17 Jul 2017

Searching for Shells and Caves at Long Beach, Dunedin

Dunedin’s northern beaches don’t see nearly as much tourist action as their Otago Peninsula rivals. Long Beach, around 20 minutes from the centre of the city, is one of the best beaches in the area and has a couple of unique strings in its bow. It’s one of the best

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10 Jun 2017

Dunedin Railway Station: One of the Nicest Old Buildings in New Zealand

Why Visit Dunedin Railway Station? Dunedin Railway Station is a must-see when touring around the southern city’s historic downtown area. This impressive piece of history, completed in 1906, is also home to a weekly farmers market and is the start-point for several scenic train rides. Dunedin Railway Station Constructed of

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Aramoana Beach, Dunedin, New Zealand
29 May 2017

Aramoana Beach, Dunedin

Why visit Aramoana Beach? Aramoana Beach is an awesome place to go for so many reasons. You can collect seashells, surf, watch wildlife, climb sand dunes, look at crazy rock formations or just walk along the beach (often in complete solitude). There are a couple of different sections of beach,

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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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