAIKOUAITI river that became small • 44km NE of Dunedin

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& Beach Motels www.beachmotelswaikouaiti.co.nz • Spacious retro-style units, family & twin, 4 new luxury cottages • Just a walk to our fabulous beach & golf course • We are situated 30min north of Dunedin • Licensed tavern, meals & snacks available • FREE WIFI 156 Beach St, Waikouaiti Phone/Fax: +64 3 465 7340 • Tariff: from $110 for units Email: beachmotels@xtra.co.nz and $150 for cottages

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VIBRANT CITY

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unedin was founded on the hard toil of whalers, gold-miners and migrants from Scotland (Dunedin is the old Gaelic word for Edinburgh), and its heritage is evident in the local museums, churches, historic buildings and stately homes. Dunedin Railway Station is a mustsee for its elegant architecture. The city is home to the University of Otago, built in 1878 in Gothic

revival style, and one of New Zealand’s largest universities. More than 20,000 students, colloquially known as ‘scarfies’, add a youthful vibrancy to the city. Take a walk along the infamous Castle Street, where students like to party. Dunedin is a UNESCO designated City of Literature. The Octagon has a statue of Scottish poet Robert Burns and its own writers’ walk – a series of brass plaques of quotes.

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Otago / Southland Browse the many bookshops and there’s a city art trail too. Check out the eclectic mix of restaurants, cafés and bars, many with outdoor seating and live entertainment.

where you can catch the train to Middlemarch to begin the popular Otago Central Rail Trail.

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There are a number of historical sites to explore that are of historical importance to local Māori, including Taiaroa Head, Otakou, Huriawa Peninsula and Mapoutahi Pā, and there are excellent displays on Māori heritage at both the Otago and Toitu museums. A number of tour operators weave stories of local tribes and cultural legends into an incredible experience. Dunedin is well worth discovering.

For exercise, there’s kayaking, horse riding, or a round at one of the 45 golf courses in the Otago region including Otago Golf Club, the nation’s oldest course. Head to St Clair for a walk, Brighton Beach for a swim and Long Beach for exploring its caves. The region is known for its mountain biking, including the downhill tracks at Signal Hill. It’s also

Jump aboard the DUNEDIN RAILWAY at Dunedin Railway Station for a voyage across the stunning Taieri Plains and Taieri Gorge. Sit back and relax as your train negotiates this narrow river gorge, through 10 tunnels and over countless bridges and viaducts. Passengers encounter constantly changing, incredible scenery and will marvel at the engineers who carved this route through challenging terrain. Arrive at Pukerangi, and then Middlemarch, where cyclists can join the Otago Central Rail Trail.

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Otago / Southland Art buffs will love the selfguided walk which takes in the Blue Oyster Art Project, Artist’s Room plus the public library and Reed Gallery. For views of Dunedin’s skyline and the Taieri Plains from Mt Cargill, take the Pineapple Track. The Rock and Pillar Range is of one Otago’s iconic upland features. Walk to the summit to see the distinctive rocky pillars. Admire the sandstone sea arch at Tunnel Beach and the man-made tunnel dug for the Cargill family in the 1870s so they could swim in privacy at this secluded beach with fossil-filled cliffs. For an inner-city challenge, head to Dunedin’s Baldwin Street. Now the world’s second steepest street after losing the title in July 2019 to the Welsh, the gradient is a definite glute-burner.

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A great place to meet and eat! • Great hospitality, quality affordable dining just off the Southern Motorway in the heart of Caversham. • All day dining 7 days. • Brunch Sat/Sun & public holidays 10am-2pm. • No public holiday surcharge. • Closed Good Friday & Xmas Day. • Small function/ meeting room available.

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Learn about the great New Zealand sports achievers. Spend a couple of hours for a century of sporting excellence. Housed in the historic Dunedin Railway Station.

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LOCAL BUZZ “Perpetual Guardian Planetarium at The Otago Museum is both the world’s most southern and also the most technically advanced in New Zealand.” Ian Griffin – Director of the Otago Museum

Must-see MUSEUMS OTAGO MUSEUM Since 1868, the Otago Museum has been sharing its world-class collection of over 1.5 million objects, telling stories of nature, culture and science from Otago, New Zealand and the world. The museum is one of Dunedin’s most-visited cultural institutions, offering a place to learn, explore and engage with rare and

Otago Museum Tuhura Science Centre © Enterprise Dunedin

beautiful objects while continuing its proud history of research and education. With seven free galleries, there’s plenty of space to explore, or take a guided tour. Visit Tuhura, a fully interactive science centre with 45 hands-on exhibits, be awed in the planetarium and charmed by the butterflies in the Tropical Forest.

DUNEDIN, THE HOME OF SPEIGHT’S

NEW ZEALAND SPORTS HALL OF FAME Where our sporting history comes to life! Housed in the historic Dunedin Railway Station, it includes exhibits and displays on sporting champions who have been inducted from more than 30 sports, and their most memorable moments. Among the displays are rare Olympic medals, famous trophies and other intriguing items.

TOITU OTAGO SETTLERS MUSEUM This beautifully designed building houses one of the finest social history collections in the country. Its innovative and interactive displays take visitors on a journey from the arrival of the first tribes and settlers up to the present day.

Glorious GARDENS WHERE TO FIND US

DUNEDIN BOTANIC GARDENS: New Zealand’s first botanic garden and a Garden of International Significance, covering 65ha at the northern end of the city. DUNEDIN CHINESE GARDEN: Handcrafted by Chinese artisans using traditional techniques, it’s the only authentic Chinese garden in the southern hemisphere and an example of a late Ming, early Ching Dynasty Scholar’s Garden. Other gardens include blissful GLENFALLOCH WOODLAND and tranquil WYLDE WILLOW, both Gardens of National Significance. There are also many private gardens open to the public.

SPEIGHT’S BREWERY TOUR & CELLAR DOOR History never tasted so good. See over 141 years of brewing history as our guides take you through our interactive brewery tour.

+64 3 477 7697 TOURS@SPEIGHTS.CO.NZ WWW. SPEIGHTS.CO.NZ

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Otago // Southland Southland DUNEDIN’S VICTORIAN AND EDWARDIAN BUILDINGS AREN’T MUSEUM PIECES – THE CITY MAKES FULL USE OF THEM.

Municipal Chambers, Town Hall BELOW: Street art, Dunedin BOTH IMAGES: © Enterprise Dunedin

8 Pieces of Amazing Architecture • Dunedin Railway Station

Said to be New Zealand’s most photographed building.

• University of Otago Registry

With its gothic good looks and iconic clock tower built in 1878.

• The First Presbyterian Church • Dunedin Prison With its impressive 54m spire.

