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Otago Harbour Activities

Please see the map for details on locations. There are many places to picnic and public toilets on route. Electric bike charging stations are marked on the map.

Portobello Heritage Trail

Portobello Heritage Trail

The Portobello Heritage Trail is a free self-guided trail with signposted points of interest and history. A free map of the heritage trail can be collected from the Port To Port Cruises and Wildlife Tours boatshed office on the main road of Portobello.

Wildlife

Wildlife

Wildlife can be spotted along the way. Cormorants, terns, wading birds and swans are always present on the harbour.

Tidal inlets give plentiful viewing opportunities for those wanting to get close to birds and to get away from the main road.

Tours are available from Portobello to see albatross, seals and other sea birds by boat tour.

Gift Shops

Gift Shops

Gift shops on both sides of the harbour sell locally made and some handcrafted goods.

Eating and Drinking

Eating and Drinking

Cafés and restaurants will give cyclists the opportunity to stop for ice cream, coffee or a meal.

Get Active

Get Active

Golf, bike hire, kayaking, horse riding tours and many other activities are located nearby for those wishing to turn their cycling adventure into a full day activity.

Museums

Museums

There are museums at Portobello and Port Chalmers which are affordable to enter and browse. They showcase local artifacts and information. Please see Otago Peninsula Museum and Port Chalmers Museum for details, hours and prices.