02 Jul 2020

Carew Falls and Lake Brunner, West Coast

Carew Falls, close to Lake Brunner on the West Coast of New Zealand’s South Island, is pretty off the beaten path. It’s a slight detour from wherever you’re probably heading, but that’s part of the charm. It’s one of the best waterfalls on the West Coast and the drive around

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27 Jun 2020

Hiking the Sutton Salt Lake Track, Middlemarch

Sutton Salt Lake, the only inland Salt Lake in New Zealand, can be found a few minutes outside of Middlemarch, around an hour from Dunedin. It’s an interesting spot to explore and the walk is easy – it’s the perfect way to kill an hour or so! Getting to Sutton

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22 Jun 2020

18 of the Best Walks in Dunedin (For All Fitness Levels)

By now you’ve probably heard that Dunedin is the most scenic city in New Zealand and that you should definitely spend a few days exploring it. While there are plenty of viewpoints and beaches that you can drive straight to, it’s worth hitting the trails to see some of the

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19 Jun 2020

Unity Park Lookout and the Town Belt, Dunedin

There is so much to see in the city centre of Dunedin, including all the cafes, bars, restaurants, museums and galleries that you could ever want. But did you know there’s also a big forest running along the hills above the city? The Town Belt is a great place for

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Kaiktiki Beach, Dunedin to Oamaru, New Zealand
16 Jun 2020

Driving from Dunedin to Oamaru: 10 Scenic Places to Stop

The drive from Dunedin to Oamaru offers up some stunning scenery and interesting history — you have to know where to stop though! You’ll have to ditch the main road from time to time, but you’ll see some beautiful beaches and viewpoints and the detours aren’t all that much longer

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11 Jun 2020

George Street and the Octagon: Eating, Drinking and Shopping in Dunedin

George Street runs through the centre of Dunedin’s downtown area and is the place to go for shopping and eating. Walk along George Street for long enough and you’ll come to the Octagon. That’s how cool Dunedin is — most towns have a town square, but Dunedin prefers its city

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04 Jun 2020

Searching for Seals at Shag Point, Coastal Otago

There are plenty of places in New Zealand where you can see seals or sea lions, and one of the best (and easiest) to visit is Shag Point. It’s a five-minute detour from the main road between Dunedin and Oamaru and you will only need to walk for a minute

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01 Jun 2020

Hiking the Tavora Reserve Track, Coastal Otago

There are so many options for places to stop between Dunedin and Oamaru, and I’m going to tell you why the Tavora Reserve should be one of them! Roughly halfway between Dunedin and Oamaru, the Tavora Reserve Track takes you to a long stretch of beach and then up to

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Slope Point, New Zealand
27 May 2020

Slope Point: The Southernmost Spot on the South Island

The far south of the South Island is a wild and wonderful place. Deserted beaches, wildlife, clifftop views and waterfalls await in the Catlins, a coastal region covering the lower east coast of the South Island. Slope Point is an iconic place to visit in the Catlins, mostly because it’s

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