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2 HOUR DUNEDIN TOUR Departs from Dunedin i-Site Visitor Centre

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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.

Open Daily 9.30am-4.30pm

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

Ph 03 482 1755

Transport We offer guided tours twice daily, at 11am and 1.30pm. Available However, group sizes are kept small so bookings are recommended. 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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23 The Octagon,Dunedin ph: (03) 479 0785 Open seven days 7.30am - 10.00pm

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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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Havest Court Mall (near McDonalds) 218 George Street, Dunedin. Phone (03) 477 5700 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.

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FROM OUR EVENTS CALENDAR... Otago Rock and Mineral Club Crystal, Gem and Fossil Show Rock and Mineral Club, 53 Malvern St, Dunedin, Otago Saturday 23 September 2017 10:00am and Sunday 24 September 2017 10:00an Admission: Free Come and look at the beauty of and learn about rocks, minerals, crystals and fossils. Sales tables and raffles available. Find out how rocks are cut and polished to show off their internal beauty. Ask questions about rock hunting and collecting. Bring along those rocks that you have always wondered what it was - we will make every effort to identify it for you.

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

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

Theomin Art Collection Tour When:Sun 10 Sep 2017, 3:00pm–5:00pm Sun 17 Sep 2017, 3:00pm–5:00pm Sun 24 Sep 2017, 3:00pm–5:00pm The Theomin Art Collection was acquired by the family between the late 1800s and the early 1960s and graces every wall of every room. Artists represented in the collection include Frances Hodgkins, William Mathew Hodgkins, Grace Joel, C. F. Goldie, Sir Russell Flint. The collection also contains works after Fra Filippo Lippi and Veronese. A tour of the art collection offers visitors the opportunity to learn about the works in the collection and the collecting passions and tastes of one of Dunedin’s most cultured and generous families. The Theomin Art Collection tour is available every Sunday evening, To make a booking, please contact: Phone - 03 477 3320 or Email -

Music Saturdays ToitU Otago Settlers Museum, 31 Queens Garden, Dunedin, Otago Saturday 16 September 2017 2:00pm – 3:30pM Admission: FreE Come along and support these awesome musicians. Music for all ages and all genres. - 2pm - Brandon Wyatt - Singer-songwriter - 2:30pm - Jayden TJ - 12-year-old singer/ songwriter/ multi-instrumentalist - 3pm - Mat Caird - singer-songwriter

George Street Normal School Fair George Street Normal Primary School, 989 George Street, Dunedin, Otago Saturday 16 September 2017 11:00am – 2:00pm

Pianomania with Freddy Kempf 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.

Audi quattro Winter Games Ice Hockey Trans-Tasman Challenge Queenstown Ice Arena, 29 Park St, Queenstown Thursday 7 September 2017 – Saturday 9 September 2017 6:00pm – 10:00pm The Audi quattro Winter Games NZ are proud to present the Trans-Tasman Challenge, a three game test match series of international Ice Hockey 7th, 8th and 9th of September. This is a true battle of two rival sporting nations. Both underdogs in the international Ice hockey world that punch well above their weight. This will be a brutal encounter of epic proportion with both teams out to prove their dominance. New Zealand and Australia have recently returned from their divisional world championships.

Hoochie World Re:Fuel Bar, 640 Cumberland St, Dunedin, Otago Friday 8 September 2017 9:00pm – 2:00am Ticket Information: Earlybird Admission: $5.00 General Admission: $10.00 Buy Tickets: 0800 BUY TIX (289 849 Nofacenocase Presents Hoochie World. Boys and Girls prepare yourself for a night filled with pop lock and dropping. - Hot Donnas. - Jack Berry Band. - Bathsalts. - Hamish Ballin (DJ Set). - Special Guests.

Cadbury Dunedin Marathon 2017 Logan Park, Cnr Union Street and Logan Park Drive, Dunedin, Otago Sunday 10 September 2017 8:00am – 5:00pm The 39th annual Cadbury Dunedin Marathon. Includes: - Full Marathon (42.2km) - Half Marathon run or walk (21.1km) - Quarter Marathon run or walk (11.6km - Note: Not a proper quarter (10.55km) but due to road closurers etc it is 11.6km) Register at the website. Keep an eye out here for all race details including course details, spot prizes and much more.

