Adventurous Things to Do in Dunedin

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  • Naomi T
    Dunedin, New Zealand3 contributions
    Beautiful smooth track descending down to the point. Note: not for the weak heart on the way up lol Take your time just strolling both ways along the track, take in the views! THEY'RE AMAZING!!
    Getting to walk through the tunnel down onto the private beach amoung some massive boulders was worth my dying thighs & lungs (be sure to be aware of tides if going down to the beach) lol even more so if you have read the history behind it :)
    Take caution if you go on a slightly windier day, wear comfy foot/grippy footwear & spray jacket if you plan to go near the edge because the waves send buckets of sea spray up & over if the winds heading the right direction.
    All in all, Stunning place to visit if ever in the Dunedin area!
    Written 6 June 2022
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  • Stewarts Vacation
    472 contributions
    The locals sneered at our enthusiasm to visit Baldwin Street, stating that there are many steep streets in Dunedin. But there is something significant about walking up THE steepest street in the WORLD. Although it lost its title in 2019 to a challenger in North Wales, it regained its status from the Guinness Book of Records in April 2020. Steep it is and definitely worth a visit! We were the only 2 people there at the time and enjoyed meandering to the top where there is a mural, water drinking fountain and bench (in desperate need of repainting).
    Written 1 January 2022
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  • Josh
    2 contributions
    We took the Argo tour as a family - 2 adults, 2 young kids (6&8). Had the most amazing experience - up close encounters with seal & penguins as well as world class views and expert tourists. So brilliant! Worth every penny. Highly recommended! Plus going in an Argo was fun!!!!
    Written 5 February 2022
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  • KateHSydneyreviews
    Sydney, Australia12 contributions
    The kind of small, quirky museum that actually surprises you, actually makes you laugh out loud, and you actually never forget! You'll tell people who are visiting Dunedin that they can't miss it - and when they go, they'll text you saying "whoa! thanks for the tip!"

    Bruce's artworks from bones, fossils, skulls and entire skeletons are on display in one room. You'll see a lot of his street arts and posters around town too. The other rooms are crammed full of incredible things from the natural world as well as quirky artefacts you didn't even know you were curious about, and leathery old books with titles such as The Intimate Sex Lives of Famous People.

    Kids can take a selfie with antler horns. Teens can get some fun photos for Instagram. Oh and there are tui birds in the garden making some incredible bird song so, all up, a great New Zealand visit!
    Written 28 June 2022
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  • Andrea D
    Paris, France9 contributions
    Cheerful, safe and fun experience with great variety of interesting sights around Dunedin .Derek was warm and engaging, we highly recommend his two hour tour.
    Andrea and Bryan
    Written 18 July 2020
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  • WW
    Akaroa, New Zealand1 contribution
    Murray gave us a great ride down the peninsula, tailoring the ride so we could meet up with friends along the way. He is very knowledgeable and, more importantly, an excellent operator of the trike. His friendly, engaging manner was a highlight of the trip and we definitely recommend this experience to anyone happy to get a bit chilly on an exhilarating ride! Great fun!
    Written 13 December 2021
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  • EandJBailey
    Takapuna, New Zealand2 contributions
    We had Laura as our guide and she picked us up from the octagon. Very knowledgeable and passionate about the restoration of the peninsula and of the animals and she really loves sharing her knowledge. While we didn’t see any albatross due to timing and weather, seeing fur seals in the wild, just hanging out on rocks, yellow eyes penguins and sea lions on the beach made this unforgettable. Amazing views and wildlife. Would recommend to anyone. Pack warmly though as the wind can get up
    Written 3 October 2020
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  • Jet606781
    28 contributions
    Awesome full day tour. Thanks to driver Rob for his extensive local knowledge! Wonderful experience to see baby albatrosses in the wild (thanks Otago Peninsula Trust) and the rehabilitating little yellow-eyed penguin (thanks Penguin Place). Great experience to be on Allan's Beach and see the wide variety of birdlife on the Otago Peninsula. Will come back again.
    Written 4 June 2022
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  • Chris
    1 contribution
    Mark was superbly friendly, kind and knowledgeable. If you want an excellent tour of Dunedin, we highly recommend Awesome Tours. Five Stars. Excellent service! Thank you very much. We had a wonderful time.
    Written 26 May 2021
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  • Alison K
    Williamstown129 contributions
    My husband and I did the half day guided tour with the fabulous Mike. We are middle aged...fitness level......no so good!! BUT..we had a great time. We stopped when we needed, but I loved the downhill bits the best!! The scenery was spectacular, and we learnt so much about the area from our very informative, wonderful guide. We had a really great time. This is a magnificent way to see Dunedin. Thanks Mike...we loved it
    Written 28 April 2019
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  • Winny303
    Dunedin, New Zealand15 contributions
    Did this one a couple of years ago, game was interesting and challenging and our team were out in just over 1 hour so we actually failed but had a great time.
    Written 14 April 2019
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  • Michelle T
    Timaru, New Zealand529 contributions
    My grandson chose this as part of birthday present and...he chose the room!! I admit to jumping few times throughout the experience but the whole thing was grand and we both loved it. My 5th escape room experience and I have to say the best one. The staff member who dealt with us was great, helpful and friendly
    Written 28 May 2022
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  • staceym0styn
    Gore, New Zealand33 contributions
    Extremely fun and challenging. Very well set up and thought out!
    Perfect team building for work or just a group of friends.
    Would definitely come back and try another one of the rooms next time!
    Written 4 December 2021
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  • Bruce Figgins
    1 contribution
    A rare sunny day in our Dunedin weekend this time of year, an excellent chopper ride under taken to get aerial views of Dunedin City and shoreline.
    Highland Helicopter owners Kirsty and Paul from first meeting and impressions couldn't have been warmer.
    Arrived in tow with family including our two young grandchildren 2.5 yrs and 6yrs who have never been on a helicopter.
    After Paul's (pilot) safety briefing (with a little pilot humour) and Kirstys assistance we all hopped aboard their pretty flash Jet Ranger.
    Within two minutes of having the Helo prepped for take off, You know your in good pilot hands when as a passenger in the front seat the pilot gives you a check sheet to hold whilst he sets the 'bells and whistles' on the instrument panel we were airborne and off.
    The views all round were fantastic as it was all clear from North to South along the Dunedin Coast line clear visibility to the South (Nugget Point) and beyond. To the North towards( Moeraki) clear visibility for miles.
    To our front from the cockpit far far away in the distance you could see the magnificent Tapanui mountain range capped in snow, just awesome.
    The flight time was about 10-15 minutes .
    Hadn't been in a helicopter since my military days and this was a buzz again.
    Paul (pilot) who knows his stuff flew conservatively to make the trip last to be fulfilling.
    The whole family (4 adults and two children) thoroughly enjoyed it.
    This was something well worth doing for a 'what to do in Dunedin City' and I would more than highly recommend Highland Helicopters for one wishing to see the sights of the city from another perspective.If you'd like to the same, then contact Kirsty and Paul of Highland Helicopters.
    Also their business is for commercial and contract aerial work, so give them a call if you need their services.
    Cheers Highland Helicopters great day for a flight
    Bruce Figgins.
    Written 5 October 2019
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