• Forsyth Barr Stadium

The world’s only permanently covered natural turf stadium.

Styled on London’s Scotland Yard.

• St Paul’s Cathedral

A beautiful church made of milky Ōamaru stone.

• Bank of New Zealand

A commanding presence on Princes Street.

• Municipal Chambers Designed in 1878.

The Dunedin Street Art Trail is a 90-minute walk to discover the imaginative, eclectic murals across 28 walls. The paintings by international and Kiwi artists range from whimsical to vibrant. Pick up a map at the i-SITE Visitor Centre or download it at www.dunedinnz.com

• Choice of 77 rooms with private facilities-suite, economy, standard room or shared dorm rooms, (sleep 1-4). • Centrally located within 500m to the Octagon, Railway Station, Settlers Museum, cafés and main shopping area. • Our facilities include bar, lounge, garden courtyard, laundry, accessibility room, luggage and cycle storage.

Book direct for best deal!

• Free off-street parking available, 24-hour check-in and local tours arranged. • Free unlimited WiFi for guests. • Tariff: From Shared Dorm $29, Backpacker pvt $89 (2p), Hotel Single $99, Double/Twin $120-$145, Triple/Quad $170, Suite $175. 27 Queens Gardens, Dunedin +Ph:64 3 477 3160 E: leviathan@xtra.co.nz • www.dunedinhotel.co.nz Freephone: 0800 773 773

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Gems to EXPLORE You’ll get an insight into the history and workings of the brewery and discover quirky facts about Dunedin too. Learn the origins of Speight’s and how it has become one of New Zealand’s top brewers. Finish off at the tasting room!

and department stores, and a food court with free WiFi. Dunedin also has an amazing kaleidoscope of independent boutiques, nearly all within walking distance of the Octagon.

A more recent addition to Dunedin’s brewing scene is Emerson’s, a brewery and taproom where you can ‘get a liquid education’ on a tour of their state-of-the-art 5000L brewery and 1200L workshop. You’ll see every step of the production process, from the malt room to bottling, and most importantly, tasting. The Dunedin Public Art Gallery houses New Zealand’s oldest collection of public art. It features an excellent collection of British and European paintings, including those from old masters as well as famous Kiwi artists including Ralph Hotere and Frances Hodgkins, and there are changing exhibitions of the latest contemporary art too. Dunedin’s shopping scene is impressive. The Meridian Mall is a dynamic retail centre in the bustling heart of the CBD with speciality

LOCAL BUZZ

A visit to OLVESTON HOUSE, a Jacobean-style mansion, is a must-do. This opulent home was built by acclaimed architect Sir Ernest George Olveston in 1904 for rich English merchant David Theomin. Theomin supported the arts and was a keen collector of the finest things in life. The beautiful mansion houses 250 artworks as well as rare books, sculpture, tapestry and furniture.

“Richard Emerson is a Dunedin legend who has produced some incredible brews since 1992. A visit to Emerson’s Brewery cannot be overlooked.”

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Dunedin day trip allows you to go out, explore and return to the bustle for a flurry of fine dining and entertainment that only a larger city can cater for.

flower, mānuka and kānuka honey. Or, if you leave without a purchase and have buyer’s regret, you will find them at the Otago Farmers’ Market held every Saturday in the Dunedin Railway Station.

Blueskin Bay is just 19km north of Dunedin, and home to Blueskin Bay Honey, a company which freckles the surrounding area with beehives. During cruise ship season, their shop on the main street of Port Chalmers sells a delicious assortment of wild

Sutton Salt Lake is around an hour’s drive from Dunedin and takes the same amount of time to circumnavigate on foot. Work up an appetite and then take respite at Kissing Gate Café, located on the main road.

Another unique experience is at Larnach Castle, New Zealand’s only real castle. Larnach Castle is a splendid sight to behold. Its native wood, Italian marble, English tiles and Venetian glass interior is absolutely stunning. Enjoy 14ha of beautiful, South Seas gardens and be sure to look out for Alice in Wonderland’s ‘Curious Door’ in a tree trunk. You can also have dinner in the dining room and stay overnight.

Larnach Castle, Dunedin © Miles Holden / Tourism NZ

Otago Farmers’ Market © Tourism Dunedin

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Harington Point Motel • Closest motel to albatross, penguin & seal colonies. • Self‑contained individual studio units or 1, 2 & 3‑brm cottages. • Spacious units set amongst mature shrubs and gum trees on 1.6ha of land. • Beach (and sea lions), 400m yellow-eyed penguin reserve 600m. • Dunedin 35min drive. Free • Tariff: (2 persons) Studio $110, WiFi Cottages $120, extra person $20.

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GARDEN MOTEL

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Harington Point Village Motel

DUNEDIN NEW ZEALAND 594 Great King Street, PO Box 112, Dunedin, NZ Tel­: +64 3 477 0270 Email: woodlandsvillage@xtra.co.nz Book direct for best deal! • Spacious, self-contained 1 and 2-bedroom units (sleeps 1 to 8 persons). • Full kitchens, on-site laundry, free unlimited WiFi, off-street parking. • Guest BBQ & playground, enclosed by established gardens in a park-like setting. • Centrally located, close to University, Hospital, retail shops, restaurants and cafés. • Easy walking distance to Stadium, KFC, McDonalds, pizza outlets & supermarkets. • Weekly rates available on request. Tariff: From $130-$165 (2 persons), extra person $20

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he spectacular Otago Peninsula is a definite highlight of the region – you don’t want to miss this, especially if you’re a wildlife and nature lover. It’s one of the few places in the country to boast such a diverse range of wildlife, from seal pups and sea lions to thriving populations of rare yellow-eyed penguins and northern royal albatrosses.

THE DIVERSE WILDLIFE IS ONE

INSET: Albatross with its chick on the Otago Peninsula © DunedinNZ.com

OF THE REGION’S BIGGEST DRAWCARDS. T hey swoop in like giant Airbus planes and are incredible to watch. Take this unique opportunity to see the royal albatross at the only mainland breeding colony in the world on the Otago Peninsula. The observatory at the Royal Albatross Centre is the place to start exploring. Here you can watch the adult birds, with their gigantic wings, return from fishing at sea to feed their chicks. Head to the peninsula on a guided four-wheel drive or boat tour to get the best experience. Using a guide means you don’t intrude on some of the rare creatures who live here. Look out for New Zealand fur seals and sea lions and noisy blue penguins. Investigate the Yellow-eyed Penguin Conservation Reserve, which has an intricate network of tunnels, hides and tracks.

PARADISE FOR WILDLIFE

Otago Peninsula LOCAL BUZZ

OTAGO PENINSULA

“Observe beautiful displays of the Aurora Australis beside the tranquil waters of Hoopers and Papanui Inlets on the Otago Peninsula.”

