Otago Peninsula

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

Otago Peninsula
4.5
Nature & Wildlife Areas • Geologic Formations
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
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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Doug K
33 contributions
Fantastic for wildlife
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 Zealand1,522 contributions
Windy
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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Grant N
Hastings, New Zealand1,225 contributions
Worth a drive just to have a look around
Apr 2021
We stayed out on the peninsula at a house right on the harbour. The road is narrow but easily driveable. Small bus shelters come up every so often and they're all decorated with murals which are very good. It's a really picturesque drive and well worth doing
Written 21 April 2021
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natsnaps
Auckland, New Zealand179 contributions
A beautiful drive to experience the diverse countryside
Mar 2021 • Solo
Whether driving to get to the Albatross centre or just to explore the area, the Otago peninsula won’t disappoint.

Whether you start with the high road and end on the low road or vice versa there is so much to be seen.

Very diverse landscape. Narrow roads so not a lot of spots to pull over for photographs (especially on the high road) but some bays have been created where available.
Written 15 March 2021
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CollRr
Auckland, New Zealand312 contributions
If going to Dunedin, you must do Otago Peninsula with Monarch!
Feb 2021 • Couples
We did the Monarch Wildlife Otago Peninsula Tour and it was just fantastic. We were picked up in a bus at 8.30 am in Dunedin and travelled to Lanarch Castle, where our guide shared wonderful stories about its history, we viewed the lovely gardens and saw a kereru or wood pigeon for the first time. Then it was on to the albatross centre where we saw numerous albatrosses and a chick. We moved on to the Penguin Place (a rehabilitation place for injured penguins) where we saw yellow eyed penguins and did a wonderful drive and walk on the peninsula where we saw penguins in their nests and in the wild. From there we travelled in a boat a short distance out to sea to see albatrosses and petrels landing and taking off from the ocean. An excellent trip and well worth the money. We were delivered back to our hotel at 7pm. A wonderful day!
Written 1 March 2021
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xrae10
Auckland, New Zealand102 contributions
Trip to Dunedin.
Feb 2021
The peninsula is superb. So much to do and see and not too far to travel. The drive along the water is only surpassed by the alternative drive along the high road!
Written 4 February 2021
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"The drive along the water is only surpassed by the alternative drive along the high road!" Xrae10, you're 100% on-the-money with your comment. (Just remind drivers to keep their eyes on the road, especially when driving alongside the water's edge, on Portobello Road. Way, way too many drivers find themselves in deep water - literally - when their car leaves the road and goes in for a dip.
Written 23 February 2021
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Naina-Damani
London, UK1,032 contributions
INCREDIBLE VIEWS.
Feb 2020
Otago Peninsula is a long and high and the views are incredible with crystal clear blue waterfront. Perfect for photography.
Written 10 January 2021
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You are correct! The views ARE incredible!
Written 21 January 2021
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Tina T
Maramarua, New Zealand247 contributions
Totally worth a visit. Stunning scenery
Dec 2020 • Family
So worth going for a drive to see this. The water is su h an amazing colour. We explored it using Experience Dunedin on a V8 motorbike tour.
Written 29 December 2020
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NigelHobbs
Queenstown, New Zealand51 contributions
Scenic and rugged
Nov 2020 • Family
Heading down the peninsula is great, but to make it worth while you really need to tie it in with an activity. The Albatross Colony, viewing penguins, heading out on a cruise etc.
Written 28 November 2020
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zhuhai2007
Christchurch, New Zealand47,831 contributions
Escape from the city
Oct 2020 • Solo
If you like views, birds, gardens and don’t mind a few twisty roads then the Otago Peninsula is a must visit. Do be aware that food is hard to find mid week with many cafes closed due to low visitor numbers.
Written 20 October 2020
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