My Dunedin Itinerary

Otago Peninsula

The Otago Peninsula is a wonderland of wildlife, scenery and heritage. The only mainland breeding site of any species of albatross in the world.


The Otago Peninsula has plenty of accommodation options for visitors to choose from. Whether you're into garden retreats or luxury accommodation, you'll find a range to suit everyone. If you are having difficulty or just want advice, feel free to ask the Start with i-Site Dunedin i-SITE Visitor Centre.

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Attractions, activities and tours

Check out what's happening out at Otago Peninsula, from wildlife tours and prisons, to mountain biking and cruises. Or ask the friendly folks at the Start with i-Site Dunedin i-SITE Visitor Centre for advice.

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Larnach Castle

New Zealand's only castle, Larnach Castle is located on the top of the Otago Peninsula. Larnach Castle is also home to gardens of international significance.

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Otago Peninsula History

For more than one hundred years Dunedin has been aware of its special relationship with the Southern Ocean and Otago Peninsula.

Read more in The Encyclopedia of New Zealand

Otago Peninsula Romance

United States media network CNN International has named the Otago Peninsula one of the 10 most romantic places in the world to propose marriage.

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Taiaroa Head

At the end of the Otago Peninsula is Taiaroa Head (named after a Māori chief), on the east side is a protected albatross rookery.

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Walks & Mountain Biking

Walking and mountain Biking are very popular around the Peninsula with different track difficulties and terrains to suit all walkers and riders. The latest Dunedin Walks map shows which tracks are suitable for mountain-biking on the Otago Peninsula and other areas around Dunedin. Popular walking tracks include Victory Beach with the landmark pyramids, and the Lovers Leap & Chasm walk.

View a great map of tracks 

Wildlife on the Otago Peninsula

See all the different types of wildlife here in Dunedin including the Northern Royal Albatross, Yellow Eyed Penguin, Seals & Sea Lions and much much more.

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