Penguin Place

18km NE of Dunedin

Conservation Reserve

Ian Griffin – Director of the Otago Museum

Penguin Place is a private conservation reserve dedicated to helping the yellow-eyed penguin.

FREE

All tours are 90 minutes

in duration andOtago are Taiaroa Head Lighthouse, fully guided by our Peninsula © Getty Images

103 Malvern St, Dunedin • P: +64 3 467 9936 • E: stay@leithvalleyhp.co.nz Reservations 0800 555 331 • www.leithvalleytouringpark.co.nz

45 Pakihau Road, Otago Peninsula, Dunedin Ph: +64 3 478 0286

Email: info@penguinplace.co.nz • www.penguinplace.co.nz

Modern sunny units for all budgets

Leith Valley Touring Park

OCTAGON

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ST PINE HILL RD

MALVERN DUKE ST

• Peaceful sheltered park, accommodation • Only 2km from city shops • Bushwalks, glowworms & native birds at your door • Closest holiday park to hospital, university, botanic gardens, stadium • Netflix available in some units • Bicycle storage, BBQ and games room • Choice of modern, comfortable accommodation units. • Tariff: from $40 power sites, $70 cabins

knowledgeable staff

We offer you the opportunity to visit a working conservation programme which enhances and protects native and endemic species, including wild penguins. Our project is fully funded by our guided tours.

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Visiting Dunedin? Don’t miss... World’s only mainland Royal Albatross breeding colony

World’s smallest penguin in its natural habitat

MOSGIEL after Robbie Burns’ farm Mossgeil • 17km W of Dunedin LONGBOURNE LODGE MOTEL

• Spacious, sunny and warm, new garden studios and cottages (1 & 2-bedroom). Sky TV. Free WiFi. • Undercover parking, BBQ, play area, dog exercise meadow. • Close to Dunedin and airport, shops, golf, A&P showgrounds and Wingatui. • Tariff: (1-2 persons) from $140. 100 School Rd South, Mosgiel • P/F: +64 3 489 5701 www.longbournelodge.co.nz • E: stay@longbournelodge.nz

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Cycling Roxburgh Gorge Trail © Tourism Central Otago

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entral Otago is breathtakingly different, boasting some of New Zealand’s most diverse scenery. It’s a rocky region cradled by mountain ranges surging with wild rivers and dramatic gorges, and dotted with shimmering lakes and charming towns. It’s also known for its goldmining past, stone fruit growing, wine trails and New Zealand’s first cycling Rail Trail.

Alexandra is the heart of the Central Otago region. The winters are crisp and cold while the summers are sizzling hot. The town bursts into life in spring with flowering blossom trees and it is golden brown in autumn as the leaves turn copper-coloured. Cromwell is set in a fascinating landscape of rust-coloured hills, fertile valleys, and dramatic gorges carved by two great rivers, the Clutha and Kawarau. In the 1980s and 1990s, the town underwent a major transformation with the

CENTRAL OTAGO’S FERTILE SOILS PRODUCE THE FINEST STONE FRUIT AND PINOT NOIR. BUT THE LAND IS ALSO RIPE FOR A RIDE. THE OTAGO CENTRAL RAIL TRAIL TRACES THE REGION’S FORMER RAILWAY LINE, FOR BOTH WALKERS AND BIKERS TO FOLLOW.

construction of the Clyde Dam. The valley was flooded to create Lake Dunstan, and Cromwell’s historic buildings were shifted and restored to higher ground: now known as the Cromwell Heritage Precinct. The Cromwell Farmers’ & Craft Market is held here every Sunday morning from Labour weekend until Easter. Ranfurly is known for its charming art deco buildings, while Naseby, the home of curling, is also the place for winter ice skating on Centennial Pond.

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Must-Do’s Palmerston International Airport Domestic Airport Golf Waikouaiti i-SITE Visitor Centre Lookout Skiing 1 Tramping

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lexandra is a colourful oasis among the rocky landscape of Central Otago, particularly in spring when the flowers are in bloom and wild thyme colours the hills purple. Situated at the junction of the Clutha and Manuherikia rivers, it’s a popular holiday destination, which is not surprising given it often has the highest summer temperatures in the country and little rainfall. Admire the view from the clock on the hill, which has proudly served the town for 50 years. Stock up at the Saturday morning market in Pioneer Park. Soak up the scenery by walking, cycling or horse riding and head to the wineries for tastings.

ith many buildings preserved from the gold-rush era, you will marvel at the colonial architecture as you walk around Clyde’s historic precinct. This includes Dunstan House, the first two-storey building in Central Otago and now a B&B, and the lovely former Victoria Store, now a café, bar, restaurant and brewery complex. Visit one of Clyde’s museums to delve

into the town’s history, and make sure you see the Clyde Dam – the largest concrete gravity dam in New Zealand. The Otago Central Rail Trail starts (or finishes) here, which you can also explore on horseback or foot. Located in the area is Earnscleugh Valley and Fruitlands with orchards, vineyards and gold-mining relics. Buy fruit fresh from a roadside stall.

CLYDE after a Scottish general • 86km E of Queenstown BIKE IT NOW!

• Bike Hire including e-bikes. • Bike Retail and Workshop (Trek, Merida, Scott, Avanti). • Itinerary planner • Otago Central Rail Trail & Roxburgh Gorge trails. • For the personal touch visit us! Open 7 days. 25 Holloway St, Clyde • P: NZ: 0800 245 366  AUS: 1800 446 356 www.bikeitnow.co.nz • E: info@bikeitnow.co.nz

Also explore the Otago Central Rail Trail, and take a walk alongside or cruise the Clutha River. The Roxburgh Gorge Trail is a spectacular one-day ride through iconic country where you can see mining relics along the way. Walking Alexandra Clock Hill Walk © Central Otago District Council

ALEXANDRA after Princess Alexandra of Denmark • 191km NW of Dunedin ALTITUDE BIKES

• Packages & bike hire for Otago Central Rail Trail, Roxburgh Gorge Trail & Clutha Gold Trail. • Fantastic guided high country & single track mountain bike tours. • RAIL TRAIL FREEDOM – choose your support.

