Central Otago Landscape Assessment

Central Otago has some of the most memorable and distinctive landscapes in New Zealand, ranging from high country tussock lands to lowland pasture, orchards and vineyards.

LA4 identified the significant landscape features as well as the landscape units of the region and assessed the landscape values and sensitivity of these areas. Extensive public consultation was undertaken to establish wider public perceptions of landscape values. The assessment has been used to assist Central Otago District Council to formulate potential management strategies and guide future development for the landscapes of Central Otago.