Central Otago

Central Otago


  • Next to Otago Central Rail Trail
  • Gold-mining history


  • By car: 1 hour 25 mins from Queenstown
  • By car: 2 hours 10 mins from Dunedin

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A former mining town, Omakau is a quaint little settlement in Central Otago that's held onto its charm.

Importantly, Omakau is positioned metres away from the famous Otago Central Rail Trail. Located between Alexandra and Ranfurly, it's a great place to stop by, stroll past historic buildings and learn a few things about the old gold mining days. You're sure to have an interesting yarn or two with friendly locals too.

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