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Otago Peninsula

Dunedin, New Zealand
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Ranked #3 of 41 Attractions in Dunedin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Geologic Formations, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Traveler Description: One of the most enjoyable walks on the Peninsula is Sandymount. From the carpark you walk through a lane of old gnarly trees which have featured on a... more »
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Queenstown, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

On a fine day when any wind other than a southerly is blowing, Sand Fly Bay is a wonderful spot to visit. If you are reasonably fit, a walk down the dunes to the beach to stroll amongst the sleeping sea lions is exciting. A spectacularly beautiful beach, if only viewed from below the car park. A DOC hide is... More

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Alexandra
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4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

When I'm in Dunedin, I keep visiting the Peninsula everytime I've got the chance. The breeze of the salty water always excites me. The wildlife is so awesome, many times I've seen the yellow-eyed penguins, the royal albatross & the annoyingly red billed.

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed the drive out to the peninsula. Especially on the way from Waverley to Portobello. Absolutely magnificent on a good day

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

Definitely an amazing view from either end of the Otago Peninsula. It's a shame there isn't an easier way to get down and back from the city. I believe there needs to be a ferry set up (like Christchurch does), it'd be easier for both visitors and locals. Plus another experience to add on for Dunedin's Tourism!

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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43 reviews 43 reviews
23 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

Definitely worth a drive out here to explore see the city from a different angle and visit some lovely beaches. Esp see sandfly bay.

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Singapore, Singapore
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55 reviews 55 reviews
31 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This was one the most scenic drives we went in NZ. Some of the look out points along the way give you a breathtaking view of the entire peninsula.. No wonder it enticed someone to build the Larnarch castle in such a remote place during those years.. Clouds and mist obstruct the great views so pick a sunny or at... More

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Terrigal, Australia
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52 attraction reviews
207 helpful votes 207 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014 via mobile

narrow twisting road with amazing scenery driver needs to concentrate and take numerous photo stop opportunities

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Driving, hiking, watching the albatross overhead and penguins coming to the beach... An amazing place.

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Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Road trip down the coast road to Port Chalmers then over the hills to Waitati then looped back to Dunedin. Wonderful scenic tour.

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Tony M, Owner at Otago Peninsula, responded to this review

Hi Viv O! Beaut review. However, you've penned your thoughts about Port Chalmers, which is across the harbour from the Peninsula. Easy enough mistake to make - and Port is a beaut place, like you've pointed out. In fact, I reckon Port's a wee little kind-a-hidden gem, only about 15 minutes from Dunedin. Under rated, and that's the way the... More

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8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Seals ad penguins are awesome! The drive was lovely and the view was beautiful especially as sunset.

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