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Alexandra is a town in the Central Otago district of the Otago region of New Zealand. It is on the banks of the Clutha River (at the confluence of the Manuherikia River), on State Highway 8, 188 km by road from Dunedin and 33 km south of Cromwell. It has a population of 5,000.

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Alexandra is served by Intercity coaches as a stop on Dunedin - Queenstown routes.

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Map of Alexandra (New Zealand)


Alexandra Bridges
  • 1 Central Stories, 21 Centennial Ave (in Pioneer Park, near the town centre). Daily (except 25 Dec) 10am–4pm. The museum and art gallery for Central Otago.
  • 2 Alexandra bridges. The piers of the old suspension bridge built in 1882 can still be seen, but the deck has been removed. The new bridge is a steel truss bridge on SH8, built in 1958. Alexandra bridges (Q19875502) on Wikidata Alexandra bridges on Wikipedia
  • 3 Clyde. a town 10 km away (centre to centre), a non-touristy alternative to Arrowtown. Clyde is on the Clutha river and has a population of 918. Clyde (Q1103586) on Wikidata Clyde, New Zealand on Wikipedia


  • Otago Central Rail Trail. A 150-km walking, cycling and horse-riding trail. The western end runs from Clyde to Alexandra, and continues to Middlemarch.
  • Central Cinema, 21 Centennial Ave. screening usually at 7.30pm several days each week. Boutique cinema $15.
  • 1 Alexandra Golf Course (on SH8 just north of town). $45.


  • 1 New World Supermarket, 89 Centennial Ave. Daily 8.00am - 8.00pm.
  • 2 Four Square Supermarket, 91 Tarbert Street. Daily: 7:00am - 10:00pm (opens 7:30am on Sun).





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