2 October 2018
The Central Otago i-SITEs, Tourism Central Otago and Central Otago operators are inviting Otago and Southland residents along with the locals to experience Central Otago's tourist attractions.
The weekend is set to take place on 13 and 14 October. Twenty-two activities are on offer at special mates' rates of 25-100% off. On offer is everything from curling to cycling, wine tasting to scenic flights, heritage and nature tours, pools to mini golf, and jet boats to go-karts.
The campaign targets local Central Otago residents and their Otago and Southland "neighbours", as locals are often the last to try activities right on their back doorstep. Having a specific weekend with special rates for locals is aimed at inspiring locals to experience Central Otago's tourism products.
"Locals with first-hand knowledge become wonderful ambassadors for these great experiences and further promote them to friends and family," says Central Otago Mayor Tim Cadogan.
"It's great to see a strong increase in the number of operators involved in this year's Locals' Weekend meaning residents have a third more activities to choose from."
"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."
To see the locals' deals on offer head to: www.centralotagonz.com/locals