Enjoy one of many seaside walks or a beach day at Otago Peninsula, whose 20 km (12.4 m) long harbor is home to famous seabirds and other wildlife. The peninsula was created by volcanic activity and today hosts many species, including the royal albatross, yellow-eyed penguin, and colonies of fur seals and sea lions. A number of uncrowded beaches on the peninsula make a relaxing seaside stop. Take advantage of the area's network of hikes and walks, ranging from easy to challenging, which lead you through pastures, dunes, and cliffs with fantastic views of the sea. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Dunedin holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Otago Peninsula and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
Tours To Otago Peninsula
Dunedin and Otago Peninsula Wildlife Tour with Optional Larnach Castle Visit BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $137
Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
Dunedin City and Coastal Views 3-Hour Small-Group Guided Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $52
Duration: 3 hours
Dunedin and the Otago Peninsula Wildlife Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $137
Duration: 7 hours
Otago Peninsula Reviews
If you want to see the Otago Peninsula and wildlife at its best take a Monarch Cruise - I recommend the 1/2 day cruise but if you just want to see the wildlife join the boat at Wallers Rock more »
Our cruise ship docked at Port Chalmers, where we rented a car and used the GPS to go to Larnach Castle. We were advised to take the high road, which was the route the GPS selected as well. It took.... more »
An amazing drive around the peninsula. Spectacular views.
Peaceful and home of wildlife. There is no efficient way to visit the peninsula by bus. Its definitely better to have a car.
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