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Experience the natural coastal habitat of yellow-eyed penguins/hoiho, and watch penguins from the viewing hide as they cross the beach. Location: Near Oamaru, a coastal town located 427 km south of Christchurch, and 117 km north of Dunedin.
Katiki Point is the southern point of Moeraki Peninsula. Visit to view the historic Katiki Point Lighthouse, Te Raka a Hineatea Pa site, yellow-eyed penguins, and fur seals amongst other marine wildlife.Location: Moeraki is on the East Coast of the South Island, 35 km south of Oamaru.
Marvel at these ancient geological phenomena strewn along Moeraki Beach.Location: Moeraki is on the East Coast of the South Island, 35 km south of Oamaru, and 80 km north of Dunedin.
This estuary is rich in birdlilfe and is also popular for fishing, boating, kayaking and swimming.Location: Catlins, Otago.
Discover the remarkable wildlife and dramatic coastal scenery at Sandfly Bay on the Otago Peninsula.Location: From Dunedin, the Otago Peninsula stretches along the southern edge of the Otago harbour.
Explore the nooks and crannies of this biologically and geologically fascinating headland. Discover its long cultural history of Maori settlement and historic coalmining.Location: Matakaea/Shag Point is located in North Otago, on the East Coast of the South Island.
Sutton Salt Lake is New Zealand's only inland salt lake.Location: Sutton Salt Lake is approximately one hour's drive inland from Dunedin, Otago, on the east coast of the South Island.
Located on the windswept end of the Otago Peninsula, Taiaroa Head or Pukekura is world renown as the only mainland colony of albatross in the Southern Hemisphere.Location: From Dunedin, the Otago Peninsula stretches along the southern edge of the Otago harbour.
Te Papanui Conservation Park protects a large tussock grassland area where the public can walk, mountain bike, 4WD, horse trek, cross-country ski and hunt.
Alert: The gate at Rocklands Station end is now open, but there is no access from Waipori Road end or no exit through the Glendhu Forest end due to logging operations.Location: Te Papanui is situated on the Lammerlaw and Lammermoor ranges, west of Dunedin.
Thanks to significant community effort, this 2000 ha wetland complex has become an important wildlife haven with 80 species recorded - 21 of these dependent on the habitat for their
survival.Alert: The 2nd wooden bridge on the Titri Track is closed until further notice (20 August 2014)Location: Located south of Dunedin.
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Follow the Outdoor Safety Code:1. Plan your trip2. Tell someone3. Be aware of the weather4. Know your limits5. Take sufficient supplies
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