Central Otago, Otago and The Southern lakes are unique areas of natural beauty and interest – If you’re planning on visiting Central, no matter what time of year, here are some excellent guides and helpful resources to plan your trip.

Tourism as a whole in New Zealand is growing remarkably quickly and tourist numbers in Central Otago are increasing to incredible new levels. As a result nowadays, booking accommodation, Cromwell restaurants, must do activities and must see attractions is an absolute necessity.

Book early and you won’t be disappointed, however if you leave it to the last minute you might experience problems. Just as an example – this page was posted in August 2018 and many of the local B&B’s are already full between December 2018 and March 2019.

Lack of accommodation in Queenstown and Wanaka, the close proximity of the best skiing, food & wine, adventure tourism and holiday destinations in New Zealand is only adding to these issues