Day trips from Dunedin

3 Day trips

Puntos destacados

  • Larnach Castle
  • Moeraki Boulders
  • Welcome Rock Trails

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Dunedin is a student town with a vibrant nightlife, great pubs and the iconic Speight’s brewery. As the gateway to the Otago Peninsula, it boasts a wealth of wildlife experiences, from penguins to albatross to seals. Here are some of the best day trips you can take from Dunedin.

Larnach Castle

New Zealand
Larnach Castle., New Zealand

By Tourism NZ

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Puntos destacados

  • New Zealand's only castle
  • Garden of International Significance.
  • Fascinating history

LEARN MORE ABOUT LARNACH CASTLE

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Built in 1871, New Zealand’s only castle offers an insight into Victorian living. Beautifully restored, the gothic architecture and antiques make it a must-see for any Dunedin visitor. Enjoy high tea against a backdrop of sweeping city and harbour views, learn about the family’s scandalous history, then stroll the grounds – rated as a Garden of International Significance.

Moeraki Boulders

Dunedin
Moeraki Boulders , Dunedin

By Miles Holden

Proximidad

  • By car: 1 hr from Dunedin Central
  • By bus: 1 hr 20 min from Dunedin Central

Puntos destacados

  • Fascinating geology
  • Nearby seal colony
  • Beautiful coastline

LEARN MORE ABOUT MOERAKI BOULDERS

Along the windswept Waitaki coast, you’ll find these mysterious natural phenomena. These huge spherical boulders are millions of years old and easily accessible from the beach. According to Maori legend, these rocks are gourds washed ashore from the wreck of a canoe.

Southland Welcome Rock Trails

Southland
Welcome Rock Trails, Southland

By Ben Arthur

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Puntos destacados

  • Walking and cycling trails
  • Classic New Zealand high country

LEARN MORE ABOUT WELCOME ROCK TRAILS

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Southland’s Welcome Rock Trails in Garston is a single cross country track where you can walk or cycle, hand build on one of New Zealand's longest water races, and discover rarely seen landscapes. Set aside a full day to enjoy the endless views of classic high country New Zealand or stay overnight in back country huts to watch the sun retreat along the hills, soak in the outdoor bath and take it all in.

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