From the rural pleasures of Waitaki to the wild Otago Peninsula
and the cultured New Zealand city of Dunedin, this region offers an
enchanting blend of stirring scenery, unforgettable wildlife and
Things to Do and See in Dunedin
Take a heritage walk around inner city Dunedin, check out the
fascinating architectural heritage and gain a sense of its
history. One of Dunedin's top attractions is the Taieri Gorge
Railway, which traverses rugged gorges en route to the Otago
hinterland. Lanarch Castle and Olveston are fascinating and
well preserved historic homes, which are open to visitors.
End your nostalgic adventure with a stroll through Oamaru's
historic harbour precinct.
Get close to New Zealand wildlife with a Monarch Wildlife Cruise
or drive along the Peninsula to the Royal Albatross Centre at
Tairaoa Head. Watch the Little Blue Penguins coming ashore at
dusk at the Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony.
Getting There and Around Dunedin
It's easy to get to New Zealand's Dunedin and Oamaru airport's
with direct flights available from Christchurch NZ.
Oamaru is 248km from Christchurch (3.5 hour drive) and Dunedin is
363km (5.25 hour drive) along State Highway 1. Coach services
are available between all of the main cities.