Dunedin is a laid-back South Island city with a rich heritage that shows in its grand old buildings. One of New Zealand’s more underrated tourist destinations, not only is Dunedin a beautiful place in itself, but it’s also the gateway to the Otago Peninsula. Camplify offers campervan hire in Dunedin, so there’s no better place to kick off a road trip exploring this beautiful region.
If you’ve never taken in the impressive streets of Dunedin, though, don’t forget to start there. Dunedin retains the charm and grandeur of its early European settlement and gold rush boom. The Dunedin Railway Station is a beautiful building, and old homes such as Larnach Castle, with its sweeping Victorian gardens, are well worth a stop. Don’t leave out Dunedin’s Botanic Gardens, with its lush green acres allowing ample space for relaxing, picnics and contemplating life. Camping is available on the fringes of Dunedin, providing a rare opportunity to experience a large city and a forest campground in such close proximity.
Just beyond the city of Dunedin, the Otago Peninsula is a rugged, beautiful place. The high, craggy cliffs dropping to the freezing cold South Pacific Ocean make for one spectacularly scenic road trip. The Peninsula is home to tiny coastal towns, volcanic black sand beaches, and an array of wildlife including penguins and seals. Camping is available on the Peninsula, allowing easy access to the numerous walking trails available with take you within viewing distance of the seal colonies and penguin nesting areas.
The cold, wild nature of the Peninsula lends itself well to rugged up winter camping. An RV makes the experience stress free and seamless. Explore the best of Dunedin and its surrounds by hiring an RV through Camplify’s network of trusted local owners.