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Otago Peninsula

Dunedin, New Zealand
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Ranked #3 of 41 attractions in Dunedin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This has to be one of my favourite areas in NZ. The drive follows the water and is spectacular. You pass through so many beautiful little villages, seeing picturesque boat houses as well as the rolling hills that NZ is known for. Stop off at Larnach Castle and Gardens for a few hours, have lunch at the Portobello Pub and... More

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Knebworth, United Kingdom
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230 reviews 230 reviews
91 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We were taken for a drive out here on arrival with our friends who live in Dunedin. The bottom road hugs the water's edge pretty much all the way out to Portobello and you need to maintain concentration or you could end up in the drink. I'm assured that you'd by no means be the first !The top road, Highcliff,... More

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Sydney
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48 reviews 48 reviews
10 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Great drive out to the end along the water and recommend the high inland road back as the views are stunning. Did not stop for many things - expected more hiking opportunities. Did see albatross at the end outside the albatross centre and that was good.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I live on the high road on the Otago Peninsula in Dunedin New Zealand. We love our scenic views that wake up to each day. Enjoy the views as you drive up to Larnach Castle to explore our only Castle in the city. After exploring the Castle and find out about some of the NZ history one can drive the... More

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The peninsular is a must see with its breathtaking wonderful scenic drive then to see the albatross, seals and much more. We encourage any visitors to spend plenty of time to breathe this piece of paradise in and relax with comfort at the cafe.The peninsular surpasses any thing we have seen in England/Scotland.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The roadway snakes along the shoreline providing delightful water views. Gaily decorated bus stops and murals style art can be seen as you drive along. We lunched at a small village café on the way to the Peninsula which was wonderful. The Otago Peninsula was breathtakingly beautiful with a tourism shop/café/ tour office at the very top! Well run and... More

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Milton, Massachusetts
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This is a beautiful spot, as nice as anything we've seen in New Zealand ( where just about everything is picturesque). A little reminiscent of the Marin Headlands, Block Island and Lands End all rolled into one! It had rained the night before and we were greeted with a bright sunny morning with green fields, blue sea and grazing sheep... More

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Livermore, California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
32 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

The peninsula is really cool, we went to see the Albatross and it was really wet and cold, the staff let us in the shop for free, had cappuccino at the little restaurant and toured the history area inside, really informative.

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London, United Kingdom
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87 reviews 87 reviews
50 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Lovely shoreline drive out to the tip of the peninsula - surprisingly few places to stop along the way to picnic. Drive back on Highcliff Road for the aerial views.

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Singapore
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

A 40 min drive due to slippery road and e curve. Along the runway, you will be able to see beautiful scenery. Travel with 2 young kids, they love it too!

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