Local Activities around Captain Eady's

Dunedin hosts an abundance of wildlife experiences and adventures.
On the hills above Portobello is the famous Larnach Castle, New Zealand's only castle, built in 1871.

Further down Portobello Road is the Royal Albatross Colony and Centre at Taiaroa Head, the only mainland breeding colony of Albatross in the world. Below, in the Peninsula foothills and tunnels is the Armstrong Disappearing Gun (1886).

Otago Peninsula is also home to the world's rarest penguin, the yellow-eyed penguin or hoiho, as well as a major population of New Zealand fur seals and frequent visits by the very rare Hookers sealion.

You may watch blue penguins waddle ashore at dusk at Pilot's Beach.

The inlets on the eastern side of the peninsula are the home to several species of marine and wading birds. You may explore the varied and extensive Peninsula walking tracks.

Sea kayaking trips are available, or a sea cruise on the 'Monarch'.

The Glenfalloch gardens are extensive, as are those at Larnach's Castle.

History abounds, not only at Larnach Castle, but at the Fletcher House, the Portobello Museum and the Otakau Maori Marae.

Whilst Captain Eady's is ideally placed for exploring the Otago Peninsula, all the attractions of Dunedin City - the Art Gallery, Museums, Historic Architecture, shopping and restaurants - are also within easy reach.

10 minute walk to local eateries in Portobello.

Other Activities

Boat Tour

Port To Port Harbour Ferry and Wildlife Tours

See albatross, seals and penguins up close in their natural habitats on a wildlife cruise. 

Marine Fishing

Recreational marine fishing on the Otago Peninsula is a common pastime and a huge variety of fish species can be caught off the coast.


Otakou Golf Club, Harington Point Road, Otakou (open to the public)
Tel: +64 3 478 0864
Holes: 8   Par: 72
Length: 5668m


Royal Albatross Colony and Fort Taiaroa

Yellow-Eyed Penguin Trust

Monarch Wildlife Otago Harbour Cruises and Tours

Elm Wildlife Tours

City of Dunedin