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Address: Dunedin, New Zealand
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Saw an albatross come into land right in front of us! There were also 5 chicks right below us - awesome!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Greater Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Saw an albatross come into land right in front of us! There were also 5 chicks right below us - awesome!

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

The Otago Peninsula is one of those places with a variety of things to do: from walks to paying for attractions. You will need a rental car and some of the roads are narrow but if you can ge tover this its is worth the time.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

The peninsula is a great day trip from Dunedin if you are travelling around the South Island. Definitely worth spending an extra few days to explore the peninsula.

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Otago Region, New Zealand
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51 reviews 51 reviews
34 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Great place to explore and enjoy views. Hundreds of places to walk, picnic and visit. Take a picnic and find a sheltered spot high up with magnificent views and out of the wind/weather. Careful navigating the winding roads and park OFF the road.

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Otago Region, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Beautiful scenery which changes all the way. Quaint wee villages along the way too. Tairoa Head with the albatrosses is amazing.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Places you can visit - not only in Otago, and the beautiful City of Dunedin, but in New Zealand! From the views along the Highcliff Road over the magnificent Dunedin Harbour. Visit the Historic Larnach Castle, and then on to Taiaroa Heads Albatross Colony, with views over ocean, and across to the Aramoana Spit. Journey back to the city via... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We visited the Peninsula on a bird-sighting tour and were not disappointed. There is so much wildlife here it's a beautiful part of the world. Hopefully you get to see some penguins or sea lions or, if you're lucky, an albatross or two! Even if nature isn't your thing there are 100 reasons to love this place and the calm... More 

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Longmont, Colorado
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We decided to go to the Sandfly Bay because the DOC (Dep. of Conservation) lists it as a place to see the Yellow-Eyed penguins. Please note, this place is not to be mistaken for the commercially operated Penguin Place on Otago Peninsula! So, Sandfly Bay with or without penguins is an eye-candy: huge dunes, a wide beach, and a gorgeous... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We loved our time in the Otago peninsula. Simply driving around the peninsula you will be beautiful views. While there are a lot of yours that explore the area, we simply drove to Sandfly Bay and walked down some steep dunes to a spectacular bay before sunset to chance our luck at seeing penguins. We were lucky enough to see... More 

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Rangiora, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

The whole area is wonderful even on a cold day we went.The information building at the end of the trail was exceptional and well worth going for just for that.

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