Dunedin Town Hall, Moray Place, Dunedin, Otago Thursday 21 September 2017 7:00pm – 9:00pM Freddy Kempf’s previous appearance with the NZSO provoked standing ovations. This concert of piano favourites promises even more as Kempf explores the history of the piano over the last 300 years. The call and response within George Frideric Handel’s stately Concerto for Keyboard, op. 4 in G minor, initiates an intimacy between orchestra and soloist that is built upon in the next work, the miraculous second movement of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 21. Website: NZSO Website

Ben Salter Back Yourself Album Launch Regent Theatre, 17 The Octagon, Dunedin, Otago Friday 22 September 2017 7:30pM Buy Tickets – 03 4778597 The Regent Theatre presents The 7 Sopranos, Australia’s most exciting operatic voices, in their New Zealand debut. Fall in love with The 7 Sopranos as they take you on an inspired journey singing immortal arias and timeless contemporary anthems. Leave your preconceptions of opera at home and let these seven powerhouse voices enthral you: from Carmen’s dark and sexy Habañera to the triumphant Toreador Song and the soaring arias and ensembles of Puccini and Verdi.

Flora Knight & Sean Donald Album Release Tour Pioneer Hall, 45 George St, Port Chalmers, Dunedin, Otago Friday 22 September 2017 8:00pm – 10:00pM Presales: $15.00 Doorsales: $20.00 Port Chalmers Pioneer Hall, Dunedin will host acclaimed duo Flora Knight & Sean Donald (CAN/NZ), to celebrate the release of their self-titled debut album with a nationwide NZ release tour this September. They will be joined by Jess Shanks of The Eastern, in a rare solo support set. Winners of the 2017 Gold Guitars ‘Overall Runner Up Award’, ‘Traditional Country’ section and The ‘Freeze Ya Bits off Busking Competition’ Flora Knight and Sean Donald are a duo who despite their disparate upbringings, coalesce to produce harmonious electricity. As the electrons collide, one can discern soft yet exciting songs and tunes, anything from the sad to the humorous.

Flora Knight & Sean Donald Album Release Tour Dog With Two Tails Cafe and Bar, 25 Moray Place, Dunedin, Otago Saturday 23 September 2017 8:00pm – 11:00pM Admission: FreE Acclaimed Australian songwriter and performer Ben Salter is returning to Aotearoa this September to promote his third solo album “Back Yourself”. Ben Salter is one of Australia’s most highly regarded performers and songwriters. As well as being a founding member of Giants of Science, The Gin Club and the three-time ARIA-nominated Wilson Pickers, he is an accomplished artist in his own right. His debut solo album The Cat (2011) and follow up The Stars My Destination (2015) established his penchant for eclectic, esoteric arrangements and sounds that take in elements of folk, rock, pop, jazz, country and beyond, whilst maintaining a coherence and inimitable melodic style.

Night ‘n’ Day Rainbow Confectionery Rainbow Run

Logan Park, Cnr Union Street and Logan Park Drive, Dunedin, Otago Sunday 24 September 2017 11:00am – 1:00pm Per person: $10.00 Family (2 adults, 2 kids): $30.00 Extra child: $5.00 The Rainbow Run is the most colourful fun run/walk event you’ll do this spring! Wear a white or black tee-shirt and pass through five colour stations to become your own work of art! The emphasis is on fun and it’s not a race, so go at your own pace and enjoy it! At 5km, it’s a great family-friendly event organised by Sport Otago for everyone to get involved with.

Kevin Bridges NZ Tour Regent Theatre, 17 The Octagon, Dunedin, Otago Monday 25 September 2017 8:00pm – 10:00pm Part of Kevin Bridges – New Zealand Tour Adult: $82.20 Buy Tickets – 0800 224 224 Kevin Bridges is Scotland’s biggest comedy export. Dubbed ‘brilliant’ by Billy Connolly, Kevin made his debut at The Edinburgh Playhouse on Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow in 2009. Overnight success followed with Kevin selling out his run at the Edinburgh Festival in just one day. His astonishing rise to success continued in 2010 when he recorded his first DVD The Story So Far... at a sold-out Glasgow SECC Arena in front of 10,000 adoring fans. It went on to out-sell Frankie Boyle and Billy Connolly.

