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Otago Peninsula

Dunedin, New Zealand
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Ranked #2 of 42 Attractions in Dunedin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Lansing, Illinois
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

the albatross park is a bit expensive and the penguins are shy. There are plenty of drives up and down the hills of this peninsula so get lost and enjoy

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

One word - STUNNING. Beautiful views, lovely scenic drive and jaw-dropping wildlife! Plenty of cafes and shops to drop in on - make sure to visit Happy Hens and pick up a little chook for yourself and your family members! Mine loved their feathered gifts. God Bless

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Mt. Cook Village, New Zealand
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94 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Take the time to drive to the Peninsula it is well worth your time the view of the harbor and countryside is scenic. It is only 28 kilometers to get to the end of the Peninsula and you can view the wildlife there such as seals and penguins and different types of birds.

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Enfield, England, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
29 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Within minutes from Dunedin town centre the scenery becomes rural and picturesque and the wildlife is really abundant and diverse. All sorts of water/sea birds. The further you go (only takes 45mins to go right to the end) the prettier and wilder it gets. Right at the end is the Royal Albatross Centre where we saw 5/6 Albatross chicks (11th... More

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Bear, Delaware
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44 reviews 44 reviews
25 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Those Moeraki Boulders are HUGE! Be sure to climb inside the broken ones for a great picture. It can be a bit breezy so take a jacket.

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Pukekohe East, Auckland, New Zealand
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

It's not a long drive & it's worth it. The views are fantastic. We had a picnic & fed the ducks. There's a playground. Saw a couple of albatross flying overhead at the end of the peninsula.

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sydney
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82 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

The Otago Peninsula has some really beautiful scenery- very photogenic, especially with the fine weather we had! We spent most of our time at the wonderful Larnach Castle, and just enjoying the scenery.

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Brisbane, Australia
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We went out to the Peninsula around 3pm on a Thursday afternoon and assumed that because it's a major tourist attraction then there'd be some food outlets or small cafes. Only 1 of the 4 food outlets we went to (including the actual pub) had either stopped serving food or were closed so make sure you get lunch before you... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

The place is a very scenic place where we just took our time and enjoyed the view slowly. My party managed to capture some great photos of it and since it's my 2nd time here, I just slowed down and enjoyed my time. The journey was slightly cut short as, as usual, the sudden rain appeared and we had to... 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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