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

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

Larnach Castle, Dunedin, New Zealand
18 Jul 2019

Larnach Castle, Dunedin

Billed as New Zealand’s only castle (although there is another castle in Dunedin which is currently in ruins), Larnach Castle is a nice place to visit if you want to add some history into your Dunedin explorations. It’s one of the country’s nicest old buildings and is fun to explore

01 Jul 2019

30 Fun Things to Do in Dunedin

Dunedin, the South Island’s second biggest city, is full of historic sights, beautiful beaches and interesting scenery. It’s easily New Zealand’s best city and you should spend at least a couple of days there before moving onto more iconic places like Queenstown and Fiordland. There are so many fun things

Taieri Gorge Railway, Dunedin, New Zealand
03 Dec 2018

The Taieri Gorge Railway, Dunedin

Looking for something different to do in Dunedin? The Taieri Gorge Railway trip takes you through the outskirts of Dunedin and out to the stunning vistas of the Taieri Gorge. A lot of this area can’t be reached by car, so the train really is your only option – and

The Pineapple Track, Dunedin, New Zealand
05 Sep 2018

Hiking the Pineapple Track / Flagstaff Nature Reserve, Dunedin

The Pineapple Track is a great option if you want to see some stunning views of Dunedin and get a bit of a workout. The Pineapple Track, part of which in the Flagstaff Nature Reserve, is one of the most well-known hiking trails in Dunedin and the views over the

Boulder Beach, Dunedin, New Zealand
16 Jul 2018

Boulder Beach, Dunedin

It took us 18 months of living in Dunedin for us to get to Boulder Beach — there are so many beaches close to the city and this is definitely one of the least popular ones. Lack of popularity doesn’t always equal lack of quality though, and Boulder Beach is

Allans Beach, a great beach on the Otago Peninsula, Dunedin, New Zealand
26 Jun 2018

Allans Beach, Dunedin

One of many wild, rugged and beautiful beaches on the Otago Peninsula, Allans Beach draws people in with its wildlife, stunning scenery, surf breaks and an off the beaten path atmosphere. You can also get a great view of Allans Beach from the Sandymount Track, one of the best coastal

The Karetai Road Track, Dunedin, New Zealand
30 May 2018

Hiking the Karetai Road Track, Dunedin

You can get some stunning views of Smails Beach from the series of car parks on Tomahawk Road, but if you’re keen for a hike and want to see this stretch of coastline from a different perspective the Karetai Road Track is a great option. Walking from Smails Beach (starting

Hiking the Harbour Cone Track, Dunedin, New Zealand
28 Mar 2018

Hiking the Harbour Cone Track, Dunedin

Hiking the Harbour Cone Track is one of the best things you can do on a trip to the Otago Peninsula. The views of the harbour and the green hills surrounding it are spectacular and you can also see over Hoopers Inlet and some of the Peninsula’s rugged ocean coastline.