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Otago Peninsula

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Dunedin, New Zealand
+64 3-478 1055
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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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“sandfly bay” (79 reviews)
“sea lions” (152 reviews)
“highcliff road” (42 reviews)
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Hours Today: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Dunedin, New Zealand
+64 3-478 1055
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Up Highcliff Rd, to Lanarch Castle, to Allan's Beach, to Portobello, to the Albatross Center and back to city center. TOTALLY WORTH IT!

Thank Stephanie D
Reviewed 1 week ago

On a sunny day , hop over the hill from Port Chalmers , to Longbeach or Purakanui Inlet, Longbeach has a long white fine sand beach , ....unpopulated, unspoilt,clean beach with a huge recreational reserve and clean public toilets ,Purakanui Inlet is just over the...More

Thank Jenni D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Breathtaking views at this place. Serene and quite. Requires a good driving hand as roads are zig zag.

Thank Alifia_ali
Reviewed 1 week ago

So much variety and beauty in such a small space. We've visited the Otago Peninsula twice over the years. Start and finish at the lovely Portobello; cafes, a few shops, pretty views. As ever in NZ, very friendly, laid-back people. Then drive further south, up...More

Thank Johnfrisbee
Reviewed 1 week ago

I didn't quite know what to expect of Dunedin and its surrounds. The Otago Peninsula is breath-takingly beautiful and well worth a visit to take in the beautiful scenery.

Thank Susan P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great with a car as it’s close to Dunedin but has many winding roads leading to things, but probably also good to hike around. Sandfly bay was good for swimming and sea lions, Larnach castle was good and there are good views from anywhere up...More

Thank mrdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved the drive out along the shoreline and back over the mountain top road. We went to see the Albatross and Penguins that are being protected. It is a great place for couples or family day trip.

Thank Chuck R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved the scenery and all the places we could visit such as Larnach Castle,the Penguin Place and Sandfly Bay. Some beautiful landscapes and coastal views. Highly recommend.

Thank Leighites
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful part of Dunedin with spectacular scenery and wildlife viewing. We visited Larch Castle with its beautiful gardens,Penguin Place to view seals and nesting penguins,the royal albatross viewing area. The farms and seaside landscapes were beautiful as well. Highly recommended

Thank emorga
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Some of the attractions, like the albatross colony, are world renowed. The Marae, Portobello Hotel, and Larnachs Castle are well worth a visit. However, the scenery along is worth the trip.

1  Thank karenhofman
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17 November 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
11 October 2016|
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Response from cynthia m | Reviewed this property |
I think self driving gives more flexibility and we just toured the peninsula in one day with a car. Very narrow roads but wonderful views and plan in being at the end of the peninsula for an 8:30 pm view if penguins coming... More
Ng C
12 February 2016|
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Response from HarshButFair51 | Reviewed this property |
It is a difficult question to answer but I can give some advice based on my own experience of the Pensinsula, having been there five or six times. New Zealand has become very 'commercial' over the past decade and, with the... More