Celebrating New Zealand’s unique history in Otago

Photography by: Tourism New Zealand


The Landmarks' network has recognised 12 of the Otago region’s most iconic historic locations

New Zealand’s history may be short, but it’s rich with culture. The new Landmarks initiative recognises the most iconic historic and culture spots across the country to tell the story of New Zealand’s heritage.

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New Zealand’s history may be short, but it’s rich with culture. The new Landmarks initiative recognises the most iconic historic and culture spots across the country to tell the story of New Zealand’s heritage. First launched in the Northland region in 2016, the Landmarks’ network has now moved into New Zealand’s South Island recognising 12 of the Otago region’s most important locations. Landmarks is expected to expand to other New Zealand regions over the coming year.

The trail of Otago sites travels from Lake Wakatipu and the old goldfields of Central Otago to the Pacific Coast and the rugged Otago Peninsula. These can be easily accessed by car and local transport options. 

The 12 sites included:

  • Arrowtown
  • Bannockburn Sluicings
  • Dunedin Railway Station
  • Hayes Engineering Works
  • Historic Oamaru
  • Kawarau Suspension Bridge
  • Larnach Castle
  • Olveston

Source: Tourism New Zealand

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