Off the beaten path in New Zealand

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Best off the beaten path spots around New Zealand's South Island
Baldwin St, Dunedin, New ZealandBaldwin StDunedin, New ZealandBaldwin Street in Dunedin is considered to be the steepest street in the world. It's worth a visit to walk up for views of the city, but maybe...Tunnel Beach, Dunedin, New ZealandTunnel BeachDunedin, New ZealandTunnel Beach in Dunedin, such a beautiful spot! At the bottom a century ago a wealthy family tunneled through the rock to get to their own private...Signal Hill, Dunedin, New ZealandSignal HillDunedin, New ZealandSignal Hill is probably the best viewpoint in Dunedin. It's a winding crazy drive up through the woods thats remote and beautiful, such a...Olveston Historic Home, Dunedin, New ZealandOlveston Historic HomeDunedin, New ZealandOne thing I loved about Dunedin is all the old houses. Olveston was built around 1900 by the Theomin family and was the family home until the 60's....Moeraki Boulders, Hampden, New ZealandMoeraki BouldersHampden, New ZealandThe Moeraki Boulders are a geological phenomenon in Moeraki between Dunedin and Oamaru. Perfectly round enormous boulders on the beach, they are...Fleurs Place, Moeraki, New ZealandFleurs PlaceMoeraki, New ZealandFleur's Place is the best restaurant in New Zealand, located on Moeraki. You'll likely meet the owner Fleur if you come here, and it's all locally...Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony, Oamaru, New ZealandOamaru Blue Penguin ColonyOamaru, New ZealandIn Oamaru there's a little blue penguin colony where you can pay to see a show and learn about the penguins and watch them come in for the night....Mt Sunday, Ashburton Lakes, New ZealandMt SundayAshburton Lakes, New ZealandMt. Sunday which you might recognize as Edoras in the Lord of the Rings - took them 11 months to build the set here, absolutely epic place! It's a...Akaroa, New ZealandAkaroaNew ZealandIf you visit Akaroa, be sure to take the tourist drive over the mountains towards Lyttelton and Christchurch. Insane road but just stunning scenery...Akaroa, New ZealandAkaroaNew ZealandAkaroa is one of New Zealand's best kept secrets. it's just a stunning part of the country on the Banks Peninsula an hour outside of Christchurch....Colac Bay, New ZealandColac BayNew ZealandCamped for the night at Colac Bay as per Backpacking Matt's suggestion. This is a beautiful completely unknown spot on the south coast of the south...Manapouri, New ZealandManapouriNew ZealandLake Manapouri is the gateway to Doubtful Sound. Much quieter than Milford, especially in winter, it's the perfect base to explore the Fiordland...Mrs Clarks Cafe, Riverton, New ZealandMrs Clarks CafeRiverton, New ZealandMrs. Clark's cafe is located in Riverton in the Deep South, 30km west of Invercargill. One of the oldest towns in New Zealand, it's really quirky...Gillespie Beach, New ZealandGillespie BeachNew Zealand20km outside Fox Glacier is Gillespies Beach, a pebble hardcore beach on the west coast. With big waves and beautiful sunsets, there is a free...Te Anau, New ZealandTe AnauNew ZealandTe Anau is the gateway to Fiordland in the South Island. Instead of heading to Milford or Doubtful Sounds for the day from Queenstown, base...Doubtful Sound, New ZealandDoubtful SoundNew ZealandDoubtful Sound is the 2nd most famous fiord in New Zealand, behind Milford Sound. Overlooked by many, I found it even more incredible than Milford,...Porpoise Bay, Southland, New ZealandPorpoise BaySouthland, New ZealandPorpoise Bay is one of the best and most beautiful spots in the Catlins. Home to a pod of dolphins that swim in the surf and a sea lion or two,...Slope Point, New ZealandSlope PointNew ZealandSlope Point is the southernmost point of the South Island, a 20 minute walk through a sheep pasture to a little lighthouse and a sign marking the...Riverton Rocks, Riverton, New ZealandRiverton RocksRiverton, New ZealandRiverton Rocks area is an awesome part of Riverton, a tiny town 30km west of Invercargill. Totally random place but it has a beautiful blue...Curio Bay, Curio Bay, New ZealandCurio BayCurio Bay, New ZealandCurio Bay is on the other side of Porpoise Bay in the Catlins. It's home to seals and yellow eyed penguins and one of the oldest petrified forests...
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            Great finds on the South Island! You have any recommendations for places to stay in south land? We are living and working in Queenstown right now
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