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Welcome to Cycle the Loop, Otago Harbour

Cycle The Loop around the Otago Harbour and visit some of the best things to do in Dunedin, along the way. What a way to spend a couple of hours, or the whole day!

Hire a bike from local businesses or bring your own.

Take some time to explore local harbourside attractions. Catch the Port To Port Cycle ferry across the harbour and link up with some of the best attractions in Dunedin, all by the waterfront!

Find iconic Dunedin wildlife on a ferry/boat tour, visit the Albatross Centre, or Eco Santuary, explore museums, eat at some of the best cafés and restaurants in Dunedin, visit gift shops or take a picnic to enjoy.

If you are looking to hire a bike, to begin your journey, see services for bike hire options.

If you're looking for a range of exciting and outdoor activities, Cycling The Loop, Otago Harbour is one of the best things to do in Dunedin!

We are here to help you enjoy the local area by providing a selected index of some of the best attractions and eateries nearby.

See the map for the top locations to visit.

Allow a minimum of 2 hours to 'cycle the loop' (Portobello to Port Chalmers, including a 10-minute ferry crossing).

Allow more time to do the activities or stop for photos or food along the way.

(The distance is approx 32 km from Portobello to Port Chalmers.)

For a fun way to get around and track your ride, and other nearby cycle trails, see and install the Great Rides App.

The Maori name for the State Highway 88 trail is Te Ara Moana (The Ocean Path)

The Otago Peninsula trail is Te Awa Ōtākou (The Ocean River).

The whole trail from Port Chalmers to Portobello is Te Aka Ōtākou (The Otago Vine).

See Map