29 Mar 2020

30 Stunning Viewpoints in Dunedin

Dunedin is New Zealand’s most scenic city, and luckily there are dozens of viewpoints which take advantage it. Another good thing is that you can drive straight to many of the viewpoints in Dunedin. I’ll take you through some of my favourite Dunedin viewpoints – make sure to seek some

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Purakaunui Beach, Dunedin, New Zealand
07 Aug 2019

Purakaunui Beach, Dunedin

Purakaunui Beach is one of the best and most isolated beaches in Dunedin. Chances are it’ll be quiet when you visit and there are some cool things to see nearby, including a Maori pa (fortified village) with great views, another couple of beaches, the “Arches” and the calm waters of

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