88 Centennial Ave, Alexandra • P: +64 3 448 8917 • M: +64 21 456 918 www.altitudebikes.co.nz • E: info@altitudebikes.co.nz

Daily transport to and from Queenstown & Dunedin Bike Hire including eBikes Luggage Transfers Free Itinerary planning

Call 0800 724 587 www.trailjourneys.co.nz

AL PARK VIEW MOTEL

• Ideal start/finish point for Otago Central Rail Trail & Roxburgh Gorge Trail

• Central location. Comfortable, ground-floor fully equipped motel/studio, 1 & 2-brm motel units, access unit. • Free gas BBQ, outdoor dining. Extra off-street parking. • Adjacent to playground/park. Short walk to town centre, RSA, cafés, restaurants. Near Rail Trail. Free WiFi. • Tariff: $110-$145 (1-2 persons), extra $20. 12 Bantry St, Alexandra  • P/F: +64 3 448 7400 • Res: 0800 448 740 www.alparkviewmotel.co.nz • E: alparkview@callplus.net.nz

• 7 self-contained 1 & 2-bedroom units • Short stroll to Clyde’s well-known eateries and bars in the historic precinct • Continental breakfast buffet in Schist stable (Oct-Apr) • FREE bike storage on site during stay

ALEXANDRA HOLIDAY PARK

• Groups welcome. Complex (5 brms – sleep 29). 300 camp sites. Cabins, tourist flats, cottages, lodges & family units. • Matti Lodge for groups of up to 16 (self-contained). • Heated ablution block in winter. • ‘Hour Place’ – an hour’s drive to Queenstown, Arrowtown, Wanaka, Naseby & Ranfurly. 44 Manuherikia Rd, Alexandra • P: +64 3 448 8297 www.ahp.nz • E: info@ahp.nz

56 Sunderland St, Clyde CENTRAL OTAGO P: 03 449 2709 E: stay@antiquelodgemotel.co.nz FREEPHONE:

0800 99 22 66 • www.antiquelodgemotel.co.nz

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ART DECO Hotel

FREE WIFI

Historic Ranfurly Hotel Built in 1934 Art Deco Era

OFFERING PACKAGES & BIKE HIRE FOR Otago Central Rail Trail • Roxburgh Gorge Trail • Clutha Gold Trail A L S O O F F E R I N G FA N TA S T I C Guided High Country & Single Track MTB Tours

10 Charlemont St, PO Box 12, Ranfurly • Ph: +64 3 444 9140 • Fax: +64 3 444 9142

Email: ranfurly.hotel@xtra.co.nz • www.ranfurlyhotel.co.nz

88 Centennial Avenue, Alexandra Tel: +64 3 448 8917, Mob: +64 21 456 918 info@altitudebikes.co.nz • w w w. a l t i t u de bi k e s. c o. n z

wedderburn cottages • Comfortable 1928 farm homestead & 14 attractive, self-contained cottages + miners huts • FREE WIFI • On Central Otago Rail Trail. Under the Hawkdun

Range, surrounded by stunning farmland/tussock landscape • Visit the Red Barn for water, toilets, shade, coffee and information

Ph: +64 3 444 9194 • Mob: +64 27 268 9194 • E: enquiries@wedderburn.net.nz • www.wedderburncottages.co.nz

In 1898 The Waipiata Tavern began construction from mud brick. In 1933 the Tavern was rebuilt as a single storey dwelling after it was destroyed by fire. Today the rail has gone, the tracks have been removed, replaced by thousands of eager cyclists, but the now re-named, Waipiata Country Hotel still stands. The hotel has been refurbished with 6 rooms accommodating 12 people, a public bar, restaurant dining area and private dining room. All this is only 50 paces from the Otago Central Rail Trail...

www.staywaipiata.co.nz

Otago Central Rail Trail

Independent or Guided Tours including boat excursions, sightseeing, wine tours and more on the Otago Central Rail Trail, Roxburgh Gorge Trail, Clutha Gold Trail Daily transport to and from Queenstown Bike Hire including eBikes Luggage Transfers Free Itinerary planning

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OTAGO CENTRAL Rail Trail

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he Otago Central Rail Trail, New Zealand’s original Great Ride, will take you on a recreational passage of discovery, revealing truly breathtaking treasures not readily accessible by any other means and unlike any other in New Zealand. This is a journey into the region’s heartland of ever-changing mountainous, dry rocky landscapes, productive farmland, spectacular river gorges, tunnels, viaducts, thriving townships, old stone and mud-brick dwellings and preserved gold-mining settlements – shaped and seasoned by the harsh, continental climatic extremes of Central Otago. Modelled on Rails to Trails projects overseas, the Rail Trail extends 152km along the former railway route between Middlemarch and Clyde. Its wide gravel path has a gentle 1:50 gradient, making it ideal for walkers, cyclists and horse riders. If you want to cycle the entire trail, it

generally takes four days to complete comfortably. That’s approximately four hours of riding per day, with plenty of accommodation options available along the way. However, the trail is divided into sections as short as 4km each, so you can choose whether you want to cycle just one section, or the whole trail. Desirable detours: There are many opportunities to meet the pioneerspirited locals and to take detours and side trips to places such as dams, gold-mining relics, the country’s only international curling rink to try your hand at the ancient ice sport, and so much more. Travelling the Rail Trail also offers you the chance to immerse yourself in the history and romance of the railway and the gold rush. Whatever your interest, the trail provides the solitude to reflect amid the transforming light of expansive skies and vast landscapes. You also have the option of travelling on the Taieri Gorge Railway at the beginning or end of your cycling trip.

EVENTS THE ALEXANDRA BLOSSOM FESTIVAL – September HIGHLANDS FESTIVAL OF SPEED April ALEXANDRA THYME FESTIVAL October/November CROMWELL CHERRY FESTIVAL December

CROMWELL HERITAGE PRECINCT WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL January RIVER RANGE MUSIC FESTIVAL, CROMWELL February THE CLYDE WINE & FOOD HARVEST FESTIVAL April

Ngapuna, Central Otago Rail Trail © Miles Holden / Tourism NZ

CAPTIVATING CROMWELL

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he ‘fruit bowl of the south’, Cromwell is an historic town set amid the rocky landscape. Visit a vineyard and sample the region’s famous pinot noir, or head to the Goldfields Mining Centre and try your hand at gold panning. See craftspeople

at work at the Cromwell Heritage Precinct. You can also marvel at beautiful Lake Dunstan, have a picnic or go fishing, mountain biking or jet boating. Do some laps at Highlands Motorsport Park and see the astonishing private car collection there.

CROMWELL after Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector of England 220km NW of Dunedin BIKE IT NOW!

• Bike Retail (Scott, Specialized and Avanti). • Bike Workshop. • Cycle clothing and accessories. • Bike Hire. • For the personal touch visit us! Open 6 days.

2E The Mall, Cromwell • P: +64 3 4450498 www.bikeitnow.co.nz • E: cromwell@bikeitnow.co.nz

CENTRAL GATEWAY MOTEL

• Studios and family units. Closest motel to Lake Dunstan & Cromwell’s Heritage Precinct. Quiet, off main road location. • Free unlimited WiFi. • Tariff: $135-$250 (1-4 persons). Unit/seasonal rates may apply.

