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Dunedin - Otago Peninsula, New Zealand

The Otago Peninsula is situated east of Dunedin City on the Otago coast and forms one wall of the eroded valley that now forms Otago Harbour. The peninsula runs parallel to the mainland for 20km and is joined to the mainland by a narrow isthmus about 1.5km wide.

A day set aside for exploration is a popular with visitors to the Peninsula. Much of the peninsula is steep hill country with the highest points being Mount Charles, Harbour Cone and Sandy Mount. A scenic drive can take in a number of interesting stops including: Larnarch Castle, Woodland Gardens, Portobelllo Aquarium, Otakou Marae, Victory Beach 'Pyramids' and the Chasm and Lovers Leap rock formations down Sandy Mount Road. Time should also be allowed for spotting the wildlife – fur seals at Pilots Beach, sea lions on Te Rauone Beach, penguins at Allans Beach and the albatross colony at Taiaroa Head. more

Many visitors come to the Otago Peninsula primarily to view the albatross as it is the only colony to be found on an inhabited mainland. Seal and sea lion colonies also breed around Taiaroa Head and the peninsula is a favoured habitat for Southern Right Whales and small dolphins.

Accommodation in nearby Dunedin is plentiful with many choices including hotels, motels, backpackers and bed and breakfast accommodation.

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  • ABILITY ADVENTURES - New Zealand Wide

    ABILITY ADVENTURES - New Zealand Wide

    Mobile-friendly - The New Zealand specialists in tailored accessible holidays for disabled travellers and seniors. With our experience in disability travel, innovate ideas and intimate NZ knowledge, we create awesome, fun holidays to meet guests wishes and needs. Holiday options include NZ wide private guided and self-drive tours, also shore-excursions from Port Chalmers. We are a trusted, experienced and endorsed tour operator.

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    PO Box 5418, Moray Place, Dunedin, New Zealand
  • ALBATROSS COLONY - Dunedin

    ALBATROSS COLONY - Dunedin

    Mobile-friendly - Visit the Royal Albatross Centre, the world's only mainland Albatross breeding colony. Our Unique tour is the best way to experience Pukekura, its wildlife and history. Guided tour includes the social, cultural and military history, as well as wildlife, with specific focus on the Northern Royal Albatross. Ensure you have enough time to appreciate our cafe and giftshop. Reservations essential.

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    1260 Harington Point Road, Taiaroa Head, Dunedin, New Zealand
  • AWESOME TOURS - Dunedin

    AWESOME TOURS - Dunedin

    Mobile-friendly - Experience the awesome sights and beauty of Southern NZ. Showcasing the Heritage and Wildlife capital of NZ - Dunedin. Choose between the small-group package tours, the daily tours or even design your own tour. Experienced and knowledgeable driver/guides look after all your needs. Recipient of Trip Advisors Certificate of Excellent last 6 years, member of Trip Advisors Hall of Fame.

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    50 The Octagon, Dunedin, New Zealand
  • BACK TO NATURE TOURS - Dunedin

    BACK TO NATURE TOURS - Dunedin

    Mobile-friendly - Imagine spending a day experiencing rare wildlife, stunning viewpoints, iconic architecture and taking you shoes off to walk on a pristine beach. This becomes reality on our Dunedin day tours that are scheduled to work in with our busy cruise ship calendar. Let our professional guides bring you back to nature on a journey through history, scenery and wildlife.

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    1 Great King Street, Dunedin, New Zealand
  • BLUE PENGUINS PUKEKURA - Dunedin

    BLUE PENGUINS PUKEKURA - Dunedin

    Mobile-friendly - Our Little Blue Penguin (Kororā) return at sunset. Join us for the daily tour! Book now to see penguins in their natural habitat and meet the world’s smallest penguin. The Little Blue Penguin is a protected native species and a Treasured Species for Kai Tahu. Explore the wildlife displays, shop and café where the Penguin Tour begins.

