Clifftop walks, a stately castle and a rare species of penguin are just some of the highlights during a trip to Dunedin and Otago Peninsula.
Dunedin and adjacent Otago Peninsula is one of the most fascinating areas in New Zealand. Take a trip here and you’ll see everything from multicultural heritage to wonderful wildlife, plus one of the world’s steepest streets.
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Dunedin & Otago Peninsula holiday highlights
Head down to the south-eastern coast to explore Dunedin, a city known for its Scottish and Maori heritage as well as its Victorian and Edwardian architecture. It’s a brilliant outdoorsy place to spend a couple of days; take a walk up (and up…) Dunedin’s Baldwin Street, one of the steepest residential streets in the world; visit the magnificent Larnach Castle nearby, with its breathtaking views and grounds; or enjoy a mix of dramatic landscapes at the adjoining Otago Peninsula.
The Otago Peninsula is on the southern side of Dunedin Harbour, and is known for its excellent walking trails and wildlife. Explore beaches and cliffs, and be on the lookout for albatrosses. Stop off at Victory Beach to see the Egyptian-looking rock formation known locally as ‘The Pyramids’, and head down to Allans Beach for the chance to see wildlife including rare yellow-eyed penguins, fur seals and sea lions.