An excellent day trip destination, Otago Peninsula is just one-hour drive away from the city center. Travel here to catch the world's rare bird species in action. The yellow-eyed penguins, little blue ones, sea lions and fur seals make you feel warm and happy while the mainland albatross colony, the only one in the world, gets you cheering with delight.
This long and gorgeous Otago Harbor has seen many settlers - Maori, Scottish and Chinese who come to its shores with a single aim: to make it their home. Today the Harbor is the center of tourist attractions for its water sports, heritage buildings, and castles.
Larnach Castle is the only castle in New Zealand. A gift of Larnach, Minister of the Crown, to his wife, its stonework, woodcarving, plaster and glasswork, combined with its 43 rooms and palatial ballroom located on the Otago Peninsula overlooking the Otago Harbor make it must visit for all.
The gold rush is a tale of the past but the glory and thrill of those adventurous ages is as good as new in the Edwardian and Victorian houses. The Flemish Renaissance-styled railway station is a case in point.
Spread along the 40 km long beach are these spherical and smooth boulders formed over four million years of crystallization. On your visit to the beach, you can also spot dolphins skimming through the sea surface as you walk through the native forests.
Otago is the second largest region in New Zealand, situated in the southern side of the South Island. Hare Hill is a 60 acre farm located on the north...