17 Mar 2020

26 of the Best Beaches in Dunedin

Yip, you read the title right. There are over 25 beaches in Dunedin and they’re all special in their own way. From the wild beaches of the Otago Peninsula to the sheltered bays of the harbour as well as New Zealand’s nicest city beach, Dunedin is the place to go

The Taieri River Track, Dunedin, New Zealand
15 Mar 2020

Hiking the Taieri River Track, Dunedin

The drive from Dunedin to Taieri Mouth takes you through part of the Southern Scenic Route. You’ll find a few nice beaches to stop off at and an awesome hike at the end of it all – the Taieri River Track. This track takes you high above the river for

Port Chalmers, Dunedin, New Zealand
11 Mar 2020

Port Chalmers Travel Guide

Port Chalmers is the main port in Dunedin and is the place you’ll arrive at if visiting on a cruise. It’s worth visiting even if you’re not boarding a boat there – there is heaps to see including some great viewpoints, plenty of old buildings and some nice shops and

Taiaroa Head, Dunedin, New Zealand
07 Mar 2020

Taiaroa Head and Harrington Point, Dunedin

Dunedin’s most famous winged residents, the royal albatross, call Taiaroa Head home. You might see them flying around this windswept spot at the end of the Otago Peninsula, but to get up close you’ll want to book a short tour. There are also some nice views around Taiaroa Head and

Broad Bay, Dunedin, New Zealand
03 Mar 2020

Macandrew Bay, Broad Bay and Portobello, Dunedin

The Otago Peninsula is one of the main reasons to visit Dunedin, and there is heaps to explore. You’ve got the wild beaches of the ocean side, but the harbour side has its charms too. The small settlements of Macandrew Bay, Broad Bay and Portobello are good options if you

Silver Peaks, Dunedin, New Zealand
28 Feb 2020

Hiking in the Silver Peaks Scenic Reserve, Dunedin

Hiking in the Silver Peaks Scenic Reserve is one of the best things to do in Dunedin for lovers of the outdoors. You’ll get heaps of wide-ranging views, from the coastlines north and south of Dunedin to the Taieri Plains and beyond. I’ll show you how to make the most

Murdering Beach, Dunedin, New Zealand
25 Feb 2020

Murdering Beach, Dunedin

As well as having one of the more interesting names, Murdering Beach (now officially known as Whareakeake) is also a good place to visit for beach views and quiet walks. You have to drive down a dodgy road to get there, making it one of the more difficult beaches in

Bird watching at Orokonui Ecosanctuary, Dunedin, New Zealand
21 Feb 2020

Orokonui Ecosanctuary, Dunedin

New Zealand is home to heaps of interesting native birds, and the best place to see them in New Zealand (on the South Island at least) is at Orokonui Ecosanctuary. It’s high on the hills above Dunedin (a 25-minute drive from town) and, as you might expect, is full of

17 Feb 2020

17 of the Best Things to Do in Nelson: Beaches, Hikes, Day Trips + More!

Nelson, the biggest (and only) city at the top of the South Island, is most famous for being the gateway to Abel Tasman National Park. It’s a great reason to visit, but stick around a while and you’ll find plenty of other fun things to do in Nelson, both in

Kayaking at Rabbit Island, Nelson, New Zealand
14 Feb 2020

Rabbit Island, Mapua and the Ruby Coast

The coastline west of Nelson is home to some interesting places, including one of the area’s most loved beaches, a cool seaside eating spot and some weird tame eels which you can feed. It’s not the most picturesque piece of coastline near Nelson (that title would go to Abel Tasman