Local Events

Craft & Farmer's Market

  First Saturday of every month (plus during Lawrence events)

  9.00 am - 1.00 pm at The Prospector car park

Lawrence Car Show: REV + ROCK + HOP

  27th/28th/29th March 

Rally of Otago

  4th April

Lawrence Quarter Mile Drag Racing

  11th April


  25th April


The Lawrence Mint (main street)

Pre order a picnic hamper and enjoy a sumptuous picnic at one of the many beautiful sites around Lawrence; Gabriel's Gully, The Bellview Wetlands, The Chinese Camp,The Clutha River at Beaumont... order your hamper here


Guided Heritage Walks

Historic walking tours of the historic township, learn how gold impacted on the town's growth and the colourful people that made it what it is today. The town walk takes approximately 1.5 hours, pre bookings are essential on 0210 2935464. Group walking tours (min 4 people) $20 per person. All tours begin at the Museum and tours can be extended to include the Lawrence Cemetery ($40pp), Lawrence Chinese Camp and Bellview Gardens. Read more


There are three cafes and a pub in the main street, all worth a visit.

The Lawrence Chinese Camp

Established during the Otago goldrush in the 1860’s, with an influx of Chinese miners and traders hoping to find prosperity. At its peak in the late 1880’s the camp was home to 120 residents. The Lawrence Chinese camp is ideally located for those cycling the Clutha Gold Trail and is only 1km from Lawrence, read more 

The Clutha Gold Trail

Open all year round, this 73 km easy-grade trail passes through four settlements along the way - Roxburgh, Millers Flat, Beaumont and Lawrence - and can take between two and four days to complete. Read more   For your bike transfers to and from the town, plus local bike hire, contact Lawrence Bike Transfers by email at info@absolutelylawrence.nz

Lindy Chinnery Handwoven Designs

Visit the professional weaving studio in the Lawrence Athenaeum (main street) to view Lindy's latest collection or simply to watch the weaving process unfold. More information here

The Lawrence Cemetery

Dating back to the 1860s, it's well worth a private visit or a guided tour

Tuapeka Goldfields Museum

Situated in the main street and highlighting the lives of the early settlers

For more information visit:


Lawrence Information Centre

  17 Ross Place, Lawrence, 9532

  Phone: +643 4859222


The Pickled Pigeon Cottage

12 Lismore Street

Lawrence, Otago 9532


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