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Otago Peninsula

#2 of 110 things to do in Dunedin Features Animals
Dunedin, New Zealand
+64 3-478 1055
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Reviewed 6 days ago

At the end of the peninsula is the Royal Albatross Center which was a great experience--watching the chicks fluff their baby downy feathers and one was fed by a ranger with a syringe down the throat. The scenery getting there was glorious. One warning-Getting to...More

Thank redeetogo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A visit to Dunedin is not complete without a trip to one of the many amazing area on the Peninsula. Coastal views stunning and always a chance of encountering some cool wildlife.....

Thank John B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The scenery is stunning and with lots of walks a good area to spend a few days or just drive down daily from the town centre. Lovers leap and the chasm are both worth the walk. The visitor centre at the end of the peninsula...More

Thank Lenore P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place to go if you want to see sea lions, seals & abundant birdlife including the unique Royal Albatross & yellow eyed penguin all within a short drive from Dunedin & in their natural environment.

Thank bhinton
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lucky to see a few chicks and an adult doing a 'flight check'. We did the Albatross tour which was well worth it with an excellent guide

1  Thank Bena B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Every corner offers something different, it is worth the drive, especially if you take the hilltop drive one way and the coastal route on the other. It's a pity it is so pricey to visit the lighthouse and disappearing gun, not to mention the albatross...More

Thank Sharonnichol
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A beautiful coastal drive around the peninsula with loads of places to stop and drink coffee or grab a bite to eat. Lots of photo opportunities, susceptible to high winds off the Pacific ocean but well worth a drive / explore

Thank pmgreenwood
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had a car for the day so had a bit of a road trip over on the peninsula going over we took the inland route to the top and coming back a fantastic coast road. It was a winters day so not much stopping...More

Thank NZBunny
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Well worth the effort to get off the beaten track. Some roads are not sealed but well maintained. Outstanding views.

Thank gazzap44
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

We visited the Otago to see the Albatross and Yellow-eyed penguins. We learned a great deal about the Albatross - saw 5 chicks a few adults. The educational center (National Albatross Centre) is really good - it is expensive. Little Blue Penguins are also there...More

Thank kidsalongtraveler
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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
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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