67 Inniscort St, Cromwell • P: +64 3 445 0035 Res: 0800 267 268 • www.centralgateway.co.nz

CROMWELL MOTEL

• Studio, 1, 2 and 3-room units. Family units with shub baths. • Fully equipped kitchens in all units. Parking outside units. • Free WiFi. Guest laundry. Pets by arrangement. BBQ. Outdoor swimming pool. Continental breakfast. Sky 50+. • Tariff: $140-$250 (1-4 persons), extra person $30. Cnr Gair & Barry Ave, Cromwell • P: +64 3 445 0373 • Res: 0508 445 0373 www.cromwellmotel.co.nz • E: cromwellmotel@xtra.co.nz

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Book Now: +64 3 445 3417

Qualmark rated 5-star Villa accommodation set on the shores of Lake Dustan with surrounding mountain views, offering guests the best of Central Otago right on their doorstep • Luxurious One & Three-Bedroom Villas • Spacious Double & Twin Studios • Free WiFi, laundry & parking • On-site dining & activity bookings

• Only 45min from Queenstown,Wanaka & Cardrona Ski Field • Conference & Wedding Venue • Mini-golf Course & Adventure Playground

www.lakeresort.co.nz stay@lakeresort.co.nz 15-23 Perriam Place Pisa Moorings, Cromwell

Book now using the following promo code AA1920 to receive 10% off your booking

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WIDE OPEN SPACES

Timeless MĀNIOTOTO

TAKE A SELFIE IN FRONT OF THE GIANT STONE

LOCAL BUZZ

FRUIT SCULPTURE JUST OUTSIDE CROMWELL

THE MĀNIOTOTO PLAIN IS KNOWN

“Pinders Pond is where many locals and visitors swim during the warmer season. Located five kilometres south east of Roxburgh.” Stephen Jeffery – Local businessman and Teviot Valley Ward Councillor of the Central Otago District Council

AS ‘A TIMELESS LAND’.

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he Māniototo sky is a vivid blue, contrasting with the rugged plains and often snow-covered mountain peaks. The vast, open spaces and defining seasonal landscapes make for breathtaking scenery and recreational activities. Ranfurly is the main service centre for the Māniototo area. In the 1930s, a series of arson attacks destroyed a number of buildings, and many of the replacements were constructed in art deco style. Today, the town is celebrated as an excellent example of an art deco town, with a Rural Art Deco Gallery and a refurbished railway station housing the information centre, which includes a pictorial display and audio-visual presentation. TOP: Māniototo landscape © Central Otago District Council INSET: Ophir Post Office © Otago Central Rail Trail Marketing

Cycle the ROXBURGH GORGE TRAIL and the CLUTHA GOLD TRAIL, two joining trails that hug the edge of the stunning Clutha-Mata-au River on the way to Lawrence. Highlights include the incredible transforming landscape of the Roxburgh Gorge and the fruitgrowing town of Roxburgh. In WEDDERBURN you can visit the goods shed made famous in the Grahame Sydney painting, ‘July on the Māniototo’. Visit ST BATHANS and check out the reputedly haunted Vulcan Hotel and the stunning Blue Lake with its glaring white cliffs. OPHIR has many beautiful historical buildings, such as the

Ophir Post Office. The 65m-span Daniel O’Connell suspension bridge, built in 1880 across the Manuherikia River, is a category 1 historic place. ŌTŪRĒHUA is a farming service town and home to the Brass Monkey motorcycle rally. Visit the historic Hayes Engineering – Kiwi ingenuity at its best. THE TAIERI RIVER is one of New Zealand’s best-kept secret fishing locations.

RANFURLY after Governor of NZ 1897-1904 • 134km NW of Dunedin on SH 85 RANFURLY HOTEL

• Historic hotel on the Otago Central Rail Trail. Ensuite & share facility rooms. • Free WiFi, laundry facilities. • Restaurant/café, bottle store, sports bar with gaming, TAB & Sky. Secure bike lock-up. • Tariff: $75-140 per room (1-2p), extra $25. 10 Charlemont St, Ranfurly, Central Otago • P: +64 3 444 9140 www.ranfurlyhotel.co.nz • E: Ranfurly.Hotel@xtra.co.nz

WAIPIATA COUNTRY HOTEL

• Historical hotel built in 1898 from mud brick and rebuilt in 1933 as a single storey dwelling. • Now refurbished with 6 rooms accommodating 12 people, a public bar, restaurant dining area and a private dining room. • Only 50 paces from the Otago Central Rail Trail – perfect for accommodation for cyclists. 29 Main Street, Waipiata, Maniototo, Central Otago • P: +64 3 444 9470 www.staywaipiata.co.nz • E: enquiries@waipiatahotel.co.nz

RANFURLY MOTELS

• Ground-floor family & studio units, full kitchens (sleeps up to 6). Quiet, park-like grounds, with outdoor games. Breakfast. • Easy walk to bar & cafés, guest laundry, free unlimited WiFi. • Otago Rail Trail 100m away. Ice skating/curling. Golf course. • Tariff: units from $130 (1-2 persons), extra person $25. 1 Davis Ave, Ranfurly • P: +64 3 444 9383 • Res: 0800 100 559 www.ranfurlymotels.co.nz • E: info@ranfurlymotels.co.nz

WEDDERBURN COTTAGES

• Comfortable 1928 farm homestead & 14 attractive, selfcontained cottages & miners huts. On Central Otago Rail Trail. • Under the Hawkdun Range, with stunning landscape. • Breakfast avail, laundry, TV & free WiFi. • Visit the Red Barn for water, toilets, shade, coffee and information. SH 85, Wedderburn, Central Otago  • P: +64 3 444 9194 • M: +64 27 268 9194 www.wedderburncottages.co.nz • E: enquiries@wedderburn.net.nz

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Unique and Unspoilt

Balclutha Bridge © Destination Clutha / Blacklabel Photography

Clutha

EXPLORERS WILL BE BESIDE THEMSELVES. SEA CAVES, CLIFFS, WATERFALLS AND THE EPIC CATLINS AWAIT.

