Ten awesome outdoor adventures in Otago

The Clutha Gold Trail is an easy meander along the Clutha Mata-au River, across one solid day or two or...


Discover the Blue Lake at Saint Bathans. © Radius Images

Elm Wildlife Tours Visit website

We have a private wildlife reserve o the Otago Peninsula that has a fur seal breeding colony, a private beach where sealions come ashore and . . . More . . . 

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Dunedin city: Edinburgh of the south

‘Dunedin’ is an ancient name for Edinburgh and the resemblance doesn’t stop at the names. Read the story . . . 

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Longbourne Lodge Motel Visit website

Hidden down a private, tree llined driveway, Longbourne Lodge is set on five acres of park-like gardens It's just a little different... . . . More . . . 

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Natural attractions

Otago Peninsula: prodigious wildlife and a bona fide castle

If ever you should tire of the splendours of Dunedin, explore the Otago Peninsula, extending from the city to the northeast, to the southern headland of the entrance to the harbour. Read the story . . . 

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Amross Motel Visit website

Amross Motel is a modern classic building in a great location on Dunedin's main street. We offer quality rooms at an affordable price. . . . More . . . 

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Alhambra Oaks Motor Lodge Visit website

Experience a choice of 25 luxury units, executive 2-bedroom apartments (sleep up to 6), honeymoon suite, studio units and mini studios. Family units are fully equipped. . . . More . . . 

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Larnach Lodge Visit website

Discover New Zealand's only castle, built in 1871 by William Larnach, merchant baron and politician, still privately owned and cared for. . . . More . . . 

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Otago Peninsula: catching the wind

Otago Peninsula is the ruins of a gutted volcano, an eroded pudding of lava that cradles in its arms the glorious Otago Harbour. Read the story . . . 

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Alcala Motel Dunedin Visit website

Gary Perreau would like to extend a very warm welcome to Alcala Motor Lodge. Stay in our cozy, friendly and affordable motel, centrally located near . . . More . . . 

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Port Chalmers: a cradle made of sea

The clatter and clang of the container terminal, shags drying their wings on the transoms of fishing boats, glistening surf beaches and the lingering feel of the hundreds of years of history.  Read the story . . . 

Aaron Lodge TOP 10 Holiday Park Visit website

Escape to Aaron Lodge Top 10 Holiday Park, a hidden gem tucked away in Kaikorai Valley and nestled in New Zealand's beautiful southern city of Dunedin. . . . More . . . 

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Must-do surf breaks

We've picked five of New Zealand's best surf beaches for Kiwis. Read the story . . . 

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Mosgiel Regency Motel Visit website

Welcome to our 16 very comfortable, spacious ground-level units. Conveniently located on main street, and just a 15-minute drive to the airport or Dunedin city . . . More . . . 

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Otago Rail Experience

Take a spectacular day-trip by train up the Taieri Gorge, or use the Taieri Gorge Railway to transport you to the start of the Central Otago Rail Trail. Read the story . . . 

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