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Otago Peninsula

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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...more
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We went to see the albatrosses on a very blustery day. There were 2 nests occupied and we had very good views of the royal albatrosses, from the observatory, from the car park, and from a cruise we took afterwards. An excellent information centre, shop...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Steve W
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Perfect coastline scenery and trip away , good breaks for surfers , plenty of sea life , seals , albatross , penguins , tourists , all Dunedin could ask for really . Great trip . By road and air .

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Psarj
Reviewed 5 days ago

Gorgeous views and incredible wildlife! Nesting penguins and albatrosses, endemic Otago shags, seals, sea lions!!!

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Андрей З
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The Otago Penninsula is a scenic spur into the ocean. Penguin place sits at the end and Larnach Castle is 1/2 way down. Seals are viewable. The kiwis are upgrading the roads in a couple pleases causing an outage on highcliff and gravel one way...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank LDavidMarquet
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

As an ex-pat Mosgiel boy, I've had little to do with the peninsula so when we decided to go back to NZ for a holiday, we opted to stay out here for awhile, and were not disappointed, even though the weather was, in fact, a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Lucy B
Reviewed 1 week ago

The road was narrow and curvy so it was a bit nerve wracking getting to the end. We were there on a VERY windy day so the walk around the Albatross Sanctuary was a chilly adventure. In fact the power had gone out at the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank PhilipM312
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This area is simply wonderful. The landscapes are incredible and so is the fauna. The roads are quite narrow so I would recommend to book a tour instead of going on your own.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank shiraneh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful drive (except returned in pouring rain) with lovely albatross and penguin visits. Best thing about Dunedin

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 831nealb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spent a couple of hours meandering up Otago Peninsula unfortunately the weather wasn’t great which Jeeves the views a little but at least the roads were quiet. A bit of roadworks slowed things down a little near Portobello with some very uneven temporary surfaces. Pleasant...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank WinteringhamSteve
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interestin drive -stopped at Portobello for visit to " Happy Hens Gallery", town of "Otako", and the Penguin and Albatross Centre

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Geoffrey_Chapman
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13 September 2018|
Response from Invercargilldave | Reviewed this property |
This is very difficult to answer as each trip/experience is very different and all are excellent. You see things from the Monarch that you don't see from the land and vice versa. If you have time and can afford it, I would... More
Nidhi G
8 February 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.