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Yellow Eyed Penguin - Curio Bay

Your only chance to see ... ... the world’s only mainland breeding colony of Royal Albatross, on the Otago Peninsula, a short scenic drive from Dunedin. Guided tours, souvenir shop & superb cafe.


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Make your Bookings at i-Site or phone 021 2800 444 or 027 677 0595 Email Web:

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Waitati, Dunedin Email Visitor Centre • Wildlife • Café • Walks

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New Zealand? Alexandra i-SITE 21 Centennial Avenue Alexandra Phone (03) 448 9515

Clutha i-SITE 4 Clyde Street Balclutha Phone (03) 418 0388

Cromwell i-SITE 47 The Mall Cromwell Phone (03) 445 0212

Dunedin i-SITE 26 Princes Street Dunedin Phone (03) 474 3300

Fiordland i-SITE Lake Front Drive Te Anau Phone (03) 249 8900

Invercargill i-SITE 108 Gala Street Invercargill Phone (03) 211 0895

Lake Wanaka i-SITE 103 Ardmore Street Wanaka Phone (03) 443 1233

Oamaru i-SITE 1 Thames Street Oamaru Phone (03) 434 1656

Queenstown i-SITE Clocktower Building, Corner Camp & Shotover Streets, Queenstown Phone (03) 442 4100

Ranfurly i-SITE 3 Charlemont Street East Ranfurly Phone (03) 444 1005

The Orokonui Story What began as a mere dream to restore an entire forest ecosystem to its pre-human state, is now a reality.

In less than 10 years, the Orokonui Ecosanctuary has become the only place on mainland South Island of New Zealand where native birds, animals and insects can live a life safe from predators. They are free to fly, feed, mate and nest wherever they wish, exactly as they would in the wild.

Visitor Centre • Wildlife • Café • Walks

Since the $2.2 million, 8.7km pest-proof fence was erected around our 307 hectares of protected habitat in 2007, pests have been almost entirely eradicated. This has allowed us to reintroduce a number of endangered species and there are encouraging signs they are adapting well to their new home. In fact, it is becoming increasingly common for native birds to find their own way to the ecosanctuary and take up residence. To support the Ecosanctuary, a million dollar eco-friendly visitor and Otago Daily Times education centre has been built into the hillside above Blueskin Bay. Here, visitors can learn about the Ecosanctuary and the native species it contains, take a guided tour through the Ecosanctuary, purchase gifts and educational material from the souvenir shop, or simply have a coffee and enjoy the view. All of the funds generated from visitors contribute to the ongoing conservation work at Orokonui Ecosanctuary.

9.30am-4.30pm Orokonui Ecosanctuary is open toOpen visitors Daily from 9.30am to 4.30pm daily except Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Entry into our Visitor and Education Centre and Pa of Harakeke is free Rd, of charge. Top Blueskin Waitati Ph 03 482 1755

We offer guided tours twice daily, at 11am and 1.30pm. Available However, group sizes are kept small so bookings are recommended. Transport Our walking tracks are open for self-guided walkers allowing our visitors to explore at their own pace.

How to get to Orokonui Just 20 minutes drive from Dunedin City.


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Learn about the Dunedin Chinese Settlers in our alleyway exhibition.

Savour traditional tea and dumplings in the enchanting teahouse.

Create memories and dress up in traditional Chinese costume.

Spot the goldfish and be puzzled by the puzzles.

OPEN DAILY: 10am – 5pm ADMISSION: Adult $9 | Under 13 FREE ANNUAL PASS: $20 Cnr Cumberland and Rattray Streets – Otago Settlers Museum) (beside Toitu

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Welcome to DUNEDIN - Edinburgh of the South Dunedin, is the second largest city in the South Island and yet is a world away from any traffic jam. This thriving city – the oldest in New Zealand - offers all you would expect from any city in the world, perhaps even more. It is renowned for its proximity to incredible wildlife, vibrant cafes, restaurants and shops as well as high quality cultural experiences. The largest industry in Dunedin is tertiary education, with students of Otago University and Otago Polytechnic making up almost 20% of the population of Dunedin. These students add to the diversity and vibrancy of the city especially after dark. Dunedin is rich in wealthy Victorian architecture and history. The railway station building is regarded as one of the most important, architecturally, in the world and Dunedin itself is often regarded to be one of the best preserved Victorian and Edwardian cities in the Southern Hemisphere. A city tour ending at The Otago Settlers Museum will uncover fascinating tales of those who settled in Dunedin. From the early Maori, Scottish pioneers and Chinese gold miners the tales allow you to immerse yourself in history of this city. Once you have enjoyed everything on offer in the city you will discover that Dunedin is also a gateway. The Otago Peninsula only a brief drive from the city centre, is home to a colony of the world’s rarest penguins, the only mainland breeding colony of the royal albatross, rare New Zealand sea lions and the magnificent authentic Larnach Castle (the grand home of an early politician). From the historic railway station Dunedin is also a gateway to climb aboard the Taieri Gorge Railway to Central Otago or let the road take you south to discover the Southern Scenic Route and the wild Catlins seemingly untainted by the modern world. Regardless of where you stay or what you do in the southern city the lasting impression for most visitors to Dunedin is what can only be described as good old fashioned southern hospitality. If the character of a place is determined by the character of the people that live there, Dunedin has more to offer than most.




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Dunedin Holiday Park and Motels •  4 star plus accommodation •  2 minutes walk to beaches •  4 minutes from town centre •  friendly place to stay

41 VICTORIA ROAD ST KILDA, DUNEDIN. Phone/Fax (03) 455 4690 Reservations Only 0800 945 455 Email:

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Use our Dining Guide to zero in on local restaurants, Maximise your dining experiences! The Customhouse

The Criac

DUNEDIN DINING GUIDE Great Coffee • Great food • Great place

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Harvest Cafe   Tremendous range of sandwiches, cakes, tarts and cheesecakes. Deli style meals. All homemade. Great coffees and teas, including herbal.   Located near McDonalds on 218 George Street (in Harvest Court Mall). Ph (03) 477 5700.

282 North Road North East Valley Dunedin 9010 p: 03 4730397 e: Hours: 7.30am – 3.30pm Monday – Friday 10.00am – 2.00pm Saturday 11.00am – 3.00pm Sunday

Grid Cafe Whether you’re a local looking for sustenance to get through your day or a visitor wanting help to summit Baldwin Street, the world’s steepest street you will enjoy our full-flavoured coffee made from beans roasted onsite. Alternatively stop in for specialty tea or juice to help you survive the day.



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YOU CAN STAY ALL DAY AND ENJOY THE CRAIC. The Craic offers both a fantastic selection of international and NZ beers, wines, spirits and whiskys as well as an extensive menu for brunch, lunch and dinner. Our A Graded Kitchen produces menus that focus on using the best local produce with an emphasis towards seafood and game, infused with Irish favourites and offering something for everyone. What’s the Craic? Craic, or “crack” as it is pronounced, is a traditional Irish term for banter, fun, entertainment and enjoyable conversation. So sit back, relax, and enjoy great food and drink. And of course, great Craic! The Craic Irish Tavern in the Octagon Open 7 days 9am till late. Monday to Friday 8am to late Saturday and Sunday.

Enjoy great food, great service and great Craic in the heart of the Octagon. Open everyday for breakfast, lunch and dinner, until late. The Craic prides itself on using the best local produce available, specialising in Seafood and Game dishes. Matched perfectly by our extensive selection of beers, wines and whisky’s.

24 The Octagon, Dunedin. Phone (03) 479 0781

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Every Saturday OTAGO FARMERS SATURDAY MARKET Saturday Mornings 8am - 12.30pm at Dunedin Railway Station – Off Anzac Ave. Every Saturday morning rain or shine, the Dunedin Railway Station north carpark is transformed into a bustling market place, with thousands of people enjoying the best that Otago has to offer.

Blueskin Community Market

Dee’s Downstairs Comedy!

Nadia Reid & Her Band at Sherwood

Dee’s Cafe & Bar, 403 Princes Street, Dunedin, Otago Friday 8 June 2018 7:30pm – 9:30pm ... more Door Sales Only Come on down the stairs at Dee’s Café and Venue and join us for some laughs! The second Friday of every month Hello Pecia Productions brings you a groovy line up of comedians from all over! Show starts 7:30pm Koha entry!

Sherwood, 554 Frankton Road, Queenstown Thursday 21 June 2018 9:30pm – 11:00pm 0800 BUY TIX (289 849) Kicking off our Winter Festival season of live music at the Sherwood we invite you experience the evocative voice of Nadia Reid. Hailing from Port Chalmers, Nadia Reid’s debut album was released in 2015 to widespread critical acclaim, with her new-folk sound maturing beautifully into 2017’s release of Preservation - an album that will send the most hardy of men into a blissfully hypnotic state.

