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

Tomahawk Beach, Dunedin

Why go to Tomahawk Beach? 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,

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

The Toitū Otago Settlers Museum, Dunedin

Why go to the Toitū Otago Settlers Museum? 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

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11 Jan 2017

St Clair / St Kilda Beach, Dunedin

Why go to St Clair / St Kilda Beach? 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

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

Tunnel Beach, Dunedin

Why go to Tunnel Beach? This small beach surrounded by sandstone cliffs 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 combination

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

Cargill’s Castle, Dunedin

Why go to Cargill’s Castle? 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

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Beautiful Brighton Beach, Dunedin, New Zealand
29 Dec 2016

Brighton Beach, Dunedin

Why go to Brighton Beach? 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

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