Otago Peninsula, Dunedin

4.7
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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  • This is a MUST do when in Dunedin! Go first to the Albatross Colony (reservations required) then to The Penguin Place, down the road. THese two spots are amazing, PLUS just driving out to the end of t...  more »
  • We had some time to fill in Dunedin, so went for a drive out along the peninsula, taking the low road - narrow and winding in part, but going past small settlements, out to Otakou and eventually the A...  more »
  • One of the major highlights of being this far south in a wild and woolly part of the country is the wildlife. Otago Peninsula is a wildlife mecca. Starting with the low road around MacAndrew Bay and o...  more »
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  • Great place, stunning view of coast. But the most important thing is penguins. There's a guided paid penguin tour (Royal Albatross Center), who takes to the beach n experience the moment as they come out off water and walk off beach n go into bushes.
  • Beautiful peninsula outside Dunedin. Fantastic nature and spectacular wildlife
  • A very beautiful and quiet place in Dunedin. The drive from Dunedin is breathtaking and you already enjoy a lot of scenic views before reaching this place. The road is not paved at the end so it is wise to take a 4x4 ride but still a sedan has no issue. There is no shop or drinking water so you should have drinking water and snacks with you. You are literally at the end of the world here as there is nothing in front of you but Antarctica very far away. I would say it is a must visit place if you are in Dunedin.
  • Amazing veiw
  • Otago Penisula is very windy. But it is the only place on the world where albatroses live. Charming Coast with many nature caves and sealions on the beach ! Penisula with many green hills and sheep. Not so crouded ! Totally recommended!
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