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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 left Dunedin in overcast conditions with drizzle but by the time we reached Portobello the rain had stopped and the sun was breaking through. It was still very windy out on the tip but the views we...  more »
  • This is such a beautiful part of the world. Hire a car and drive along the coast and then drive back along Hillcliff Road if you're not concerned with windy roads. The view is amazing and worth taking...  more »
  • Some of the best views in the world. Drove a long way out on the high road and the overlooks of the ocean and bay are immaculate. The low road was a great drive next to the water. A few cool towns to ...  more »
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