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  • Moeraki Boulders
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    Always a refreshing walk home in Dunedin
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    Tunnel Beach

    by leighdave Written Oct 12, 2006

    The tunnel was made in the 1870s by John Cargill who gave instructions for it to be carved through a sandstone cliff so that his family could have access to a beach near his home.

    Now many people take the short but steep walk down to the beach and the amasing cliffs formed by the erosion from the sea.

    My mother used to take me here as it was near our house, I used to complain about the steep walk up the hill but always enjoyed it.

    head to Concord and up the hill to Bkackhead Road and follow the signs.

    Cliffs at Tunnel Beach
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    Moeraki Boulders

    by wkcsmt Updated Feb 13, 2005

    Moeraki Boulders is located bewteen Dunedin & Oamaru (just 40km south of Oamaru off SH1).

    Browse my Oamaru page for more details.

    Moeraki Boulders
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    St.Kilda

    by 80-bettyboo Written Jan 16, 2005

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    It's great for Body Board or Surfing.
    If the water is too cold for you to swim, have a try to Salt Water Swimming Pool located at ST.Clair .
    The best way to get there is to take a bus or taxi which is 10 minutes drive from the city centre towards to north.

    Overlooking the St.Kilda Beach
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    Botanic Gardens

    by 80-bettyboo Written Jan 16, 2005

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    Dunedin's Botanic Gardens is New Zealand's oldest botanic garden, opened in 1869. It remains one of the country's finest with an extensive rose garden, Japanese garden, bird aviary and the famous rhododendron dell.
    The Lower Garden is traditional displays of herbaceous borders and annual bedding plants with rose and knot garden.
    The upper Garden has extensive Australian Plant Collection also The Geographic Collection has plants from Himalayas, South and North America
    It also has a nice cafe where you enjoy your drink.
    Location : Corner of Great King Street
    Opoho Road,Lovelock Avenue North Dunedin
    Open every day of the year. Gates open approximately 0700 to dusk

    Winter Garden Glasshouse
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    Glenfalloch Woodland Garden

    by 80-bettyboo Written Jan 15, 2005

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    Gaelic for "Hidden Glen", Glenfalloch is situated on the coastal overlooking the harbour.It has been done by Phillip Barling in 1917, Glenfalloch was bought by the Otago Peninsula Trust in 1968.
    It offers a nice walks through native flora and fauna nestled beside the stunning Otago Harbour.
    It has a a choice of three restaurants and now have the reputation of being Dunedin's leading wedding venue and preferred private
    function centre.
    A prefect place to spend the sunny day out. It opens everyday.

    Glenfalloch Homestead Restaurant
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    • Eco-Tourism
    • Hiking and Walking

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    Visit the "Pride of the South" brewery...

    by Tripack Updated Dec 5, 2004

    Before my NZ visit, I though that Steinlager was the #1 NZ beer. Shame on me, when I discover the tasteful Speights beer through a brewery visit organized by my hostel.

    The one and a half hour guided tours include a well earned tasting and beer appreciation session of a range of Speight's beers in the private Heritage Bar at the end of the tour (see my performance on the photo...). Unfortunately this brand is not (yet ;-) exported. So don't forget to drink one for me... Cheers !

    Located on the same site since 1876 the Speight's Brewery is under 5 minutes walk from the Octagon, the centre of Dunedin.

    Tripack Beerman !!!
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  • Climb the world's Steepest Street!

    by froggieair Written Dec 4, 2004

    Baldwin St. in Dunedin is rated by the Guiness Book of World Records to be the steepest street in the world with a gradient of 39 degrees. It's absolutely amazing how cars can still go up when humans (like me) were already starting to pant less than halfway during the climb up. It's definitely worth paying this street a visit...whether for the climb or not. If your knees can't take the pressure, there are always steps with a handrail at one side.

    Baldwin St, Dunedin
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    Farm stay - foal

    by grets Written Sep 16, 2004

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    One of the horses has a foal in the night and we walk over to have alook the next morning. A beautiful little baby, he is very unsteady on his feet - mind you, he is really just three hours old or so old at this stage. Ahhhhh

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    Farm stay - riding

    by grets Written Sep 16, 2004

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    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.

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    Farm stay - lambs

    by grets Written Sep 16, 2004

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    Aileen and Kevin are very personable and genuine people, doing their utmost to ensure we have an enjoyable stay. They take us around the farm, and allowing us to interact with the animals, such as feeding these little lambs which have been abandoned by their mother.

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    Farm stay - hunting

    by grets Written Sep 16, 2004

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    David and Kevin go out shooting rabbits for the cats' tea. Kevin is a little embarrassed about the fact that David, who hasn't been shooting for 20 years or more, catchen a rabbit, whereas he, who goes hunting every day, missed!

    When they return, I pick the rabbit up by its ears to have a closer look at it - bad mistake. The dead rabbit empties its bladder all over my jacket!

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    Farm stay - animals

    by grets Written Sep 16, 2004

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    Aileen and Kevin have 3500 sheep, 40 cows, 4 dogs, 2 cats, 6 horses and a few goldfish. We drive out to see the land - lots of area, lots of sheep and fabulous views from the top. 360 degree vista. Stop to feed the calves on the way back.

    Feeding tha calves
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    Farm stay - our hosts

    by grets Written Sep 16, 2004

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    Our hosts are Aileen and Kevin, who are a super couple.

    We are served a most delicious dinner of kumara soup, chicken or pork, roast or mashed potato, carrots, peas cauliflower and broccoli. Enough to feed a whole army and absolutely scrummy. For afters we have fresh fruit salad and a lovely pavlova roll.

    Grete, Aileen, mum, Dad and Kevin
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    Farm stay - the farm

    by grets Written Sep 16, 2004

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    As part of the organised trip, an overnight stay at a farm is included.

    Their house is fabulous, with lots of angles and different "wings", all set on a hillside with beautiful views across a small valley to cows garzing the other side.

    The Farm
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    Explore the streets

    by victorwkf Written Jun 12, 2004

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    Dunedin is a small city which is very easy to move around. It is also very safe, so do explore the streets and you will be rewarded with many historical buildings, colourful ones as well and not forgetting the many shops and cafe in the city.

    The city streets of Dunedin, New Zealand

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