16 Best Things To Do In Alexandra, New Zealand

things to do in alexandra nz

Located in the South Island, New Zealand, Alexandra is a beautiful town nestled on the banks of Clutha River. From the scenic views from Alexandra’s Clock on The Hill to the amazing Otago Central Rail Train perfect for cycling, this beautiful town has more to offer than meets the eye and all you have to do is pay attention to the small details. Other spectacular sites hidden in this amazing town include the Central Stories Museum and Art Gallery and the majestic Orchard Garden Café and Function center. These are just a taste of what Alexandra has to offer. Come and take a look at these things to do in Alexandra, New Zealand, as listed below.

1. Take Instagram-worthy pictures at Alexandra Mountain Clock

Don’t get bored sitting at home or glued to your TV wasting your time, spare some of your time and visit the Alexandra Mountain Clock and get the chance to capture that perfect picture frame. Pictures will not only be the purpose of taking this amazing adventure, the views, fresh air and excitement of visiting one of the best scenic spots in the city will leave you yearning for more adventure.

Alexandra Mountain Clock

Address: Alexandra, New Zealand

2. Enjoy a wine-tasting experience at Weaver Estate Wines & Weaver Estate Vineyard Cottages

If you fancy yourself a wine lover or your hobby is to have an exquisite wine collection in your wine cellar back home, then a trip to Weaver Estate Vineyard Cottages will most definitely be a delight. Start off by enjoying an amazing tour of the Vineyard and Winery getting to see how wine vinification is done. Enjoy a session of wine tasting before grabbing a bottle or two for you to indulge in at the comfort of your home.

Weaver Estate Wines & Weaver Estate Vineyard Cottages

Address: 381 Alexandra - Clyde Rd, RD1, Alexandra 9391, New Zealand

Website: Weaver Estate Wines & Weaver Estate Vineyard Cottages

Opening hours: Mon: 12pm - 1am (closed from Tue - Sun)

3. Take a leisurely stroll in the beautiful Black Ridge Vineyard

If you have plenty of time on your hands or you are just bored at home and you’re wondering what to do, a relaxing and tranquil stroll in the beautiful Black Ridge Vineyard is all you need. After enjoying a relaxing stroll while enjoying the breathtaking vineyard views over the Alexandra basin, take a moment and try out the wines as you enjoy the hospitality at the Cellar Door tasting room before retiring back home.

Black Ridge Vineyard

Address: 76 Conroys Rd, Earnscleugh, Alexandra 9391, New Zealand

Website: Black Ridge Vineyard

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 11am - 5pm; Sat & Sun: 12pm - 5pm

4. Cross the historic Shaky Bridge suspended over Manuherikia River

This bridge was once used to cross horses and wagons in the early gold rush time, but it was later renovated to a narrow footpath strictly for pedestrians only. If you are afraid of heights or you do not just want an adrenaline rushing experience, then the historic Shaky Bridge suspended over the Manuherikia River to get your blood rushing.

Shaky Bridge

Address: Kerry Street, Alexandra, Dunedin & Otago

5. Cycle on the Otago Central Rail Trail

Prepare all you need before embarking on a journey to discover the historic gold-mining villages. Enjoy the magnificent views as you cycle along abandoned railway tracks, making your way down the Otago central trail as you find your way past the historic gold-mining villages. This is the best way to enjoy magnificent views and at the same time, cut down some calories as you cycle.

Otago Central Rail Trail

Website: Otago Central Rail Trail

6. Experience an airplane tour with Fly Alexandra

Mt Aspiring Coxcombe Ridge

Posted by Fly Alexandra on Thursday, 7 January 2016

Enjoy the breathtaking views of the South Island at an eagle’s eye point of view onboard a four-seat Cessna 172 aircraft operated by Fly Alexandra. Marvel at the amazing views as you enjoy your trip, venturing as far as Mount Cook and Milford Sound. This one of a kind lifetime experience onboard a safe and enjoyable flight opens your eyes to Alexandra’s hidden beauty as you enjoy a spectacular sightseeing adventure.

Fly Alexandra

Website: Fly Alexandra

7. Admire flower displays during Alexandra Blossom Festival

Don’t be left out and be the first to take part in the Alexandra Blossom Festival. Marvel at the spectacular flower displays and the floral floats, a spectacle that takes place only on this historic festival. The displays and floral shows are not the only exciting thing that will capture your interest, stay till the evening and watch as the dark skies get lit up with a burst of colorful fireworks as the talented artist performs amazing shows guaranteeing you a night of fun and excitement.

Alexandra Blossom Festival

Website: Alexandra Blossom Festival

Dates: September every year

8. Enjoy a cup of coffee at The Courthouse Cafe

Select your favorite spot where you can comfortably sit as you go through the menu while enjoying the calming aura while at The Courthouse Café. Enjoy your sumptuous meal while listening to the audio tape re-enacting Goldfield battles. Enjoy a sip of vivace organic, fair-trade coffee in the morning hours or a nice glass of beer or wine carefully selected and collected around the Tasman and Nelson region, the perfect accompaniment to your meal or just a drink to sip as you attentively pay attention to the happening during the Goldfield battles.

The Courthouse Cafe

Address: 8 Centennial Ave, Alexandra 9320, New Zealand

Website: The Courthouse Cafe

Opening hours:Mon - Fri: 6am-4:30pm Sat: 9am-4pm Sun: (Closed)

9. Try out winter skating and ice hockey at Alexandra IceInLine Skate Rink

If you are a fanatic of skating or ice hockey then the Alexandra IceInLine Skate Rink is the place for you. Considered as the largest ice-skating rink with an Olympic size ice hockey arena, the Alexandra IceInLine Skate Rink offers a friendly atmosphere where you can enjoy your time with family and friends. If you don’t have the skills yet, no need to worry, the skating club offers skating classes for adult teenagers and children, the perfect place to spend some quality time with your loved ones on a weekend.

