Deep river gorges dominate the moody landscape of Central Otago. Gold fever lingers on in the old trails, stone cottages and mines, remnants of the 1860s gold rush. Base yourself at Alexandra, Clyde, Cromwell, Roxburgh or Ranfurly to explore the countryside to enjoy the temperate climate. Lake Roxburgh and Lake Dunstan offer power boating, fishing, windsurfing and sailing. Central Otago’s burgeoning wineries offer tastings throughout the summer.