Otago Peninsula, Dunedin

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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. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Dunedin holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Otago Peninsula and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Stunning scenery, beaches, wildlife and wilderness. Definitely a place not to be missed. Not forgetting a visit to Port Chalmers and Dunedein
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  • do it you wont be disappointed. A bit of a drive there but hey good things are sometimes hidden away so explore away so many other things to see and do along the way  more »
  • This was a repeat visit for us, as we are in Dunedin fairly regularly. It was a sunny day, if cold. We had a lovely drive right along the peninsula to the end of the road at Taiaroa Heads. Nice views....  more »
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  • Most. Beautiful. Place. EVER! A must do when in Dunedin! Breathtaking views!!! After admiring the view, you will not want to leave New Zealand! ABSOLUTELY amazing!
  • Just go here, a gem of nz, stunning.
  • Beautiful place, views stunning
  • A must visit place
  • Spectacular scenery and wide variety of wildlife including the rare Yellow Eyed Penguin
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