Otago and Southland residents are set to benefit from cut-price tourist attractions across the region.
Central Otago i-SITEs, Tourism Central Otago and Central Otago operators have teamed up to offer local people a whole weekend of discounts, with up to 40-50 percent off the region’s attractions.
Locals’ weekend, which takes place on October 14 and 15, will see 17 activities on offer at special rates, ranging from curling to cycling, wine tasting, scenic flights heritage and nature tours, jet boating tours and go-karting.
The campaign is aimed at inspiring locals to experience Central Otago’s tourism products and Central Otago Mayor Tim Cadogan said that it would bring benefits for everyone involved.
“Locals with first-hand knowledge become wonderful ambassadors for these great experiences and further promote them to friends and family. The opportunity for operators to connect with locals also provides our community with a better understanding of the value tourism businesses contribute to the local economy and way of life. It’s like an open home weekend for our locals and neighbours,” he said.
Visitor Centres Manager Nick Lanham said, “The weekend is about showcasing the wonderful activities available in Central Otago. We realise locals are often the last to do activities right on their back doorstep.
“We are stoked to have 17 activities on offer and would love for Wanaka residents to come over and enjoy our special mates’ rates.”
Anyone who is interested in what deals are on offer can find out more at www.centralotagonz.com/locals
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