Otago Peninsula

Otago Peninsula, Dunedin: Hours, Address, Otago Peninsula Reviews: 4.5/5

Otago Peninsula
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Nature & Wildlife Areas • Geologic Formations
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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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Anne A
Dubai, United Arab Emirates8 contributions
Apr 2022
Such an easy and beautiful drive with stunning scenery. And I got to see Seal Lions lazing on the beach. AMAZING
Written 5 May 2022
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Jen W
Fenton, MI118 contributions
Apr 2021 • Family
Well worth spending the day driving out to the peninsula. Take both the high road and the low road for the best views around.
Written 29 March 2022
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Sus1952
Palmerston North, New Zealand2,051 contributions
Feb 2022
For me, the best thing about Dunedin in the Otago Peninsula. Whether you are visiting the albatross centre or going down to one of the amazing beaches such as Sandfly it is worth visiting. The views of Otago Harbour are stunning and the whole area has a wild, untamed feel that is exhilerating.
Written 1 March 2022
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Jensjourney
Auckland, New Zealand127 contributions
Jan 2022
We were blown away by how gorgeous the peninsula is -offering multiple extraordinary views and beaches to explore.
Written 30 January 2022
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Anthony G
Wellington, New Zealand1,142 contributions
Jan 2022 • Friends
I never knew just how beautiful the Otago coastline was and now I’m totally hooked. We timed it on a gorgeous day when every turn on our drive seemed to show up stunning scenery. Can recommend this part of the world highly enough.
Written 24 January 2022
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peperi
Auckland Central, New Zealand221 contributions
Jan 2022
Enjoyable drive experience along the peninsula. Worth dropping into the quirky Portobello Museum and the Albatross Centre. Great views of the bay as you drive.
Written 17 January 2022
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Stewarts Vacation
472 contributions
Dec 2021
There is a narrow (but safe!) road which hugs the coastline giving picturesque views all the way from Dunedin to the Royal Albatross Centre at Taiaroa Head. I suggest taking the Highcliff road for the return journey as the elevation affords panoramic views of this stunning area. There is a good deal to see and do, so allow ample time for walks, sighting wildlife, visiting significant places like museums, gardens, Larnach Castle or the Royal Albatross Centre.
Written 29 December 2021
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Janene M
20 contributions
Sep 2021
This Peninsula has some of the truly amazing places to takes pictures of white beaches and blue blue waters as well as some sea lions in the mix. Sandfly Beach is one of these awesome beaches
Written 7 October 2021
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Doug K
33 contributions
May 2021
Fantastic area for wildlife and walking - even in winter time if you are prepared. Seals and sea lions are to be found on some beaches and, if you are lucky, yellow eyed penguins. On the tip of the peninsula is the albatross sanctuary which is very interesting and has a cafe with basic yummy food.
Written 6 June 2021
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Alipa50
Wellington, New Zealand1,539 contributions
Apr 2018 • Friends
This is a lovely coast with plenty to see along the way. It’s a narrow road with plenty beautiful views. We visited on a super windy day.
Written 16 May 2021
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