in Dunedin City of Otago, New Zealand
- Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
- -45.817 and 170.717 (Lat./Lng.)
- Coordinates by Time:
- S -45° 49' 0" and E 170° 43' 0"
- Currency and Currency Code:
- Dollar - NZD
- Spoken languages:
- English, Maori
- Local electricity:
- 230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
- Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
- 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
- Local Time: 07:11 PM (Thursday)
- Timezone: Pacific/Auckland
- UTC/GMT offset: 12 hours
- Sunrise and Sunset:
- 8:19 am and 5:00 pm
- Antipode Coordinates:
- 43.687 and -8.041 (Lat./Lng.)
- Closest place to antipode coordinates:
- This place on Wikipedia
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Otakou in Dunedin City (Otago) is a place in New Zealand about 373 mi (or 600 km) south-west of Wellington, the country's capital city.
Current time in Otakou is now 07:11 PM (Thursday). The local timezone is named Pacific / Auckland with an UTC offset of 12 hours. We know of 9 airports near Otakou, of which one is a larger airport. The closest airport in New Zealand is Dunedin Airport in a distance of 26 mi (or 42 km), West. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).
While being here, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Dunedin, Invercargill, Christchurch, Greymouth and Blenheim. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info. Let's start with some photos from the area.
Local weather forecast
Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 9°C / 49 °F
|Morning Temperature||11°C / 52 °F|
|Evening Temperature||9°C / 47 °F|
|Night Temperature||10°C / 50 °F|
|Chance of rainfall||0%|
|Air Pressure||1034.2 hPa|
|Wind Speed||Gentle Breeze with 7 km/h (4 mph) from South-East|
|Cloud Conditions||Broken clouds, covering 52% of sky|
|General Conditions||Broken clouds|
Friday, 28th of June 2019
9°C (48 °F)
9°C (48 °F)
Overcast clouds, light breeze.
Saturday, 29th of June 2019
9°C (48 °F)
8°C (46 °F)
Overcast clouds, gentle breeze.
Sunday, 30th of June 2019
8°C (46 °F)
9°C (49 °F)
Overcast clouds, light breeze.
Videos from this area
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Elm Wildlife Tours HQ
Promotional video for Elm Wildlife Tours created by James and Clive from Destination Content.
Can recommend this place to everybody but particularly to late teens, early 20s, not boring, fabulous. Plenty to do, plenty to see, and great food...and cheap.
HOLIDAY IN NEW ZEALAND with father
We have been in Dunedin New Zealand for a week and have a wonderful time.
South Island Holiday
Hi, wir sind gerade auf der Suedinsel und reisen durch die Gegend. Vermisse euch!
Otago Peninsula Easter 2015
A short video of our family vacation spot. The Crib as most people would affectionately call it. Love this spot on the harbor.
Natures Wonders Argo All Terrain Vehicle Ride
The moon buggy like, American built Argo 6 seater ATV vehicles can go up and down impossibly steep, rough and muddy tracks. In addition to this it is amphibious. At Natures Wonders visitor...
Northern Royal Albatross
Albatrosses normally nest on remote storm-bound islands, to have these large, conspicuous birds nest near a city is almost unheard of! Taiaroa Head in Dunedin is the only mainland breeding...
Little Blue Penguins - Natures Wonders Tour - New Zealand
Little Blue Penguins nesting found through the Natures Wonders Tour in Dunedin, New Zealand.
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Attractions and noteworthy things
Distances are based on the centre of the city/town and sightseeing location. This list contains brief abstracts about monuments, holiday activities, national parcs, museums, organisations and more from the area as well as interesting facts about the region itself. Where available, you'll find the corresponding homepage. Otherwise the related wikipedia article.
The Otago Peninsula is a long, hilly indented finger of land that forms the easternmost part of Dunedin, New Zealand. Volcanic in origin, it forms one wall of the eroded valley that now forms Otago Harbour. The peninsula lies south-east of Otago Harbour and runs parallel to the mainland for 20 km, with a maximum width of 9 km. It is joined to the mainland at the south-west end by a narrow isthmus about 1.5 km wide.
Portobello, New Zealand
Portobello is a village beside the Otago Harbour halfway along the Otago Peninsula in Dunedin City, New Zealand. It lies at the foot of a small peninsula (Portobello Peninsula) between Portobello Bay and Latham Bay. Like scores of Dunedin features, it was named after a locality, Portobello, in Edinburgh Scotland. At the end of Portobello Peninsula sits a marine research station, the Portobello Marine Laboratory, which is part of the University of Otago.