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    1260 Harington Point Road, Taiaroa Head, Dunedin, New Zealand
  • CAR RENTALS DUNEDIN (Pegasus Rental Cars) - Dunedin

    CAR RENTALS DUNEDIN (Pegasus Rental Cars) - Dunedin

    Mobile-friendly - Car and van rental from Dunedin City and Airport. Look no further than Pegasus Rental Cars for the best value car and van hire. We will provide you with a safe, well-maintained rental vehicle ranging from 5 dr hatchbacks to 11 seater minivans. Free accommodation transfers available within business hours from Dunedin City. Rental car hire Dunedin.

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    51 King Edward St, Kensington, Dunedin 9012, New Zealand
  • ELM WILDLIFE TOURS - Dunedin

    ELM WILDLIFE TOURS - Dunedin

    Mobile-friendly - New Zealand's best wildlife tour—visit one of the world's few untouched areas with its amazing wildlife and spectacular scenery. Our 'Peninsula Encounter' is absolutely unrivalled offering close, exciting, small group viewing of royal albatross, hookers sealions, blue penguins, New Zealand fur seals and yellow eyed penguins in a beautiful isolated area. New Zealand Tourism Award winner in four categories.

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    50 The Octagon, Dunedin, New Zealand
  • ELM WILDLIFE TOURS - Port Chalmers, Dunedin

    ELM WILDLIFE TOURS - Port Chalmers, Dunedin

    Mobile-friendly - This exclusive single day shore excursion presents DUNEDIN, New Zealand's most beautiful city, and the grandeur of the Otago Peninsula with its unique wildlife and spectacular scenery. Our exclusive private penguin conservation area allows you to go where others have no access, to appreciate the animals, the solitude and the beautiful coastline. Available only to people traveling by cruise ship.

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  • GOOD COMPANY TOURS - Dunedin

    GOOD COMPANY TOURS - Dunedin

    Mobile-friendly - Specialising in small group and nature tours. Enjoy your visit to Dunedin, seeing it with good company, making it fun and interesting. You'll learn the history and folklore whilst visiting the most spectacular hilltop photo spots in this beautiful city; explore the oldest university campus in New Zealand and the most modern stadium. Enjoy ocean views round the peninsula.

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    Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
  • HARINGTON POINT MOTELS - Dunedin

    HARINGTON POINT MOTELS - Dunedin

    Harington Point Motels offer comfortable self-contained motel units in quiet, peaceful setting looking out to Otago Harbour. The closest accommodation to Albatross, Penguin & Seal Colonies, offer a choice of spacious stand alone self-contained cottages, ideal family units, choice of studio, 1, 2 or 3 bedrooms. Set on 4 acres to give you and your family privacy.

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    932 Harington Point, RD 2, Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
  • HEREWEKA GARDEN RETREAT - Otago Peninsula

    HEREWEKA GARDEN RETREAT - Otago Peninsula

    Mobile-friendly - Hereweka Garden Retreat is a luxury self-contained accommodation option 30 minutes from Central Dunedin. It's an architecturally eco-designed property built with sustainable materials and located on our secluded retreat property, in the only remaining valley of native forest on the Otago Peninsula that also overlooks the breath-taking vista of Hoopers Inlet. An organic breakfast hamper is also included.

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    10 Hoopers Inlet Road, Portobello, Dunedin
  • iBIKE HIRE - Dunedin

    iBIKE HIRE - Dunedin

    Mobile-friendly - iBike Hire, the latest bikes delivered to you for FREE. Mountain bikes, full suspension, electric bikes and kids bikes. Ride Otago Peninsula, Otago Rail Trail, Nicols Creek, Whare Flat and Signal Hill.

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  • LARNACH CASTLE AND CAMP ESTATE - Dunedin

    LARNACH CASTLE AND CAMP ESTATE - Dunedin

    Mobile-friendly - Set in the enchanting garden of Larnach Castle, Larnach Lodge is 12-room boutique style lodge. Each room individually decorated with dramatic seaviews. Cooked breakfast included in accommodation package and also entry to the castle. Also now offering Camp Estate with luxuriously decorated rooms on Castle land situated 20 minutes from Dunedin. Further 25 minutes to Otago Peninsula wildlife attractions.

