Leisure Lodge Dunedin

3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 Stars

Duke St, Dunedin, South Island, 9001, New Zealand
Mercure Dunedin Leisure Lodge
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Forum Posts

The fastest route to Haast from Dunedin

by khalid48

We will be going to the west coast, Franz Josef Glazier, etc, from Dunedin. Looking at the map, there are two possible routes. Which of these two is the fastest ? Going north, Dunedin-Palmerston-Ranfurly-Clyde-Cromwell-Wanaka ?
Or going south, Dunedin-Mosgiel-Milton-Roxburgh-Clyde-Cromwell-Wanaka?
Or is there any other fastest route ? From the map, the northern route passing thru Palmerston look shorter. But the shortest route may not be the fastest.

Thank you.


Re: The fastest route to Haast from Dunedin

by Kakapo2

The southern route is 20 kilometres or 10 minutes shorter (409 compared to 429 km, both about 5 hours). So nearly no difference.

A third option would be not to travel up the coastal road to Palmerston but inland to Mosgiel and from there to Kyeburn/Ranfurly via Middlemarch. This would more or less follow the Otago Central Rail Trail to Alexandra/Clyde.

Both island routes lead through dry Central Otago land, the western one (via Millers Flat and Roxburgh, following an itinerary of old gold-mining towns.

The slowest route would be to use the Cardrona road between Wanaka and Arrow Junction, only there head east to Cromwell. It is 485 km long. Also a great drive, but it takes nearly 6 hours.

Another great route - but nearly as long as the one via Cardrona - is via Lindis Pass (spectacular) and Omarama through the Waitaki Valley (very interesting) to the coast (Oamaru). But as you seem to be in a hurry, I would rather not suggest to visit lovely Oamaru, go to the penguin colony, see the Moeraki Boulders and the penguin hospital at Katiki Point............ ;-)))

Re: The fastest route to Haast from Dunedin

by khalid48

Thank you very much Kakapo2 for your information.Which of the two would you recommend ?

Re: The fastest route to Haast from Dunedin

by Kakapo2

I would travel via Middlemarch and Ranfurly - but the other one is as good as this one, so just read a bit to find out if you wouldn't be interested to see some of the old (ghost) goldmining towns.

Re: The fastest route to Haast from Dunedin

by khalid48

well we dont mind the scenery as long as we can reach Fox Glazier early. Probably we will stop at Wanaka for a couple of hours, then move on. We plan to start from Dunedin the latest by 7.30 am, so that we can check-in in Fox Glazier before 8 pm .
Do you think we can reach Fox Glazier in 12 hours ?, we will have a few stop to take photos at Wanaka, Haast, etc. Mind you there are 29 of us traveling in 6 cars /MPVs.

Re: The fastest route to Haast from Dunedin

by Kakapo2

Net driving time (540 km) is about 7.5 to 8 hours. So you have enough time to stop, relax and take photos along the way.

The best tool to calculate distances and travel time in NZ is:


The top time on Googlemaps (6:20 hours) is quite unrealistic. I wonder if they think the Haast Highway is a motorway??

I hope you make reservations if you travel in a group of 29 people!

Re: The fastest route to Haast from Dunedin

by khalid48

Thank You Kakapo2, well you are right, we need to make reservation,etc, etc..I still cannot imagine how we are going to cope with 29 heads

Travel Tips for Dunedin


by balhannah

The Southern Scenic route is what we followed all the way to Invercargill and onto Milford Sound.
We only missed a couple of small sections, they were at the start, we joined it at Taieri Mouth which is 35kms from Dunedin.

A little further on near Fortrose, we detoured off, and did the scenic coastal route.

THIS IS A MUST DO ROUTE, VERY SCENIC IN EVERY POSSIBLE WAY! I have listed the website that I used on our holiday, you can have a look and print it out too!


Long Beach

by cannedbeets

Long beach is one of the many amazing beaches in Dunedin, but with the added goodness of a giant cave! You can bring some wood, food, and beer (in riggers (plastic 2 liter bottles) acquired from the McDuffs microbrewery for cheap!) and have a party with your mates in the cave. It's huge, with smaller caves in the back for exploring. To give you a good estimate of the size, raves used to be held there (Crave) but the ecological impact was a little much. No need for tents and a great way to escape the inevitable rain. If your lucky there might be some phosphoressence in the sand and water, always a treat. It's a bit of a mission from the parking lot (about a km on the beach) till the cave. I advise you get organised with wood ect BEFORE it gets dark, but it is quite fun bumbling around losing your friends. You can also rock climb there if your so inclined. Don't forget pack out what you packed in. To get there go to Port Chalmers, take a left directly after getting in to PC and then the second right. Keep going until you get to the long beach sign (a right turn).

Farm stay - riding

by grets

Aileen and Kevin have six horses, and choose the gentlest one for me to have my first attempt at riding. I can't say I feel particularly secure sitting there on the horse's back, but it feels right, walking around the farm grounds on a horse.

Otago University

by blacksnail

Otago University is the Largest University in New Zealand with campus all over Dunedin and have facilities in Wellington and Auckaland. Thanks god Yeen is studying there and we get to pay a visit to this University. It was founded since 1869.

University of Otago

by grets

Designed by Maxwell Bury in Gothic style modelled on the University of Glasgow in 1878 as the first University in New Zealand. At that time it had 80 students, now it houses 20,000. Inside there are displays of fossils and minerals.


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Address: Duke St, Dunedin, South Island, 9001, New Zealand