The Ten Tenors Dunedin Town Hall, Moray Place, Dunedin, Otago Saturday 9 June 2018 7:30pm – 10:00pm Adult: $89.00 Concession: $79.00 Buy Tickets – 0800 111 999 The TEN Tenors are undoubtedly one of Australia’s greatest entertainment success stories, with more than 90 million people worldwide witnessing their unmistakable charm, camaraderie and vocal power.

An Evening With Simon O’Neill Gallery on Blueskin, 1 Harvey St, Waitati, Blueskin Bay, Dunedin 1st Sunday of every month 11:00am–1:00pm Blueskin Community Market is held in and around the Art Gallery in Waitati, 15 minutes drive north from Dunedin city. It hosts many stalls including organic produce, crafts, clothing, jams and pickles, carboot, coffee, Indian food, and honey. Waitati is a great destination for a day trip - shopping and lunch at the market followed by a visit to the art gallery (which is always open during market days), Blueskin Nurseries and a walk on Doctors Point beach. Hire en electric bike from the gallery to explore the village, or cycle up to the ecosanctuary. Check out the new designer clothing shop recently moved across from the market. More details for Blueskin Community Market can be found on facebook.

Port Chalmers Community Market

Port Chalmers Community, 70 George Street, Dunedin On the third Sunday of every montht 10:10am – 3:00pm The Pink - lilac cycloptic octopus wants you in Lawnsville, Port Chalmers this Sunday. It is opposite the Four Square Supermarket and below the highly esteemed. Print maker’s Studio of Manu Berry. In fact every third Sunday of the month is Market day. Stalls with everything organic produce, local food, books, weaving etc. Free to public but stalls have a small hire.

Chris Lake Blue Door, 18 Buckingham Street, Arrowtown, Queenstown Lakes Thursday 7 June 2018 9:00pm – 12:00am All around interactive entertainer, come sing along and dance to some originals and all around favourites.

The 2018 Mid-Winter Beach Party Fifty Gorillas, 60 Princess St, Dunedin, Otago Friday 8 June 2018 10:00pm – 1:00am Admission: Free Music from 9pm. Hawaiian shirts welcome. Your favourite surf band you’ve never heard of before is back! Born out of the flaming magma of mount Kilauea way back in Feb of 2008, the dynamic duo Sharkbait set about entertaining the masses with their unique brand of surf music, until in November that same year they encountered the not-so-mythical beast Medusa on a surf trip and were tragically frozen in time.

Ladi6 Outta Time with Parks & Dylan C Water Bar, 145 Ardmore Street, Wanaka, Queenstown Lakes Friday 8 June 2018 8:00pm General Admission: $30.00 New Zealand’s queen of hip-hop and soul Ladi6 is returning to headline stages around New Zealand with the Outta Time Tour this June. With full performances of the Royal Blue 3000 album accompanied by her producer Parks on DJ duties with his MPC live and homemade handcrafted modular synth. Wellington native now Auckland based BaseFm DJ legend, Dylan C will join Ladi and Parks who hope to also add some local talent from each town to the line up as word gets out.

The Star Regent 24 Hour Book Sale Regent Theatre, 17 The Octagon, Dunedin, Otago Friday 8 June 2018 12:00pm and Saturday 9 June 2018 12:00am Admission: Free From midday on Friday 8th June until midday Saturday 9th June, tens of thousands of books – over half of them just $1 – will be on sale for book lovers and bargain hunters everywhere. We are proud to play host to this much anticipated iconic event; reputedly the largest book sale in the Southern Hemisphere! You are invited to come along – more than once even – as books in your favourite categories are replenished regularly throughout the sale by our ever energetic volunteers, and live music will be featured throughout to provide additional enjoyment.

Dunedin Town Hall, Moray Place, Dunedin, Otago Thursday 14 June 2018 7:00pm Wagner - Wesendonck Lieder Bruckner - Symphony No. 4 in E flat major New Zealander Simon O’Neill has been hailed as one of the finest tenors on the international stage, frequently performing with the Metropolitan Opera, the Royal Opera House and with orchestras all over the world. Hailed by critics as “The Wagnerian tenor of his generation,” O’Neill joins the NZSO to perform Wagner’s Wesendonck Lieder, which the composer wrote to poems by Mathilde Wesendonck while working on his opera Tristan und Isolde.

Ol’ King Cole Jazz Trio Lake Wanaka Centre, 89 Ardmore St, Wanaka, Queenstown Lakes Friday 15 June 2018 7:30pm – 9:30pm 0800 BUY TIX (289 849) – Ticket Outlets It’s now time for some jazz! Ol’ King Cole brings you the hits of not only the great Nat ‘King’ Cole and his trio, but also many other great tunes of artists during his era. This popular Wellington-based Jazz trio consisting of Pianist/Vocalist Louis Thompson-Munn, Robert ‘Bert Hendo’ Henderson on Double Bass, and Callum Allardice on Guitar, is coming to us on their New Zealand tour. I have been told it is a repeat visit to one of the locations – they must have really liked them!

SPW Queenstown WrestleFest - Live Pro Wrestling Queenstown Memorial Centre, 1 Memorial Drive, Queenstown Saturday 16 June 2018 6:00pm – 9:30pm Seated General Admission: $20.00 0800 BUY TIX (289 849) – Ticket Outlets ‘Wrestling on the Edge of the World’ returns to Queenstown for it’s annual Queenstown WrestleFest event! Come and check out SPW’s hard hitting, strong style, fast paced Pro Wrestling that is rapidly creating a big underground fan base around New Zealand. This is the last stop, before their big event at the ILT Stadium Southland ‘Southern Rumble’. JK Moody will defend his SPW New Zealand Heavyweight Championship against Queenstown local ‘Hooligan’ Marcus Kool in the Main Event.

Dancing With Mozart Regent Theatre, 17 The Octagon, Dunedin, Otago Saturday 16 June 2018 7:30pm Great music inspires great dance this winter, as the Royal New Zealand Ballet brings works by two of the greatest choreographers of the 20th and 21st centuries to New Zealand stages, together with an exciting new commission from Birmingham-based, Christchurch-born choreographer, Corey Baker. Works by legendary Czech choreographer, Jirí Kylián, are sought after and treasured by dance companies the world over. Following acclaimed performances of his Soldier’s Mass in 1998 and 2015, the Royal New Zealand Ballet is honoured to stage two works created by Kylián for Nederlands Dans Theater.

Hollie Smith at Sherwood Sherwood, 554 Frankton Road, Queenstown Friday 22 June 2018 9:30pm – 11:00pm General Admission: $37.00 Hollie Smith is one of New Zealand’s most predominant musicians. After working with numerous bands including Trinity Roots, Fat Freddy’s Drop and Detroit dance legend Recloose, she was approached by NZ songwriting royalty Don McGlashan to perform on a movie soundtrack single ‘Bathe in The River’ that topped the New Zealand singles charts and became one of the biggest and iconic singles in New Zealand history.

All Blacks v France Forsyth Barr Stadium, 130 Anzac Avenue, Dunedin, Otago Saturday 23 June 2018 7:35pm Stand together with the All Blacks as they take on the flair of the French in the Steinlager Series. The All Blacks will be playing their third match against France on Saturday 23 June 2018 here under the roof. Tickets are on sale now!

Macpac Mountain Bikes on Snow Cardrona Alpine Resort, Cardrona Valley Rd, Wanaka, Queenstown Lakes Sunday 24 June 2018 11:30am Entry Registration: $15.00 Does wheeling your way down a snowy course sound like fun? Of course it does! Mountain Bikes on Snow is back with men and women competing for loads of prizes. Get your adrenalin rush and enter now and you’ll also go in the draw to WIN!

2018 Ice Hockey Classic - USA v Canada Queenstown Ice Arena, 29 Park St, Queenstown Thursday 28 June 2018 6:00pmm Buy Tickets – 0800 842 5388 USA and Canada to Face-off In the 2018 Ice Hockey Classic Touring New Zealand next June. TEG Live and TLA Worldwide are excited to announce that the 2018 Ice Hockey Classic will be touring New Zealand in June for three high-intensity games between world famous rivals, USA and Canada. After successful Australian events in 2015, 2016 and 2017, the 2018 Ice Hockey Classic will now thrill New Zealand fans with games in Auckland (Spark Arena), Wellington (Westpac Stadium) and Queenstown (Queenstown Ice Arena) with tickets on sale from 12noon today.