LOCAL BUZZ “Discover the Jewel in Clutha’s crown at the historic and picturesque town of Lawrence. Gorge on history and treats from the famous Lawrence Mint chocolate shop.” Mark Patterson – Lawrence Sheep and Beef farmer and New Zealand First List MP

BALCLUTHA Gaelic for ‘town on the Clyde’ (Clutha) • 82km SW of Dunedin HIGHWAY LODGE MOTEL

• Spacious s/c studio 1, 2 & 3-brm units. Warm dbl-glazed units. • Ample off-street parking, guest laundry, one spa bath unit, free unlimited WiFi, business services. Adjacent convenience shops. 3min walk to main town centre. Heat pumps/air-con. • Gateway to Catlins & Southern Scenic Route. • Tariff: from $130 (1-2 persons). 165 Clyde St, Balclutha, 9230 • P: +64 3 418 2363 • Res: 0800 00 24 64 www.highwaylodge.co.nz • E: highwaylodge@xtra.co.nz

THE CATLINS after a whaling captain • 32km S of Balclutha ANCHORAGE

• Spectacular views over beautiful Waikawa Harbour. • A substantial 3-brm upstairs unit & 2 fully s/c downstairs studio units. • Quiet & peaceful, on Southern Scenic Route in heart of Catlins. • Limited Free WiFi • Tariff: $100-$150. 52 Antrim St, Waikawa, Catlins Coast • P: +64 3 246 8585 • M: +64 27 278 9585 www.anchorage.co.nz • E: milkfarm@xtra.co.nz 

Nugget Point, The Catlins © Tourism NZ / Miles Holden

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ake a journey off the beaten track to this amazing area, which celebrates nature and history. Rich heritage abounds in lovely Lawrence, Otago’s original gold town which is now home to the Clutha Gold cycle and walking trail. Clutha also has the country’s most inland tidal lake, Lake Waihola, which is surrounded by internationally important wetlands, while

In The Catlins

58 Esplanade, Kaka Point, The Catlins Phone: +64 3 412 8800 Email: lisa@thepointcafe.co.nz www.thepointcafe.co.nz

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Lying between Dunedin and Invercargill on the sensational Southern Scenic Route, there’s nowhere quite like Clutha!

OWAKA Māori for “the place of canoes” • 31km SW of Balclutha

Owaka’s Number 1 Camp

• The Point Café & Bar is in the heart of the small township of Kaka Point – a small walk from any accommodation • Sit back and relax with panoramic views of the ocean while dining or playing a game of pool • Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner

nearby Taieri Mouth is famed for its brilliant white sand. Enjoy star-studded skies, great surfing and fishing and some of the world’s rarest wildlife at iconic Nugget Point, which is possibly New Zealand’s most spectacular lookout.

• Choice of tent sites and cabins (sleep up to 6), modern amenities and kitchen. Free WiFi. • Sheltered beach, waterfront with sea lions, bush walks and abundant native birds. Kayaks, fishing, playground, golf.

Open 7 days a week Best Seafood Chowder and Blue Cod in South Otago

THE POINT Café and Bar

On the Waterfront

Park Lane, Pounawea, Owaka, Catlins Ph/Fax: 03 415 8483 Res: 0800 122 854 Email: pounawea.motor.camp@xtra.co.nz

• Tariff: (2 persons) tent and power sites from $32, cabins from $40, children under 4yrs free.

www.catlins‑nz.com/pounawea‑motor‑camp/

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The Catlins THE CATLINS IS TRULY REMARKABLE WITH A WEALTH OF NATURAL WONDERS, WHERE LUSH RAINFOREST

Six spectacular waterfalls including the triple tiered cascade at Purakaunui could have been plucked straight from the pages of a fairy-tale. This incredible coastline is home to the world’s rarest penguins, most endangered sea lions and smallest dolphins. Take a walk to the spectacular spur at Nugget Point, with its lighthouse perched on a panoramic platform.

SPILLS ONTO BRILLIANT BEACHES AND MOTHER NATURE STILL RULES SUPREME.

At stunning Curio Bay the outgoing tide reveals a 180-million-year-old Jurassic forest, while the acoustic Cathedral Caves are one of the world’s largest sea cave complexes. The Catlins also boasts beautiful bird life and some of the best surfing in the country with the highest ever recorded winter waves. Don’t miss the 30-minute walk to Jack’s Blowhole, the big surf at Skeleton Reef and a walk along Tautuku Bay at sunset. For rainy days, the interactive Tumu Toka Natural Heritage Centre is a hands-on delight.

CURIO BAY 16km SW of Owaka STAY, EAT AND EXPLORE THE CATLINS

IN THE HEART OF

THE CATLINS Curioscape Café/ Restaurant and Museum is the perfect place to take a break on your journey.

A UNIQUE CAMPING

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The Campground offers a unique coastal environment to take a break on your Catlins journey..

THE HEART OF THE CATLINS

CURIO BAY “A must for any traveller going down South...”

www.curioscape.co.nz

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Spectacular Southland

INCREDIBLE LANDSCAPES, CULTURAL DRAWCARDS, FINE FISHING, FRIENDLY FOLK, WHISKY AND COUNTRY MUSIC...

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he New Zealand we all dream of, Southland is a natural playground offering warm hospitality from friendly locals. Known as the boot-scooting country music capital of New Zealand, Gore is swamped with visitors for the New Zealand Gold Guitar Awards every June. This is also one of the best trout fishing areas, epitomised by the giant fish statue which greets you as you drive into town. Other drawcards are the Eastern Southland Art Gallery and the Hokonui Moonshine Museum, dedicated to locals who made whisky illegally in the Hokonui Hill during prohibition times. The award-winning Gore Historical Museum has an exhibition dedicated to brown trout and the Mataura Museum is based in an 1880s settlers cottage.

The road to Invercargill © Getty Images

GORE after Governor of NZ, Sir Thomas Gore Browne • 64km NE of Invercargill

Dolamore Park is 14km from Gore and is one of its jewels. Nestled in the Hokonui Hills, it has overnight camping facilities and multiple walking tracks through beautiful native bush.

INVERCARGILL after Captain William Cargill • 206km SW of Dunedin

HOWL AT THE MOON CAFE BAR

• Open 7 days. Recently refurbished. Sunny outdoor courtyard. • Relaxed friendly service in warm, modern surroundings. • Lunch 12-2pm, dinner 5.30-9pm. • Blackboard menu/wine selection – changes regularly. Quality Hawthorne coffee. Bar food available all day. • A warm welcome assured. Bottle store on site. 2 Main St, Gore • P: +64 3 208 3851 • F: +64 3 208 3982 E: howlatthemoon@mltgore.co.nz

THE THOMAS GREEN PUBLIC HOUSE & DINING ROOM

• Atmosphere, style and friendly country service. • Light meals & tasteful dining options teamed with some hearty southern fare using local suppliers. Relax at the bar or sit by the fire for a coffee and a fresh baked cheese scone. • Style & comfort, presented with traditional friendly southern hospitality. 30 Medway Street, Gore • P: +64 3 208 9295 www.thethomasgreen.co.nz • E: thomasgreen@mltgore.co.nz

