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Yellow-eyed penguins of Otago, New Zealand

Otago

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Introduction

The hilly Otago Peninsula to the east of Dunedin is one of New Zealand's most impressive wildlife hotspots. Species here include the little penguin, hooker sea lions, elephant and fur seals and the endangered yellow-eyed penguin, or hoiho, which features on the reverse of a NZ$5 note.

The real celebrities however are the royal albatrosses, which can be spotted at Taiaroa Head. These magnificent birds, with a wingspan of between two and three metres, usually breed on offshore islands - making the Otago Peninsula the only mainland albatross-breeding colony in the world.

Special offers in Otago

Highlights of New Zealand

19-day tailor-made self-drive from £2,860 pp

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offer

Flight offer – Save up to £115 pp
Book by: 28 November 2017

Take in the city greats and spectacular natural world of New Zealand with this curated road trip, showcasing the best of the North and South islands.

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Top itineraries in Otago

Highlights of New Zealand

19-day tailor-made self-drive from £2,860 pp

Special
offer

Flight offer – Save up to £115 pp
Book by: 28 November 2017

Take in the city greats and spectacular natural world of New Zealand with this curated road trip, showcasing the best of the North and South islands.

Cultural Highlights of New Zealand

19-day tailor-made self-drive from £3,460 pp incl. flights

This country-spanning tour takes in the best New Zealand's North and South islands. And, between stays in the Bay of Islands, Rotorua, Mt Cook and Queenstown, you'll call into some of the locations used in filming of The Lord of the Rings and, more recently, The Hobbit.

New Zealand by Motorhome

20-day motorhome self-drive from £3,900 pp incl. flights

From the subtropical beaches of the Bay of Islands, the geothermal pools of Rotorua and wine lands of Hawke's Bay to the majestic glaciers of Fox and Franz Josef and the towering peaks of the Southern Alps, New Zealand is home to some of the world's most spectacular driving routes.

Wilderness Highlights of New Zealand

23-day tailor-made self-drive from £6,460 pp incl. flights

Discover the Bay of Islands, Coromandel and Rotorua on the North Island and Kaikoura, Fox Glacier and Fiordland on the South Island at your own pace, with the chance to sample a full range of off-the-beaten track adventures and excursions.

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Top places to stay in Otago

Matakauri Lodge, Queenstown

Small & intimate lodge

Located just seven minutes from the lively centre of Queenstown, Matakauri Lodge sits on the shores of stunning Lake Wakatipu. With breathtaking views over the jagged peaks of the Remarkables mountain range, this lodge is a world away from the hustle and bustle of New Zealand's adventure capital.

Fletcher Lodge

Accommodation

Located just a few minutes walk from the hub of the city, Fletcher Lodge offers luxury accommodation in an atmosphere of restrained elegance while providing the ultimate in contemporary comfort and modern facilities. Six beautifully appointed rooms are offered, each reflecting Dunedins wealth and h…

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Why book with Wexas Travel?

At Wexas, we specialise in bespoke travel experiences. Our itineraries are just samples of what we can arrange, and can be changed depending on your precise needs, finances and ideas by our experienced destination specialists.

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