23 May 2017

Climbing up Dunedin’s Organ Pipes

Why Climb up the Organ Pipes? If you’ve never heard of this place before you’re probably a bit confused by the title. I’ll sort that out straight away. Dunedin’s Organ Pipes are hexagonal basalt columns which rise out of the ground in abundance on a hill outside the city. The

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Hiking to the top of Mount Cargill, Dunedin, New Zealand
17 May 2017

Hiking to the Top of Mount Cargill, Dunedin

Why Hike Mount Cargill? This mountain (more of a hill really) marks the highest point in Dunedin and offers up some amazing views of the city’s surrounds. Dunedin is New Zealand’s most scenic city and seeing it spread out below you is a great experience. Hiking to the top of Mount

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The Baldwin Street sign, Dunedin, New Zealand
03 May 2017

Walking up Baldwin Street, Dunedin: The World’s Steepest Street

Why walk up Baldwin Street? Baldwin Street, AKA the world’s steepest street, is a strange tourist attraction in suburban Dunedin. Walking up Baldwin Street isn’t too hard and it’s worth it to see an obscure world record. There are also good views of Dunedin’s green surrounds from the top. The

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Hiking to Nicols Falls, Dunedin, New Zealand
21 Apr 2017

Nicols Falls, Dunedin

Why visit Nicols Falls? This surprisingly impressive waterfall is just a short drive and hike from downtown Dunedin. The track to Nicols Falls makes for an excellent (and often muddy) place to hike through wild New Zealand bush. You can also hang around until after dark to see glow worms

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The Heyward Point Track, Dunedin, New Zealand
12 Apr 2017

Hiking to Heyward Point, Dunedin

Why hike to Heyward Point? Dunedin’s beaches always look better from above, and some of the best elevated coastal views in (or just outside of) town are on the hike to Heyward Point. It’s an easy (ish) two hour hike through farmland and is fairly off the beaten path —

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27 Mar 2017

Hiking the Sandymount Track to Lovers Leap and the Chasm, Dunedin

Why Hike the Sandymount Track? Hiking the Sandymount Track puts you face to face with some of Dunedin’s best coastal views. It’s an easy, hour-long walk through farmland to a series of viewpoints. It’s a great hike to do just before sunset (it does get cold though!) and is located

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Visit Smails Beach while at Tomahawk Beach, Dunedin, New Zealand
13 Mar 2017

Smails Beach, Dunedin

Why go to Smails Beach? This beach, located a short distance from Dunedin’s city centre, is the perfect place to go for stunning coastal views. There are several viewpoints above the beach, and when the tide is low, parts of Smails beach look almost tropical (which is rare for Dunedin).

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View of Tomahawk Beach, Dunedin, New Zealand
02 Mar 2017

Tomahawk Beach, Dunedin

Why go to Tomahawk Beach? The sun is shining in Dunedin (I know it’s rare) and you want to visit a quiet beach close to town — definitely consider heading to Tomahawk Beach. The beach itself is great, but the best part is the view from above the sands. Also,

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Toitu Otago Settlers Museum, Dunedin, New Zealand
01 Feb 2017

The Toitū Otago Settlers Museum, Dunedin

Why go to the Toitū Otago Settlers Museum? Looking for something to do on a rainy day in Dunedin? Look no further than the Toitū Otago Settlers Museum. An impressive range of exhibits take you from pre-European times through to the gold boom and even offers a glimpse into life

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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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