From Alexandra, Queenstown is about 40 miles (64 kilometers) to the northwest, while Dunedin is 70 miles (113 kilometers) to the southeast.
Of course, limiting yourself to only one place, regardless of its popularity, will only ever provide you with a narrow glimpse into the broader textures and qualities of a region. So be sure to set aside enough time to visit Otago's other cities, attractions and landscapes. If you're keen to explore more of the region, you'll find Gibbston, 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the southeast, and Cardrona 30 miles (48 kilometers) to the southeast.
When you are ready to venture further afield why not check out the nearest center. Cromwell sits 17 miles (27 kilometers) away and is home to visitor attractions like Carrick, Lake Dunstan and Aurum Wineries Limited. Cromwell has a lot to offer visitors willing to delve a little deeper. Olssens and Goldfields Mining Centre are some of the other places you won't want to miss.
Tourists to Otago should spend time exploring the region's lighthouses, open-air museums and gardens. Each place has its specific history and this area is no exception. The old towns in these parts are particularly interesting.
If you're not the kind to take a break from work merely to shuffle between the pool and the buffet, the Alexandra area offers a number of high-energy activities like rock climbing and caving. Make sure you pack a pair of walking shoes so you can join one of the fascinating winery tours.
Really great vacations are about getting to know new people and enjoying new experiences. Alexandra is a great spot for doing just that.