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Otago Peninsula

Dunedin, New Zealand
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Ranked #2 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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Allington, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Fantastic trip , enthusiastic guide showed us Royal Albatross, Yellow eyed penguins , sea lions, fur seals and petrels. Couple of steep climbs but well worth the effort

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Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Dunedin is quite spread out so it was great to find this motel really close to the St James Conference centre. While right in the heart of North Dunedin, it was quiet and we slept well. We had a 1 bedroom unit which was clean, well equipped and warm. Sofa bed in lounge room was also useful. Parking was at... More

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Terrigal, Australia
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112 reviews 112 reviews
55 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

I'm sure that had the weather been better, I would probably have given this a better review! The road was narrow, but still easy driving. Not too many cars on the road, and about a half hour drive from Dunedin. The views were beautiful and unfortunately we could not do any walks, because by the time we got to the... More

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Newcastle, Australia
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118 reviews 118 reviews
50 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 via mobile

It is really unusual to have such a wild part of the world so close to a substantial city. Not for the faint hearted though, and avoid it if you have a fear of heights. Beautiful but wild. Might be better when it's warmer, and less windy, and when the power lines are not blown down over the road. I... More

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Dunedin, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Otago Peninsula offers something for most people. You can just drive around and admire the scenery and views or bike it if hills and gravel roads are your thing. You can stop for walks on isolated beaches and maybe get to see seals or penguins. Plenty of other walking tracks you can do too.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Great views. the Lack of traffic (after Auckland) was just great & along with good roads makes for easy exploring. Some of the south coast rds are gravel but also in great condition.

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Canberra, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Getting up close to sea lions and the yellow eyed penguins was amazing. The scenery was beautiful both the coast line and inland.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The portobello stretch is one of the most beautiful breathtaking drives ive seen so far. we saw a few penguins but definitely a must visit place..

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15 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Dunedin peninsula is a great view of the ocean. You can drive to see penguins and albatross but both are expensive. We couldn't see the albatross but their chicks. You can drive to top of the hills via high cliff rd and enjoy the breathtaking view.

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Lansing, Illinois
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

the albatross park is a bit expensive and the penguins are shy. There are plenty of drives up and down the hills of this peninsula so get lost and enjoy

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