Amber Bridgman: Bringing the Past to The Present Toitu Otago Settlers Museum, 31 Queens Garden, Dunedin, Otago Thursday 28 June 2018 2:00pm – 3:00pm Admission: Free Join Dr Jane Malthus for an open discussion with contemporary Maori designer Amber Bridgman, whose Kahuwai aims to create authentic Maori-inspired fashion. Come and discover where Amber’s inspiration comes from and how she incorporates her culture into each garment.

NZ Mountain Film & Book Festival Lake Wanaka Centre, 89 Ardmore St, Wanaka, Queenstown Lakes Friday 29 June 2018 – Wednesday 4 July 2018 Admission: Free Come to Central Otago in 2018 for NZ’s very own Mountain Film Festival. The 16th NZ Mountain Film and Book Festival presents a wide range of films, guest speakers, workshops and presentations from inspirational adventurers from within NZ and around the world. Our films and books tell stories of adventure sports, foreign cultures, remote travel and environmental issues.

Dunedin Midwinter Carnival 2018

Music Saturdays Toitu Otago Settlers Museum, 31 Queens Garden, Dunedin, Otago Saturday 16 June 2018 2:00pm – 3:30pm Come along and support these awesome musicians. Music for all ages and all genres.2pm - Whaea Soul - Acoustic originals with a soulful twist. Plus special guests!Toitu OSM - Josephine Foyer. Donations.

Banff Film Festival Regent Theatre, 17 The Octagon, Dunedin, Otago Tuesday 19 June 2018 7:30pm and Thursday 21 June 2018 7:30pm The Banff Mountain Film Festival is the largest, and one of the most prestigious, mountain festivals in the world. Hot on the heels of the festival held every autumn in Banff, Canada the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour hits the road. With stops planned in about 400 communities and 40 countries across the globe, this year’s tour features a collection of the most inspiring action, environmental, and adventure films from the festival. Travelling to exotic landscapes and remote cultures, and bringing audiences up-close and personal with adrenaline-packed action sports, the World Tour is an exhilarating and provocative exploration of the mountain world.

The Octagon, The Octagon, Dunedin, Otago Saturday 30 June 2018 5:00pm – 8:30pm Admission: Free The Midwinter Carnival is a much-loved community celebration in the heart of the Dunedin winter, where art and performance create a unique and magical event. The highlight of the evening is the Carnival procession, which includes over 1,000 people and hundreds of handcrafted lanterns. Every year, a much-anticipated spectacle is the giant lanterns, costumed stilt walkers, dancers and musicians, parading through the Octagon. This year’s theme is A Winter Tale - a darker take on beloved fairy tales inspired by the likes of the Brothers Grimm. The Midwinter Carnival will take place on Saturday 30th June (with a postponement date of Sunday 1st July) at the Octagon, in central Dunedin. The event will start at 5.30pm, with the procession taking place at 6pm. There is a suggested donation of $5 for adults. Children are free.

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The Sky Tonight 5th June - 6th July The Sky Tonight is a live presentation exploring the current night sky over Otago. Learn about stars, constellations, deep sky objects and how to view them that very evening. Admittance to planetarium is restricted to ages 3 and up. Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Bring your online confirmation to the Museum Shop to receive your physical tickets. Please arrive 15 minutes before the show to receive your physical tickets and queue; no late admission.

Planetarium Show 11:30am weekends Join us in the hunt for dark matter! Immerse yourself in a journey across space and time, and speed alongside particles before they collide in a visually stunning explosion of light and sound, as you learn how scientists around the world are trying to track down dark matter. Narrated by Academy Award-winner Tilda Swinton, with sound by the Academy Award-winning team at Skywalker Sound, Phantom of the Universe will educate and amaze. Recommended for children 12 years and over Visit for terms and tickets

Open daily, 10am–5pm 419 Great King Street, Dunedin, New Zealand

the Dunedin Chinese Garden

OPEN DAILY: 10am – 5pm Admission charge applies Cnr Cumberland and Rattray Streets – Otago Settlers Museum) (beside Toitu

Dunedin Chinese Garden A perfect miniature of a traditional Chinese landscape painting, the Dunedin Chinese Garden encapsulates the essence of nature. It was built to take visitors on a journey to a greater understanding of Dunedin’s history, culture, heritage and tradition. It is the only traditional Chinese Scholar’s Garden in the southern hemisphere. The Dunedin Chinese Garden was designated a Garden of National Significance in 2011 by the New Zealand Gardens Trust. National gardens are outstanding in most ways, and have a distinct identity of their own, a character that gives them an edge – something the Dunedin Chinese Garden can certainly boast. Visit the teahouse for tea and dumplings or try your hand at some traditional Chinese games and puzzles. The gift shop offers a wide range of unique items. Corner of Rattray and Cumberland Streets, Dunedin. Phone 03 477 3248 Open daily 10am – 5pm

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THERE’S ALWAYS SOMETHING HAPPENING AT DUNEDIN CASINO Dunedin Casino invites you to enter through handsome glass doors, to a central vestibule with its beautiful mosaic floor, then ascend a sweeping grand staircase, to discover opulent gaming rooms outfitted in blue damask with gilded light fittings reaching to a magical glass dome roof & this is the elegance and style of Dunedin Casino, New Zealands Leading Boutique Casino. The Gainsborough Room, once one of the most elegant dining rooms in Australasia, now home to the Casinos table games, and the casino also features an electronic gaming area with 170 machines with the latest games. A perfect complement to an evening of entertainment is Dunedin Casinos Grand Bar & Café, which offers a cafe style restaurant dining experience. Dunedin Casino is located in the heart of the Southern Cross Hotel complex. Whether you are a serious gambler, or a visitor to the city, Dunedin Casino is an experience not to be missed. Open Daily 11am - 3am (R20) Proof of age may be required., 118 High Street, Dunedin. 0800 477 4545


from all local hotel & motels 118 High St, Dunedin | | 0800 477 4545

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Visit the world’s only Mainland

albatross colony Watch Dunedin’s famous Royals from our exclusive “Royal Box” observatory. Be awed by the chance to see a majestic giant of the seas with a three metre wingspan. Learn intimate insights and view the breeding cycle of the northern royal albatross-toroa. Don’t mis your chance to visit the stars of New Zealand’s wildlife capital Explore historic Fort Taiaroa hidden beneath the colony. with the worlds only fully restored 1886 Armstrong Disappearing Gun in its original gun pit.

Get personal with the worlds

smallest penguin

Discover Korora. the little blue penguin, in it’s natural habitat at Pilots Beach. See the oh-socute penguin waddle as Korora scurry up the beach to there cliff-face burrows.

This is a fully guided tour which lasts for about 75 minutes. it operates at dusk every evening starting at the Royal Albatross Centre at Taiaroa Head/Pukekura. Bookings essential. There is a superb cafe and gift shop open at the centre before your tour.

Guided tours to albatross observatory and Fort Taiaroa - Cafe - Gift Shop - Free displays - mobility carts

Royal Albatross centre 1260 Harington Point Road Dunedin

Open 10.15am Daily

03 478 0499

Taiaroa Head/ Pukeura, 1260 Harington Point Road Dunedin 03 478 0499

Garden dining

ambience on Otago Peninsula

Experience Glenfalloch Restaurant as you dine in one of New Zealand’s most beautiful gardens

Enjoy superb cuisine created with fresh local produce from artisan suppliers and imaginatively crafted by an award winning chef. Glenfalloch’s menus change regularly to showcase the best of Otagos seasonal ingredents and Local delicacies. And our warm hositality will make your day.

Open for coffee lunches and dinners Bookings recommended. Private celebrations a speciality. Free garden entry 430 Portobello Road, Dunedin Restaurant 03 476 1006 - Green Bikes 03 476 1775

Fletcher House Step back in time with a visit to Fletcher house, a beautifully restored and furnised 1909 Edwardian villa. 727 Portobello Road Open 11am-4pm weekends ph 03 478 0180

Discover New Zealand’s Only Castle

With its exciting, sometimes scandalous and tragic history, magnificent carved ceilings, New Zealand antiques and breathtaking views, Larnach Castle offers you a vision of the past and present. Today, the Castle is the home of the Barker family, who have spent over forty years lovingly restoring the building and recreating the beauty of the 14 hectares of gardens and grounds. Accommodation is also available, Larnach Lodge, four star Qualmarked Guest & Hosted accommodation located on the seaward side of the Castle with spectacular views of the Otago Harbour and Peninsula. Only 20 minutes from Dunedin, accommodation package includes complimentary admission to Larnach Castle, full breakfast in historic Stables, and the opportunity to dine in the Castle.

