MONARCH WILDLIFE TOURS
A cruise on the Monarch will enable you to view what cannot be seen from land. See a fascinating array of ocean birds and marine mammals all in their natural environment.
Discover a magnificent collection of treasures from around the world. Experience hands on science at its best in DISCOVERY WORLD and experience Otago’s Natural and Cultural Wealth. Highly Recommended attraction.
Hidden away on the north side of the Peninsula facing out to the Pacific Ocean. A haven for seals. A great walk. No sandflies. The "sand flys" from prevailing winds and blows up the hills.
An eco-sanctuary established in 2007. Home to endangered birds. Tallest tree in New Zealand. A big area, takes several hours to explore, but has a neat cafe for a quick visit.
Larnach Castle is perched high on the volcanic spur of the Otago Peninsula, looking across the bay to Dunedin and out across the Pacific. The castle and grounds are an inimitable part of Otago history and a worthy stop in exploring the Otago Peninsula.
Enjoy a movie on the large flat screen TV. Stream from the massive catalogue. Watch a movie when YOU want to. TVs series have gotten better recently: Vikings, Peaky Blinders, Longmire.
Need some exercise? Sample tramping. The views from the hills around Dunedin can be rewarding. Try the Pineapple Track, a steep climb up Mt Flagstaff, 668m. The Nichol’s Falls track climbs up Swampy Summit, 739m. Nichol’s Falls hosts glow worms, a favourite local attraction in the early days of Dunedin. Bethune’s Valley track leads up Mt Cargill to the television tower at 680m.
Dunedin has some terrific surf breaks. The uncrowded waves are very cool. Cut loose on a virgin break, or just try standing up again, unseen. There's Blackhead Quarry, Warrington (for the kids), St Clair, Murdering Bay (Awesome name and you need to be brave), Aramoana, Long Beach, Brighton, Allens Beach. Wetsuits likely essential.