Otago Peninsula, Dunedin

4.7
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. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Dunedin holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Otago Peninsula and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Your only chance to see albatros. However, if they don't fly you will have to pay dearly to see one on the nest. The peninsula is very pretty.  more »
  • The first day we went to the Sandfly bay in the early evening. It is a though descend and climb, about 100 meter altitude, along a partially steep loose sand trail. But for us the award was seeing two...  more »
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  • Great place, stunning view of coast. But the most important thing is penguins. There's a guided paid penguin tour (Royal Albatross Center), who takes to the beach n experience the moment as they come out off water and walk off beach n go into bushes.
  • Beautiful peninsula outside Dunedin. Fantastic nature and spectacular wildlife
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