That Bloody Woman Fortune Theatre, 231 Stuart St, Dunedin, Otago Tuesday 26 September 2017 6:00pm – 7:00pm - Sunday October 8th Part of That Bloody Woman NZ Tour Buy Tickets – 03 477 8323 New Zealand’s smash hit rock musical That Bloody Woman is back. Our favourite daughter, suffragist, activist and cyclist Kate Sheppard is transformed from the face on the $10 note into a feminist firebrand raising hell and rocking out. Fresh from sell-out seasons at Auckland Theatre Company and The Court Theatre, Kate takes the show on the road in 2017. “Bursting with wit, verve and righteously rocking tunes”, That Bloody Woman presents New Zealand’s founding mother like you’ve never seen her before; loud, proud and in your face. Leading the charge to win women the vote, Kate takes on the patriarchy, public opinion and even Prime Minister Richard ‘King Dick’ Seddon.

Anika Moa - Chop Chop Hiyaaa! The Savoy, 50 Princes Street, Dunedin, Otago Saturday 30 September 2017 10:00am Where witches and Taniwha try to eat little girls and little girls turn into little boys. Welcome to the terrific, wonderful and magical show of Anika Moa and the Chop Chop Hiyaaa! Tour, visiting Dunedin, Wanaka, Timaru and Christchurch this October School Holidays.

Brick Show 2017 Edgar Centre, 116 Portsmouth Dr, Dunedin, Otago Saturday 30 September 2017 10:00am and Sunday 1 October 2017 10:00am Children: $2.00 Adults: $5.00 Families (2 adults & up to 3 children under 14): $10.00 Children under 2 free: $0.00 The Dunedin Brick Show will be on once again in Dunedin. Lego exhibitors from around the South Island will be displaying some fantastic creations. Some made, especially for this wonderful event. There will also be loads of activities for kids to enjoy while at the show including Lego Car Racing, interactive Lego Displays, Remote Controlled vehicles and make-your-own Lego Minifigures.

German Film Festival 2017 Dunedin Public Art Gallery, 30 The Octagon, Dunedin, Otago Saturday 30 September 2017 12:00pm Admission: Free This year the Goethe-Institut New Zealand presents the 9th German Film Festival. Attention movie fans: This spring we cordially invite you to enjoy the best new film releases from Austria, Switzerland and Germany.

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Dunedin TOP ATTRACTIONS Otago Museum 360° Immersive Theatre Experience PERPETUAL GUARDIAN


The Perpetual Guardian Planetarium at the Otago Museum in Dunedin is the world’s southernmost planetarium. Spectacular graphics and engaging stories communicate science, culture and nature in the 50-seat state-of-the-art dome. We have a range of entertaining and engaging shows for the whole family. Some of our favourites include: · · ·

We are Stars – 3D – Explore the secrets of our cosmic chemistry, in amazing Stereo 3D. Open to ages 3+. Amazing Universe – Journey to the outer edges of the universe, via the sun, planets and deep-sky objects. Open to ages 3+. The Sky Tonight (live presentation) – Learn how the sky will look tonight and how to find the southern stars and constellations. Open to ages 3+.

Visit for scheduling, terms, pricing and tickets.

The dome is suspended in a lightproof and soundproof area to enable a 360˚ viewing experience from luxurious tilted seats, creating the unique sensation of flying through space. The immersive theatre promises a fun and educational experience for the whole family.

Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

Visit for scheduling, terms, pricing and tickets.

Two of the world’s GREAT train trips The Taieri Gorge Limited train is Dunedin’s prestige tourist train operating from the historic Railway Station and departing daily (seats are limited on Christmas day) it takes you on a journey through the rugged and spectacular Taieri River Gorge, across wrought iron viaducts and through tunnels carved by hand more than 100 years ago. Taieri Gorge Railway takes you from the hustle of Dunedin’s city centre, through the rugged Taieri Gorge with dramatic scenery that can not be seen by road, to beautiful inland Otago, and return. With full commentary, photographic stops, comfortable heating in winter and on board refreshments the train offers year round, all-weather entertainment. You can make the return journey to Pukerangi, or Middlemarch, or use the train as the one leg of your journey to or from Queenstown and Central Otago on our connecting `Track & Trail’ offering you the chance to view the spectacular scenery of Central Otago with its bizarre schist rock tors, desert landscapes, orchards, vineyards, blue lakes, high mountains and wild river gorges. Taieri Gorge Railway can take you from Dunedin to Queenstown, or vice-versa, with this special train’n’coach tour. Ph: (03) 477 4449 Email: The Dunedin Railway Station, Anzac Square, Dunedin