ASURE OAKLEIGH MOTELS

• 6 x 2-brm units, 3 x 1-brm units, spa bath unit, all with full cooking & in garden setting. 3 x new exec studio units incl access units. All serviced daily. Spacious off-street parking. • Continental breakfast. Close to tavern (TAB), town centre. FREE WiFi. Cot, no charge. 50+ SKY channels. • Tariff: $130-$160 (1-2p seasonal), extra $25. 70 Hokonui Dr, Gore • P/F: +64 3 208 4863 • Res: 0800 62 55 34 www.oakleighmotel.co.nz • E: info@oakleighmotel.co.nz

DOLAMORE PARK CAMP

• 10min from motorhome-friendly Gore. Playground, flying fox. • 22 power, unlimited tent sites on grassed area. Kitchen, shower facilities. Flush toilets. NO DOGS. Dump station. • Well-formed tracks in native forest, 1 wheelchair access. • Near to 6km mountain bike track (grade 2-3). • Tariff: $10pp (per night), child $2, under 5yrs free. 10km off SH 94, Gore to Lumsden Rd, Southland P: +64 3 208 6896 • M: +64 27 292 4400 • www.gorenz.com

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HEART OF SOUTHLAND

Invercargill

NEW ZEALAND’S SOUTHERNMOST CITY ENTICES VISITORS WITH ITS ELEGANT BOULEVARDS, BEAUTIFUL GARDENS AND ITS OBSESSION WITH ANYTHING ON WHEELS.

Cycling in Queens Park, Invercargill © Southland Tourism

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• Clean, tidy, smokefree studio, 1-brm, 6 x 2-brm family units, self-contained for families & business. Unlimited free WiFi. • Adjacent Queens Park, golf & museum. Airport pick-up by arrangement. Off the main roads, no traffic noise. • Tariff: $125-$150 (1-2 persons), extra $20, under 12yrs $15, under 5yrs free. 85 Alice St, Invercargill • P: +64 3 214 4504 • Res: 0800 800 504 www.queensparkmotels.co.nz • E: quietstay@queensparkmotels.co.nz

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• Spacious, warm, ground-floor studios, 1 & 2-brm unit (deluxe units) plus 3 & 4-brm houses – fully s/c with heat pumps & Sky TV. • Close to Stadium, Transport World, Splash Palace, CBD. Free Unltd WIFI. Tariff: $130-$195 (1-2p). Corp/group rates. 327 Tay St, Invercargill • P: +64 3 217 1117 www.admiralcourt.co.nz • E: nicebeds@admiralcourt.co.nz

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• 13 ground-floor modern units, serviced daily, all with full kitchens • Well-appointed spacious units, offering a range of affordable, high-quality accommodation • Very close to Stadium Southland, Velodrome, hockey turf, Splash Palace & The Bill Richardson Transport World. 1.5km to CBD • Super king-size beds in most units • TVs/extra LCD TV in 1-brm units. Sky Select decoder in every room • Spa bath units available • Charge-back facilities with restaurants. UNLIMITED WIFI Meal delivery available • From $135

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ith a lively CBD and excellent restaurants and bars, Invercargill has all the benefits of city life with few of the drawbacks. The elegant 19th century buildings and wide, tree-lined streets make it an enticing place. The kids will love Splash Palace with its wave pool and waterslide, and mum and dad will enjoy a tour of the Invercargill Brewery. The Heritage Trail is a great way to explore – the half-day tour features public artworks, sculptures and major landmarks. Although best undertaken by car, it features plenty of stops to explore on foot. Don’t miss Queens Park situated in the heart of the city, as well as Anderson Park with its magnificent homestead. The Estuary Walkway is a relaxing way to explore Pleasure Bay Lagoon, with a 5km track offering picture-perfect views back towards the city. Only a few kilometres west of the city centre is Ōreti Beach, where Burt Munro (among others) raced his motorbike. Although we’re more impelled to ride a horse along its vast expanse of clean, flat sand.

• Closest to the city centre • Supermarket 50m • Cafés, restaurants & theatre 500m • Southern Institute of Technology & Workingmen’s Club 200m • Centrally heated rooms • Spa units • SKY 50+ channels • FREE WIFI • Off-street parking • Airport 4min drive • Tariff: Studios from $140, corporate & group rates available 6

388 Tay St, Invercargill Ph: +64 3 217 3881 Email: info@388taymotel.co.nz Visit: www.388taymotel.co.nz Hosts: Dianna & Keith McKenzie

RESERVATIONS ONLY: 0800 888 234

www.birchwoodmanor.co.nz

189 Tay St (SH 1), Invercargill • P: +64 3 218 8881 • E: birch@birchwood.co.nz

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Northern & Western Southland

Riverton Harbour © Deb Racz

Dig This © Transport World

MOTORHEADS WILL DIG THIS A diesel fuelled haven for car enthusiasts, Transport World combines two purpose-built motoring museums: Bill Richardson Transport World and Classic Motorcycle Mecca. If a spot of demolition is also on your holiday wish-list, the centre’s latest addition, ‘Dig This’ allows visitors to operate bulldozers, excavators (and more) in a giant gravel pit.

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he main centre of Western Southland, Riverton boasts a thriving community of artists, potters, jewellers, furniture-makers and textile workers. Pop into the Riverton Arts Centre or one of the many great shops and come away with a one-of-a-kind piece of art. One of the oldest settlements in New Zealand, it’s also rich in history. Budding photographers can take a guided photography tour here.

adventurous characters and hear engaging stories. Guided tours start from here and take you to fossick the beaches and dig for history. Tuatapere is surrounded by fascinating scenery. The spectacular Tuatapere Hump Ridge Track is a 43km circuit that starts and ends at the western side of Te Waewae Bay. Other activities include visiting limestone caves and sampling the town’s renowned sausages.

Many geological attractions are found in the area, including Colac Bay, the surfing capital of Southland, and Gemstone Beach where it is possible to find your own sapphire stone on the beautiful, wild beach.

There’s plenty to do in Winton. Enjoy southern hospitality at the cafés and pubs, follow the heritage trail, visit the quaint gift shops, enjoy a game of golf at the 18-hole course, go fishing on the Oreti River or explore the Forest Hill and Dunsdale scenic reserves.

Te Hikoi Southern Journey museum is the ultimate heritage experience of the south where you can take an interactive journey with

Immerse yourself in a farming station in Northern Southland. Enjoy a horse trek or nip into Lumsden’s quirky cafés and bars.

