Central Otago/Lakes
Central Otago/Lakes
Queenstown might be your first port of call, but there’s so much more to discover in Central Otago and the Lakes district. Whether it’s ticking off bucket list items, soaking up the dramatic scenery on the Otago Central Rail Trail, or sampling the famous local pinot noir, this region has something for every traveller.
Central Otago/Lakes

QT Queenstown: Boutique luxury hotel is quirky and modern

The QT capitalises on the incredible views that Queenstown is so famous for.

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Travel offers of the week: Stay in a brand new Auckland hotel from $299

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New Zealand wins big in 2020 World Travel Awards

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NZ's secret valley simply known as 'Siberia'

New Zealand's version of Siberia is an ancient valley surrounded by snow-covered mountains. And getting there is one mighty adventure.

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How mountains make molehills of anxiety

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NZ's most in-demand road trips

Four of the top five roadies on Kiwi bucket lists are in the South Island, a new survey found.

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World famous in NZ: Moeraki Boulders

Scattered along Koekohe Beach are more than 50 strangely spherical boulders of different sizes.

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Fly fishing in the South Island's most beautiful spots

For the last 63 years, my crusade to find the best fishing has led me to places untrodden, unheralded and of immense beauty.


Queenstown pair buy Motatapu race from Ironman

The opportunity to cycle and run across high country stations between Wānaka and Arrowtown is only available once a year.

Central Otago/Lakes

Large-scale inflatable water park opening in Central Otago

Work for Emily Rutherford's London-based entertainment company dried up, so she wants to make a splash with a new tourism venture.


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Small and perfectly formed, here are some of the best places to stay that define the words "cute" and “different”.