Waikouaiti can be your starting point for exploring the adventure playground of Central Otago and its unique history and landscapes. Follow the Gold Trail, take a tour of the region’s highly regarded wineries, go skiing – snow or water, go jet-boating or hiking and enjoy some of the countries best restaurants and bars.



Central Otago

Central Otago is a stunning region in the South Island of New Zealand, known for its rugged landscapes, rich history, and world-class wine. The region is home to four distinct seasons, each offering a unique experience for visitors. In the summer, visitors can enjoy long, warm days exploring the region’s many vineyards and orchards, while in the winter, they can hit the slopes at one of the region’s ski resorts. The region is also home to a number of historic towns, including Arrowtown, which offer a glimpse into the region’s gold mining past. With its breathtaking scenery and endless activities, this is a must-visit destination for any traveler to New Zealand

Otago Central Rail Trail 
The Rail Trail is a popular tourist destination in New Zealand, spanning over 150km from Clyde to Middlemarch. The trail follows the route of a historic railway line and offers stunning views of the surrounding landscape, including mountains, rivers, and valleys. Along the trail, there are many small towns and villages where tourists can stop for food, drinks, and accommodation. The trail is suitable for walkers, cyclists, and horse riders, and there are many tour operators who offer guided trips. Overall, the Central Otago Rail Trail is a must-visit destination for anyone looking to experience the natural beauty and rich history of New Zealand.
St Bathans
St Bathans township lies at the base of the eastern side of the southern spur of the St Bathans Range. The town allows you to step back in time to the gold mining days.
Goldfields Jet

Try jet boating! This exhilarating experience is located in the historic Kawarau Gorge, and there are other jet-boating opportunities in Queenstown.


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