18 Jan 2017

Mitchell’s Cottage, Central Otago

Why go to Mitchell’s Cottage? The barren earth and extreme shifts in temperature made Central Otago a tough place to survive. They didn’t have heat pumps and under floor heating back in the late 1800s / early 1900s, a fact I learned on my recent visit to Mitchell’s Cottage. This

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11 Jan 2017

St Clair / St Kilda Beach, Dunedin

Why go to St Clair / St Kilda Beach? This beach, split into three sections (St Clair Beach, Middle Beach and St Kilda Beach) is one of the best inner-city beaches in New Zealand. Dunedin, and its surrounds, is home to so many great beaches and this one is the

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Tunnel Beach, a must-see sight in Dunedin, New Zealand
06 Jan 2017

Tunnel Beach, Dunedin

Why go to Tunnel Beach? This small beach surrounded by sandstone cliffs is one of Dunedin’s most iconic sights. The steps leading down to the beach were commissioned by William Cargill way back in 1870s so his family could frolic in the tropical water (or not, this is Dunedin after all). The combination

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Hiking above Butchers Dam at Flat Top Hill, Alexandra, New Zealand
30 Dec 2016

Butchers Dam and Flat Top Hill, Central Otago

Why go to Butchers Dam / Flat Top Hill? The Flat Top Hill Natural Reserve is home to a series of easy, off the beaten path hiking trails close to Alexandra which take in some awesome views over the Roxburgh Gorge and Butchers Dam. If you’re travelling through Central Otago I highly

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Cargill's Castle, Dunedin, New Zealand
29 Dec 2016

Cargill’s Castle, Dunedin

Why go to Cargill’s Castle? One of only two castles in New Zealand, Cargill’s Castle is a unique (and very rundown) piece of local history. It’s officially off limits, but you can sneak in or you can choose to view it from the street. The castle is derelict to say

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Beautiful Brighton Beach, Dunedin, New Zealand
29 Dec 2016

Brighton Beach, Dunedin

Why go to Brighton Beach? Brighton Beach, located 20 km south of Dunedin city, is actually made up of several bays and beaches. Together they form one of Dunedin’s best coastal destinations, where you can walk along the sand for miles without seeing anyone, surf the world class waves or watch

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