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Down South for 5 nights

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Down South for 5 nights

My partner and I are heading to Dunedin, Queenstown and Te Anau for 5 nights in Feb. We have booked a couple of tours already but are just wanting to know what we may be missing out on. We have 2 nights at Dunedin, 1 in Queenstown and 2 in Te Anau.

We've booked things like the Glowworm Caves and Milford Sound Tour from Te Anau, TSS Earnslaw in Qtown and the Taieri Gorge Railway in Dunedin.

We are 23/24 not really into the really adventerous activities ie bungy jumping. Thing's we've looking into doing are things like the Cadbury Choc Factory, Speights Brewery, Queenstown gondola and the Skipper's Canyon Tour with Nomad Safaries. They don't have to be proper activities just things we should go and see just to say we've been there and have seen it.

Our budget per activity is no more than $200NZD each.

Whangarei, Northland
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1. Re: Down South for 5 nights

In my opinion, a must see in the Dunedin area is to go out onto the Otago Peninsula and go the the yellow Eyed Penguin sanctuary, and the gannet colony.

The whole peninsula is absolutely spectacular, and worth spending one night there to enable you to go down to the beach near the end of the peninsula and watch (if you are lucky) some little blue penguins coming up onto the beach at dusk...

See links below:

http://www.penguin.net.nz/viewing/yellow.html

http://www.elmwildlifetours.co.nz/tours/

http://www.otago-peninsula.co.nz/

http://www.albatross.org.nz/

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2. Re: Down South for 5 nights

There are lots of things to do in Dunedin.

Olveston House is worth a visit

The Railway Station is one of many wonderful old buildings

Larnach Castle which is on the Otago Peninsula

The Albatross Colony at the end of the peninsula is a must see,

Baldwin Street, the steepest street in the world

2 Museums worth a visit

walk to Tunnel Beach (check that the tide is out before going)

The new Oronuki Echo sanctuary

These are just a few of many options.

Cairns, Queensland
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3. Re: Down South for 5 nights

While in Queenstown try and fit in a Shotover Jet Boat ride. It was great fun speeding through the canyons!

When you do the Queenstown Gondola, have a go on the Luge track as well and I can also recommend lunch or dinner at the Skyline Restaurant, which has fantastic views over the city and Lake Wakatipu.

As with previous replies, I'd try and fit in a visit to Olveston House, Larnach Castle etc and the "steepest street" in the world while in Dunedin.

Have a great time.........wish I was going too!

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4. Re: Down South for 5 nights

That's awesome. You have helped us out a lot. Some of those were things we had looked at but weren't too sure if it'd be worth it. Now we know they are. And there were some new idea's for us to look at too.

Thanks

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