Phone: (03) 476 1616 Fax:(03) 476 1574

Penguin Place conservation reserve

Helping the Endangered Yellow Eyed Penguin Penguin Place is a private conservation reserve, dedicated to helping the endangered Yellow Eyed Penguin. We offer you the opportunity to visit a working conservation programme which is set on a family sheep farm, you will experience natural activity at close range through a unique system of covered trenches and viewing hides. We access the breeding grounds and living areas to get an insight and intimate understanding on what makes Yellow Eyed Penguins so unique, your experienced and knowledgeable guide will share with you personal stories on these non migratory penguins and explain about their struggle for survival and how our project is giving them a real chance. This project is fully funded by the guided tours, funding provides habitat restoration, predator control, our own research programme and on-site rehabilitation care for the sick, starving and injured. It is our hope that through this work, the future of this rare and wonderful bird will be assured. Guided tours are 90 minutes in duration and run 365 days of the year. Bookings Essential: 03 4780 286

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Purakaunui Long Beach


Taiaroa Head Royal Albatross Centre



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Predominantly of volcanic origin, the Otago Peninsula is steep and on the Pacific side very rugged. The harbour side, warm, sunny and sheltered, has a micro climate that is better than anywhere else on the Otago coast. The 20 km long shallow-bottomed fiord, Otago Harbour, is the home of an abundance of wildlife. World famous are the Royal Albatross and the endangered Yellow Eyed Penguin (Hoiho), but also the Little Blue Penguin and the Stewart Island Shag can be seen in their natural environment. A number of walkways give you access to the many breathtaking views and sheer cliff faces like ‘The Chasm’ and ‘Lovers Leap’.

At the entrance to the Otago Harbour the peninsula rises to Taiaroa Head, home to a breeding colony of northern royal albatross the only colony of albatross to be found on an inhabited mainland. The viewing centre for the albatross colony is one of the peninsula’s main ecotourism attractions, along with other wildlife such as seals and yellow-eyed penguins. Most of the Otago Peninsula is freehold farming land, with increasing numbers of small holdings or lifestyle blocks. Some biodiversity sites such as Taiaroa Head are managed as sanctuaries for wildlife. Many species of seabirds and waders in particular may be found around the tidal inlets, including spoonbills, plovers, and herons.




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Dunedin Holiday Park Otago peninsula starts at our gate – close to beaches, Dunedin Holiday Park hot salt water pool, golf courses, sports grounds, hotels,

Otago peninsula starts at ouryet gate – close beaches, restaurants, supermarkets, only fourto minutes drive to the city centre. hot water pool,variety golf courses, sports grounds, hotels, Wesalt have a good of accommodation, 3brm, 2brm & studio Motels, restaurants, supermarkets, only four the city self contained Tourist Flats,yet Ensuite Units,minutes Lodge drive (eachto room withcentre. its own We have a cabins, good variety of accommodation, 3brm,caravans 2brm & studio Motels, ensuite), powered sites for campervans, and tent site. selfShop contained Tourist Flats,and Ensuite Units,atLodge room with its own serving hot food bus stop gate. (each Free wireless internet. ensuite), cabins, powered sites for campervans, caravans and tent site. Shop serving hot food and bus stop at gate. Free wireless internet.

Free phone Dunedin Holiday Park & Motels on 0800 945 455, 41 Victoria Road, St Kilda, Dunedin. Free phone Dunedin Holiday Park & Motels on 0800 945 455, 41 Victoria Road, St Kilda, Dunedin.

Larnach Castle

Dunedin Holiday Park Otago peninsula starts at our gate – close to beaches, hot salt water pool, golf courses, sports grounds, hotels, restaurants, supermarkets, yet only four minutes drive to the city centre. We have a good variety of accommodation, 3brm, 2brm & studio Motels, self contained Tourist Flats, Ensuite Units, Lodge (each room with its own ensuite), cabins, powered sites for campervans, caravans and tent site. Shop serving hot food and bus stop at gate. Free wireless internet.

Dunedin Holiday Park

Dunedin Holiday Park

Free phone Dunedin Holiday Park & Motels on 0800 945 455, 41 Victoria Road, St Kilda, Dunedin.

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OAMARU & WAITAKI DISTRICT Lake Aviemore Waimate Lake Waitaki Hakataramea 82 Lindis Pass Kurow Glenavy To Wanaka, Cromwell Duntroon Waitaki River & Queenstown 83 Ngapara Danseys Pass

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Oamaru Opera House, 94 Thames St, Oamaru, North Otago Wednesday 13 June 2018 7:30pm – 9:15pm General admission (+ service fees): $30.00 Buy Tickets – 03-433-0770 Ol’ King Cole brings you the hits of the great Nat ‘King’ Cole & his trio. Performing the sounds of many other great tunes & artists of his era & more! Ol’ King Cole are a Wellington based Jazz trio lead by piano/vocalist, Louis Thompson-Munn. The drumless trio perform music inspired by Nat ‘King’ Cole and other artists of his era, specifically with a focus on Nat’s early trio which ran from 1943 – 1950. The trio consists of Robert ‘Bert Hendo’ Henderson on double bass (Wellington City Shake-em-on-Downers), and Callum Allardice on guitar (The Jac).

This Way North (AUS) EP. Vol 2 Tour Scotts Brewing Co, 1 Wansbeck Street, South Hill, Oamaru, North Otago Friday 15 June 2018 7:30pm – 11:00pm Admission: Free Melbourne duo This Way North releases its latest EP Vol. 2: a must-have soundtrack for weekend road-trips and weeknight lounge-room dance parties. The release of EP Vol. 2 will see This Way North return to New Zealand to spend the first half of June performing on their official EP release tour.










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Tutus On Tour Oamaru Opera House, 94 Thames St, Oamaru, North Otago Sunday 17 June 2018 4:00pm – 5:30pm A Reserve Adult (+ service fees): $35.00 A Reserve Child (+service fees): $20.00 A Reserve Concession (+service fees): $31.50 Buy Tickets – 03-433-0770 The Royal New Zealand Ballet’s much-loved regional touring programme returns to Oamaru in 2018. Supported by Ryman Healthcare, Tutus on Tour brings dancers from the RNZB into regional centres, with performances tailor-made for smaller venues, and suitable for all ages. A fantastic opportunity to see your critically-acclaimed national ballet company performing highlights from their extensive repertoire, including classical and contemporary favourites and new works.

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The Elephant Rocks are only a short picturesque drive from Oamaru and about 5 kms south of Duntroon, they are a collection of large weathered limestone rocks, not necessarily shaped like elephants but very unique in their own way. They vary in size from approximately 1-10 metres across and are naturally scattered over a grassy paddock. They are on privately owned land and sheep may be present, but access is allowed via a paddock directly opposite the parking bay. The location was also used in the first Chronicles of Narnia film in 2005.



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The Blue Penguin or Korora which is the Maori name, have been nesting along the edge of the Oamaru Harbour since the early 1990’s. Viewing is a must if you are in Oamaru and it is advised to book a tour to ensure you get the best possible experience.

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Meet the growers, farmers and producers of the best seasonal produce our region has to offer. You’ll be sure to find a fantastic selection of fruit and vegetables, meat, fish, plants, baking, preserves, eggs and more. WHEN: Every Sunday from 9:30am - 1;00pm WHERE: corner Wansbeck St and Tyne St,Oamaru NEW ZEALAND


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This cycle trail covers 301 km from the base Aoraki/Mt Cook, the trail continues through the Mckenzie basin to Lake Ohau, past Omarama and the Hydro Dam lakes surrounding the mountains and on through other towns like Kurow, Duntroon and Otemetata. It is one of New Zealands most scenic cycle ways and boasts some beautiful scenery that the country has on offer, as well as vineyards, rivers and Maori Art. The trail is a Level 2 which is designed for riders of all abilities and ages and can be done in segments for those that don’t have time for the entire ride. Worth doing if you really want to experience our beautiful country and all it has to offer.




  Car rentals from $35 per day (including insurance and unlimited kilometres) at Smash Palace. Automatic and manual cars are available, plus rental vans, including 11-seater mini-buses.   Check out the old Oamaru stone building full of quality car parts. Located behind Clock Tower at 1 Meek Street, Smash Palace is open five and a-half days.   Phone Geoff at (03) 433 1444.

