St Clair Beach

Scenic beach in suburban Dunedin. Popular with surfers. Nearby is the council-run St Clair salt hot water pool, which is heated to 28 degrees. […]

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Mt Sunday / Edoras: Viewpoint

Waypoint is approximate.  Detouring off the inland scenic route (72) leads to views of Mt Sunday, used as Edoras in the filming of Lord of the Rings.  Access requires around 15km (each way) on an unsealed road. […]

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Alex Knob Track: 4 hour climb

It’s a 4-hour climb to the top of Alex Knob. The track zigzags up to Rata Lookout for a view of the Franz Josef Glacier. From there follow the marked track to the summit. […]

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High Country Salmon

The area is known for high altitude salmon farming. Farms can easily be visited by the roadside near Twizel. Mount Cook Alpine Salmon has a shop at the Lake Pukaki Visitor Centre, right on the lakeside (north of Twizel). […]

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University of Otago

Dunedin’s university is New Zealand’s oldest, founded in 1869. If you park your vehicle at the corners of Cumberland and St David streets, a two minute walk will take you to the classic view of the university’s clocktower builiding, across the Leith River which flows through campus. […]

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