first_imgDUNEDINPre-match jaunt – Otago Rail TrailA unique walking, cycling and horse riding track following the route of an historic railway line. It’s 150km long in total but you can go for as short or long as you like. Highlights include Taieri Gorge, art deco buildings at Ranfurly, ‘big sky’ vistas and several country pubs serving local brews. 90 minute drive from Dunedin.Dropkick the hangover – Leith Saddle Track LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS An exhilarating (that means steep!) walk up for panoramic views across the city and beyond. It’s a 20-minute drive from the city centre.Cool Campsite – Purakaunui BayRugged camping below cliffs and near a stunning waterfall. There’s good surfing and a nature reserve nearby too. It’s two hours south of Dunedin – but worth the trip!center_img Back to natureDunedin is wildlife central, with the nearby Otago Peninsula home to seals, sealions, penguins and the only mainland albatross colony anywhere in the world. To get a glimpse of some of NZ’s unique land birds, head to Orokonui Ecosanctuary, which is a 30-minute drive/train journey.last_img