Otago Harbour is the natural harbour of Dunedin, New Zealand, consisting of a long, much-indented stretch of generally navigable water separating the Otago Peninsula from the mainland. They join at its southwest end, 21 km from the harbour mouth. It is home to Dunedins deep water port facilities on its western shores in the suburb of Port Chalmers.
Port Chalmers is a suburb and the main port of the city of Dunedin, New Zealand, with a population of 3,000. Port Chalmers lies ten kilometres inside Otago Harbour, some 15 kilometres northeast from Dunedin's city centre. Much of Port Chalmers is located on a small hilly peninsula, at the northern end of which is a large reclaimed area which is now the site of Dunedin's container port.
The settlement of Otakou lies within the boundaries of the city of Dunedin, New Zealand. It is located 25 kilometres from the city centre at the eastern end of Otago Peninsula, close to the entrance of Otago Harbour.
Larnach Castle (also referred to as "Larnach's Castle"), is an imposing mansion on the ridge of the Otago Peninsula within the limits of the city of Dunedin, New Zealand, close to the small settlement of Pukehiki. It is one of a few houses of this scale in New Zealand. The house and its grounds are regularly open to the public.
Quarantine Island / Kamau Taurua
Quarantine Island/Kamau Taurua is the largest island in Otago Harbour, close to the city of Dunedin, New Zealand. The island covers an area of 15 hectares, and is mainly a publicly accessible recreation reserve. The major buildings on the island are listed with the New Zealand Historic Places Trust and owned by the St Martin Island Community. The island served as the quarantine station for Otago from 1863 until 1924.
The Aramoana massacre was a spree shooting that occurred on 13 November 1990 in the small seaside township of Aramoana, New Zealand. Resident David Gray, a 33-year-old unemployed man, began indiscriminately shooting people in the township with a scoped semi-automatic rifle, after a verbal dispute with his next-door neighbour.
Aramoana, also known as "The Spit" to locals, is a small coastal settlement, 27 kilometres north of Dunedin city, in the South Island of New Zealand. The settlement's permanent population in 2001 Census was 261. Supplementing this are seasonal visitors from the city who occupy cribs. The name Aramoana is Maori for "pathway to the sea".
Taiaroa Head is a headland at the end of the Otago Peninsula in New Zealand, overlooking the mouth of the Otago Harbour. It lies within the city limits of Dunedin. The nearest settlement, Otakou, lies three kilometres to the south. The cape is home to a lighthouse, built in 1864, and a colony of over 100 Northern Royal Albatrosses, which established itself in 1919 - the only such colony on an inhabited mainland. There is also the Royal Albatross Centre.
Portobello Marine Laboratory
The Portobello Marine Laboratory is located on the end of a short peninsula close to the township of Portobello, within the limits of the city of Dunedin in New Zealand's South Island. It is run as part of the University of Otago, the main campus of which is 23 kilometres to the southwest in Dunedin's main urban area. The laboratory is New Zealand and Oceania's oldest established marine research facility and was opened on 13 January 1904. Originally proposed by leading naturalist G.M.
Cape Saunders is a prominent headland on the Pacific Ocean coast of the Otago Peninsula in New Zealand's South Island. It is home to the Cape Saunders Lighthouse. The Cape was named by Captain James Cook in 1770, in honour of Sir Charles Saunders, under whom Cook had served in Canada.
Long Beach, New Zealand
This article is about the settlement in Otago. For the Canterbury locality, see Longbeach, New Zealand. Long Beach, known in Māori as Warauwerawera, is a small coastal settlement in Otago, New Zealand comprising approximately 100 homes. Many of the sections were initially auctioned in October 1922 for a pound deposit. It is located within the city limits of Dunedin, and lies 15 kilometres northeast of the city centre, between Blueskin Bay and the mouth of the Otago Harbour.
The settlement of Harington Point (often incorrectly spelt Harrington Point) lies within the boundaries of the city of Dunedin, New Zealand. It is located at the northeastern end of Otago Peninsula, close to the entrance of Otago Harbour.
Orokonui Ecosanctuary, called Te Korowai o Mihiwaka in Māori, is an ecological island wildlife reserve being developed by the Otago Natural History Trust in the Orokonui Valley near Waitati, New Zealand, 20 km to the north of central Dunedin.
