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Pictures Of Otago Region New Zealand

Gallery of Otago pictures which includes scenery, wildlife and towns in the Otago region, situated on the South Island of New Zealand. (There are 126 photos in this photo gallery.)

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The region of Otago is bordered by Canterbury to the north, Southland to the south, and the West Coast to the west.

Otago covers an area of nearly 32,000 square km and the geology of the region is highly variable. From Mountains to lakes, tussock covered drylands to rough hill country and pristine rivers.

The major town centres of Otago are Dunedin, Oamaru, Balclutha, Queenstown, Cromwell, and Alexandra. Central Otago is also known as the fruit basket of New Zealand and is where much of the stone fruit is produced as well as apples and pears. More recently vineyards have appeared in the region and bouquet wineries have developed some awarding winning wines

Approximately 80% of Otago's population is of European descent with the majority hailing from Scottish stock. The rest of the European descent is mostly of English, Irish or Dutch descent. Maori - the indigenous population, comprise approximately 7% of the population mostly from the Ngāi Tahu iwi. ...More information below photos...




Waters crashing against the Fossil Forest reef along the shore of Curio Bay on the South Island of New Zealand,...
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A cute Yellow Eyed Penguin walks along the rocks in the Catlins Forest at the Petrified Forest, located in Porpoise...
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The historic Dunedin Railway Station...
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High upon a rocky cliff in the...
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The amazing coastal scenery of...
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An Edwardian vintage twin screw...
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Cutting through Skippers Canyon, the...
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Thousands of people enjoy themselves...
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With the arrival of the gold rush in...
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Taieri Mouth in Otago, New Zealand...
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A side ways glance by a cute Yellow...
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A beautiful ocean sunset photographed...
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The Royal Spoonbill is a...
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Two Hookers Seal Lions cuddle on the...
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The Aviemore Dam is the main source...
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An iconic location featuring a steep...
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A peaceful setting of grazing sheep...
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The shiny black and brass engine of...
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The scenic Crown Range Road is a...
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A collection of ancient, weathered...
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A beautiful rolling farmland...
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A beautiful sunny day during the...
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The old school house which was called...
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The main street in the historic town...
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An aggressive plant introduced to New...
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A view showing a mixture of arid...
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Though a summer time event in New...
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A metal sculpture set in the paved,...
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The nuggets of rocks which give...
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Set high up on a rocky point, the...
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...Continue gallery information: The rest of Otago's population is mostly made up of Asian, African, Latin American, Middle Eastern and Pacific Islanders.


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