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Oamaru, meaning ‘place of Maru’ in Maori, is the largest town in the Waitaki district in North Otago. European settlement began in 1853 and by 1860 the town was growing rich serving the pastoralists and gold miners. By the mid 1880’s the town centre had and an impressive array of buildings made from the locally-quarried limestone, many of these buildings remain today and are worth stopping in and viewing if you are in the area, they contain a mixture of shops, galleries and food & drink outlets. Bushy Beach Scenic Reserve is also a top spot to visit, with some stunning vistas from the viewing platforms, and if your lucky you may see some NZ Fur Seals/ Kekeno on the rocks below or the Yellow Eyed Penguin (before 9am or after 3pm).



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The towns, valleys and coastline are rich in heritage, culture and recreational pursuits. Enjoy natural wonders and unique wildlife encounters. Reward yourself with quality local products, excellent food and wine at award winning restaurants and accommodation to suit all tastes.

Oamaru i-SITE Visitor Centre: 1 Thames Street, Oamaru T: +64 3 434 1656 • E: • W:

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why visit central otago?

  Central Otago is New Zealand’s most inland region, also it’s hottest, coldest and driest. The region celebrates a magnificent natural and historic wealth; distinguished through its expansive landscapes, defined seasons, distinctive heritage, year round curling, wine trails and New Zealand’s first rail trail.   Set your own tempo of activity in Central Otago. Cycle a section of the Otago Central Rail Trail, taste award winning wines in amazing locations, try curling year round, play a round of golf at any one of the 11 golf courses, cruise the Clutha River, visit picturesque historic gold mining towns or just kick back and relax at one of the many boutique historic or heritage accommodation places. Central Otago is a place where you relax, indulge and rejuvenate.   Central Otago is readily accessible by main highways from Christchurch, Dunedin, Invercargill, Queenstown and the West Coast via Wanaka. Dunedin International Airport is 2.5 hours from Alexandra and Queenstown International Airport is 40 minutes from Cromwell.   Central Otago has four distinct seasons and is cooler in winter, however the climate is mostly dry and sunny all year!   The people of Central Otago have a strong sense of “Love of Place” and are proud to share their place with visitors. It is a place which truly offers A World of Difference.


44 Manuherikia Road, Alexandra Ph.(03)4488297

Close to Gold Mining, Rail Trail, Aqua Centre, Golf Courses Bike & Walking Tracks, Wine Trails, Curling, Fantastic Fising. Approx 1 hour Drive to Wanaka, Queenstown, Nasby, Ranfurly.

“Great for a getaway in Sunny Central Otago”

  On Manuherikia Road Alexandra Holiday Park is scenically set close to the Rail Trail, mountain bike and walking tracks, wine trails, goldmining, fantastic fishing, aquatic centre and golf course.   The Holiday Park complex is centrally heated (including the amenities block and TV room) with a range of accommodation options from self-contained units, cabins, caravan and tent sites, and backpackers rooms. School groups catered for with conference facilities (private fully equipped kitchen/toilets/ bedrooms) for hire.   Approximately one hour to/ from Wanaka/Queenstown. Manuherikia Road, Alexandra.

Cromwell … Central Otago’s Action-Packed Destination Looking for a lake teaming with trout and whichever way the wind blows has smooth water for family doughnut riding or winding out the jet-ski. Cromwell’s got it. Looking to pedal a mountain bike or power a trail bike up to the clouds? Cromwell’s surrounded by lofty ranges laced with tracks and trails from fairly easy to hair-raising. Looking to unwind with a glass or two of New Zealand’s finest pinots? Cromwell’s at the heart of the Central Otago wine region. Looking to spend time walking and hiking? Cromwell’s got miles of lakeside and mountain top opportunities. Looking to discover New Zealand’s past? You’ll find it alive and well in Old Town Cromwell. Looking to entertain the kids with some panning? In Cromwell you’ll strike gold. Looking to tell people what they’re missing. Many of Cromwell’s cafes also serve up free internet. Looking for a holiday base that’s central to everything? No guessing the answer to that. Cromwell. Less than an hour from Queenstown, a little under three- quarters of an hour from Wanaka, 20 minutes from Clyde (start/finish of the Otago Central Rail Trail... and half an hour from Alexandra.


Three Star Plus Harvest Hotel (formerly Golden Gate Lodge) is Central Otago's gateway accommodation where all 47 standard and premium suites (Queens, Super Kings, Twins, Triples and rollaway beds available) have French doors opening on to breath-taking mountain, golf links, vineyard and rural views. Amenities include Free Wi-Fi, extensive parking, guest laundry, room service, 24 hour reception (night porter 10.30pm to 6am) EMAIL:

Hunting lodge themed Five Stags Bar and Restaurant has evolved from the need to provide honest, hard-working locals and travelling folk with a welcoming, family friendly place to grab a cold pint, a glass of wine or a great feed and share stories about their day or week. The restaurant is cleverly separated from the bar which itself has multiple areas to appeal to differing occasions and customers. NZ FREEPHONE: 0800 104 451

Just under an hour from Queenstown Airport, even less from Wanaka and on the main Christchurch – Queenstown and Queenstown – Dunedin highways, Forage Information Centre & Cafe at The Gate could not be better positioned for tourists hungry for food and refreshment or thirsty for information and being able to make accommodation, activities and tour bookings there and then. PHONE: + 64 3 445 1777

World famous in Cromwell and throughout much of Central Otago, Black Panther Pizza has since 2011 become a take away – dine in favourite with locals and visitors for consistent quality and ‘Grrreat Taste, Grrreat Value’. The pizza base dough is made daily on premises and then on getting your order, our pizza makers bake their creations in the Black Panther Pizza Stone Oven that distributes heat evenly for that traditional pizza crispness.

FAX: + 64 3 445 1776


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WANAKA Wanaka in Winter

The freedom to do your own thing, away from the crowds, with breathtaking lakes and mountains as your playground. A year-round destination set against the pristine alpine backdrop of Mount Aspiring National Park, you can still discover that totally relaxed Kiwi way of life at Lake Wanaka. Many attractions and adventure sports are within reach of Lake Wanaka. Take a scenic cruise on the Lake, sample locally made exquisite wines, or fish at one of the many easily ac- cessible spots. Alternatively, venture into the hills and mountains surrounding Wanaka. Mountain biking, Sking, hiking and climbing are all available in this area. Check out for more information.

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Lake Hawea is about a 16 minute Drive from Wanaka on the Road to Haast. The lake is a popular resort, and is well used in the summer for fishing, boating and swimming. The nearby mountains and fastflowing rivers allow for adventure tourism year-round.

Mt Aspiring National Park

This is New Zealands 3rd largest National Park. covering 355,543 hectares and is part of Te Wahipounamu - South west NZ Heritage area. The park offers a large number of walks, either short or longer hikes depending on ability. A highlight for many is the 30 minute Blue Pools walk, winding through a silver beech forest, across a swing bridge to a viewing platform overlooking the crystal clear pool. For more information on the Park, see the Wanaka Isite or Department of Conservation website

Wanaka Biking trails

Wanaka offers some grat tracks, if you are keen to get out and explore the area in the fresh air. there are trails suitable from beginer to advanced depending fitness levels. The outlet track, Hawea river track and the beacon point tracks are popular with families wanting a leisurely ride. information on bike hire and maps are all available at the local i-site, so get out and enjoy the amazing scenery the region has to offer.

London, Blades & Stupidity in 2018


BRAIN at Wanaka’s wonderful world of weirdness Bizarre buildings, illusion rooms and our famous Great Maze will baffle your brain and challenge your preceptions of reality. Seeing is disbelieving!

open every day: from 8:30am last admission: summer 5:30pm winter 5:00pm Christmas Day: 10:00am to 3:00pm location: 188 Wanaka-Luggate Hwy phone: 03 443 7489 email: ILLUSIONS




Puzzling World has had a busy summer but not just with an influx of visitors, with many small additions, finishing touches and plans advanced to help cement their “weird” theme. Mid-December saw the unveiling of a large illusionary mural inside the businesses’ Sculptillusion Gallery. “We’ve been very lucky to have had an extremely talented local artist, Minhal Al Halabi on site to create an incredible scene that blends NZ native bush, iconic London landmarks and operatic superstars together with morphing lions, birds, fish and many other whimsical touches. In line with our business always seeking to add intrigue to all our spaces, this fits the bill!” says Duncan Spear, marketing manager Also in time for the holidays, the latest in Holographic advertising was given a home in the Hologram Hall. A Holoblade, featuring a rotating display of filling Coke cans, fluttering butterflies, rotating Nike shoes and other objects seemingly floating in space has proven yet again to be a simple but popular offering. A new year will also bring a new exhibition to the business that celebrates what might be described as “genius stupidy” A large display of impossible or useless inventions and creations by local sculptors and artists will be on show from April, all aimed to amuse, confuse and amaze. From Steam-powered Walking sticks, Umbrella Shoes, a Multi-Tool glove, 2-Way Bike and many more items, we ask the question - how would that ever work?! With an incredible stone sculpture commission just completed by another talented local due to be added in March, if you haven’t been to “Wanaka’s World of Weirdness” recently, now’s the time!

