Otago is home to many sites that helped shape the nation we are today.
Lady of the Lake: a slow boat to paradise, this grand steamship from 1912 is one of New Zealand’s original tourist attractions
The picturesque preservation of two very different goldrush communities – Chinese and European – in a town that still thrives.
Explore the spectacular landscape that remains from large-scale water blasting during the 19th century search for gold.
A bridge over a canyon that in 1880 pushed design limits - a century later it became the birthplace of bungy.
The famous Rail Trail takes you through traditional country towns and sheep-farming land farmed by families for many generations.
The workshop and homestead of Ernest Hayes, a New Zealand inventor who excelled at Number 8 wire ingenuity.
The birthplace of our billion-dollar meat export industry
A grand Victorian streetscape carved in distinctive local stone and built on the bounty of wool and grain.
Linking Central Otago with Dunedin, the Taieri Gorge Railway was responsible for bringing town and country together.
Wealthy, civic-minded benefactors left this grand Edwardian mansion and its contents to the people of Dunedin.
An exuberant expression of New Zealand’s confidence in rail – right through to its littlest room.
The ultimate expression of ‘my home, my castle’ where no expense was spared.