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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. To visit Otago Peninsula and other attractions in Dunedin, use our Dunedin trip itinerary builder.
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  • We were only on the peninsula for one night, staying at the Portobello Motel (recommend!). Wish we had allotted more time! Drive to Portobello on the coast road was lovely. I felt like I was somewhere...  more »
  • Great small towns, beaches, a superb Albatross centr, try both sides of the coats and enjoy the food places and beachs.  more »
  • The drive out to the peninsula is nice, just don't do it in a hurry! There are lots of things to do out here, all nature-centered. We did a Monarch Cruise to see albatross (and lots else!) and visited...  more »
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  • You can see penguins if you are lucky!
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