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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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  • After the fog lifted, we had some spectacular views. The land is so lush and green, it's almost unimaginable. This area was once volcanic, so you have crater bays, some black sand and a bowl shaped to...  more »
  • Probably my favourite part of Dunedin is getting out of the city and onto the Otago Peninsula. There's lots to see, wind swept beaches, rocky headlands and outcrops, sea lions, albatross and penguins....  more »
  • The Otago Peninsula has beautiful alpine scenery. It was a sheer pleasure traveling on the Peninsula and through the scenic vistas. There are also scenic views of the mountains with the lovely coastal...  more »
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