Holy Trinity Church, Port Chalmers
Holy Trinity Church is an Anglican church in Port Chalmers, New Zealand. The church building is constructed in volcanic stone and has some fine stained glass, and is listed as a Category I Historic Place. With St Barnabas Church, Warrington, Holy Trinity Church is part of the Port Chalmers-Warrington Parish of the Anglican Diocese of Dunedin, New Zealand.
Portobello School (Dunedin)
Portobello School is a New Zealand primary school located on Harington Point Road, Portobello, on the Otago Peninsula. The school has from year 1 to year 8. The school has 88 students, 4 classrooms, a library, 2 playgrounds (junior and senior) with a new senior playground opened at the 150th reunion on Labour weekend 2007, swimming pool, large grounds and a native tree reserve. The school covers the area from Portobello to Otakou.
Sandfly Bay is a sandy bay with large dunes, located on the eastern side of the Otago Peninsula, New Zealand, 15 km east of central Dunedin. The bay is accessed from Seal Point Road or a walking track from Sandymount. At the northeastern end of the bay the Department of Conservation (DOC) has constructed wooden hides for the public and DOC staff to view Yellow-eyed Penguin, Megadyptes antipodes, activity without disturbance.
Sandymount, New Zealand
Sandymount is the name of a prominent hill on Otago Peninsula, in the southeastern South Island of New Zealand. It is 13 kilometres east of the city centre of Dunedin, close to the northeastern end of Sandfly Bay, and rises to a height of 312 metres. The eastern side of the hill meets the Pacific Ocean in a series of high cliffs and chasms, some of which are among the largest in New Zealand. Prominent among these are Lover's Leap and The Chasm, the former of which is 224 metres high.
Goat Island / Rakiriri
Goat Island / Rakiriri is an island in Otago Harbour in Otago, in the southern South Island of New Zealand. It is located between Port Chalmers and Portobello, to the northeast of Dunedin's city centre. It has one of New Zealand's dual placenames. The Maori language portion Rakiriri means "Angry sky". The second-largest island in the harbour, Goat Island covers 4.5 hectares, and is located to the northwest of the larger Quarantine Island/Kamau Taurua.
Broad Bay, New Zealand
The settlement of Broad Bay is located on the Otago Harbour coast of Otago Peninsula, in the South Island of New Zealand. It is administered as part of the city of Dunedin, and is technically a suburb of that city, though its isolation and semi-rural nature make it appear as a settlement in its own right. Broad Bay is 13 kilometres to the east of the city centre, but due to the shape of the peninsula's coastline, the heart of the city cannot be seen from Broad Bay.
Sawyers Bay is a suburb of the New Zealand city of Dunedin. It is located 3 kilometres to the southwest of Port Chalmers in a wide valley on the shore of Mussel Bay, 13 kilometres to the northeast of Dunedin city centre. The bay, an indentation in the northeast coast of Otago Harbour, lies between the two rocky headlands of Port Chalmers in the east and Roseneath in the west. The South Island Main Trunk rail line and State Highway 88 run along the shore of the bay.
Victory Beach is located on the Pacific Ocean coast of the Otago Peninsula, in the South Island of New Zealand, 24 kilometres by road from Dunedin city centre. The longest beach on the peninsula, Victory Beach is located northeast of the entrance to Papanui Inlet and stretches for 3.5 kilometres. It is backed by a series of high sand dunes. The beach's name derives from the wreck of the SS Victory on the beach in 1861. The beach and headlands to the north and south form Wickliffe Bay.
Roseneath is a small suburb of the New Zealand city of Dunedin, located on the northwestern shore of Otago Harbour, 12 kilometres to the northeast of Dunedin city centre. It is situated between Saint Leonards and Port Chalmers on a rocky promontory of the same name which juts 0.6 kilometres into the harbour between Sawyers Bay and Blanket Bay. The suburb and promontory are likely to have been named from the similar location of Rosneath in Scotland.
Pukehiki is a small locality on Otago Peninsula, within the city of Dunedin in the South Island of New Zealand. It is located on the ridge which runs along the centre of the peninsula, 8 kilometres from Dunedin city centre, at a junction between Highcliff Road, which runs along the peninsula's ridge, and Castlewood Road, which descends to Company Bay on the shore of the Otago Harbour.