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One of Otago Peninsula’s least visited true beaches, Boulders is the final destination on a track called Paradise. Whether it lives up to that – well, that’s up to you; it’s a wild dark place crouching beneath scooped out cliffs on the Peninsula’s East Coast and one of the first to lose the sun.


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Middlemarch

One hour’s drive west of the city the open valley of the Strath Taieri awaits you– classic inland Otago country with one or two unexpected features amongst the thistley plains, one-street towns and massive skies.

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We race the sun out to Aramoana’s tiny settlement (261 at last count) known locally as ‘the Spit’ on the distant East coast, hoping to arrive before the yellow-eyed penguins make their dawn run across the beach. Jumping out at the carpark, we hesitate.

The sky’s incredible colour is silhouetting the lighthouse atop Tairoa Heads across the harbour, and we just have to capture it…

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