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

Tomahawk Beach, Dunedin

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, it has one of the

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

The Toitū Otago Settlers Museum, Dunedin

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 in New Zealand in the 70s, 80s and

Hiking from Alexandra to Clyde, Central Otago, New Zealand
24 Jan 2017

Walking from Alexandra to Clyde: The Millennium Track

Why Walk From Alexandra to Clyde? Maybe you don’t have a car, or you ate too much Christmas dinner and need to burn some calories. Or maybe you heard that the river walk from Alexandra to Clyde is one of the top things to do in Central Otago. Whatever the

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

11 Jan 2017

St Clair / St Kilda Beach, Dunedin

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 easiest to access, making it ideal for people who

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

Tunnel Beach, Dunedin

Tunnel Beach, surrounded by sandstone cliffs and a rocky coastline, 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

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

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

Cargill’s Castle, Dunedin

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 the least — it looks

Beautiful Brighton Beach, Dunedin, New Zealand
29 Dec 2016

Brighton Beach, Dunedin

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 dramatic sunsets. What to see