For the active
Experience a three-hour guided sea kayak tour of the Otago Peninsula, and then meet your mountain bike tour guide at Portobello and visit the places you saw from the water.
A daylong Monarch Cruise will take you out to Taiaroa Heads. Your tour guide will describe the history, geography and local fauna. Alternatively, take a one-hour drive to the very tip of the Otago Peninsula. Book a tour so you can watch yellow-eyed penguins, fur seals and tiny blue penguins in their natural environment.
King (or queen) for a day
Visit Company Bay and drive up the windy road to Larnach Castle, New Zealand’s only castle for your pre-booked night of luxury. You will love the view from your room and will be able to spend a large part of the next day wandering through the castle grounds.
If you’re up for a challenge, try walking up Baldwin St, the world’s steepest street as recognised by the Guinness Book of Records with a gradient of 37%. Either that or just take a cab to the top!
Off the beaten track
The Taieri Gorge Railway takes you on a journey through the rugged and spectacular Taieri River Gorge, across wrought iron viaducts and through tunnels carved by hand, more than 100 years ago.