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Otago Peninsula

Dunedin, New Zealand
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Ranked #1 of 38 attractions in Dunedin
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

bit of a long drive round but on a nice day its pretty and you may get to see penguins, we saw sea lions instead at sandfly beach. and of course the albatross sanctuary, we just went outside to watch them fly around

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Pully, Switzerland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

We saw rare sea lions, seals, royal albatross, a penguin, unspoilt beaches... and all without needing to join a tour!

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Leland, North Carolina, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

By far the worst tour we took on our visit to NZ in February. The day was rainy, windy and chilly. The local provider did not display the Viator name on the vehicle, so he was impossible to find. After several trips up and down all the tour vehicles, we found him. The PA system on the bus did not... More

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

A day on the Peninsula is well worth it. Visit the Yellow Eyed Penguins, Larnach Castle, take the one hour trip on the Monarch from Wellers Road, visit the Albatross Colony and watch the little blue penguins come in at nightfall.

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dunedin
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Lovely place many attractions expensive but worth it.well worth the visit albatross colony spectacular

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The otago peninsula could easily fill a week of a nature loving tourist's time. Walks, beaches, hills, history, birds, seals, you name it, this place has got it. Just driving around it in an afternoon will leave you a bit weary, it is worth much more time than most spend.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The Peninsula is accessed by the high road, with spectacular views dropping to North and South into the distance and twisty bendy roads, or by the low road, at sea-lapping height through picturesque villages. There are gardens open to the public cafes and bars set in open, firendly simple conditions. Right at the end are albatrosses, seals and penguins, for... More

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Spain ...... but Scottish
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88 reviews 88 reviews
29 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

We did a boat trip out from Port Chalmers to beyond the headland & a bus trip back to Dunedin. Another highlight of our NZ trip. We saw 3 different types of Albatross ( one type nesting high up on the grass), giant Petrels, tiny Blue Penguins, seals and much more............ a really memorable experience!

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Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

We used Tiki Touring for this tour it was a small group of six and it was the best.Our guide was great his name is Les,he was very good and very informative.We were always ist to the spots because of the small numbers and the highlight of the tour was when we saw a Leapord seal sunning itself on the... More

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Beenleigh
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100 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

The day we went was raining, cold & the occasional hail storm. Despite that the views of both sides of the peninsula, including Dunedin and Port Chalmers, were quite spectacular. The roads are narrow and winding but our minibus driver was up to the challenge. Whilst there dont miss seeing Larnach Castle and its garden. Lots of other walks and... More

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