The history of the Otago Region is very rich and interesting. Its well-known for disputes between the different Maori tribes, the European Settlement and the gold mines. Dunedin, the main city of the region is well-known for its university and classical 19th century architecture. Due to its roots, you will feel a Scottish way of life there straight away. Otago offers some of the country's best fishing to its top vineyards, the thrill of mountain biking through remote tussock to the leisurely pleasure of a stroll through wild mountain flowers. Arts, crafts, fine regional food. Jet boating, gold panning, and ice skating outdoors are all on the menu.
The natural way to see the world's only mainland colony of Albatross with eight other species of nesting sea birds : Blue Penguin, Variable Oyster Catcher, Sooty Shearwaters, gulls (2 species), shags (3 species)plus a breeding colony of NZ Fur Seals.
A variety of daily tours from one hours to one day. "Monarch's" longer tours depart Dunedin and one hour cruise departs Wellers Rock Otago Peninsula
Do not miss the Royal Albatross Colony. This is the unique mainland albatross colony in the world. You will know all about the interesting wildlife of these birds. The stopover for Taiaroa is included in the visit.
Elm Wildlife Tours are the ultimate award winning New Zealand wildlife adventure. Albatross, Penguins, Fur seals, and Sea Lions and many other marine and estuarine species – Small group tours of 5-6 hours duration.
Discover the treasures and special stories of this amazing region at the Otago Museum, just minutes from the city centre. Don’t miss one of the best live tropical butterfly experiences in the world! Open 7 days from 10am – 5pm. 419 Great King Street, Dunedin. Ph +64 3 474 7474.
Trout fishing DVDs and videos. They feature catch and release sight fly fishing to huge trophy trout in the back-country rivers and streams of New Zealand’s South Island. The scenery is stunning and the fishing truly amazing. These videos have been quoted as the best trout fishing ever seen on film.
The easiest place to view good numbers of
the little blue penguins in N.Z. is at our
respected conservation and research site.
Informative and entertaining guided
commentary, visitor centre and retail
souvenir shop compliment your viewing
experience. We are easily located en route
between Dunedin and Christchurch and from
central Otago through the scenic Waitaki
Valley. Eco touri
Glendinning House Gentleman's Residence
offers a large suite comprising master
bedroom with king bed, ensuite bathroom &
adjacent dressing room fitted with antique
bed and the elegant Yellow Room. A light,
airy room with king bed & private bathroom
across the landing. Original tiled fireplaces,
quality toiletries, fresh flowers, stunning
views and exemplary food & service.
Offering three spacious, clean and comfortable guest rooms all with en suite bathrooms and natural bed linen, we are the perfect place to relax and unwind. Start the day with breakfast specially prepared with fresh locally grown organic produce and espresso. Our “in house” chef also offers first class home cooked evening meals by prior request. Children are welcome .