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Queenstown Surroundings

Travel Information

With 200 vineyards in the vicinity, wine tours are a great way to explore the Central Otago region and get an insight into its epicurean culture and world renowned wines. Spend an afternoon soaking up the scenery, drinking an award-winning local Pinot Noir and nibbling a gourmet platter of local produce. To delve more into the area’s rich goldmining history Arrowtown is a must. Born in the goldrush of 1862, the picturesque old goldmining village has quaint tree-lined streets, old miners’ cottages, a restored Chinese Village and the fascinating Lakes District Museum. A true slice of paradise sits a spectacular 45-minute drive west of Queenstown at the end of Lake Wakatipu. Set amongst snowcapped mountains, pristine lakes and rivers and national parks, the frontier town of Glenorchy has provided the backdrop for many films including Lord of the Rings. It’s also a great place to enjoy wilderness jetboating, horse riding, kayaking, and hiking. Queenstown also acts as a convenient hub for trips to explore some of New Zealand’s most famous attractions like Milford and Doubtful Sounds.

Queenstown’s international airport is located a 10-minute drive from the town centre. Air New Zealand and Jetstar provide daily domestic flights to/from the international gateways of Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington. Access by road is a great scenic option. Via the east coast of the South Island it takes roughly six hours to drive from Christchurch to Queenstown or four hours to drive from Dunedin. From Fox Glacier on the West Coast the drive time is approximately five hours. Remember to carry snow chains and always check the weather forecast before you set off. Accommodation options range from budget to five-star, with international chains of hotels and motels alongside backpacker properties, B&Bs, luxury lodges and hosted options. Whether you stay within walking distance of town, or venture a little further out, most accommodation has spectacular views. Hospitable and welcoming, your hosts will go out of their way to give tips on special lakeside picnic spots, wonderful trails to walk or point you in the direction of iconic local events.

Travel Information

Arrowtown is a historic gold mining town in the Otago region of the South Island of New Zealand. Arrowtown is located on the banks of the Arrow River approximately 5 km from State Highway 6. It is a short drive from Queenstown via the Shotover Gorge or via the picturesque Lake Hayes. During the high point of the gold rush the population of Arrowtown rose to over 7,000 and became the center of a larger municipality, which covered the new settlements of Macetown, Skippers and Bullendale (today only ghost towns). Arrowtown was constituted as a borough in 1867 There are many well preserved buildings used by European and Chinese immigrants dating from the gold mining days of the town. Arrowtown is the home of the excellent Lakes District Museum. Arrowtown is a fantastic place to visit, it has planty of great cafes and restaurants, Bars, Gold shop, and with all it’s historic buildings it is a great place to wander around and take in the atmosphere.


ENCOUNTER Don’t miss the brand new

Tuatara Encounter and Kiwi Backstage Pass Tours

Based in Franz Josef and proudly NZ owned and operated. Here you will find the largest kiwi hatching facility in the South Island– home to the world’s 2 rarest kiwis – the Rowi and Haast Tokoeka. This award winning indoor facility is a wonderful example of a special public/private partnership with the Department of Conservation. See live kiwi during the day inside the nocturnal house, go behind the scenes to see Tuatara, discover the interactive glacier attraction and storytelling areas or go behind the scenes on the Lonely Planet “highly recommended Backstage Pass Tour and see kiwi chicks and meet the friendly ranger team. An indoor and all weather facility. with free Wi-Fi. Enjoy the best NZ shopping and coffee in Franz Josef or a delicious snack in the café

Open every day from 8.30am.Set aside 1 hour for a visit.

All-Weather Kiwi Attraction @Franz Josef New Zealand

Ph: +64 (3) 752 0600 Email:

NZ Owned and operated

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CLUTHA - CATLINS Our large retail store and licensed cafe is well worth a visit if looking for quality gifts & great food.


We specialise in 100% Merino & Merino/Possum garments, all NZ made. We also stock everything KIWIANA - this includes jewellery, books, DVD’s, tees, jackets, toys etc. The licensed cafe on site provides an appetising selection of foods; we also have ample parking and clean toilets.

QUALITY GIFTS + HUGE SELECTION + GREAT PRICES = PEGGYDALE Shopping can be fun, call in any day of the week we’re open 365 days just 3kms South of Balcutha on State Highway 1.

ph (03) 418 2345 •


Being owner operated for the past 37 years, we are constantly being reminded by our customers that our selection of products is the best they have seen. From our extensive range of merino possum garments and accessories to our modern style jewellery, the choice is outstanding. A Licensed Cafe on site caters for all your food requirements and our friendly, courteous staff are always willing to assist. State Highway One, Balclutha. Ph: (03) 418 2345. Email:


10 Campbell Street Owaka - The Catlins New Zealand Owaka Museum features significant stories about life and places . Ship wreck movies and heritage objects combine to present multi-media exhibitions for visitors from around the globe. Recommended by the Lonely Planet Guide as an excellent museum, Owaka Museum sets a new benchmark for small museums. Owaka Museum’s Maori name Wahi Kahuika appropriately translates as the Meeting Place : a rest on your journey.  


The Catlins

The Catlins offers a glimpse of rural New Zealand set amid native forests, fringed by high cliffs and golden beaches. This spectacular coastal stretch is home to an array of marine life – sea lions are regular beach visitors, while dolphins frolic in the shallows. Keep your eyes peeled for the rare but distinctive hoiho, the Yellow-eyed penguin. Here, you’ll also find a world of waterfalls that are amongst the most photographed in the world. Some of the highlights of the Catlins include; Walking the rugged coastline to Nugget Point 100 metres above the heaving Southern Ocean; seal pups play in their sheltered rock pools below and thousands of sea birds circle around the iconic lighthouse and rock nuggets which have been a menace to ships for over 150 years. The water tumbles over rock faces at the spectacular Purakaunui Falls and McLean Falls which are highlights of the Catlins. It is a short 10 minute walk to both waterfalls through tall temperate rainforest where you will hear the call of the tui and bellbird. At Lake Wilkie you will find a piece of tranquillity. Time seems to slow down at this serene, reflective lake where the reeds stand still and the forest above whispers lightly in the breeze. Feel dwarfed by the sheer size of the Cathedral Caves. The caves are only accessible very close to low tide. Walk for ten minutes through ancient native forest and suddenly a beach appears before you. The brooding entrance to the caves is at the northern end of the beach where you will hear the dripping of water into reflective pools and breathe in the ocean smells.

A new wonder every 10 minutes… Cascading waterfalls & hidden lakes Geological forms Unique wildlife Rugged coastal beauty


Nugget Point

Situated in the heart of the bay is the perfect place to take a holiday or even just a break on your journey. Visit the pristine Jurassic Fossil Forest, view rare and endangered species of penguins and dolphins in a spectacular unspoiled setting by the sea. The Gateway Experience is a world-class interactive centre especially designed to share the unique stories of this amazing place on the edge of time. Open from 8am -10pm 7 days a week. Guided Tours are also available. The Café & Restaurant is an excellent place to stop in for a snack or meal, they are fully licensed and with gluten free, dairy free and vegetarian options available. Open 8am – 10pm 7 days a week. Whether you want to relax, discover, camp, shop or unwind over amazing food and coffee, CURIOSCAPES has everything you need.

STAY, EAT AND EXPLORE THE CATLINS This 440km scenic travelling route begins or ends in Dunedin city and travels through Brighton, Taieri Mouth, Balclutha, Owaka, Catlins to Invercargill city, Bluff, Stewart Island and then on to Riverton, Tuatapere and the Gateway to Fiordland, Manapouri and Te Anau.


STAY, EAT AND EXPLORE THE CATLINS “A perfect place to take a break from your journey”

The Catlins


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

“ A journey through windows of time to the the very edge of life”

“A Must for any traveller heading south”



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BBQ Areas

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Tuatapere Hump Ridge Track

West Southland

The town of Gore is 64 kilometres northeast of Invercargill and 70 km west of Balclutha – Dunedin and Invercargill are the nearest cities. Gore is well known for its connection with Country and Western music, with the annual New Zealand country music awards having been held in the town for 36 years.[12] It has a sister city relationship with Tamworth, New South Wales, the “Country Music Capital of Australia”

Eastern Southland Gallery

Heading west on the Southern Scenic Route, from Invercargill, leads you to Southland’s western reaches and some of the most fertile land of this incredibly arable province. Western Southland’s first major coastal stop is Riverton the Riviera of The South. The community has always been strong in this historic port town, which, in recent years, has developed an almost bohemian culture. Recycling, organics, conservation and the arts collide happily here.

