Otago, Invercargill, and Stewart Island Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Otago, Invercargill, and Stewart Island - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Rakiura National Park

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In spring 2002, about 85% of Stewart Island was designated as Rakiura National Park. The park encompasses areas that were formerly nature...

Royal Albatross Colony & Taiaroa Head

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Taiaroa Head, the wild and exposed eastern tip of the Otago Peninsula, is the site of a breeding colony of royal albatrosses. Among the...

Southland Museum and Art Gallery

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The Southland Museum and Art Gallery contains the largest public display of live tuatara, New Zealand's extremely rare and ancient...

Speight's Brewery Heritage Centre

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For more tasty indulgences, head to the Speight's Brewery Heritage Centre for a tour of the South's top brewery, which dates back to...

St. Clair Beach

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The sea at Dunedin can be a little wild; in summer an area between flags is patrolled by lifeguards. St. Clair has some good surfing;...

Taieri Gorge Railway

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The Taieri Gorge Railway tourist train runs from Dunedin through the now-closed Otago Central Railway to Pukerangi and Middlemarch (home...

The Mole

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The Mole, at the end of the Aramoana peninsula, is a 1-km-long (½-mi-long) breakwater protecting the entrance to Otago Harbour. Dive...

Toitū Otago Settlers Museum

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This local history museum tells the stories of all Otago settlers, from Māori and early European and Chinese to later Pacific Islanders...

Water Tower

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An exceptional example of Victorian architecture, Invercargill's Water Tower can be seen peaking above the city's gentle landscape. Built...

Yellow-Eyed Penguin Reserve

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This conservation project is entirely funded by guided tours of the private reserve. If you'd like to observe the world's most endangered...