Dunedin & Coastal Otago

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 fascinating history.

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.

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