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We’re not called Central Otago for nothing. We are so central that you can arrive by road from any direction – north, south, east or west. You will travel through some dramatically different and jaw-droppingly beautiful landscapes whichever route you take.

Driving conditions are great most of the year, but winter weather can be extreme on some of our roads. Please stay aware, ask for advice and drive to the conditions. Being ice or snow bound can be the perfect excuse to relax beside a roaring wood fire and stay cosy while you wait for conditions to improve. 

In rural areas many roads are unsealed gravel, so if your journey takes you down one – slow down and take extra care.

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