Goldfields Cavalcade. In 1991, the First Annual Cavalcade re-traced the historic journey of Cobb & Co. Coach’s journey from Dunedin to the Dunstan Goldfields, via the Dunstan Trail. The Cobb & Co. Coach first left the Provincial Hotel in Dunedin on November 22, 1862. On November 22, 1991, the first Cavalcade left from Rockland’s Station, near Middlemarch, and headed inland for the Dunstan, to end the journey at Cromwell. Over 220 people participated in the inaugural Cavalcade, with 240 horses, a Gold Coach, wagons, carts, gigs and buggies. The Cavalcade is now an annual event, Find out more

The role of the Heritage Coordinator is to foster a more integrated and cohesive approach across all stakeholders regarding the identification, preservation and celebration of Central Otago’s heritage. Maggie Hope started her role as Heritage Coordinator in October 2020, taking over the reigns from Alice Spiers. Maggie is your first point of contact for all matters in relation to the Central Otago Heritage Plan and can assist your organisation to relation to accessing funding for heritage projects and initiatives.

The Central Otago Heritage Trust acknowledges the support from the Central Otago District Council in funding this role.