Otago, Invercargill, and Stewart Island Travel Guide
Plan Your Otago, Invercargill, and Stewart Island Vacation
The province of Otago occupies much of the southeast quadrant of the South Island. During the first three decades of the 1800s, European whaling ships cruised its coast and ventured ashore, yielding a mixed response from the Māori, who had been living here for hundreds of years.
Dunedin has a full range of accommodations, from modest hostels to luxury hotels, while Invercargill has more motels than... read more
Dunedin has the area's highest concentration of good restaurants. Seafood is a big player, in part because of Dunedin's... read more
Things To Do in Otago, Invercargill, and Stewart Island
Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.
Bird-Watching: See yellow-eyed penguin or an albatross on the peninsula or a kiwi on Stewart Island. Predator-free Ulva Island is... Read more
Between the rocky beach and a primitive forest at Lee Bay, a plaque at the park's entrance quotes a Stewart Islander: "I must go over to... Read more
The laconic "Southern Man" has a special niche in the Kiwi mind—the typical specimen lives in the country, has a trusty dog by his... Read more
If you want to watch a bunch of young bucks get down and dirty on Halfmoon Bay beach right in front of the pub to compete against their... Read more
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