Alexandra IceInLine Skate Rink

Address: Boundary Rd, Bridge Hill, Alexandra 9320, New Zealand

Website: Alexandra IceInLine Skate Rink

10. Browse through the displays at Central Stories Museum and Art Gallery

things to do in alexandra nz | browse through the displays at central stories museum and art gallery

Come and marvel at the exquisite exhibit collection displayed at the Central Stories Museum and Art Gallery. Conveniently located at Pioneer Park, Centennial Avenue, Alexandra, this research facility and Art shop is the only public art gallery in the central Otago area and it is home to the Russell Henderson Gallery and Gillian Grant Room.

Central Stories Museum and Art Gallery

Address: 21 Centennial Ave, Bridge Hill, Alexandra 9320, New Zealand

Website: Central Stories Museum and Art Gallery

Opening hours: 10am - 4pm (daily)

11. Try some traditional dishes at Olivers Restaurant


Posted by Olivers Victoria Store, Clyde on Saturday, 3 June 2017

Reserve a table at Olivers Restaurant and bar and prepare your taste pallets to experience a world full of flavor and excitement. Located in the heart of New Zealand, this stunning restaurant takes pride and dedication in preparing and serving exquisite dishes accompanied by a perfectly curated wine collection to wash down your sumptuous cuisine.

Olivers Restaurant

Address: 34 Sunderland St, Clyde, Central Otago 9330, New Zealand

Website: Olivers Restaurant

Opening hours: Sun - Tue: 8am - 3:30pm; Wed - Sat: 8am - 11pm

12. Enjoy karaoke at Monteiths Brewery Bar Alexandra

If you think you have the talent, voice, and guts then a karaoke session with friends at Monteith’s Brewery Bar is the perfect place for you to show your friends what you’ve got. Karaoke is not the only thing that will make your experience at this restaurant memorable, the food, drinks and the lively company in an outdoor seating area are just some of the goodies hidden but only enjoyed by those who pay Monteiths Brewery Bar a visit.

Monteiths Brewery Bar Alexandra

Address: 26 Centennial Ave, Bridge Hill, Alexandra 9320, New Zealand

Website: Monteiths Brewery Bar Alexandra

Opening hours: 11am - 11pm (daily)

13. Sample unique drinks at Ferris Road Brewery

Forget about the local drinks you are used to, treat yourself to a tasty experience as you quench your thirst with carefully crafted drinks at Ferris Road Brewery. Take a bite of the house special pizza prepared using a wood-fired oven, giving it that unique taste. With a large variety of coffee, tea, beer, and local Central Otago wine, how can you miss out on this?

Ferris Road Brewery

Address: 7 Ngapara St, Bridge Hill, Alexandra 9320, New Zealand

Website: Ferris Road Brewery

Opening hours: Thu - Fri: 4pm - 9pm; Sat - Sun: 12pm - 9pm (closed from Mon - Wed)

14. Watch a movie at Central Cinema Alexandra

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Posted by Central Cinema Alexandra on Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Bored at home and you are wondering what is it you can do to make your day interesting? A trip to the Central Cinema at Central Stories to watch the latest movie with your partner, will make your day much more exciting. Located smack in the heart of Alexandra, the Central Cinema is known for its comfort, best snacks and most of all, amazing acoustics and clear picture that make the movie feel as if everything is happening in real time. Grab yourself some snacks, choose your favorite sitting spot and prepare to have a time full of excitement and joy as you are glued to the screen, dazzled by the movie.

Central Cinema Alexandra

Address: 21 Centennial Ave, Bridge Hill, Alexandra 9320, New Zealand

Website: Central Cinema Alexandra

15. Tee off at Alexandra Golf Club

things to do in alexandra nz | tee off at alexandra golf club
Source: wardy303 on Instagram

If you consider yourself a golfer or you just want to try out and see if golf is the sport for you as a hobby, then pay a visit to Alexandra Golf Club Inc and try or practice your hand at golf. Perfectly nestled in the beautiful Manuherikia Valley, this pristine golf course features scenic views of the mountain ranges of the Old Man, Dustan, and Mawkduns giving the area the perfectly calm atmosphere just right for uninterrupted golfing.

Alexandra Golf Club Inc

Address: Clyde-Alexandra Rd, Alexandra 9391, New Zealand

Website: Alexandra Golf Club Inc

16. Have a relaxing day at Definitive Face and Body spa

Buy 3 or more Organic Nation Skin care products and receive our 45 min $75 Skinfood4 facial express FREE

Posted by Definitive Face and Body on Wednesday, 21 March 2018

After a long week of stressful and tiresome work, spare one weekend and visit Definitive Face and Body spa for a time well spent relaxing and rejuvenating. The spa offers a variety of body and beauty treatment ranging from facials, massages, pedicures, manicures just to mention a few, all done by qualified and experienced therapists to make your experience memorable and rejuvenating, leaving you fresh and energetic.

Definitive Face and Body Spa

Address:31 Tarbert St, Bridge Hill, Alexandra 9320, New Zealand

Website: Definitive Face and Body spa

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 9am - 6pm (closed on Sat & Sun)

An exciting time in Alexandra

State Highway 8 bridge Alexandra, New Zealand
Source: Photo by user Benchill used under CC BY-SA 3.0

At times when you are new in a city or you’re just bored at home with nothing exciting to do, the world outside has so much to offer. It is impossible for all to be done within a day. With this list of things to do while in Alexandra, you are sure to always have an exciting and busy time.

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