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

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

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Dunedin TOP ATTRACTIONS Otago Museum Life before Dinosaurs: Permian Monsters Special Exhibition Step back 290 million years when bizarre-looking animals dominated life on land and sea in Life before Dinosaurs: Permian Monsters, now open at the Otago Museum. This unique international touring exhibition, produced by Gondwana Studios, brings the past back to life with fossilised skeletons and life-size animatronic models of the animals that ruled the world millions of years before the age of dinosaurs, in a time known as the Permian. The exhibition blends art and science with a collection of new artwork that offers a glimpse back in time through the eyes of award-winning paleo-artist Julius Csotonyi. View fossilised skeletons and reconstructed models of these strange and amazing creatures; and dig and identify fossils in the interactive dig pits throughout the exhibition. Saturday 26 August 2017 – Sunday 25 February 2018 Paid admission Special Exhibitions Gallery, Otago Museum 419 Great King Street, Dunedin

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

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.

WELCOME TO THE HOME OF THE ROYAL ALBATROSS Taiaroa Head is alive with wildlife species, many of them scarce nesting seabirds. Our jewel in the crown is the Northern Royal Albatross. To view this majestic seabird with its wingspan up to 3m flying at speeds up to 120kph is an exhilarating sight. Experience it for yourself by taking a guided tour. The Royal Albatross Centre is located on the tip of the Otago Peninsula, about a 45 minute drive from Dunedin. We are owned by the Otago Peninsula Trust, a charitable trust formed in 1967 for the protection of the local natural environment. The Nature Reserve on Taiaroa Head is managed by the Department of Conservation.

0800 528 767

Taiaroa Head is also famous in New Zealand history. From a small Maori camp in the 1300s to a fortified pa where the Treaty of Waitangi was signed in 1840; from a wooden flagstaff to 1864 lighthouse to radar entrance for Otago Harbour; from an 1880s underground fortress to a large defence base in WWII. Taiaroa Head is today a Nature Reserve and iconic wildlife attraction. Bookings essential. Freephone 0800 528 767

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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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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Monarch Wildlife Cruises & Tours have 5 departures a day for their popular 1 hour cruise leaving from Wellers Rock on the Otago Peninsula or join a half or full day tour from the city and include other great attractions on the Peninsula.

Freephone 0800 666 272.

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.

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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 Opera House, 94 Thames St, Oamaru, North Otago Thursday 21 September 2017 7:30pm – 9:30pm Part of the inaugural Waitaki Arts Festival. The 7 Sopranos are Australia’s most exciting operatic voices, who combine breathtaking music and high glamour to thrill audiences with classic songs and moving melodies. Experience an intimate acoustic performance filled with operatic highlights and popular favourites from around the world. Musical highlights include arias from La Traviata, Carmen, La Boheme, Phantom of the Opera, The King & I and of course The Toreador Song and Nessun Dorma – Soprano style. Made In the Waitaki







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  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 Opera House, 94 Thames St, Oamaru, North Otago Thursday 28 September 2017 7:30pm – 9:30pm Adult (+ service fees): $15.00 Child (+ service fees): $10.00 Buy Tickets – 03-433-0770 Part of the inaugural Waitaki Arts Festival. This event will showcase the talented people of the Waitaki District – people who have achieved high performance standards in dance, singing and music. Enjoy performances from contemporary to classical pieces featuring some of Waitaki’s best. It could be your neighbour! There will be some fun elements in the evening – so get a group together and enjoy a great night out.


