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Best part of Dunedin

Woke up to a sunny day so we didn't hesitate to head to the coast 20 mins North of Duds. Only regret is not packing a picnic however the garden shop at Waitati was a pleasant... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Como, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Woke up to a sunny day so we didn't hesitate to head to the coast 20 mins North of Duds. Only regret is not packing a picnic however the garden shop at Waitati was a pleasant surprise and seems to be a hot spot for retirees.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This is one of Dunedin's jewels.Make sure you do the round-trip and visit the attractions on the way.

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Midway, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This could be tricky in heavy traffic but we were lucky to have the road almost to ourselves so could enjoy the views as we drove along the water and came back the high road.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

What trip to the South Island is complete without visiting the wildlife of the Otago Peninsula? The drive is beautiful - take the long, windy Portobello road. Take it slow if your passengers get motion sickness, but take the opportunity to stop and take pictures as you go. Watch out, though - the road is right next to the ocean... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Such a beautiful drive on a sunny day. The sun on the water was dazzling. Driving out along the peninsula was such a peaceful experience. Looking back toward Dunedin was lovely.

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Logan City, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We did a tour of Dunedin and the Otago Peninsular. The Peninsular is a must see. We saw seals and sea lions up close and travelled along some of the most beautiful scenery in New Zealand. We booked our tour through Zealander who put us onto Chris from Back to Nature Tours NZ. Fantastic local guide. Fantastic place to visit.

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

They can be! Be very, very careful when you're driving along the Peninsula - both the 'high' and 'low' routes. Portobello Road (the low road) is incredibly windy and several vehicles drive off it every year, into the Otago Harbour. Don't be one of those: the scenes are breathtaking, but if you're the driver... keep your eyes on the road.... More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

An amazing drive, wonderful wildlife and views. If you are visiting Dunedin then you have to visit the wonderful peninsula.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Spend at least one night on the Otago Peninsula; the place is great for walks and wildlife spotting. We specially went to Allans Beach as we've read that NZ sea lions and penguins frequent the beach - were lucky to have spotted a sea lion sun-bathing in the middle of the beach.

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Greater Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

The scenery is splendid, green lush hillsides, rugged coastlines, some lovely beaches and interests wildlife and birds. A beautiful leisurely drive.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

the most stunning place on earth! easy drive from Dunedin with lots to see and do along the way. every turn you are greeted by yet another wonderful scene. make sure you go on the monarch boat tour to see the Albatross from the sea.. it's an amazing sight to see them swooping in low over the boat on their... More 

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