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Dunedin Activities and Attractions

Things to see and do

Dunedin is situated on the east coast of New Zealand's South Island, and is the second largest city in the South Island. It has a rich cultural history set in an area of natural beauty and amazing wildlife. Dunedin boasts some of the best preserved Victorian and Edwardian architecture in the southern hemisphere, and is also home to a vibrant café culture, art galleries, shops, restaurants and the famous University of Otago.

Things to do in Dunedin:

Activities and Attractions in the Otago Peninsula

The coastal environment of the Otago Peninsula is renowned for its marine wildlife, including the world's only mainland albatross breeding colony and various other bird, seal and penguin species, including the beautiful Yellow-eyed Penguin, one of the world's rarest.

acitivies and accommodation near St Kilda Beach

St Kilda Beach

St Kilda Beach offers endless stretches of powdery white sand and crystal blue waters. Home to some of New Zealand's best surf breaks, swimming waters and an Olympic sized ice skating rink, St Kilda is a spectacular place to be all year round.

With views extending to the iconic White Island, it is a fantastic place for picnics and relaxing in the summer sun. There is something for your entire family, including an indoor bowls centre, nearby racing track and a playground to keep the kids happy.

Just 2km from St Kilda Beach is St Clair and its vibrant cafe scene, heated salt water pool and wonderful surrounds. Here you can explore the ruins of Cargill's Castle and climb to the summit of Forbury Hill to enjoy one of the city's top golf courses (St Clair Golf Course).

With such beautiful surrounds, Adrian Motel is a perfect place to spend your summer getaway or winter break.

Penguin Place Reserve

Yellow-eyed Penguin Conservation Reserve

Visit the Penguin Place Reserve, a private conservation effort to save the world's most endangered penguin from extinction and funded entirely through profits from visitors.

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Royal Albatross Centre in Dunedin

Royal Albatross Centre

Witness the fascinating social and family life of the world's only Royal Albatross Colony.

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experience the diversity of wildlife with Monarch wildlife cruise

Monarch Wildlife Cruise

Experience the exciting diversity of wildlife which abounds on spectacular Taiaroa Head.

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Dunedin's Larnach Castle

Larnach Castle

15 minutes drive from the Adrian Motel. You will experience stunning vistas as you travel to Larnach Castle. This castle has plenty of stories and beautiful gardens.

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