The Otago province is New Zealands third largest region covering approximately 32000 sq kilometres.  It is located as the second most southern region in NZ with Canterbury to the north and Southland to the south below.  The region has a diverse landscape from rugged coastlines and sandy beaches through fertile plains and rolling hill country to glacial lakes and spectacular mountain ranges further inland.

Otago has a strong Scottish heritage and the main city of Dunedin is known as the Edinburgh of the south.  The region boomed in the 1860’s with the discovery of gold at Gabriel’s Gully near Lawrence and further inland at Clyde, Bendigo, Carrick and Arrowtown.

The Otago region has a rural based economy with sheep, cattle and dairy farming, vegetable production, stonefruit and vineyard production.  The region has a traditional tourism industry driven by the attraction of the Central Otago Lakes District. 

Otago offers a rich cultural heritage, stunning landscapes, beautiful scenic drives and adventure tourism.  There are a vast array of attractions and activities that the Otago region offers.  If you visit this magnificent part of the world you will not be disappointed.

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