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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Time difference:

GMT +12 hours (GMT +13 hours from the last week in March to the first week in October)


New Zealand Dollar (NZ$) comprising of 100 cents.

Flying time to destination:

Christchurch: 24½ hours

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When to visit

Jan 18°c
Feb 18°c
Mar 17°c
Apr 15°c
May 11°c
Jun 9°c
Jul 8°c
Aug 10°c
Sep 12°c
Oct 15°c
Nov 16°c
Dec 18°c
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Australia, New Zealand & South Pacific 2019

Kuoni Insider

I have never been anywhere as abundant in natural beauty and staggering landscapes as New Zealand and cruising along the spectacular Milford Sound is a truly awe-inspiring experience.

You crane your neck to take in the mesmerising sight of sheer rock-faces soaring out of inky waters and catch your breath as sparkling waterfalls tumble from the emerald cliffs and clouds of spray unveil hazy rainbows. I felt as though I had been spirited away to a fantasy land and half expected mythical creatures to emerge from the mist but instead I was lucky enough to spot tiny penguins basking on the rocks.

Katy Ward