From Otago, it was time to follow the coast south to Dunedin and the Otago Peninsula. Along the road, we saw a couple signs you don’t see every day back home.
First stop, Moeraki. The Moeraki Boulders are a bunch of odd rocks on the beach. Couldn’t thing of a better place to get out and stretch the legs!
Our stop in Dunedin had enough time for two activities. First, our local host recommended the Tunnel Beach Trail (not to be confused with the Tunnel Tracks). It is a bit off the beaten path, best to head towards Blackhead Road, park your car and follow signs to Tunnel Beach Road. We followed handwritten directions from our host, but more information can be found here.
Local legend says that a wealthy Kiwi built this tunnel down to the beach so that his young, pretty daughters could get to the water without any creepy guys seeing them.
Regardless if it is true or not, it’s a great way to get down to the water!
Dunedin lays claim to being the home of the world’s smallest penguin, the Little Blue Penguin. Known locally as Korora, the best place to see these little guys is at the Royal Albatross Centre at Pukekura.
It is a long, windy drive that takes about 45 minutes from the city centre. But, you do get to see these fellas.
My trip to Otago was part of my larger trip to New Zealand. See the rest of the trip here: