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Signal Hill, Dunedin

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Lookout Tourist Spot
Walk or drive up Signal Hill for panoramic views of the city of Dunedin and Otago Harbor. Trek along the numerous routes through the extensive reserve, or head straight to the monument at the summit of the hill, commemorating the New Zealand Centennial of 1940. A multitude of well-signposted biking trails offer routes for cyclists of all abilities, sightseers and thrill-seekers alike. Add Signal Hill and other attractions to your Dunedin trip itinerary using our Dunedin vacation route planner.
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  • Not to be missed, the views from here are amazing you can see for miles. There are also mountain bike trails for the more intrepid visitor.  more »
  • This is the best lookout point of Dunedin, close to the city with amazing views above the city and the Otago harbour and peninsula. For lazy people, it is also accessible by car as well. It is surroun...  more »
  • Great view from the top of signal hill, overlooking the harbour and city. Can be windy and cold up there thought, so pack your jacket!  more »
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  • A nice place for a panoramic shot of Dunedin. The road going to the Look Out is narrow so take care when driving. It is popular with cyclist as well. There are mountain bike tracks and a walking trail in the area. No other facilities such as toilets available.
  • Nice view, even in autumn. Just remember to take good shoes because it's a bit muddy on the way.
  • Really great place for mountain biking! Nice, well maintained tracks and very nice and easy uphill "big easy". Very nice view from the top, you can walk, drive or bike up.
  • Amazing view especially around sunset time. Would definitely recommend
  • Great views looking south over Dunedin, amazing mountain bike tracks with a good mix for abilities, and walking/running trails.

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Many of the accommodations in Dunedin are based around the central George Street thoroughfare, including a wide range of hotels and hostels. Rental apartments represent a fine way to stay in Dunedin, and may appeal more to those wanting to stay on the move or take in the town and the surrounding landscape at their own pace. Campsites situated to the north and east of the town center give you more economical options, while motels cluster along the main highways, convenient if you're coming by car.
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