  Established in a former Carnegie Library building, it features permanent exhibitions including The John Money Collection: is a large body of New Zealand, Australian, African and American works of art, amassed over 50 years by Baltimore based expatriate NZ academic Dr John Money, and gifted to the Gallery in 2003. The Ralph Hotere Gallery: contains graphic works and paintings by major NZ contemporary artist Ralph Hotere.   The Eastern Southland Gallery also features a vibrant programme of temporary exhibitions, performances, workshops and artist projects.


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Featuring the JOHN MONEY WING & RALPH HOTERE GALLERY Monday to Friday 10am – 4.30pm Weekends & Public Holidays 1-4pm

16 Hokonui Drive, Gore, Phone: 03 203 9288 email: Booking service available for activities, accommodation and land transport throughout New Zealand Monday - Saturday The Destination Gore Visitor Centre is front of house for the Hokonui Moonshine and Historical Museums. Operating hours – Monday – Friday 8.30am – 5.00pm Saturday 9.30am – 4.00pm Sunday 1.00pm – 4.00pm, booking service unavailable on Sundays, Public Holidays as advertised


MOONSHINE MUSEUM Celebrating the tradition of Moonshine Hokonui Heritage Centre, Hokonui Dr, Gore.

Coastal Orepuki overlooks views of the dreamy South Coast – either blue seas sparkling in bright sun, or windswept waves battering the shore. Look carefully from the grey stone beaches of Te Waewae Bay and you may just catch a glimpse of New Zealand’s largest pod of Hector’s dolphins. For visitors, one of the latest and greatest attractions is the Tuatapere Hump Ridge Track. Opened in 2001, the track’s reputation as a world-class eco-tourism destination was cemented when it was named a finalist in the British Guild of Travel Writers’ annual tourism awards. At nearby Clifden, a quick walk into the Dean Forest leads to a 1000-year-old Totara tree. Then you can take your pick of Lakes Hauroko or Monowai, both bordering Fiordland National Park, and both offering great fishing, as well as wonderful bush walks and jet boating.

Hiking Scenic Drives Jet Boating Seaside Cafes Surfing Horse Trekking Heritage

Te Anau

Nestled around the edge of Lake, Te Anau, the largest lake In the South Island, the second largest in New Zealand. Te Anau is the picturesque town which is also the main visitor base for Fiordland National Park. This busy little town is a popular destination to many tourists who are also visiting the famous nearby fiords such as Milford Sound and Doubtful Sound for the spectacular scenery. Many visitors to the area are also undertaking the popular walking tracks such as the Milford, Kepler or Routeburn, considered to be some of the best in New Zealand, or just enjoying some of the local activities such as kayaking, cycling, jetboating, fishing, hunting or helicopter sightseeing, just to name a few. There is a wide range of accommodation to choose from depending on preference, hotels, motels, lodges, camping grounds, even Farm Stays which provide visitors with a genuine Kiwi experience. It is advisable to book in advance during the summer months as this is the busy season. Te Anau is a definite must for any intrepid adventurer, a destination you won’t want to leave. Bookings and information for what to do in the area is available at the local iSite Visitor Information Centre, they have all the local knowledge to make your visit more enjoyable.

Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm Saturday & Sunday 1:00pm - 3:30pm

Hokonui Moonshine Museum

  Situated in Gore’s Arts and Heritage Precinct, the museum celebrates the history of illicit whisky-making in the south. ‘Hokonui’ or ‘Hokonui Moonshine’ had its origins in the Highlands of Scotland, but made its presence felt in the Gore District with the advent of localised Prohibition in 1902.   51 years of subsequent “drought” gave rise to an illicit moonshining tradition, and over 30 resulting prosecutions.   The museum explores this colourful history through recreations, audio-visuals and original artifacts.

Te Anau

Mitre Peak

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INVERCARGILL Whats on in June


Invercargill is capital of the the Southland region of New Zealand. We invite you to experience the warmth, friendliness and hospitality that makes our city such a great place to live and visit. Invercargill is favourably placed on the Southern Scenic Route and is the gateway to some of New Zealand’s most beautiful scenery and destinations including the Southland heartland, Stewart Island, Fiordland and the Catlins.

Left Or Right End of Season Party

Hokonui Community Market St Andrews Presbyterian Church, 4 Devon St, Gore, Southland Saturday 9th Junet 2018 10:00am – 2:00pm

A monthly community market, offering unique handicrafts and seasonal produce. Email - for more details, or follow us on Facebook.

Winton Community Market

Winton Presbyterian Church , 11 Meldrum Street, Winton, Southland District Saturday 16th June 2018 10:00am – 1:00pm Grab a cuppa and snack in our onsite cafe, pop the kids in the toy room and browse the amazing line up of stalls that we have to offer. Baby change & high chair facilities available plus the building has wheelchair friendly access & toilets.

Traditional Irish Music Session

Waxy O’Shea’s Irish Pub, 90 Dee Street, Invercargill, Southland Sunday 10 June 2018 5:00pm – 7:00pm Fiddles, Tin Whistles, Accordians, Bodhrans, Flutes, Banjos. Join us at Waxy O Shea’s Irish Bar for our monthly Irish Music Sunday Session. No microphones, no stages just a group of musicians playing whatever they feel like; reels, jigs hornpipes with the odd song thrown in. Musicians or singers welcome to join in or just come along and enjoy a Guinness and the music!

Dancing With Mozart

Civic Theatre, 88 Tay St, Invercargill, Southland Wednesday 13 June 2018 7:30pm Great music inspires great dance this winter, as the Royal New Zealand Ballet brings works by two of the greatest choreographers of the 20th and 21st centuries to New Zealand stages, together with an exciting new commission from Birmingham-based, Christchurch-born choreographer, Corey Baker. Works by legendary Czech choreographer, Jiří Kylián, are sought after and treasured by dance companies the world over. Following acclaimed performances of his Soldier’s Mass in 1998 and 2015, the Royal New Zealand Ballet is honoured to stage two works created by Kylián for Nederlands Dans Theater.

Dee Street

To Riverton & Te Anau

To Queenstown 99 Makarewa Wallacetown Lorneville Art Gallery


To Gore & Dunedin



Kennington Airport


Oreti Beach

Otatara New Sandy Point River Domain Estuary 1

Omaui Scenic Res

Foveaux Strait

Jon Toogood: Live & Acoustic

Tillermans, 16 Don St, Invercargill, Southland Saturday 16 June 2018 8:00pm General Admission: $40.00 Jon Toogood detaches himself from the Shihad electric wall of sound for one show at Tillermans. Unplugged and unrobbed. Delivering music in tribute to those who influenced him on his unique musical journey, some tracks from his solo side project – “The Adults”, plus a very different styled delivery of a selection of Shihad material.

Redcliff Cafe, 12 Mokonui St, Te Anau, Fiordland Saturday 16 June 2018 8:30pm – 2:00am Pre Sale tickets @ Redcliff: $20.00 03 249 7431 After having blast headlining The Waitati Music Festival & Feastock X 2018. Left or Right are hungry & ready for their own intimate Live show at The Redcliff cafe, one of the sweetest venues in the country. This will be a huge night! End of Season closing party in one of the most beautiful parts of NZ! Enjoy the links to the new Live in the studio takes of Left Or Right’s trippy songs ‘Snail’ & ‘Private Number’. Recorded live at SIT studio’s Invercargill NZ.

The Big Bike Film Night

St James Theatre, 61 Irk St, Gore, Southland Wednesday 27 June 2018 6:00pm – 8:15pm Junior (Under 17) - General Admission: $16.00 Adult- General Admission: $22.00 Buy Tickets – 021748441 Lights. Cameras. Bikes! We’re on a mission -sharing the best cycling short films from around the world with you at the SBS St. James Theatre in Gore. The Big Bike Film Night treats pedal punters with a collection of movies that has everything a cycling centric audience could wantaction, drama, humour and plenty of inspiration; it’s going to be unashamedly bike-a-liscious. The short films are a great reminder of why we love to ride our bike; with stories that captivate us, stories that make us think and most importantly of all- stories that inspire us to get on a bike. So… listen to the voice inside you; it’s telling you to go. Grab your mates, grab your tickets, go on… grab your bike and come along for the ride!

Depths - Endless Album Release Tour

Southland Musicians Club, 33 Preston St, Invercargill, Southland Friday 29 June 2018 8:30pm – 11:45pm General Admission: $10.00 Buy Tickets – (03) 479 2949 Depths are heading south in support of their latest album: ‘Endless’ - One of New Zealand’s finest Metal bands delivering us another impressive aural masterpiece.

