Step into a fairytale world

With its picturesque peaks, towns, walks and even a castle thrown in for good measure, the Otago region could fit very easily into a fairytale. In fact it's formed the backdrop of many a film, and round every bend you'll discover breath-taking views that could rival anywhere in the world. 

Whether you're after a family ski holiday to the Remarkables, Coronet Peak or Cardrona, delve into the Scottish history of Dunedin, or spend a weekend relaxing in Wanaka, Otago has it all. The large student and backpacker population has contributed to a healthy nightlife, with an abundance of restaurants, bars and cafes. Adventurous and outdoor activities make the region a mecca for thrill-seekers - you might like to try a spot of bungee jumping or sky diving while you're there. If you'd prefer to leave the adrenalin-pumping activities to the youngsters, why not check out one of Wanaka's proliferation of craft beer breweries that have sprung up in recent years? Or pay a visit to the only castle in New Zealand - Larnach Castle in Dunedin? 

Or simply rent yourself a car and road trip through the many scenic sights this region has to offer? From the isolated Nugget Point to the postcard-worthy Glenorchy, and all the vistas you'll encounter as you turn a bend or drive over a hill, there will be many moments to appreciate your home country in Otago. Get in touch with a World Travellers consultant to organise your Otago adventure today. 

Where to go in Otago

Things you should know about Otago

Larnach Castle on the Otago Peninsula is the only castle in New Zealand.

The Remarkables and the Rockies are the only two mountain ranges in the world to run directly north to south. 

Wanaka boasts more craft breweries per capita than anywhere else in New Zealand. 

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