Otago Peninsula Driving Tour

    Otago peninsula
    Virginia driver
    15 Sep 2017
    Clock 30min      Length17mi
    1 rating

    Tourdescription About the audio tour

    Tour the inner route of the Otago Peninsula. Pass through the small communities of Macandrew Bay, Pukehiki and Waverley. Visit Sandfly Bay and view some of the Peninsula's Wildlife. Wind your way along this craggy and beautiful coast. Along the way, you'll take in old castles, isolated and windswept beaches, breathtaking views, and sleepy seaside towns. You might even cross paths with a penguin. The Otago peninsula is singular in its evocation of the raw beauty of nature. Come along and see for yourself.

    For more information on the Taranaki Māori Memorial.


    For more information on the Caves.


    For information on entrance fees to Larnach Castle.


    Majorlandmarks Major Landmarks

    Larnach Castle

    Startingpoint Directions to starting point

    Information Stop Portsmouth Drive/Portobello Road Intersection.

    Tips Tips

    Places to stop along the way:

    Glenfalloch Gardens, Macandrew Bay, Larnach Castle, Sandfly Bay, Highcliff Road Viewing Point, Rotary Park, Waverley. Keep in mind, there is an entrance fee to Larnach Castle

    Best time of day:

    This tour is great at any time of the day. If you want to see the penguins at Sandfly Bay it is best to be there at dawn or dusk.


    Please keep left on the road and pull over when possible to let cars pass. Please be very cautious if you decide to take the track to Boulder Beach. It is a rough track and can be very tricky to navigate. 4WD only.


    Plus Write a comment


    Enjoyed the Tour and felt it was good value. However disappointed the Tour didn't include the whole of the peninsula and wasn't clear about this. Also, the access to Boulder Beach is little more than an overgrown goat track after you get some distance in. We have a 4WD ute and very nearly got stuck, also damaged our paintwork doing a 20 point turn to get out again. Taking this track should NOT be suggested, as people will get stuck and/or hurt 😐

    Posted by Nicole , about 2 years ago
    Virginia driver   

    Thank you for taking the tour. I have started with a very local tour but will be working on one for the whole Peninsula in the future.

    Virginia Route Creator , about 2 years ago