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    145 Camp Road, Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
  • LARNACH CASTLE - Dunedin

    LARNACH CASTLE - Dunedin

    Mobile-friendly - A 'Must Visit'—New Zealand's only castle set on the spectacular Otago Peninsula. The Castle features magnificent architecture, superb craftsmanship, and a unique collection of NZ antiques. Learn about the tragic and sometimes scandalous story of William Larnach. Enjoy tea or lunch in the beautiful Ballroom. Explore the 'Garden of International significance', rated by NZGT. Enquire about accommodation at Larnach Lodge.

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    145 Camp Road, Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
  • MARGATE-BY-THE-SEA - Dunedin

    MARGATE-BY-THE-SEA - Dunedin

    Come and spoil yourself with Margate-by-the-Sea's accommodation on the pristine Otago Peninsula famous for its array of nesting seabirds including the legendary wondering albatross. Gaze out of your self-contained two bedroom apartment to awe-inspiring harbour views. Perched on the waterfront of Turnbulls Bay, our accommodation is only a 20 minute drive from the centre of Dunedin.

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    4 Margate Ave, Turnbulls Bay, Otago Peninsula, Dunedin, New Zealand
  • MCAULEY GLEN BOUTIQUE BED & BREAKFAST - Otago

    MCAULEY GLEN BOUTIQUE BED & BREAKFAST - Otago

    Nestled in an idyllic harbour side location, McAuley Glen B&B is private and peaceful. Our modern Dunedin boutique accommodation is set on the ground floor and consists of two luxury bedroom suites with private garden entrances, designed and furnished with comfort and quality in mind. Surrounded by beautiful gardens filled with colour, fragrance and birdsong.

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    13 McAuley Road, Portobello, Otago Peninsula, Dunedin, New Zealand
  • OTAGO PENINSULA MUSEUM - Dunedin

    OTAGO PENINSULA MUSEUM - Dunedin

    This museum contains treasures from the local community including the old Cape Saunders lighthouse lantern room, the old local jail, a restored cannon found at Harington Point and photos & geneology relating to families on the Otago Peninsula. Open on Sunday afternoons from 1.30-4.30pm

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    17 Harington Point Road, Portobello, Otago Peninsula, Dunedin
  • OTAGO PENINSULA SEASIDE COTTAGES - Dunedin

    OTAGO PENINSULA SEASIDE COTTAGES - Dunedin

    Mobile-friendly - Welcome to the Otago Peninsula Seaside Cottages, conveniently located halfway between Dunedin (20min) and the Royal Albatross Colony (20min). We have a range of self-contained units, each with stunning views, ensuited, and breathtaking views over the Otago Harbour. There is onsite parking for 3 units and safe parking on the street for the other unit.

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    Otago Peninsula Seaside Cottages, Broad Bay, Dunedin
  • PORTOBELLO MOTEL - Dunedin

    PORTOBELLO MOTEL - Dunedin

    Stay in the heart of Otago Peninsula, only 20 minutes' drive from Dunedin City. The view from the Studio Units is peaceful and picturesque. Watch the sun setting over the Otago Harbour. Close to major attractions found on the Otago Peninsula ie. Royal Albatross Colony, Larnach Castle, Yellow Eyed Penguins and other wildlife.

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    10 Harington Point Road, Portobello, Dunedin 9014, New Zealand
  • PURE JOURNEYS - New Zealand

    PURE JOURNEYS - New Zealand

    Mobile-friendly - Experience New Zealand's extraordinary landscapes with a Pure Journeys self drive itinerary. Our New Zealand based travel experts will create a 100% customised itinerary to suit you, with options to choose from a wide range of exciting activities and destinations, and accommodations to suit every budget. Get ready for the New Zealand self drive trip of a lifetime!

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Wandering Circus Cabaret

Thu 15th Nov 2018

Roll up, roll up, the Wandering Circus is in town! Presenting a dazzling lineup of international performers and homegrown talent, the Wandering Circus Troupe is travelling the South Island this summer, bringing ...

