Otago Peninsula, Dunedin

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#1 of 49 in Wildlife in Otago Region
Enjoy one of many seaside walks or a beach day at Otago Peninsula, whose 20 km (12.4 m) long harbor is home to famous seabirds and other wildlife. The peninsula was created by volcanic activity and today hosts many species, including the royal albatross, yellow-eyed penguin, and colonies of fur seals and sea lions. A number of uncrowded beaches on the peninsula make a relaxing seaside stop. Take advantage of the area's network of hikes and walks, ranging from easy to challenging, which lead you through pastures, dunes, and cliffs with fantastic views of the sea. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Dunedin holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Otago Peninsula and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Just gorgeous driving around this landscape/seascape? Picturesque postcard perfect! You have to physically visit - photos don't do it justice!  more »
  • The Peninsula is longer than one might expect and the winding roads mean it takes longer to get from A to B. The scenery is great although there aren’t lots of stopping spots. A good trip is to take t...  more »
  • It’s a must while in Dunedin. It is beautiful and Scottish. Do both tours waterfront as well as top of hill , views are amazing and find some wildlife also .  more »

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