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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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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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  The Waitaki District stretches from the huge glacier-fed Waitaki River in the north to just south of the gold mining town of Palmerston and inland up the Waitaki Valley to Ohau and Omarama, near the spectacular Southern Alps.   A district of stunning natural beauty, lush rolling farmland, ancient marine landscapes and the Moeraki Boulders. Ensure a close encounter with our precious wildlife; view Blue Penguins, the worlds smallest. in their natural environment. Close by visit one of the worlds rarest penguins, the Yellow Eyed (Hoiho). View priceless Maori artefacts, grand Victorian Architecture, plus a unique colonial heritage that shaped the nations wealth.   Nestled on the South Island’s east coast, Oamaru is an ideal destination for anyone keen to experience the real New Zealand. With friendly locals, a compact town centre and a variety of attractions, Oamaru offers unique experiences for even the most seasoned traveller.



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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



Wanaka in Spring

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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Plenty to see at PUZZLING WORLD! A firm belief in giving their customers more “bang for their buck” and encouraging them to truly absorb themselves in the illusionary theming, the team at Puzzling World have continuously added and improved features between each of their five Illusion Rooms – an area they call “the walls of wonder”. Paintings from Alaska and Bali, wall hangings from Peru and prints from some of the world’s past and current leaders in illusionary art adorn the walls, demonstrating just how universal the popularity of optical illusions are throughout history and across the globe. You’ll discover Canada’s Robert Gonsalves’ works of “magical realism” complementing the “impossible reality” of the Dutch master, M.C Escher at the other end of the business. Further along, Ambigrams, a type of illusionary word-art is explored while being watched on by NZ’s first Virtual Assistant – a projected holographic guide to assist customers within the rooms. The provocative paintings of Andre Martins de Barros, a Spaniard who specializes in creating human form through everyday objects sits comfortably alongside Victorian-era illustrations like Vanity which ranks as perhaps the first of its kind to bring optical illusion art into the mainstream. An incredible 3-dimensional knit of Einstein hangs alongside an Amish inspired cuboid design, followed by a more walls of brain-bending images and massive window decals to give an ethereal stained glass feel to the Sculptillusion Gallery. And the latest addition is a fun one - a huge Lenticular image of a transforming. Lion – from King of the Pride to Toking Rasta!

Whats on:

Jucy Meltdown Concert

Lake Wanaka Centre, 89 Ardmore St, Wanaka, Queenstown Lakes Saturday 9 September 2017 8:00pm – 11:30pm General Admission: $45.00 0800 BUY TIX (289 849) Do not miss the closing event of the Audi Quattro Winter Games NZ. After 16 days of non-stop action, the Jucy Meltdown Concert is back yet again to finish the event in style. Headlining the event this year is the award winning hip-hop artist, David Dallas. Arguably the biggest innovator in hip-hop New Zealand has seen in two decades, David Dallas has sold out shows across New Zealand, Australia and the United States, released three chart-topping albums, opened for huge acts including Eminem’s Rapture Tour (NZ) and received a long list of accolades.

Pint Sized Plays NZ Wanaka

Gin and Raspberry Boutique Bar, Level 1, 155 Ardmore St, Wanaka, Queenstown Lakes Saturday 23 September 2017 7:30pm – 9:30pm General Admission: $15.00 An evening of comedy, intrigue, and drama. Come and join in the fun of the 5th Annual Pint Sized Plays NZ Competition. 10 short plays short-listed from international entries and performed by Remarkable Theatre cast & crew. You then get to vote for the winning play at each performance. 10 Plays, 10 Minutes and $15 per person. An entertaining evening, be part of the fun!

The Black Seeds ‘Fabric’ Album Release Tour

Lake Wanaka Centre, 89 Ardmore St, Wanaka, Queenstown Lakes General Admission: $39.00 With their brand new singles ‘Better Days’ and ‘Freakin’’ now released to the world, The Black Seeds can officially announce what we’ve all been waiting for. This September, the almighty eight-piece will be bringing it to a town near you to celebrate the release of new album ‘Fabric’, out September 8. Known for an electrifying live show, and having just returned from a successful tour of Canada & the US, The Black Seeds are set to play 9 dates across both islands. Tickets are now on sale.

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Queenstown Surroundings

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.

Whats on in Queenstown The Nudge - Dark Arts Album Release Tour Yonder, 14 Church St, Queenstown Thursday 14 September 2017 8:30pm – 11:55pm General Admission: $20.00 The Nudge are set to embark on a nationwide tour to promote their sophomore album Dark Arts, released in February of this year. The Nudge have been busy creating a show that should not be missed. With soaring guitars, funky, free drumming, and savage keyboard tones, The Nudge bring a party and will reignite your love for live music.

