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Otago Peninsula, Dunedin

Categories: Geologic Formations, Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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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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  • It's a very ling drive along a winding road with great views but the destination was rather disappointing. Lots of seagulls that poo everywhere & it's VERY smelling. The information centre provides lo...  read more »
  • The peninsula contains isolated beaches, the world's rarest penguins and albatross colonies with beautiful amazing views along the entire peninsula. You can visit New Zealand's only castle, tour the i...  read more »
  • It's absolutely magnificent! My fiancé and I went to explore Boulder Beach and it's well worth the wee hike to get down and back up. We even met a seal! 
  • You can see penguins if you are lucky!
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