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I now have secure accommodation in a lovely coastal area, hopefully long term. I want say many thanks for your service with this website, it was a great experience for me to meet new people and I have maintained a friendly relationship with several home owners and dogs! Returning to sit regularly for some locals is for sheer pleasure. I have recommended your site to many others, again many thanks and warm wishes for your future success. Patricia Annabell

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Great service, great website, we got a fantastic housesitter and will definitely be using Kiwi house sitters again. Thank you! Pauline

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House Sitting in Otago

Otago is quite a large region in the South Island of New Zealand. It is also locally called as Otakou in traditional Maori language, meaning ‘red earth’. Today Otago is an important region for New Zealand in a commercially as well as politically and serves the national economy through its flourishing tourist income. The region is hilly, which gives a great scope for nature travelers. It enjoys highly pleasant climate throughout the year. Also, the land is known for its high-quality wines.


The most notable cities in Otago include Arrowtown, Dunedin, Milton and Warrington. Out of these Arrowtown is a big hit with people who like to walk and observe nature. There are also some interesting Chinese gold mining huts here that can be visited. Fishing is a popular activity in the Arrow River. Dunedin is most well known for the Dunedin University, an 1871 building, which is the oldest university in New Zealand still standing.

There are some smaller towns that can be visited as well including Glenorchy, Omarama, Queenstown and Wanaka.

The city is abundant in natural beauty. There are also the Southern Lakes to be visited. These are glacial lakes that are situated in the Southern Alps of New Zealand. The Milford Sound and the Mount Cook National Park are also located here.


House sitting is a way by which you can find easy and cheap accommodation in Otago. Many homeowners search Kiwi House Sitters to contact registered sitters.

*FREE: House sitting is usually free, for both sitter and house owner, although this is completely up to the individuals. There are usually some costs that need to be covered by either the sitter or the house owner e.g. electricity, phone usage, vet fees etc. How these costs are handled needs to be agreed before the sit begins. House sitters pay a single annual membership fee, while house owners pay nothing to advertise their house or to contact sitters.