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Otago Peninsula

Address: Dunedin, New Zealand
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Taieri Gorge Railway and the Otago Peninsula Day...
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Ranked #2 of 38 Attractions in Dunedin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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Type: Geologic Formations, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

From the bush clad hills to sparkling water and outstanding vistas in all directions, Dunedin's harbour delivers so many options for sightseeing, recreation, dining and arts/crafts. There is much more too with the famous albatross colony, NZ's only castle, magnificent gardens and many active walks available. Deserves an extended stay.

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Melbourne, Australia
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54 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

There is so much to do in this little slice of rugged heaven half an hour from Dunedin. Don't be put off by the slightly hair-raising roads, there is a lot to discover at a slow pace.

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Otago Peninsula & Dunedins harbours' hights & views out towards the port rival Sydney Harbour, but on seditives. If you want layed back views to die for, this is the place.

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Nottinghamshire, UK
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10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Albatross tour was excellent - great hide made special by the educational intro and tour commentary (Josh), back roads on return

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Upper Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We went out to the Penninsula and then looped around the beaches with Good Company Tours. It was a lovely drive and even saw a Sea Lion sunbathing and some hearty souls in the rather chilly water !

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Hong Kong
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Our time at the Peninsula was too short and could only cover a couple of places of interest. Driving on Highcliff Road was quite an experience as the road was narrow, and continuously winding up and down hill. At some spots you had to share the road with opposite traffic, but the fascinating views all along were worth the hard... More 

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Walked up to Scott's monument above the port - a comfortable walk. Great views. The track beyond was billed as reasonable, but it was bush whacking all the way! Don't attempt it. Some good views but not worth it. Good cafes. In the Port. Very interesting to drive out to the Albatross Colony...but quite expensive. Good walk below to see... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

its a bit of journey to get to the Albatross and Penguin place but omg ! what a view and the wildlife is spectacular just such a shame we couldn't stay longer. Well worth a visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We picked the Otago Peninsula pretty much at random to accompany a Millford Sound stop on the South Island for our one and only visit to New Zealand; and we were greatly, and unfairly, rewarded for our ignorance. It is beautiful -- perhaps best seen from the "high road" or from one of its empty Pacific beaches -- it has... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Here for a family birthday and took a day out to explore the peninsula. Loved the whole experience, small bays, little villages, stunning views and so many things to see and do. Totally worth a visit.

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