Aramoana Beach, Dunedin, New Zealand
29 May 2017

Aramoana Beach, Dunedin

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

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23 May 2017

Climbing up Dunedin’s 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 near Mount Cargill. The view from the top is worth

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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

Mount Cargill marks the highest point in Dunedin (in the city at least) 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 Cargill is easy,

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The Baldwin Street sign, Dunedin, New Zealand
03 May 2017

Walking up Baldwin Street, Dunedin: The World’s Steepest 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. Update September 2019: Baldwin Street lost

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Hiking to Nicols Falls, Dunedin, New Zealand
21 Apr 2017

Nicols Falls, Dunedin

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 on a nearby track.

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The Heyward Point Track, Dunedin, New Zealand
12 Apr 2017

Hiking the Heyward Point Track, Dunedin

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 — it’s one of the best

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27 Mar 2017

Hiking the Sandymount Track to Lovers Leap and the Chasm, Dunedin

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 on the ocean side of

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Visit Smails Beach while at Tomahawk Beach, Dunedin, New Zealand
13 Mar 2017

Smails Beach, Dunedin

Smails 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). It’s also an easy beach

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

Tomahawk Beach, Dunedin

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, it has one of the

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

The Toitū Otago Settlers Museum, Dunedin

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 in New Zealand in the 70s, 80s and

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