Where: New Athenaeum Theatre, Dunedin, Otago
Address: 23 The Octagon, Dunedin, Otago

From: 7:00pm on Thursday 15th November 2018
To: 10:00pm on Thursday 15th November 2018

Mind-body Techniques to Resolve Chronic Illness

Thu 15th Nov 2018

Do you suffer from a chronic illness? Have you tried everything and nothing worked? You may have been told you just have to live with this - but there is a way to recover and lead a much happier, more energetic ...

Where: Knox Church, Dunedin, Otago
Address: 449 George St, Dunedin, Otago

From: 5:00pm on Thursday 15th November 2018
To: 8:00pm on Thursday 15th November 2018

Dinner With The RNZB

Thu 15th Nov 2018

The Ballet Foundation of New Zealand invites you to dinner with the Royal New Zealand Ballet. Hear RNZB Artistic Director Patricia Barker speak about the newly-announced 2019 Season, meet Dunedin-born RNZB dancer ...

Where: Madam Woo, Dunedin, Otago
Address: 115 Stuart St, Dunedin, Otago

From: 6:30pm on Thursday 15th November 2018
To: 11:59pm on Thursday 15th November 2018

Robbie Rocks 2019

From: Mon 1st Oct 2018

Robbie Rocks is a fantastic opportunity for Dunedin musicians to see what they can do with some Robbie Burns classics. The challenge is to take a Burns song and reinterpret it for a modern audience. Entries for the ...

Where: Toitū Otago Settlers Museum, Dunedin, Otago
Address: 31 Queens Garden, Dunedin, Otago

From: 10:00am on Monday 1st October 2018
To: 5:00pm on Sunday 13th January 2019

Our Women: 125 Of Dunedin's Extra-ordinary Women

From: Sat 3rd Nov 2018

The fabric of our city. September 2018 marks 125 years since New Zealand became the first country in the world to grant women the right to vote. To mark this anniversary, Otago Museum has commissioned 125 portraits of ...

Where: Otago Museum, Dunedin, Otago
Address: 419 Great King Street, Dunedin, Otago

From: 10:00am on Saturday 3rd November 2018
To: 5:00pm on Sunday 18th November 2018

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Suffrage 125: A Dunedin Public Art Gallery Guide

From: Thu 20th Sep 2018

On the 19th September New Zealand celebrates 125 years since women were granted the right to vote in general elections. The Dunedin Public Art Gallery marks this anniversary of women's suffrage by creating a free ...

Where: Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin, Otago
Address: 30 The Octagon, Dunedin, Otago

From: 10:00am on Thursday 20th September 2018
To: 5:00pm on Sunday 18th November 2018

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Space Suit

From: Mon 24th Sep 2018

The presence and depiction of fabric, and the ability to convincingly render the drape and movement of textiles, was a celebrated feature in traditional forms of figurative sculpture. Space Suit revisits this idea, ...

Where: Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin, Otago
Address: 30 The Octagon, Dunedin, Otago

From: 10:00am on Monday 24th September 2018
To: 5:00pm on Sunday 18th November 2018

Mirek Smíšek

From: Fri 2nd Nov 2018

A survey exhibition of ceramic works by Mirek Smíšek OBE (1925 - 2013).

Where: Brett McDowell Gallery, Dunedin, Otago
Address: 5 Dowling St, Dunedin, Otago

From: 5:30pm on Friday 2nd November 2018
To: 5:00pm on Thursday 22nd November 2018

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Douglas Gordon and Philippe Parreno - Zidane: A 21st Century

From: Fri 14th Sep 2018

Filmed over the course of one football match played in 2005, this documentary-style film presents a real-time portrait of French football star Zinedine Zidane. Presented across two channels, Zidane is compiled out ...

Where: Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin, Otago
Address: 30 The Octagon, Dunedin, Otago

From: 10:00am on Friday 14th September 2018
To: 5:00pm on Sunday 25th November 2018

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Head Space

From: Fri 14th Sep 2018

Drawing together works from the Gallery's celebrated collection of portraits, this exhibition looks across time at different approaches to portraiture and the figure. Including paintings, photography, drawing and ...

Where: Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin, Otago
Address: 30 The Octagon, Dunedin, Otago

From: 10:00am on Friday 14th September 2018
To: 5:00pm on Sunday 25th November 2018

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