Heritage is woven into the fabric of our lives and is an integral part of our identity. Central Otago’s rich heritage starts with our powerful landscape, sunny, dry and brown with weathered ancient mountains and fast-flowing rivers. From early Māori settlements, pioneering pastoral farmers, the rush for gold, to fruit and wine – all bringing a mix of cultures, customs, traditions and architecture.
Heritage Central Otago represents the collective membership and interested parties that make up the Central Otago heritage community. Established in 2008, Trustees are elected by Central Otago’s major heritage organisations to represent their collective interests for the protection, preservation and celebration of Central Otago’s heritage.