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Otago Peninsula

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Address: Dunedin, New Zealand
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Nice coast view and penguin visit

Driving along the peninsula is just like a free tour with all kinds of blue, sea breeze and breath taking view all along the way. Our hotel is on the peninsula and we went to see... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Driving along the peninsula is just like a free tour with all kinds of blue, sea breeze and breath taking view all along the way. Our hotel is on the peninsula and we went to see the paid penguin tour. We actually saw over hundred blue penguin coming back home!

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Tweed Heads, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Spectacular mountain and coastal scenery. If you are in the vicinity of Dunedin do not miss this special place.

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Half an hour from bustling city and you could be in the middle of nowhere! Beautiful drive along bottom road right on edge of harbour ending at Albatross colony. Drive back over top road and stop off for a wander down sand dunes to Sandfly Bay to see sea lions lying around on beach. Go late afternoon for chance to... More 

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Naalehu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

We drove out on the coast road and back on Highcliff Road. Our motel host suggested that we go later in the day because that's when the winds pick up and the albatross fly more. We were there from about 4:30 to 5:30 and were lucky enough to have two albatross fly right over our heads after standing at the... More 

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Union KY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Drove out in late afternoon on high road, views fantastic. Drove back after evening penquin encounter on waterside road,not for the faint of heart given pitch-black and winding. Whole drive was exhillarating. One of the prettiest drives in country so far.

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

I went to Larnach Castle, the yellow eyes penguin colony and the Royal Albatross Reserve. the castle was fine, I enjoyed the grounds and the view from the turret more than the interior. The peninsula has a number of small towns located on different bays. If you have the day to walk around Portobello Road, do so - wear good... More 

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Newry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The drive out from Dunedin to the Albatross colony is very beautiful, especially on a sunny day. Stop along the way at Portobello for ice cream. If you are a bird watcher, there is plenty to see - oyster catchers, cormorants and flocks of black swans are the ones I recognise. And then there are the albatrosses, soaring overhead, definitely... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We did the boat option and it was so cool. Got really close to wildlife and Ben the tour guide was fantastic.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

tour at the visitors centre, combination of wildlife and history worked well. make sure to book the later tour so you can stay to watch the Blue penguins come ashore.

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Germantown, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Toured this area for a full day while in Dunedin on a one day stop on a cruise ship. Very scenic and lots of nice stops for photo ops and to stop for a picnic lunch. Great for bird watching and to see wildlife along the coast. A must-do when visiting Dunedin.

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