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Keep Your Eyes on the Road: Central Otago, New Zealand

Golden poplars march up steep volcanic hills, their Autumn confetti brightening this forbidding desert. The mighty Clutha river roars down below, a deep turquoise and tumultuous presence, as it moves at swift pace carrying its huge load towards the sea 338 kilometers away.   293 more words


Extending Central Otago cycleways

The rail trail cycleway through Central Otago, from Middlemarch to Clyde, has been hugely successful, for cyclists, for tourists and for rural towns that had previously been struggling. 306 more words


Sips from Central Otago

So, here’s the problem. I’m profoundly sad to be leaving Waipara and the good people I’ve met at Greystone in North Canterbury but my consolation prize is I’m going to Central Otago – easily one of the top five regions in the world for Pinot Noir and other cool climate grapes. 758 more words

Wine Talk

Chinese ski agreement good for Central Otago

On his trip to China Minister of Tourism John Key has witnessed the signing of a ‘memorandum of understanding’ between the Chinese Ski Association and the Winter Games NZ Trust that could bring big benefits to Central Otago skiing and tourism in general. 628 more words


Easter 2016

Autumn in Central Otago is one of my most favourite times of the year. The Clutha River winds its way through the region, accompanied by lines of tall poplar trees that are slowly shedding their cloaks of green for capes of red and orange. 258 more words


South Island Road Trip: Queenstown, New Year's Eve (2013)

Days 13 and 14.  Queenstown was a hive of activity with locals and tourists alike all gearing  up to greet the new year.  We had time to spare before the revelry started so Auntie Joji suggested we drive to… 207 more words