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Otago Peninsula

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Dunedin, New Zealand
+64 3-478 1055
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Dunedin City and Coastal Views 3-Hour Small-Group Guided Tour
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Full-Day Dunedin Tour with Larnach Castle & Gardens, Speight's Brewery
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Dunedin Shore Excursion: Small-Group Tour of Dunedin
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  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Part of this beautiful peninsular's attraction is the penguins that come ashore after dark and it's well worth the drive out to see them. Just be careful getting there as the road has no barriers in places to stop you going in to the sea...More

Thank Richard G
Reviewed 6 days ago

A couple of really noce differing views here. We take the high road thorugh highcliff on the way down,lots of excellent views out across the ocean and bays. This is a very long and very winding road, care is required, always keep left on the...More

Thank TheHighlander2015
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

On a tourworks tour we went all around the coastline beautiful and lots of information was given. Plus we see penguins and seals and birdlife.

Thank Rachzpage
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not sure what we expected but simply a waterside drive going and hilltop drive returning. Bay is turning thus smell. No albatrosses to be seen Would not do again

Thank renostew
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Otago Peninsula best some of the best views in the country, and some of the most exciting opportunities to interact with wildlife. you can view the albatross colony, Yellow Eyed Penguins, Hookers Seals. There are fantastic and often hidden beaches - some places of wild...More

2  Thank Martin A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went for an afternoon car tour here. There are many beautiful views. On a lucky day you might see an albatross out toward the peninsula's end but we did not as it was extremely windy. We did see some black swans. We stopped at...More

Thank dixiepeach
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Yellow Eyed Penguin Reserve, located on the peninsula, is an opportunity to photograph a rare penguin. We joined a guided tour in a downpour, but it was a rewarding excursion. Penguins that are injured and being cared for can be photographed at close range....More

Thank FredPurdue
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Truly beautiful!!! Downside was not enough room on he side of he roads to pull over and enjoy the magnificence view in places. The weather was fabulous and that added to the magnificence of this place. Well worth a visit to

Thank Jeanne N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

At the end of the Penisula is the Albatross Centre. However, the drive itself is worth it. The low road hugging the water all the way...circa 20 km, and the high road, cutting through the top of the hill. Both roads are narrow, but particularly...More

1  Thank Chris C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The long windy road out to the peninsula is worth the trip to look out to sea from the heads plus get a view back up the long inlet.

Thank Denabroad
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July2008Alberta
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
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eikogirl
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
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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
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