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About Otago New Zealand

Otago is a southern region of the South Island of New Zealand. The main city is Dunedin, home to the University of Otago - New Zealand's first university founded in 1869.

Central Otago is a place of dramatic scenery. Discover schist mountains studded with tors and vast valleys that were scoured by glaciers during the ice age. The climatic extremes repaint the landscape with every season.

Weather

The Otago region experiences a varied climate, - coastal in the coastal regions and a continental climate inland.

Central Otago is the only region in New Zealand to experience a near continental climate, having the hottest summers and coldest winters in New Zealand.

Attractions

There are many parks, gardens, historic houses, museums and other places of interest in and around Otago, New Zealand. Explore the Otago Peninsula and its abundant wildlife or cycle the historic Otago Central Rail Trail.

Transport

Otago enjoys a modern transport system, with well maintained roads, cycleways, foot paths, airports, wharves and boat ramps. Public transport options include buses, taxis and water taxis.

If you are looking to hire a car, there are a wide range of car rental companies providing this service. Many rental car companies provide a pick up/drop off service to the Dunedin Airport.

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Did you Know?

New Zealand is home to the the heaviest insect in the world - the giant weta. This insect is heavier than a sparrow and looks like a giant cockroach.