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Review of Otago Peninsula

Otago Peninsula
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Dunedin Shore Excursion: Small-Group Tour of Dunedin
Ranked #2 of 120 things to do in Dunedin
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed November 13, 2012

The drive out to the peninsula was fantastic. Best to go at high tide. Be prepared for windy roads and watch your speed.

Thank Acey071368
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Tony M, General Manager at Otago Peninsula, responded to this reviewResponded November 15, 2012

Sound advice about the Portobello Road, Acey071368. It's full of twists and turns and, being right beside the harbour with, in most instances, very, very little between your vehicle and the water of the Otago Harbour, things can get a little hairy sometimes. (Ever driven it when the tide is at it's highest, and there's a reasonable northerly wind blowing? Your vehicle gets a free wash!)

Glad to read you enjoyed the Penisula!

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Reviewed November 11, 2012

several hikes, but best chances to see peninsula and various wildlife is with Elm Wildlife Tours and Monarch Wildlife Tours. One by land and the other by sea....

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Reviewed November 7, 2012

We stayed at Broad Bay for 3 days and enjoyed a roundtrip walk to Larnach Castle over farmland. Weather & views fabulous.

A visit to historic Fletcher House is certainly worth a visit

We also visited the Albatros Colony at Taiaroa Heads & enjoyed an informative tour & saw dozens of Albatros flying too

Allans Beach is beautiful & certainly worth a walk along with an array of wildlife, as is a walk to Lovers leap etc.

The best dining experience is to enjoy dinner at historic '1908' in Portobello with a table overlooking the harbour. We both really enjoyed the Blue Cod, which was cooked to perfection & generous in portion :-)

Thank 007adventure
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Reviewed November 6, 2012

The roads are narrow and winding but the scenery stunning either on the harbour side or up on the top looking at the ocean. There are lots of lovely walks and the chance to get up and personal with Hooker's sea Lions, Yellow Eyed penguins and at the end Albatross Stewart Island Shags etc. Some of these are in commercial places but all of them are visible if you walk on your own on the beaches which are wild and beautiful. You can't go wrong on the Peninsula!

Thank Chris D
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Reviewed November 1, 2012

Beautiful land and seascapes. Definitely stop in at the Glenfalloch Gardens and be wowed by the beautiful gardens. There is also a delightful gift shop on the grounds with wonderful local art work. Then drive out to the reserve at the end of the peninsula to view the albatross. Stop for an early dinner at the 1908 Restaurant on Portabello.

Thank L R
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