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Otago Peninsula: Tours & Tickets

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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...more
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We stayed one night in Dunedin and almost made a mistake and skipped the Otago Peninsula . It is a short drive from Dunedin ( 20 minutes ) and I would highly recommend to visit Glenfolloch gardens and restaurant if possible . Larnach Castle is...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Chuck D
Reviewed 4 days ago

To come to Dunedin and miss the Otago Peninsula would be a shame--the challenge can be transportation though public transport from downtown does go there (along with tour buses). Two main roads, one along the waterfront, another on the cliffs above--both are so scenic and...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank drkiki2015
Reviewed 1 week ago

The road along the bay delivers delightful discoveries of little villages, art galleries, the occassional cafe and breathtaking views along the top road, with off shoots to remote and untouched beaches with abundant wildlife and tranquil outlooks

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank mickangi2
Reviewed 1 week ago

Some stunning locations along the way where you can view seals and sea birds. Weather was beautiful which added to the beauty.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Lucy Z
Reviewed 1 week ago

Exploring the Otago Peninsula is an excellent way to spend a day. The drive along Portobello road to the lighthouse or the albatross colony is a must. Lots of scenery and wildlife abounds. Coming back to Dunedin, take Highcliff road for a slow, winding scenic...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Carl C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The road along the peninsula can be narrow with winding areas, be careful when driving especially if you are a tourist and not familiar with driving on the opposite side of the road. We had planned a full tour of the peninsula but poor weather...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank ykk87
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a very sunny, warm day and great to see so many people enjoying the harbour in boats, jet skis, kayaks, paddle boards and swimming

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Christine G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Your only chance to see albatros. However, if they don't fly you will have to pay dearly to see one on the nest. The peninsula is very pretty.

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Fred W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The first day we went to the Sandfly bay in the early evening. It is a though descend and climb, about 100 meter altitude, along a partially steep loose sand trail. But for us the award was seeing two Sea lions from nearby and a...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Jan Willem t
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The scenery and the bay is breathtaking. There is the Castle that is a nice spot , the sandy beaches where you can see the sea lions sun bathing, the Albatros reservation and some penguins. Beware of the narrow roads. Very recommended visit for a...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Mary Anne E
December 28, 2018|
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Response from Mark H | Reviewed this property |
Hi Mary, Apologies for not responding earlier, I only just saw your question. There is really only one road that goes to the OP, easy to find just look on google maps or use a navigation system. I would recommend taking the... More
September 13, 2018|
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Response from roseyk589 | Reviewed this property |
we did the Monach trip, which was great as it went a far way out to sea so you saw the Albertross where they usually sit on the water. We also did the land based one, this is where you learn all about them breeding and in... More