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Otago Peninsula, Dunedin

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Geologic Formation
Enjoy one of many seaside walks or a beach day at Otago Peninsula, whose 20 km (12.4 m) long harbor is home to famous seabirds and other wildlife. The peninsula was created by volcanic activity and today hosts many species, including the royal albatross, yellow-eyed penguin, and colonies of fur seals and sea lions. A number of uncrowded beaches on the peninsula make a relaxing seaside stop. Take advantage of the area's network of hikes and walks, ranging from easy to challenging, which lead you through pastures, dunes, and cliffs with fantastic views of the sea. To visit Otago Peninsula and other attractions in Dunedin, use our Dunedin trip itinerary builder.
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  • To book the weather I think. Beautiful beaches, beautiful view. We went around and have no regrets.
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  • On a sunny day in early autumn my daughter and I drove up the coastline to Portobello, where we had fish n' chips at the hotel, and on to the Royal Albatross Centre. A most enjoyable day.  more »
  • It feels like every turn provides a completely different breath-catching view. Dunedin has a number of world-class drives & the Otago Penisula is the best of them. Ocean views, drop-off corners & the ...  more »