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Some say that Dunedin is more Scottish than Scotland! Watch the “scarfies” as they scurry around the vibrant university campus and browse the bookshops in the central city Octagon.
Out on the Peninsular you will be captivated by the Royal Albatross colony. There are marvellous penguin watching opportunities too.
Inland, you could try cycling the Central Otago Rail Trail or take the stunning backcountry trip via Dansey’s Pass and Naseby. This is rugged pioneer gold mining country steeped in history with spectacular scenery to entrance you.
The elegant town of Oamaru features some of New Zealand’s best examples of 19th centurary architecture. Oamaru is also renowned for its penguin colonies and was the town in which the author Jant Frame grew up. Oamaru is almost certainly the town of "Waimaru" in her writings.
See the Moeraki Boulders and follow the Vanished World Fossil Trail.
Prices from $400 to $450 per couple
15 Km from Dunedin Airport and 15 km from Dunedin CBD
Just 15 minutes from Dunedin’s Airport and Central Business District is ‘The Birches’, a 5 Star luxury bed and breakfast in a private location with extensive parking. The property has an attractive mature garden with delightful rural views.
Phone: 021 484 717
Mobile (and SMS): 021 484 717
Address: 101 Gladstone Road South East Taieri Dunedin
Prices from $220 to $290 per couple
23 Pyke St, Clyde, Central Otago. New Zealand
A few minutes stroll from the historic gold mining township of Clyde in Central Otago and the Otago Central Rail Trail sits a grand 1900s mud brick homestead surrounded by sweeping lawns and mature fruit trees.
Mobile (and SMS): 021 022 82449
Address: 23 Pyke St Clyde
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