The city of Dunedin was built with the riches of the gold rush, consequently it has one of the best..Otago Peninsula Information
Flanking the southern edge of Dunedin's extensive harbour, Otago Peninsula is high and rugged on..Larnach Castle Information
Larnach Castle, New Zealand's only Castle, offers stunning 360 degree panoramic views of the Otago..Balclutha Information
Balclutha is bisected by the mighty Clutha River, which is largest waterway in New Zealand by..Moeraki Boulders Information
At Moeraki, 40 kilometres south of Oamaru, huge spherical boulders are scattered along the beach...Tunnel Beach Walkway Information
For centuries the great southern ocean and its salt-laden wind have sculpted the sandstone..Dunedin Railway Station Information
In the early 1900s Dunedin was the commercial centre of New Zealand. A magnificent railway station..See all locations in Dunedin - Coastal Otago
Middlemarch is a small town 80 kilometres west of Dunedin city. It sits at the foot of the Rock and Pillar Ranges in the broad Strath Taieri valley, through which flows the upper reaches of the Taieri River. The area has a typical Central Otago climate - snow-clad winters and hot, dry summers.
The natural beauty of the area provides the perfect setting for recreational activities. There are walks through the Rock and Pillar Ranges and to Sutton Salt Lake, New Zealand's only inland salt lake. The Taieri River, New Zealand's third longest, has a variety of great spots for recreational fishermen looking for catches of brown trout and salmon.
Middlemarch is also the starting point for the Otago Central Rail Trail, a 150 kilometre hiking and biking trail that follows the route of the old railway line to the historic township of Clyde. When the original line was under construction, little settlements with schools for the railway families developed, only to be abandoned as work moved on. However, the odd family stayed to settle in the area and many of the historic stone buildings can be attributed to the skilled work of stone masons who once worked on the railway line.
The town of Middlemarch serves the local farming community and provides a great opportunity to meet friendly, self sufficient, 'real Kiwi' people. So popular are the rugged farming bachelors that Middlemarch hosts a huge annual singles' dance that's famous all over the country.
Middlemarch is a one hour drive from Dunedin or you can catch the famous Tairei Gorge Railway from the historic Dunedin Railway Station.
Nestled in the Southern Alps of New Zealand on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown is the..Milford Sound Information
Described by Rudyard Kipling as the 'eighth wonder of the world', Milford Sound was carved by..Christchurch - Canterbury Information
Float above the plains in a hot air balloon or soak in relaxing thermal pools. Enjoy the excellent..Fiordland Information
Watch the mountains shake off winter and start to warm up for summer. Waterfalls are invigorated..Nelson Region Information
To visit Nelson region is to discover azure skies and wide open spaces, beaches and lakes..Nelson Information
Hardy European pioneers founded the beautiful city of Nelson, New Zealand in 1842, although this..Akaroa Information
An easy drive south-east of Christchurch, Banks Peninsula is the South Island's most interesting..Doubtful Sound Information
Sometimes called the 'Sound of Silence' Doubtful Sound is the deepest (421 metres) and second..Tauranga Bay Information
n the coastline about 16km south west of Westport, you will find Tauranga Bay and the Cape Foulwind..Marlborough Information
Marlborough is full of activities for you to enjoy. No matter your budget and interests, there is..Hokitika Information
Hokitika was first settled in 1860, after the discovery of gold on the west coast. It was an..Central Otago Information
Central Otago is a region touched by history, with a powerful landscape of ancient mountains..Lake Wanaka Information
Lake Wanaka is a place to take a deep breath and relax. Protected from the outside world by the..See all locations in South Island