The city of Dunedin was built with the riches of the gold rush, consequently it has one of the best..Larnach Castle Information
Larnach Castle, New Zealand's only Castle, offers stunning 360 degree panoramic views of the Otago..Balclutha Information
Balclutha is bisected by the mighty Clutha River, which is largest waterway in New Zealand by..Moeraki Boulders Information
At Moeraki, 40 kilometres south of Oamaru, huge spherical boulders are scattered along the beach...Middlemarch Information
Middlemarch is a small town 80 kilometres west of Dunedin city. It sits at the foot of the Rock and..Tunnel Beach Walkway Information
For centuries the great southern ocean and its salt-laden wind have sculpted the sandstone..Dunedin Railway Station Information
In the early 1900s Dunedin was the commercial centre of New Zealand. A magnificent railway station..See all locations in Dunedin - Coastal Otago
Flanking the southern edge of Dunedin's extensive harbour, Otago Peninsula is high and rugged on the ocean side; warm and sheltered on the harbour side. Volcanic in origin, the peninsula is part of the crater wall of a large, long-extinct volcano.
As a scenic drive, Otago Peninsula is spectacular. Beginning at Vauxhall, you can follow the coastal road past small settlements and beaches to Taiaroa Head, where there's an albatross colony. Other attractions near Taiaroa Head include the fur seals at Pilots Beach and sea lions on Te Rauone Beach.
The southern side of Otago Peninsula is high and rugged. Walking tracks lead to cliff lookouts, beaches, penguin nesting areas and seal colonies.
At Victory Beach there's a Egyptian-looking rock formation known locally as "The Pyramids"; at Allans Beach you might see yellow-eyed penguins, fur seals and sea lions.
From Portobello you can return to Dunedin via Highcliff Road, which winds along the ridge of the peninsula. Take a detour down Sandy Mount Road to find The Chasm and Lovers Leap; you can also walk to see three historic lime kilns that were in use from the 1860s until 1938. Sealpoint Road, another detour, leads to Seal Point and the track to Sandfly Bay (named for sand flying off the giant dunes rather than biting insects). Larnach Castle is also accessed from Highcliff Road.
Nestled in the Southern Alps of New Zealand on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown is the..Milford Sound Information
Described by Rudyard Kipling as the 'eighth wonder of the world', Milford Sound was carved by..Christchurch - Canterbury Information
Float above the plains in a hot air balloon or soak in relaxing thermal pools. Enjoy the excellent..Fiordland Information
Watch the mountains shake off winter and start to warm up for summer. Waterfalls are invigorated..Nelson Region Information
To visit Nelson region is to discover azure skies and wide open spaces, beaches and lakes..Nelson Information
Hardy European pioneers founded the beautiful city of Nelson, New Zealand in 1842, although this..Akaroa Information
An easy drive south-east of Christchurch, Banks Peninsula is the South Island's most interesting..Doubtful Sound Information
Sometimes called the 'Sound of Silence' Doubtful Sound is the deepest (421 metres) and second..Tauranga Bay Information
n the coastline about 16km south west of Westport, you will find Tauranga Bay and the Cape Foulwind..Marlborough Information
Marlborough is full of activities for you to enjoy. No matter your budget and interests, there is..Hokitika Information
Hokitika was first settled in 1860, after the discovery of gold on the west coast. It was an..Central Otago Information
Central Otago is a region touched by history, with a powerful landscape of ancient mountains..Lake Wanaka Information
Lake Wanaka is a place to take a deep breath and relax. Protected from the outside world by the..See all locations in South Island