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Tourist Attractions in Otago

    ♠ Royal Albatross Colony & Centre
The world's only mainland albatross colony is at Taiaroa Head on the Otago Peninsula.
    ♠ Taieri Gorge Railway
An historic train trip following the gold-bearing Taieri River. A full commentary and sightseeing stops are provided.
    ♠ Oamaru Harbour-Tyne Street Precinct
The original business district is now preserved as an historic conservation area and forms the country's most complete group of 19th century Oamaru stone buildings.
    ♠ Alexandra
Historic Alexandra is famous for New Zealand's original Blossom Festival. Orchards, herberies and wineries are among the attractions.
    ♠ Clyde Dam
It is New Zealand's largest concrete dam, stretching across the Clyde Gorge. It rises 59m above the present river level.Best Places to Visit :
    √ Otago Peninsula

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.

    √ Otago Harbor

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

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.

    √ Heritage Buildings

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.

    √ Moeraki Boulders on the Beach

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.

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