Best Comedy Show On Earth Tour Queenstown Memorial Centre, 1 Memorial Drive, QueenstownFriday 22 September 2017 7:30pm – 9:30pm Spend a night with some of the funniest comedians from this year’s NZ International Comedy Festival. The Best Comedy Show on Earth is coming to Queenstown thanks to Best Foods Mayonnaise. See this fast-paced comedy showcase featuring a tasty line up of the performer’s everyone was raving about for under $40.

BLUEPEAKS LODGE Call us today on 0800 162 122

Audi quattro Winter Games Ice Hockey Trans-Tasman Challenge Queenstown Ice Arena, 29 Park St, Queenstown Thursday 7 September 2017 – Saturday 9 September 2017 6:00pm – 10:00pm The Audi quattro Winter Games NZ are proud to present the Trans-Tasman Challenge, a three game test match series of international Ice Hockey 7th, 8th and 9th of September. This is a true battle of two rival sporting nations. Both underdogs in the international Ice hockey world that punch well above their weight. This will be a brutal encounter of epic proportion with both teams out to prove their dominance. New Zealand and Australia have recently returned from their divisional world championships.

Pint Sized Plays NZ Sherwood Sherwood, 554 Frankton Road, Queenstown Sunday 24 September 2017 7:30pm – 9:30pm General Admission: $15.0o 0800 BUY TIX (289 849) An evening of comedy, intrigue, and drama. Come and join in the fun of the 5th Annual Pint Sized Plays NZ Competition. 10 short plays

Blue Peaks Lodge offers Queenstown motel accommodation with a choice of 2 bedroom, 1 bedroom and studio motel units, most of which are fully self contained with kitchen facilities. Nestled on a rise overlooking Queenstown, Blue Peaks Lodge Motel is conveniently located, less than a five minute easy walk from the town centre. Our self contained motel accommodation is great for individuals, couples and families because of its convenient location and its ability to comfortably host its many guests.


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.

What to do?

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Walking Arrowtown’s trails are famous – fifteen listed walks past mountains, rivers, forests, and lakes. Easy one hour strolls, and treks of several days in Lord of the Rings country. Mountainbiking Arrowtown is a main get-on get-off hub on the famous 110 km Queenstown Trail. There are world class rides past mountains, lakes and rivers. You can also hire a bike in arrowtown and explore the area. Goldpanning The arrow river is a few minutes walk from the town, threre are a few places you can hire a gold pan and get a few tips. Then head down to the river and try your luck!. Golf Arrowtown Golf Club is one of New Zealand’s most historic and scenic regions. Surrounded by mountains, the 18 hole course has superb views from every fairway. Millbrook is simply an unforgettable Queenstown golfing experience. Voted the Leading Golf Resort in Australasia for the third year running, Millbrook is a five star golf and lifestyle resort.

Lakes District Museum

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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.

Mountain Biking

Single track riding can be found in Balclutha, along the Clutha River on the Blair Athol walkway and then into the ‘Rhodo Dell’. There is also single track riding in the Kaitangata forests. Tracks are being cut in both the Catlins Forest and the Blue Mountain Forest in Tapanui – ask the local information centres for starting points. There are numerous cross-country, metalled roads and forestry tracks throughout the district – one of the best would be the Beaumont to Millers Flat along the Clutha River, or try the Governor’s single track near Lake Mahinerangi. Others such as that in the Catlins, take in many of the scenic attractions. Mountain bikers should enquire with the local Information Centre.

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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 Yelloweyed 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.


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

Curio Bay is renowned for its scenic, wildlife and recreational values in one small area. This idyllic bay is home to the 180 million year old Petrified Forest, dolphins and yellow-eyed penguins. Just down the road is Waikawa, a small fishing settlement which is also teeming with wildlife.

Tunnel Hill

An historic train tunnel, is located on the way from Balclutha to Owaka. The tunnel was dug out in 1891 by hardy workers using shovels and picks to allow coal carrying trains through McDonald’s Saddle. The 200 metre tunnel opened up a new gateway to Owaka. The last train ride through the tunnel was in 1971 and the rail was dismantled sometime after that. The tunnel now serves as a fun night-time walkway.


