Top Choice Wildlife Reserve in Otago Peninsula

Nature’s Wonders Naturally

What makes the improbably beautiful beaches of this coastal sheep farm different from other important wildlife habitats is that (apart from pest eradication and the like) they're left completely alone. Many of the m…
Castle in Otago Peninsula

Larnach Castle

Standing proudly on top of a hill, this gorgeous Gothic Revival mansion was built in 1871 by Dunedin banker, merchant and Member of Parliament William Larnach to impress his wife, who was descended from French nobil…
Gardens in Otago Peninsula

Glenfalloch Woodland Garden

Expect spectacular harbour views at this 12-hectare garden, filled with flowers, walking tracks and swaying, mature trees, including a 1000-year-old matai. There's also a good restaurant on-site. The Portobello bus …
Bird Sanctuary in Otago Peninsula

Royal Albatross Centre & Fort Taiaroa

Taiaroa Head, at the peninsula’s northern tip, has the world’s only mainland royal albatross colony, along with a late 19th-century military fort. The only public access to the area is by guided tour. The hour-long …
Bird Sanctuary in Otago Peninsula

Penguin Place

On private farmland, this reserve protects nesting sites of the yellow-eyed penguin. The 90-minute tours focus on penguin conservation and close-up viewing from a system of hides. The 2½-hour Ultimate Combo includes…
Cultural Centre in Otago Peninsula

Ōtākou Marae

An important centre for Ngāi Tahu life in Otago.
Lighthouse in Otago Peninsula


Lighthouse near Cape Saunders. Not open for visitors.