Dunedin & Coastal Otago
Scottish but sunny
With an unmistakable Scottish heritage, Dunedin, New Zealand’s first city, is rich with history, culture and, thanks to its student population, energy. But it’s not all about the city. Outdoor adventurers will also be spoilt for choice when visiting this ‘Edinburgh of the South’.
To the east of the city is the Otago Peninsula, a popular spot for outdoor recreation, filled with wildlife, beaches and stunning scenery. On the peninsula and around the city there are numerous walking and mountain biking tracks. Of course, where there are beaches, there’s surfing and, thanks to the shape of the peninsula and the surrounding coastline, there’s almost never a day without an offshore somewhere.
Top things to do in Dunedin & Coastal Otago
Looking for ideas to help you plan the ultimate New Zealand outdoor adventure? Here are some of the top things for active travellers to see and do in the Dunedin & Coastal Otago region.
Visit the Moeraki Boulders
These round boulders, the result of erosion over millions of years, are a unique and unexpected sight. The short, easy stroll along the beach is well worth it and the best time to visit is around low tide. You can check the latest Moeraki tides report on MetService.com.
Visit Tunnel Beach
Conveniently located just 20 minutes drive from Dunedin city centre, a trip to see spectacular Tunnel Beach is a definite must-do. There’s a short, easy walking track to a secluded beach, great views of the rocky coastline and of course, a tunnel.