RIVERTON

situated on an estuary • 39km NW of Invercargill

YARROW MOTEL

• 8 centrally heated ground-floor units serviced daily. FREE WiFi. • 5 studios (1 spa unit), 2 x 1-brm, 1 x 2-brm, 1 x 3-brm house. • 500m to town centre, Queens Park, museum, info centre, Southern Cross Hospital. • Tariff: $115-$180 (1-2p), extra $20, $15 child under 15, under 2’s free. 165 Yarrow St, Invercargill • P: +64 3 218 2797 • Res: 0800 YARROW (927 769) www.yarrowmotel.co.nz • E: yarrowmotel@xtra.co.nz

CENTRAL CITY CAMPING PARK

• Great kitchen, showers, laundry. Comfy lounge. ALL SUPER CLEAN. FREE 500MB WiFi. • Tariff: unpowered: sgl $20, dbl $37, powered: sgl $22, dbl $40, extras $18pp. Child under 2yr free, 2-15yr $10. Cabins: sgl from $44, dbl from $62. Ensuite cabins: sgl from $86, dbl from $107. 209 Tweed St, Invercargill • P/F: +64 3 214 2226 • www.invercargillcamping.co.nz E: info@invercargillcamping.co.nz  Res: 0508 CAMPING (226 746)

www.colacbay.co.nz

• Quiet seaside village • Welcoming tavern/bistro meals • Sheltered, sunny outdoor seating • FREE WIFI

15 Colac Bay Road • Colac Bay • Riverton • P: +64 3 234 8399 • E: wazzabevin@gmail.com 55


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ULTIMATE GETAWAY

Stewart Island

Exploring Stewart Island INSET: Looking for kiwi BOTH: © Southland Tourism

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ar from the madding crowd, Stewart Island is a serene ecological wonderland spiced with the promise of adventure. The Aurora Australis (Southern Lights) can regularly be sighted from the island, making it a spectacular location for astro tourism and lending truth to the island’s name, Rakiura – “the land of glowing skies”. In Māori legend, Stewart Island is the anchor of Maui’s canoe (the South Island) from which he fished the North Island out of the sea.

STEWART ISLAND after William Stewart who charted the island

40km S of Invercargill

www.stewartislandflights.com Stewart Island Flights offer multiple scheduled flights daily - Invercargill to Halfmoon Bay (Oban) return. 20min flight. Courtesy shuttle from airport to township. • Fly direct to Mason Bay (Kiwi Spotting), Doughboy Bay, West Ruggedy beach. • Ask about our day trip activity packages and bus tours • Coast to Coast fly/trek/boat wilderness adventure • Exclusive guided kiwi viewing tours (1.5 - 2 hour trip)

Your ticket to adventure & tranquillity Ph +64 3 218 9129 email info@stewartislandflights.co.nz

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bout 85 per cent of Stewart Island’s land area, or 157,000ha, is contained within Rakiura National Park, which features thick coastal forests, high granite peaks, sandy shores, dunes, wetlands and deep inlets and coves. A highlight for visitors is a rendezvous with our national icon, the kiwi. There’s a tour to Ackers Point lighthouse at dusk to see the sooty shearwaters come ashore and return to their burrows. Little blue penguins nest here too. A 10-minute boat trip from Golden Bay to open island sanctuary Ulva Island is a must for anyone interested in native

birds and flora. Learn about the island’s early history, including whaling, muttonbirding and Māori settlement at Rakiura Museum. The only township on the island is Oban on the shores of Halfmoon Bay. Meaning ‘many coves’ in Gaelic, this is a very fitting name for a town with so many picturesque beaches and bays. There are no banks on Stewart Island, but there is an ATM in the Four Square supermarket. There’s a range of accommodation from DOC tramping huts to a hotel with stunning views. To get here, fly from Invercargill Airport or cruise from Bluff.

BLUFF IS THE GATEWAY TO STEWART ISLAND BUT BEFORE YOU GO, CLIMB BLUFF HILL FOR 360 DEGREE VIEWS OF THE ISLAND YOU SEEK. AND THROW A WORLD-FAMOUS BLUFF OYSTER DOWN YOUR THROAT. ONE IS NEVER ENOUGH.

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Taproom 10am till late. Brewery tours and tastings daily from 10.30am. 70 Anzac Ave

| Ph 03 477 1812 | www.emersons.co.nz

DUNEDIN, THE HOME OF SPEIGHT’S

tours@emersons.co.nz

Penguin Place

Conservation Reserve

WHERE TO FIND US

45 Pakihau Road, Otago Peninsula, Dunedin Ph: +64 3 478 0286 Penguin Place is a private conservation reserve dedicated to helping the yellow-eyed penguin. We offer you the opportunity to visit a working conservation programme which enhances and protects native and endemic species, including wild penguins. Our project is fully funded by our guided tours. All tours are 90 minutes in duration and are fully guided by our knowledgeable staff.

Email: info@penguinplace.co.nz • www.penguinplace.co.nz

FREE CALL:

0800 SPEIGHTS

SPEIGHT’S BREWERY TOUR & CELLAR DOOR History never tasted so good. See over 141 years of brewing history as our guides take you through our interactive brewery tour.

+64 3 477 7697 TOURS@SPEIGHTS.CO.NZ WWW. SPEIGHTS.CO.NZ

TAIERI GORGE Weave through farm and forest vistas, sandstone tunnels & lush wilderness as we ascend to this wondrous place. Daily departures, 4.5 hour return train journey.

www.dunedinrailways.co.nz

Discover Larnach Castle

New Zealand’s only castle

Open daily 9am - last entry 5pm • Gardens open until 7pm 01.10 – 31.03 • Explore our Garden of International Significance • Enquire about our three accommodation options • Relax and enjoy excellent food in our Ballroom Café • FREE WiFi throughout

www.larnachcastle.co.nz

Ph: 0800 527 6224 • E: info@larnachcastle.co.nz


The ultimate inner city experience for everyone!

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Queenstown’s multi award-winning Indoor Thrills!

www.thrillzone.co.nz 12D Motion Theatre 360° Virtual Reality Hologate VR Omni VR Kidzclub

Tactical Laser Tag Heroblast 360° Drift Bazooka Ball Paintless Paintball

ueenstown’s CBD boasts plenty of awesome, super-fun, not-to-be-missed indoor activities within 220 metres! Nowhere else in the world will you find so many UNIQUE attractions so close together! Prepare to get Lost in Imagination, Drive like a Pro, Indoor - Skydive (yes, really!) and experience things you have never seen or done before! Are you ready?? Leave the car, stay and play all day – or after a day outdoors come to town for dinner and to have FUN!

Excitement guaranteed! Must Do’s - Don’t miss out!

All day, everyday!

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Sustainable knitwear and apparel made to last. Designed and made in New Zealand

Q U E E N S TO W N Eichardt’s Building No 1 The Mall, Queenstown P +64 3 442 4992 OPEN DAILY from 9.00am

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38 Buckingham St Arrowtown P +64 3 442 1355

OPEN DAILY from 8.45am S H O P O N L I N E TA X F R E E . W O R L D W I D E D E L IV E RY

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