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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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  • When traveling from Dunedin to Queenstown we took the scenic southern route which added two hours to the trip but it was wonderful! There are few restaurants along the way but stumbled upon the Whistl...  more »
  • You must see this spectacular place and its accompanying wildlife. A must stop for everyone that comes to Dunedin. I will be back. 
  • If you drive through the peninsula, it's a nice drive with some nice views. Heading all the way to the albatross center completes the coastal journey with a decent beach. But unless you plan to pay th...  more »
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  • You can see penguins if you are lucky!
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