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Otago Peninsula

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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The Otago Peninsula is a long, hilly indented finger of land that forms the easternmost part of Dunedin, New Zealand. Volcanic in origin, it forms one wall of the eroded valley that now forms Otago Harbour. The peninsula lies south-east of Otago Harbour and runs parallel to the mainland for 20 km, with a maximum width of 9 km. It is joined to the mainland at the south-west end by a narrow isthmus about 1.5 km wide.
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

we really enjoyed driving around and exploring the Otago Peninsula, great attractions like the albatross cruise on the MV Monach, and a visit to learn all about the albatross breeding area.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Views were amazing .It is such an incredible part of the world to visit. Very untouched in certain areas .

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Beautiful part of Dunedin. If staying on the Peninsula, don't forget your grocery items as it takes at least half an hour to get to shops from here. Royal Albatross centre is a must see as is the Otakou Marae almost hidden up on the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The drive from Dunedin along the winding coastal Portobello Road is one of the world's best scenic coastal drives. Pass boat sheds and little townships as you wind out into the peninsula - a marvel so close to a city. We stopped and had a...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Perry was fantastic & took us for a thrill ride in rough terrain, rocky muddy roads and into huge pools of muddy water, as exciting as those 4WDs adventure. We saw seals as well as the rare yellow eyed penguins which are of endangered species....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in Portabello, from where we walked for hours in stunning scenery. Add to that the two routes in and out of the peninsula: the one that hugs the shore and the high road that affords magnificent views in all directions. You will not...More

Thank W4lking
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love the otago peninsula! Great for a drive, exploring art galleries along the way, my favourite is ceramics by nyree mcinally in broad Bay. Cool bnbs. Couple nice places to eat. Incredible wildlife. Glenfalloch Gardens for a cuppa and a stroll.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a beautiful peace of land with so many amazing views that keeps you speechless, lots of wildlife encounter and hikes to explore the peninsula. The Highcliff Drive is an amazing drive with fantastic views over the peninsula, make sure to have enough time to...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

do it you wont be disappointed. A bit of a drive there but hey good things are sometimes hidden away so explore away so many other things to see and do along the way

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a repeat visit for us, as we are in Dunedin fairly regularly. It was a sunny day, if cold. We had a lovely drive right along the peninsula to the end of the road at Taiaroa Heads. Nice views. There are lots of...More

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Nidhi G
February 7, 2018|
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Response from squinth | Reviewed this property |
One day is enough in Dunedin we only stayed on route to Christchurch. The penguins only come ashore in the evening and I think you have to do the tour to see them.
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July2008Alberta
November 16, 2016|
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Response from cynthia m | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I have no idea about on Christmas Day but there are great views and walks. There are a lot of tourists so a cafe or bakery may be open and it should be open in Dunedin which is the start of the peninsula 8:30 is the... More
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