Alexandra things to do
Discover the beauty of Alexandra
Alexandra's Famous Winery Region
Central Otago Wine Prestige
Central Otago is the real wine capital of New Zealand, and Alexandra is located in the heart of it all. This region offers excellent growing conditions for vines. Short hot summers and long sunny hours produce varieties that are complex and bold. Although world famous for our pinot noir, you will also taste great chardonnays and sauvignons.
We're in the middle of it all.
Wineries surround us offering tastings, platters, and incredible views of vineyards. There are a number of small wineries in the area that produce wonderful single vineyard bottles.
Visiting the local wineries is an absolute must do when visiting Alexandra.
Some of our favourite local wineries
Overlooking the Clutha River and Old Man Range, one of the most southern vineyards in the world
Experience this unique historical property while enjoying our delicious selection of home grown wines.
Alexandra's Bike Rides
The Rail Trail
This trail was the first riding trail in New Zealand, and it helped launch the New Zealand cycling trail network by offering a breathtaking ride through stunning Central Otago landscape. The trail is exceptionally well maintained and has something to offer for everyone. If you only have a day or two to spare, or a part of a day, there are lots of great day trip options.
Start your trip here
Do this one at your own pace. To truly experience the beauty of Central Otago, we recommend spending at least four or five days cycling the trail. Make us your start point for this great ride.
Some great resources for biking the rail trail and alexandra
Local suppliers offering bike hire, transfer services with multiple stores along the trail. Great for multiple stop trips.
A local company with a store located in nearby Clyde. With a selection of Ebikes and normal bikes for hire they have your family covered.
With stores in Alexandra, Cromwell and Clyde you can hire bikes from any of their stores.
The official trail map for the Otago Rail Trail, digital map show all of the checkpoint for the trail.
Alexandra's Walking Tracks
Clock on the Hill Walk
It begins in the township of Alexandra, crosses historic Shaky Bridge (in Kerry Street), and ends by the Manuherekia River. Now a footbridge only, it offers breathtaking views of the river below and the gorge below, originally a vehicle bridge into Alexandra.
At the foot of the hill, the track climbs steeply up a rocky, uneven road and passes a vineyard. Several upgrades have been made to the clock and it remains a reliable feature of the Alexandra landscape.
As a reward for climbing the stairs, you'll be rewarded with a panoramic view of Alexandra and its surroundings. All the mountain ranges in the area can be seen, from here.
Walk or Ride to Clyde
Along this trail, you will follow the river upstream past Earnscleugh Tailings.
Spend some time in the charming historic town of Clyde - it is well worth a visit. After browsing the local shops, grab a coffee or ice cream at a local cafe before heading back to Alexandra. You can either follow the river track back to the town, or you can join the Central Rail Trail to travel back.
Alexandra's Cafes and Restaurants
Great Local Cafes
Great coffee, pastries, breakfasts and lunches served up just walking distance from the motel. We have chosen a selection of local cafes that we recommend you visiting when you come to town.
The cafes have a homely feel and really are some of the best in the region.
A Choice of Restaurants
Walking distance from the Motel you will find a selection of spots to suit families, partners and solo travelers alike.
If you would like to dine at a pub, restaurant or order some takeaway there are selections in town.
Great Local Cafes and Restaurants
A local cafe with amazing cabinet baking, this spot is a real local favourite. With an all day brunch menu.
A long standing family run cafe that is a really special venue. With nice outside dining area, and character filled dining.
Grab yourself a coffee or snack, located just a short walk from the motel. Great for coffee if you are in a rush.
Casual dining in Alexandra, pub style home cooking. Welcoming guests for dinners and drinks
All day dinning. Offering Breakfast, lunch and dinner with a touch of flair. This is one of the premium dinning venues in Alexandra
More Great Local Activities
If you are visiting us in the winter months then organise a visit to the local ice rink. Great for the family for equiptment hire avaliable.
Take a spin on the Go Karts, have a thrilling speed lap, ride the zip line and visit the car museum.
Central Stories Museum exhibits gold mining, farming, orcharding, viticulture, and much more. There is also an art gallery.
You'll find tree-lined fairways and thyme-clad hills surrounding this golf course, which is easy to walk and welcomes visitors.
Just a short drive to New Zealand's top ski fields. Cardronna, Remarkables and Trebble Cone.