A 3 night itinerary is a great way to enjoy much of what the Retreat has to offer as well as the chance to take in some of the nearby short drive destinations.
Day 1 and 2 – see 2 night stay itinerary
After having relaxed and wound down at the Retreat yesterday, today is a good opportunity to head to Cascade Creeks closest city, Dunedin and enjoy its sights and activities. Just 50 minutes from Cascade Creek, Dunedins city centre and the Otago peninsula has a plethora of things to do… it is likely you could need more than one day there to enjoy it all!
Highly recommended Dunedin tourist attractions include…
Larnach Castle & Gardens
If you love New Zealand antiques, carved ceilings, castles, stunning views and beautiful gardens then a visit to historic Larnach Castle is a must! New Zealand’s only castle boasts spectacular tower views and a Garden of International Significance where you can meander through 9 different gardens before enjoying a refreshment break in the Ballroom cafe.
Take a tour with Elim Wildlife Tours or Monarch Wildlife Cruises to view this spectacular region and wildlife. View the Royal Albatross, penguins, seals and bird life galore!
Royal Albatross Centre
Located on the tip of the Otago Peninsula at Taiaroa Head, this is the only mainland-breeding colony for any albatross species within the Southern Hemisphere. View the informative wildlife displays and enjoy a guided tour.
Speight’s Brewery Heritage Tour
The Speight’s Brewery is truly an Otago icon and this 90 minute our of a working brewery and heritage centre is a “must see” for any visitor to the Otago region. Of course at the end of your informative and interactive tour you can enjoy the range of beers in the private Heritage Bar!
Otago Settlers Museum
Established in 1898, the museum is considered one of the country’s most significant social history museums. Learn about the indigenous Maori, Chinese goldfield workers and other migrant groups. We suggest you pre-arrange a guided tour.
A well known meeting place with the locals in the heart of the city, this is where you will find plenty of ‘top-notch’ bars and cafes or just sit on the grassy bank and enjoy the bustle of the inner city.