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Otago

Get your heart pumping as you try New Zealand’s famous adventure sports or relax in the beach towns and wineries of this mountainous South Island region.

Thrilling adventures, gold-mining history, wildlife and viticulture make Otago a major draw card for visitors to the South Island of New Zealand. This is a region of immense natural beauty that ranges from snow-capped mountain peaks and tussock-covered ranges, to glacial lakes, sprawling plains and a coastline with hidden beaches and rugged peninsulas. Otago occupies a southerly section of the South Island and while today the region is a world-famous tourist destination, it maintains close ties with its farming and mining traditions.

Queenstown is the country’s adventure sports capital, set on the banks of Lake Wakatipu in the shadow of mountains such as Ben Lomond and The Remarkables. Explore the lake by kayak and stand-up paddleboard or on fishing tours, jet boat rides and the TSS Earnslaw Steamship. Try bungee jumping, canyoning, skiing and snowboarding along with toboggan-style go-karting. Visit the spellbinding Fiordland National Park and Milford Sound, where parts of The Lord of the Rings were filmed.

Bike or drive along the shores of Lake Wakatipu to Glenorchy to enjoy more outdoor adventures. Find numerous walking trails that lead into Mount Aspiring National Park.

Embark on a journey through New Zealand’s gold-prospecting heritage in the towns of the Central Otago region. Arrowtown, Clyde, Cromwell, Macetown and St. Bathans all reveal parts of the region’s traditional industries. Marvel at the ever-changing scenery while biking along the Otago Central Rail Trail. Stop at tourist-friendly wineries, known internationally for their production of pinot noir.

Travel to Dunedin, a vibrant university city on the region’s east coast. Browse its galleries, admire its colonial architecture and take a tour of the Speight’s Brewery. A short drive from here is the Otago Peninsula, where marine wildlife inhabits beaches, cliffs and coves. Spot royal albatross at Taiaroa Head, yellow-eyed penguins at Sandfly Bay and blue penguins at Pilots Beach.

Beach hop along the Pacific Ocean coastline, stopping at seaside towns along the way. North of Dunedin are Kakanui and Oamaru, with Kaka Point and the remote Papatowai to the south. Don’t miss the bays, caves and waterfalls of The Catlins, a stunning region accessible by the Southern Scenic Route.

Dunedin and Queenstown are the major transport hubs for Otago. The region’s laid-back pace makes exploring by bike and car a pleasurable experience. Alternatively, relax on memorable train journeys such as the Taieri Gorge Railway.


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Heritage Queenstown AU$198
Reviewed on 9 Nov. 2019
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Heritage Queenstown

Heritage Queenstown

91 Fernhill Road, Queenstown
     
    4.4 of 5
    4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    Vintage hotel and nice garden. Good view from room. A good size bathroom too. The outdoor spa was not heated up the first night we were there. The 2nd and 3rd it was not that hot, water in outdoor pool was too cold.

    Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa AU$196
    Reviewed on 9 Nov. 2019
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    Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa

    Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa

    Kawarau Village, 79 Peninsula Road, Queenstown
       
      4.5 of 5
      5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Breakfast menu should be improved a lot . Only few variation. room service given to my room was excellent . Thanks for Dain Hong for that . Staff is very good .

      Oaks Shores AU$194
      Reviewed on 5 Nov. 2019
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      Oaks Shores

      Oaks Shores

      327-343 Frankton Road, Queenstown
         
        4.1 of 5
        4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        Best hotel we ever stayed! Great location with unbeatable lake and snow mountain view. We could even stay in the room with balcony to enjoy the views.

        Novotel Queenstown Lakeside AU$218
        Reviewed on 29 Oct. 2019
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        Novotel Queenstown Lakeside

        Novotel Queenstown Lakeside

        Corner of Earl and Marine Parade, Queenstown
           
          4.4 of 5
          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          It was in a great location near the lake and very handy to the shops and restaurants.

          Millennium Hotel Queenstown AU$172
          Reviewed on 11 Nov. 2019
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          Millennium Hotel Queenstown

          Millennium Hotel Queenstown

          32 Frankton Road, Queenstown
             
            4.3 of 5
            4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

            They quoted me $5NZD to deliver my room service (a delivery fee for two coffees we had requested). I’ve never experienced this at a hotel before, so opted to go down to the lobby and pick up the coffees myself to avoid the delivery charge.

            Ramada Queenstown Central AU$184
            Reviewed on 11 Nov. 2019
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            Ramada Queenstown Central

            Ramada Queenstown Central

            24 Frankton Road, Queenstown
               
              4.4 of 5
              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Great location within walking distances to restaurants. Rooms are very small, not recommended for more than one night.

              Copthorne Hotel and Resort Queenstown Lakefront AU$193
              Reviewed on 8 Nov. 2019
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              Copthorne Hotel and Resort Queenstown Lakefront

              Copthorne Hotel and Resort Queenstown Lakefront

              27 Frankton Road, Queenstown
                 
                4.2 of 5
                4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Good location with good parking. Short walk to town.

                Oaks Club Resort AU$190
                Reviewed on 9 Nov. 2019
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                Oaks Club Resort

                Oaks Club Resort

                171-179 Frankton Road, Queenstown
                   
                  4.3 of 5
                  4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Spacious room with lovely view from the balcony. Shuttle bus available into town or a 20 minute walk along the lake.

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