Omakau Trots 2023-24


Sun 31st Dec 2023 - Tue 2 Jan 2024

Central Otago Trotting Club
326 Racecourse Road

Ticketing: Public

Parking site

326 Racecourse Road
New Zealand

Bring in the New Year in the heart of Central Otago

This New Year's Eve, enjoy a  BYO night with DJ entertainment. Stay on to experience the iconic annual ” Omakau Trots “ race meeting set to be held Monday 2nd of January 2024 which is regarded as one of New Zealand’s most iconic Race Meetings. 

All self-contained vehicles welcome. Toilets are also available.

Register for the event before noon on Xmas Eve and be in to win one of three $50 betting vouchers for Race Day!

The Omakau Trots cater for all ages with free children's entry and entertainment, a Fashion in the Field contest, plenty of food and beverage stalls, and of course, some "edge of your seat" racing. There is a great family atmosphere and you can bring a picnic along if you wish and enjoy a great day out. While we can't guarantee the weather, we'll give it our best shot to provide a sunny, fun-filled, Central Otago day!

Packages on offer

New Year’s Eve & Races: 

  • DJ entertainment for New Year’s Eve.
  • Parking for 3 nights from Dec 31st to Jan 3rd.
  • Free admission for Race day.
  • Receive free ODT race page.
  • 1 Race book per van.
  • $45 per person for 3 nights with New Year’s Eve Entertainment.

New Year’s Eve only:

  • Parking for one night and Entertainment $25 per person.

Races only Package: 

  • Parking for 2 nights (Jan 1st and 2nd).
  • Free admission to Races.
  • Receive free ODT race page.
  • 1 Race book per van.
  • $20 pp for 2 nights                                                                                                                   

Other info

  • We do offer a Dump Station ( closed Jan 1-2nd Feb due to horse float arrivals)
  • Maximum capacity will be 250 Motorhomes, first in first served.
  • Parking wardens will park you on arrival.
  • Our physical address is 326 Racecourse Road, Omakau.
  • Dogs must be on leads at all times due to the presence of horses and must be wormed in the month prior to coming.
  • Bring your golf clubs, mountain bikes or fishing rods!

To Book:

  • Email [email protected]
  • Use your surname & vehicle registration number plate in Subject line.
  • Specify what booking you would like to make  ‘New Year ‘s Eve & Races’ package or ‘Races only package’ and any additional nights if applicable.
  • Confirm the best contact phone number 
  • Confirm how many will be staying.
  • The amount you will be depositing with online banking.
  • You will receive a confirmation reply of your booking.

Account name: Central Otago Trotting Club

Account number: 02-0916-0046041-00

Reference: your last name & vehicle registration plate number.

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