  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.  

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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.

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Nugget Point

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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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Eastern Southland



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

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.

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.

Hiking Scenic Drives Jet Boating Seaside Cafes Surfing Horse Trekking Heritage

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. Throughout Western Southland, accommodation is as much an experience as a bed for the night. While there is plenty of choice in the townships, don’t overlook the hinterland. Farm stays on genuine working sheep, cattle or dairy farms offer valuable insights into southern farming life Back on the Southern Scenic Route, a short drive over the Blackmount Road takes travelers to Manapouri and Te Anau townships - the gateway to the World Heritage-ranked Fiordland National Park, where a wealth of new experiences await.

To Riverton & Te Anau

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

To Queenstown 99 Makarewa Wallacetown Lorneville Art Gallery

To Gore & Dunedin



Kennington Airport


Oreti Beach

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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.


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Foveaux Strait Te Hikoi Museum, Riverton

To Dunedin via the Catlins





Aluminum Smelter

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Whats on in September

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.

Hokonui Community Market St Andrews Presbyterian Church, 4 Devon St, Gore, Southland Saturday 9 September 2017 10:00am – 2:00pm

Invercargill’s new attraction Dig This lets guests live out their wildest fantasies operating heavy machinery.

To Riverton & Te Anau

To Queenstown 99 Makarewa Wallacetown Lorneville Art Gallery


To Gore & Dunedin



Kennington Airport


Oreti Beach

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New Zealand’s southernmost city of Invercargill is fast building a reputation as a must-visit destination for motoring enthusiasts and transport buffs. In what will be a New Zealand first, Transport World has announced that it is gearing up to launch a third attraction with Dig This, further staking their claim as the transport tourism capital of New Zealand. Based on the hugely popular formula established by Dig This Las Vegas, guests will now be able to live out their wildest fantasies operating heavy machinery, including bulldozers, excavators, mini excavators and skid steers in a giant, adult-sized gravel pit. Scheduled to open in Spring 2017, Transport World is busy preparing a new site located on Otepuni Ave for future excavation. Dig This Invercargill is designed for anyone who has ever wanted to operate heavy machinery and will include interests for both young and old. Easy to pick up, guests will operate heavy machinery whilst being challenged to a series of games within a controlled and safe environment.

Foveaux Strait


Aluminum Smelter

The Worlds fastest Indian

Herbert James “Burt” Munro (Bert in his youth; 25 March 1899 – 6 January 1978) was a New Zealand motorcycle racer, famous for setting an under-1,000 cc world record, at Bonneville, 26 August 1967.This record still stands; Munro was 68 and was riding a 47-year-old machine when he set his last record.

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Working from his home in Invercargill, he worked for 20 years to highly modify the 1920 Indian motorcycle that he had bought that same year. Munro set his first New Zealand speed record in 1938 and later set seven more. He travelled to compete at the Bonneville Salt Flats, attempting to set world speed records. During his ten visits to the salt flats, he set three speed records, one of which still stands. The Bonneville Salt Flats in northwestern Utah, USA are known worldwide for their many miles of flat, compacted salt; perfect for testing speed machines. During Speed Week, usually in mid-late August, vehicle enthusiasts from around the world gather at Bonneville. Munro travelled to Bonneville ten times, the first time for “sightseeing” purposes. In the nine times he raced at Bonneville,[9] Munro set three world records: first in 1962, then in 1966 and finally in 1967. He also once qualified at over 200 mph (320 km/h), but that was an unofficial run and was not counted. Bert Munro was the subject of a 2005 film, The World’s Fastest Indian, based on a composite of his Bonneville speed runs. This film depicts a determined old man who, despite facing many difficulties, travels from New Zealand to the USA to test run his motorcycle west of the Great Salt Lake.

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

Traditional Irish Music Session

Waxy O’Shea’s Irish Pub, 90 Dee Street, Invercargill, Southland Sunday 10 September 2017 5:00pm – 7:00pm Fiddles, tin whistles, accordions, bodhrans, flutes, banjos, guitars... 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!

Winton Community Market

Winton Presbyterian Church , 11 Meldrum Street, Winton, Southland District Saturday 16 September 2017 9:30am – 1:30pm Winton Presbyterian Church , 11 Meldrum Street, Winton, Southland District Saturday 16 September 2017 9:30am – 1:30pm

Invercargill Spring Festival

Gala St Reserve, Gala Street, Invercargill, Southland Saturday 23 September 2017 – Sunday 15 October 2017 Next stop Invercargill Spring Festival!. Spring is just around the corner but we are keeping the Winter Fun gliding through the year with the Ice Rink popping up in Invercargill during the School Holidays for Invercargill Spring Festival. From 23rd September to 15th October the Ice World Ice Skating Rink will be based at the Gala Street Reserve, Invercargill. Tickets available at the door, or pre-buy at If Ice Skating isn’t your cup of tea or you have littlies not ready for Ice time the Giant Snow Globe will be there to keep you entertained with Free Entry for anyone and everyone! So get ready Southland - Invercargill Spring Festival is coming!

Cycle Chic Film Tour

St James Theatre, 61 Irk St, Gore, Southland Wednesday 27 September 2017 8:00pm – 9:30pm General Ticket: $20.00 Buy Tickets – 021 748 441 Catering for a strong demand by female bike riders to have their stories told on the big screen, these short cycling films have been carefully selected by the crew at The Big Bike Film Night to inspire, encourage and celebrate women who love to bike. The feature films, by emerging and established film makers, include a town planner whose big dream is to have a bike lane in her home city (easier said than done – she’s in East Africa); mountain biking in Japan; a couple’s journey across America by bike, where love and adventure come together; women from Melbourne fixated on riding “fixies”; and a moving story set in Afghanistan, on how bikes empower communities.

Antique & Collectors Fair

Scottish Hall, 112 Esk St, Invercargill, Southland Friday 29 September 2017 – Sunday 1 October 2017 Adults: $6.00 Accompanied children: $0.00 Quality antique fair presented by The Antique Fair Charitable Trust TACT (proudly supporting Southland Hospice). All items for sale including quality antique furniture, vintage tools, quality china, linen, crystal, art, glass & silver, clocks, books, jewellery (vintage/modern), collectables, vintage and much more.

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INVERCARGILL BREWERY 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.


Museum Cafē Enjoy espresso coffee and cake (or our famous macadamia brittle!). Stay for lunch with a variety of options from a Southland classic, soup and cheese rolls, to sushi and sandwiches. Gluten free options



How about getting eye to eye with a great white shark in the safety of a shark cage ? Running Museum Gift Shop from January to June, this is your chance to get If you’re looking for unique up close and personal with these fascinating Southland art toof decorate creatures the sea. Stirling Point, Bluff your home, or for gift ideas.

Oreti Beach & Sandy Point


Henry the Tuatara at Southland CAMPING

1824 boasts a diverse and raw heritage. As the gateway to the 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..

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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 A great Bluff oyster. spot for some shopping for both him and

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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.





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 visitdisplay live tuatara HISTORIC CREATURES

  Visitors to Invercargill should be sure to come and see our tuatara display, the world’s only living relative of the dinosaurs that roamed the earth 220 million years ago.   These living ‘dinosaurs’ are a unique feature of the Southland Museum and Art Gallery, 108 Gala Street, Invercargill.

Lake Hauroko

Otago/Southland Tourist Times, September 2017— Page 19



A WORLD CLASS HUB OF UNIQUE TRANSPORT RELATED ATTRACTIONS Discover the unexpected in Transport World’s private automotive museums, Bill Richardson Transport World & Classic Motorcycle Mecca. Designed to have broad appeal, expect spaces packed with innovation, art & design. Both attractions house superb cafes, The Grille & Meccaspresso. Dig This Invercargill is New Zealand’s first heavy equipment playground. A ridiculously fun concept, Dig This lets guests operate heavy machinery themselves. Invercargill’s newest accommodation, The Lodges At Transport World offers guests supreme comfort.

TEL: +64 (0)3 217 0199



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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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TOITŪ OTAGO SETTLERS MUSEUM Experience one of New Zealand’s most innovative museums of social history and encounter first hand Dunedin and the region’s rich and colourful history, from the earliest settlers through to the most recent arrivals.


Free entry | Free wifi 31 Queens Gardens, Dunedin 03 477 5052

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