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The Otago Peninsula, is within easy reach of Dunedin City.
Take a scenic drive either along the harbour side road stretching along  the southern edge
of the Otago harbour or over Highcliff Road.
These scenic drives will see you passing by lush green pastures, small bays and inlets,
sandy beaches, rugged hills  and volcanic landforms.

So near to a major city centre, yet so far removed from the hectic pace of city living.

The Otago Peninsula is one of New Zealand's  most renowned eco tourism areas. There are unique opportunities  to view a remarkable range of wildlife. Including Royal Albatross,
rare Yellow-eyed penguins a variety of seals, sealions, water and wading birds.

Explore Otago Peninsula's well preserved,  colourful history.
Larnach Castle, Glenfalloch Woodland Gardens and the Disappearing Gun are highlights of any visit to the Otago  Peninsula.

A variety of accommodation styles to suit all budgets are available on the Otago Peninsula.
 Stay a while longer and enjoy the hospitality found at our Bed and Breakfasts, Farmstays, Motels and Self-contained units, Cottages, Backpackers, Lodges and Camping  Grounds

Discover the talents of current residents when you visit their galleries, studios and craft shops that dot the small townships and roads of the Otago Peninsula. The cafés and restaurants offer a great selection of fine cuisine at reasonable prices and the opportunity to sample some of New Zealand's award winning wines.

A round trip of the Otago Peninsula is approximately 64 km. You may choose to travel the harbourside road out to Taiaroa Head and return to Dunedin via the high road. Highcliff Road offers magnificent views.
There are a number of optional detours and walks for those with time to spare - and that time is always well spent.
As the saying goes - take nothing but photographs, leave nothing but footprints.

    Take time to explore the Otago Peninsula. You may choose to drive, or a number of highly regarded, well-organised Tours and Harbour  Cruises are available.
    Public camping on the Peninsula is only permitted at the Portobello Village Tourist Park.
    Due to the fragile ecology on the Peninsula, all visitors are asked to assist in protecting this area by using the designated areas for camping, rest stops and waste disposal.
    There are rubbish bins provided at picnic and other spots around  the Peninsula.
    For campers and camper-vans there is adequate disposal  service at the Portobello Village Tourist Park

Yellow Eyed Penguin returning from the sea


Royal Albatross with chick


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