The Feelers 25th Anniversary Tour

Tillermans, 16 Don St, Invercargill, Southland Thursday 5 July 2018 7:30pm – 11:30pm General Admission: $40.00 0800 BUY TIX (289 849) The Rock are proud to present The Feelers 25th Anniversary Tour. Twenty Five years ago James Reid and Hamish Gee formed one of our best-loved bands, The Feelers and started on a journey writing and recording some of the greatest songs ever written in New Zealand. The Feelers are truly are a household name.

To Dunedin via the Catlins





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Phone: +64 3 217 0199 Email: Visit: 84 Otepuni Avenue, Invercargill

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Invercargill is New Zealand’s southernmost city and acts as the commercial hub INVERCARGILL

for Southland. Influenced by early European settlers Invercargill is full of grand Legends Live here TheSouthland architecture and gardens. city is home to many natural and built facilities that make The natural beauty of Southland combined with its agricultural A collection like no other In a location like no other. backbone is heartland New Zealand at its finest. friendly locals, it wonderland base for those wanting to get outTheand enjoy people, events, walking, Every year hundreds of visitors from all around the world journey historic coastal villages and peaceful inland towns are only a part of to E Hayes and Sons’ Invercargill store for one reason - to see a what makes this southern region a desirable destination. Southland remarkable vintage motorcycle with their ownand eyes andmany stand in heritage, cycling more activities that are easily is perfect for travellers tempted with variety, discovery and stunning and quickly accessible. the presence of a legend.


It’s a legend that tells a story of passion and determination to develop a motorcycle to its full potential - beyond what would even seem possible. It’s the story of ‘The World’s Fastest Indian’. The legend of Burt Munro.


Today, Burt Munro’s original World’s Fastest Indian Scout forms the centerpiece of a unique display of over one hundred classic, vintage and modern motorcycles, automobiles, engines, equipment and memorabilia that makes up the E Hayes Motorworks Collection of classic and vintage motor vehicles.


Invercargill and Bluffvintage have amachinery, great array of coastal From working examples of early pumps, engines and lathes to our original delivery van and afrom rangethe of classic landscapes for shop visitors to explore long automobiles and motorcycles - from turnBeach, of the century coastal highway of Oreti to themodels nativeto racing bikes of the modern era - you’ll find it all here in a collection wonders unlike any other. of Waituna Wetlands and Omaui, or the boardwalk on the estuary and heritage wharfs.


If there’s a place that melds the Southland experience, it’s Invercargill. With its rich heritage and vibrant central business district, this city is more than just the region’s commercial hub and tourist service centre – it’s an attraction in itself.





New Zealand’s southernmost city was founded in the 1850s and has a population in excess of 53,000. It buzzes with the prosperity of a thriving economy, the vivacity of student life and a history that marries the strong Māori and Celtic influence that pioneered the province centuries ago. And, like the rest of the region, its unique culture and spiritHow are set in thegetting most beautiful surrounds. about eye toofeye with a great white

safety best of a fare shark cage? right Running Withshark some in of the the world’s produced on its doorstep, the city serves up an mix of experiences; succulent from January toeclectic June, this is dining your chance to get seafood, farm-fresh vegetables, prime cuts of meat and our famous up close and personal these cheese rolls - all dished up withwith a good dashfascinating of Southland flair. creatures of the sea.

Motoring history has also been made in Southland. E Hayes and Sons City Centre, Invercargill Motorworks is the home of Burt Munro’s “World’s Fastest Indian”, and the Bill Richardson Transport World is the largest private collection of its type in the world.



Oreti Beach & Sandy Point


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Southern Ocean and Stewart Island, the Oyster Stirling Point sign May is an Bluff Fesitval: iconic photo stop to other corners of the world and the Bluff hill lookout provides mapped views of Southern New Zealand..

What started as a hobby is now recognised as one New Zealand’s most iconic craft breweries and is our countries most Southern! The ever changing brews compliment the great platter of foods found throughout Southland.

SituatedBill in Richardson the SouthernTransport Hemisphere’s largest World pyramid,&the museum is nestled in Queen’s Park Classic Motorcycle Mecca - an NZ Garden of National Significance. Hosting Sign-postexhibitions, this is also a varietyBluff of changing the home of the successful Tuatara breeding Invercargill Brewery, Seriously Good programme that has aided the recovery of our Chocolate Company & Blue River Dairy most ancient New Zealanders.




Bluff Oysters


As with the rest of Southland, visitors don’t have to travel far for a change of scenery. Just a few kilometres from the city centre, Oreti Beach unfurls miles of soft sand and surf, belying its proximity to civilisation. Thirty kilometres south, nestled above Foveaux Strait, is the port town, Bluff, home of the iconic - and deliciously delectable great spot for some shopping for both him and BluffAoyster.

How about getting eye to eye with a great white her, this is also the home of the original Indian shark in the safety of a shark cage? Running owned by Burt Munro. E Hayes & Sons holds an from January to June, this is your chance to get Follow Follow us uson extensive collection of Burt Munro memorabilia, up close and personal with these fascinating photographs, and information about this creatures of the sea. The legendary oldest European town in NZ, continuously settled since Southlander. Tuatara, Southland Museum


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How about getting eye to eye with a great white Joinsafety a Boutique Day TourRunning & cover it all! shark in the of a shark cage? from January to June, this is your chance to get up close and personal with these fascinating creatures of the sea. Burt Munro Challenge: November





How about getting eye to eye with a great white shark in the safety of a shark cage? Running from January to June, this is your chance to get up close and personal with these fascinating creatures of the sea.

The oldest European town in NZ, continuously settled since 1824 boasts a diverse and raw heritage. As the gateway to the Southern Ocean and Stewart Island, the Stirling Point sign is an iconic photo stop to other corners of the world and the Bluff hill lookout provides mapped views of Southern New Zealand.







How about getting eye to eye with a great white shark in the safety of a shark cage? Running from January to June, this is your chance to get up close and personal these fascinating Purakaunui Falls -with Catlins creatures of the sea. Stirling Point, Bluff

From Sheep’s milk to sweetbreads, swedes to seaweed, salmon to saison, Southland is not a place to be ‘shellfish’, especially being the home of the world renowned Bluff Oyster. Visit one of the local cafes, delis, restaurants or taverns for a Southern take on some of the finest ingredients in the world.

How about getting eye to eye with a great white shark in the safety of a shark cage? Running from January to June, this is your chance to get up close and personal with these fascinating creatures of the sea. Queens Park, Invercargill

To plan your own escape visit

Te Hikoi Museum, Riverton

Lake Hauroko

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Experience over 100 exhibits of vintage and classic motorcycles, vehicles and machinery on display throughout our store, including Burt Munro’s legendary, ORIGINAL record-breaking 1920 Indian Scout.



168 Dee St Invercargill. Phone 03 218 2059 OPEN 7 DAYS

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  As New Zealand’s third largest island, Stewart Island is well worth taking a few days to explore.   Rakiura National Park covers 85% of the island’s land area providing unique walking, bird watching and flora observing opportunities. Regular ferry services operate from Bluff to Stewart Island or why not fly with Stewart Island Flights? Phone (03) 218 9129.   Accommodation can be arranged through the Invercargill i-Site on (03) 211 0895, or visit   To all visitors, whether from New Zealand or further afield, Stewart Island offers a special experience - a glimpse into a simpler, slower lifestyle, in rhythm with the sea and the tides, attuned to the natural world of bush and beach.   Whether you have come to enjoy the land and seascapes, view the wildlife, walk, boat, fish, dive, kayak, hunt or just relax, a Stewart Island holiday will be an experience that will draw you back here again and again.

Halfmoon Bay (Oban)

Stewart Island/Rakiura

Port Pegasus/Pikihatiti

Scheduled daily flights, day trip specials or try the exciting ‘Coast to Coast’ adventure. Contact us now to arrange your visit to natural New Zealand at its best...

Just a 20 minute scenic flight from Invercargill to this tranquil place where time almost stands still…where silence is broken only by the native birds calling in the trees…

Scheduled daily flights, day trip specials or try the exciting ‘Coast to Coast’ adventure.

PO Box 860, Invercargill Ph 03 218 9129, Fax 03 214 4681 Email

Contact us now to arrange your visit to natural New Zealand at its best… PO Box 860, Invercargill Ph 03 218 9129, Fax Airport 03 214 4681 106 Ave,Invercargill Email


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June 2018 Otago edition


June 2018 Otago edition