20km SW of Dunedin, Brighton is a small seaside town, along the Southern Scenic Route within the city limits of Dunedin. The area is popular for day trips from Dunedin and for holiday goers to relax on the beach and experience the coast in Otago. The beach is a popular surf spot and is patrolled during busy periods.
35km North of Dunedin, Karitane is a seaside settlement and is a popular holiday retreat for locals from the Otago region and visitors alike. The town is also the site of the whaling station in 1837. For more information about tours and accommodation in Karitane, contact the Dunedin i-Site Visitor Centre.
A small town on SH 87, 80 kms west of the Dunedin city centre at the foot of the Rock and Pillar Range. For more information about tours and accommodation in Middlemarch, contact the Dunedin i-Site Visitor Centre.
The Otago Peninsula
The wildlife capital of New Zealand, Otago Peninsula is home to some of the rarest wildlife in the world and New Zealand's only castle, Larnach Castle.
Modern commerce proceeds amid a charming village feel, a village now home to many of Dunedin’s artisans. Stroll the streets to explore the specialist galleries and fashion studios where artists, designers and craftspeople can be seen at work. Absorb the history or just take time out in the cafes and legendary pubs. For more information about tours and accommodation in Port Chalmers, contact the Dunedin i-Site Visitor Centre.
This journey between Dunedin and Queenstown is approximately 610 kilometres (km) of natural and cultural attractions laid out one after the other – wildlife viewing, short walks, mountain-biking, fishing, hunting, boating, camping, tramping and caving – making it an ideal drive for those with time to explore. Best done over 2 or 3 days, for more information about accommodation along the route contact the Dunedin i-Site Visitor Centre.
A small town close to the coast and the mouth of the Waikouaiti River, it has a beautiful beach. 40kms North of Dunedin, the centre is hot in retail trade and servicing for the local district. For more information about accommodation in Waikouaiti, contact the Dunedin i-Site Visitor Centre.