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Sandfly Bay Track

Dunedin, New Zealand 3.6 mi away
#10 of 40 Nature & Parks in Dunedin
Great volunteer was there when we visited (French lady biologist) who was really informative and suggested if we waited until dusk we could watch the sea lions run towards the surf (which was really great to see-...
You can get good views over the bay from close to the car park but the beach itself is down steep sand dunes - great fun on the descent but an exhausting 15 minute climb back up.
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Orokonui Ecosanctuary

Dunedin, New Zealand 4.9 mi away
#2 of 40 Nature & Parks in Dunedin
We spent a wonderful 3/4 hours walking to the tallest NZ tree, stopping to admire the wonderful native NZ flora and fauna, especially to watch birds using nectar feeders, read helpful display boards.
Orokonui features diverse native flora and fauna flourishing in a newly protected, predator-free environment that is open to visitors via an extensive, well-signed network of trails, most of them easily walkable.
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Penguin Place

Dunedin, New Zealand 4.9 mi away
#6 of 40 Nature & Parks in Dunedin
Took great photos and lots of sea lions and we saw Penguins being hand fed, by the staff which was interesting to watch and we saw a few little blue penguins in their houses on the hills
Part of a sheep farm lining the coast on the Otago peninsula has been protected and reforested, limiting human interference to only the guided tours, which are run in a thoughtful, quiet and careful manner.
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Otago Peninsula

Dunedin, New Zealand 5.9 mi away
#1 of 40 Nature & Parks in Dunedin
We did a bus tour visiting sights around Otago Peninsula - Larnach Castle, Sandfly bay, Royal Albatross colony and Penguin Place and Penguin cafe for lunch - we all had a lovely time and beautiful sunny day which...
Otago peninsula is such a stunning place, great biking trip, you can cycle along the coastal path and see the beaches and bays full and observe the wildlife and the landscape or venture up the hills.
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Glenfalloch Woodland Gardens

Dunedin, New Zealand 3.8 mi away
#12 of 40 Nature & Parks in Dunedin
... staff did get us a coffee and croissant Met with the gardener had a chat and went for a walk to the top of the property Some huge Matai trees, giant fuchsias and lots of beauty in the gardens and native bush.
Gardens very intersting, we just wandered around the flat trails, stream running through and very nice plantings and lovely trees in area, well worth while visiting.
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Aramoana Beach

Dunedin, New Zealand 5.9 mi away
#4 of 40 Nature & Parks in Dunedin
This is a really top spot for wildlife out on The Mole (Breakwater) where you can see penguins, seals (Heaps of them), albatross, terns, mollyhawks, and we even saw a Leopold seal.
This is one of the nicest drives around Dunedin and a great place to enjoy a picnic.There was a large cruise ship in at Port Chalmers when we were there and the place was full of Americans.I was amazed to see such...

The Royal Albatross Centre

Dunedin, New Zealand 5.9 mi away
#7 of 40 Nature & Parks in Dunedin
Sundowners Tours, their “ultimate tour,” are really three tours plus dinner and it includes everything you might want to see or do (Monarch Wildlife Tour, Albatross Tour, Little Blue Penguin tour and Dinner) espec...
Visitors can also wander about on their own and try to spot the numerous sea birds, fur seals and sea lions (the world’s most endangered) and there’s a pleasant coffee shop, a gift shop, a small interpretive secti...
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Dunedin Botanic Garden

Dunedin, New Zealand 6.5 mi away
#5 of 40 Nature & Parks in Dunedin
... very large specimen trees, a magnificent rose gardens; it then extends up the hill to the upper gardens comprising rhododendron dells, groves of maples large and small, great collections of trees and plants fr...
There was an area of native plants, African garden, Mediterranean garden, rhododendron dell, rose garden, herb garden, area of mature trees, hot house and vast rockery with many interesting and beautiful plants.
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Okia Reserve

Dunedin, New Zealand 2.6 mi away
#23 of 40 Nature & Parks in Dunedin
The path is flat to the Pyramid and then thought the wetlands and was slightly muddy during summer so wear good shoe and you come out on a beautiful beach where hardly anyone will be on a really sunny day.