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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  • I joined a tour of the colony at the tip of the Otago peninsula in the "Albatros" "Blue Penguin". At the tip of the peninsula the sea on one side and mountains on one side of the road lasts for approximately 30 minutes. Unlike Japan, no guard rails.
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  • Went out to the albatross colony on the peninsula and the drive along the coastline was sublime! A wonderful autumn day, sparkling water and yachts on the water, cafes full of people and just an aweso...  more »
  • Sounds delightful, doesn't it? Five of us were truly excited to explore this bird watchers' paradise, but were left cooling our heels on the dock at Dunedin. Our ToursByLocals guide was a no-show, opt...  more »

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