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The Dunedin area offers opportunities to walk up through native bush and forest for panoramic views, or go through a tunnel in the rock to a secluded beach. The Tunnel Beach track, a coastal cliff track south of Dunedin, is accessible from the Southern Scenic Highway.
Dunedin is also known as the 'Wildlife Capital' of New Zealand, offering opportunities to view a remarkable range of wildlife, including Royal albatross, yellow-eyed penguins, blue penguins, seals and sea lions, water and wading birds.
Enjoy walks with spectacular coastal views and a chance to see wildlife. Sandfly Bay Recreation Reserve, known for its native fauna and flora, offers impressive views of the Otago peninsula coastline and cliff tops.
More experienced hikers can get out and enjoy the tracks of the Silver Peaks Reserve, less than 30 minutes' drive from the city.
For local information and advice on conservation areas, visit the Department of Conservation (DOC) Ötepoti / Dunedin Visitor Centre.
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Start your journey through New Zealand's stunning landscapes at a Department of Conservation (DOC) Visitor Centre. Information about conservation areas, as well as DOC's 14,000 km of tracks, 9 Great Walks, and network of 950 huts and 324 campsites.
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