Wildlife Capital of New Zealand
The Otago Peninsula, Dunedin is situated on the east coast of the South Island of New Zealand.
The Otago Peninsula together with its 20 km long harbour, is the home of an abundance of magnificent world famous marine wildlife, namely The Royal Albatross, the endangered Yellow Eyed Penguin/Hoiho and the Blue Penguins at Pukekura.
You will also find many Seals, as well as The New Zealand Sea Lion (formerly known as the Hooker's Sea Lion), one of the rarest seal species in the world, the occasional Sea Elephant and the Stewart Island Shags in their natural habitat.
Add to this Larnach Castle the only castle in Australasia, Glenfalloch Gardens, many accommodation options and local Arts & Crafts and your holiday is complete.
A number of walkways give you access to many breathtaking views and sheer cliff faces like "The Chasm" and "Lovers Leap". The top of Harbour Cone, climbing to 315 meters or just over 1000 feet above sea level, can be reached by foot from several places.
The Otago Peninsula website is part of our Visit New Zealand websites consisting of: