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Understandably this place has shaped who we are and what we do.

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Our Stories

There are many stories that stitch this place together. Our stories are distinctively Central Otago, New Zealand. They will give you a sense of our place and its enormous untamed landscapes and where nature has its own sophistication. They will quietly reveal its differences in subtle and unexpected ways - a memorable feast for your senses.

Central Otago is something completely different. People here still have time for you. There’s a rugged sense of individualism, where the people have learnt to live with nature’s extremes. The same pioneering spirit that braved the elements to break the land is still alive. Understandably this place has shaped who we are and what we do.

This place of difference genuinely delivers difference in all things – the products and experiences are truly Central Otago. The fine flavours, fine wools, rich history and reputation have spread well beyond our borders. When the world gets busier, Central Otago is a refreshing counterpoint – a rare and precious thing.

Joanne Deaker, Artist

A deep motivation to empower others is at the heart of Cromwell artist Joanne Deaker’s thought-provo…

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45 South

There’s risk and reward aplenty for Cromwell Basin’s 45 South group, New Zealand’s largest cherry ex…

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Central Otago Clutha Trail Company

Guardian of the Roxburgh Gorge and Clutha Gold cycling and walking trails—two ‘Great Rides’ of Nga H…

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Wedderburn Cottages

Wedderburn Cottages, exactly halfway along the Otago Central Rail Trail, is purpose built accommodat…

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Bike it Now!

Bike It Now! is a Clyde-based cycle retailer and tour operator, servicing the Central Otago Rail Tra…

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Janyne Fletcher Photographer

It’s fine-art photography that shapes and shares inspirational moments and memories. 

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Central Otago Cycling Story

Our landscapes, places, people and climate have created a bikers' paradise for every age and stage

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Olivers Central Otago

The pleasures of sharing Central Otago's rich, captivating heritage is at the heart of Andy and Davi…

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Touch Yarns

Touch Yarns - 'the beautiful yarn company' -  is based in historic Clyde and specialises in knitting…

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Jimmy's Pies

It's a rare visitor that passes through Roxburgh and does not stop to enjoy a world-famous Jimmy's p…

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