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Explore Central Otago

Our beautiful region offers spectacular views and experiences. Come and see all that it has to offer.

About Alexandra and Central Otago

Alexandra was founded during the Central Otago gold rush in the 1860s.

In June  2016 the Central Otago Region had a population of 5300.

Alexandra is the service center for a significant stone-fruit industry which is celebrated by a blossom festival in the town each spring.

Grape production is another major fast growing industry in the Central Otago Wine Region with a number of award winning wines produced in the area.

The town is a popular holiday destination mainly due to the hot and sunny climate during summer, with lake Dunstan (10 minutes north) a popular location for boating swimming and fishing.

The Central Otago Rail Trail is also a major attraction to the area, the Rail Trail is a popular 150-kilometre walking and cycling trail that follows the old train tracks from Clyde to Middlemarch, with between 10,000-12,000 users annually as a very conservative estimate.

Activities and Attractions
  • Wine tours

  • Central Otago Rail Trail

  • Lake Dunstan

  • Mountain Biking

  • Highlands Motorsport Park Cromwell

  • Tracks and walks

  • Golf

  • Central Otago Food & Wine

  • Blossom Festival

  • Art and History

Alexandra Bridge in Autumn
Kopuwai Ranges Central Otago
Central Otago Rail Trail Tunnel
Hoar Frost during Alexandra Winter
Central Otago New Zealand
Alexandra Old Bridge
Ida Valley Hut
Frozen Lake in Central Otago
Blue Lake St Bathans
Old Gold Miners Hut Central Otago
Ophir Bridge in Autumn
Helicopter Adventure Central Otago
Wedderburn Central Otago Rail Trail
Old Gold Miners Hut Central Otago
Blue Lake St Bathans during Winter
Clyde Railhead Rail Trail
Alexandra Old Bridge
Old Hut in Central Otago
4WD Club in Alexandra
Central Otago Mountains in Winter
Clyde Dam
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