Otakou
in Dunedin City of Otago, New Zealand

How to get there and get around
Location Summary
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: 08:24 PM (Wednesday)
Timezone: Pacific/Auckland
UTC/GMT offset: 12 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
7:27 am and 5:53 pm
Antipode Coordinates:
43.687 and -8.041 (Lat./Lng.)
Closest place to antipode coordinates:
Cerbo
References
This place on Wikipedia
This place on Geonames.org

Discover Otakou

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 08:24 PM (Wednesday). 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: 8°C / 47 °F

Morning Temperature 9°C / 48 °F
Evening Temperature 8°C / 46 °F
Night Temperature 8°C / 47 °F
Chance of rainfall 0%
Air Humidity 77%
Air Pressure 983.6 hPa
Wind Speed Gentle Breeze with 7 km/h (4 mph) from South
Cloud Conditions Broken clouds, covering 74% of sky
General Conditions Light rain

Thursday, 22nd of August 2019

8°C (46 °F)
8°C (47 °F)
Sky is clear, light breeze, clear sky.

Friday, 23rd of August 2019

7°C (45 °F)
10°C (50 °F)
Light rain, fresh breeze, broken clouds.

Saturday, 24th of August 2019

8°C (47 °F)
9°C (48 °F)
Light rain, gentle breeze, few clouds.

Videos from this area

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Elm Wildlife Tours HQ

Published: August 03, 2012
Length: 07:47 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: elmtours

Promotional video for Elm Wildlife Tours created by James and Clive from Destination Content.


new zealand trip

Published: March 16, 2009
Length: 30:11 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: PureNZHaveYourSay

Hi All Having a great time here in New Zealand.


NZ Vacation

Published: March 16, 2009
Length: 40:29 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: PureNZHaveYourSay

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

Published: March 16, 2009
Length: 14:26 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: PureNZHaveYourSay

We have been in Dunedin New Zealand for a week and have a wonderful time.


Nz Holiday

Published: March 16, 2009
Length: 53:01 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: PureNZHaveYourSay

Hi, we are having a great time in New Zealand, hope you get to visit it one day as well.


South Island Holiday

Published: March 16, 2009
Length: 25:10 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: PureNZHaveYourSay

Hi, wir sind gerade auf der Suedinsel und reisen durch die Gegend. Vermisse euch!


Otago Peninsula Easter 2015

Published: April 14, 2015
Length: 05:09 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: vagas88

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

Published: March 16, 2012
Length: 37:13 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Pullisto

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

Published: July 31, 2012
Length: 44:29 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Dunedin NZ

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

Published: May 23, 2013
Length: 00:50 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Chris Warmann

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.

Otago Peninsula

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.

Located at -45.8583, 170.65 (Lat. / Lng.), about 4 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Otago Peninsula, Volcanoes of New Zealand, Visitor attractions in Dunedin, Tombolos

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.

Located at -45.8398, 170.651 (Lat. / Lng.), about 4 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Populated places in the Otago Region, Otago Peninsula, Suburbs of Dunedin

Otago Harbour

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.

Located at -45.8167, 170.65 (Lat. / Lng.), about 3 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Geography of the Otago Region, Geography of Dunedin, Otago Peninsula, Ports and harbours of New Zealand, Volcanoes of New Zealand, Shield volcanoes, Volcanic calderas of New Zealand, Submarine calderas, Miocene volcanoes, Extinct volcanoes

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.

Located at -45.8178, 170.619 (Lat. / Lng.), about 5 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Suburbs of Dunedin, Populated places in the Otago Region, Ports and harbours of New Zealand, Port cities in New Zealand, Port Chalmers

Otakou

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.

Located at -45.8167, 170.717 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Populated places in the Otago Region, Otago Peninsula

Larnach Castle

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.

Located at -45.8617, 170.627 (Lat. / Lng.), about 5 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Castles in New Zealand, Houses in New Zealand, Buildings and structures in Dunedin, Otago Peninsula, Scottish baronial architecture, NZHPT Category I listings in the Otago Region, History of Dunedin, Robert Lawson buildings, Visitor attractions in Dunedin, Reportedly haunted locations in New Zealand, Gardens in New Zealand, Museums in Dunedin, Historic house museums in New Zealand

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.

Located at -45.8282, 170.633 (Lat. / Lng.), about 4 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Islands of New Zealand, Geography of Dunedin, Port Chalmers

Aramoana massacre

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.

Located at -45.7775, 170.703 (Lat. / Lng.), about 3 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
1990 in New Zealand, Deaths by firearm in New Zealand, History of the Otago Region, Mass murder in 1990, Massacres in New Zealand, Murder in New Zealand, Spree shootings in New Zealand

Aramoana

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".

Located at -45.7833, 170.7 (Lat. / Lng.), about 2 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Populated places in the Otago Region, Spits of New Zealand

Taiaroa Head

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.

Located at -45.7748, 170.728 (Lat. / Lng.), about 3 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Otago Peninsula, Forts in New Zealand, Headlands of New Zealand, Visitor attractions in Dunedin, Protected areas of the Otago Region

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.

Located at -45.8276, 170.641 (Lat. / Lng.), about 4 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Otago Peninsula, University of Otago, Buildings and structures in Dunedin

Cape Saunders

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.

Located at -45.8735, 170.735 (Lat. / Lng.), about 4 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Headlands of New Zealand, Otago Peninsula

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.

Located at -45.75, 170.633 (Lat. / Lng.), about 6 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Populated places in the Otago Region

Harington Point

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.

Located at -45.7834, 170.724 (Lat. / Lng.), about 2 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Otago Peninsula, Forts in New Zealand, Suburbs of Dunedin, Populated places in the Otago Region

Orokonui Ecosanctuary

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.

Located at -45.7765, 170.605 (Lat. / Lng.), about 6 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Protected areas of the Otago Region, Nature reserves in New Zealand, Wildlife sanctuaries of New Zealand

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.

Located at -45.8162, 170.624 (Lat. / Lng.), about 4 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
NZHPT Category I listings in the Otago Region, Places of worship in Dunedin, Anglican churches in New Zealand, Port Chalmers

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.

Located at -45.8381, 170.657 (Lat. / Lng.), about 3 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Educational institutions established in 1857, Primary schools in New Zealand, Schools in Dunedin, Otago Peninsula

Sandfly Bay

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.

Located at -45.896, 170.647 (Lat. / Lng.), about 6 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Otago Peninsula, Bays of New Zealand

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.

Located at -45.8912, 170.672 (Lat. / Lng.), about 6 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Mountains of the Otago Region, Otago Peninsula

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.

Located at -45.8245, 170.626 (Lat. / Lng.), about 4 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Uninhabited islands of New Zealand, Geography of the Otago Region, Important Bird Areas of New Zealand, Port Chalmers

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.

Located at -45.85, 170.617 (Lat. / Lng.), about 5 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Suburbs of Dunedin, Otago Peninsula, Populated places in the Otago Region

Sawyers 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.

Located at -45.8187, 170.602 (Lat. / Lng.), about 6 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Suburbs of Dunedin, Populated places in New Zealand, Port Chalmers

Victory Beach

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.

Located at -45.8425, 170.732 (Lat. / Lng.), about 2 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Beaches of the Otago Region, Otago Peninsula

Roseneath, Otago

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.

Located at -45.8275, 170.6 (Lat. / Lng.), about 6 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Suburbs of Dunedin, Port Chalmers

Pukehiki

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.

Located at -45.8757, 170.623 (Lat. / Lng.), about 6 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Populated places in the Otago Region, Otago Peninsula, Suburbs of Dunedin

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