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Holidays in Otago

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Top destinations in Otago

Top Otago Flight & Hotel Packages

Holiday Inn Express And Suites Queenstown, an IHG Hotel
Swiss-Belsuites Pounamu Queenstown
Swiss-Belresort Coronet Peak
Lanah Residence
Hulbert House

Top hotels in Otago

Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa
Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa
5 out of 5
Kawarau Village, 79 Peninsula Road, Kawarau Falls
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$149 per night from 2 Aug. to 2 Aug.
4.4/5Excellent! (965 reviews)
"We have stayed here a few times. the rooms are getting a bit tired but still fine. A few thins were niggly this time - The parking had to be paid for separately, it was previously included in the room rate. The cleaning schedule was overloaded, I could see there was a lack of staff (to be expected) ..."

Reviewed on 25 Jul. 2021

Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa
Ramada Queenstown Central
Ramada Queenstown Central
4 out of 5
24 Frankton Road, Queenstown
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$174 per night from 9 Aug. to 9 Aug.
4.4/5Excellent! (366 reviews)
"Excellent clean Hotel in a great location. Will be good when the restaurant opens too."

Reviewed on 23 Jul. 2021

Ramada Queenstown Central
Kamana Lakehouse
Kamana Lakehouse
4.5 out of 5
139 Fernhill Road, Queenstown
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$279 per night from 2 Aug. to 2 Aug.
4.7/5Exceptional! (200 reviews)
"Stayed 4 nights here and it is so beautiful and cosy in winter, we had a standard king room and it was incredibly clean, had everything you needed such as a smart room and google chrome cast on the TV."

Reviewed on 16 Jul. 2021

Kamana Lakehouse
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Top activities in Otago

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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