Leith Valley Holiday Park and Motels is at the northern end of Dunedin and is ideal for the corporate traveller, leisure traveller, sports group and family groups alike. We have a peaceful sheltered environment, with access to bush walks and glowworm caves.
For the holiday traveller, our accommodation is ideally located to access some of Dunedin's premier attractions. We are situated in a peaceful semi-rural environment and are only a short drive away from the central shopping precinct, including the Meridian Mall, along George Street.
Other premier attractions include The Dunedin Railway Station, The Dunedin Casino, Fortune Theatre, The Regent Theatre, Otago Museum, Otago Early Settlers Museum, Albatross Colony, Larnach's Castle, the new Forsyth Barr covered rugby stadium, Speights Brewery, Farmers' Market, St Clair and St Kilda beaches, NZ Marine Study Centre and Aquarium, Taieri Gorge Railway, Monarch Wildlife Cruises, Orokonui Eco-sanctuary and Olveston Historic Home.
Dunedin also offers a wide range of high-level sporting facilities, all of which are within very close proximity to Leith Valley Holiday Park and Motels, including: The University Oval (cricket) and Caledonian Stadium (soccer and athletics), the New Zealand Sports Institute, the Edgar Sports Centre, Moana Pool, international ice skating and curling rinks, golf clubs, numerous walking, biking and running tracks in close proximity. Take in Otago Peninsula's albatross colony, yellow-eyed penguins or Larnach Castle.
Taieri Gorge Railway
Dunedin Railways specialises in scenic train trips into the spectacular Central Otago Hinterland and up the rugged Otago coast north of Dunedin, New Zealand. The Taieri Gorge Railway and The Seasider train trips offer unique and panoramic views over ever-changing scenery. There are opportunities for photos where the train either slows down or stops for you to disembark. There is a licenced café and bar on board and live commentary on all trips.
Forsyth Barr Stadium
Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin is New Zealand's newest, largest and most versatile indoor events arena and the only permanently covered natural turf stadium on Earth. Real sunlight and real grass inside a modern, world-class facility. Forsyth Barr Stadium is where performances and events truly come to life.
The Royal Albatross Centre is situated at the bottom of Taiaroa Head on the Otago Peninsula. It is the only mainland breeding colony of these massive seabirds in the world.
Natures Wonders Naturally
The Otago Peninsula headland is arguably the most precious wildlife habitat in New Zealand, and has been described by David Bellamy as "one of the finest examples of eco-tourism in the world". Natures Wonders is located right on the forefront of this headland, and is a self-funded conservation effort to ensure that this land is preserved for all future generations to enjoy, by protecting the penguins, fur seals and other wildlife. The excellence of Natures Wonders tours has drawn interest from 28 different documentary film crews and for many visitors it has been the highlight of their New Zealand tour.
Speight's Factory and Brewery Tours
See over 141 years of brewing history as guides take you through an interactive brewery tour. Focus on the history of this Dunedin icon, by exploring the brewery from top to bottom with your guide. Along the way you will learn about all of the ingredients that go into the award-winning brews and hear about the state-of-the-art brewing process used today. The tour ends with a tasting, where you'll get to enjoy samples of the beer as knowledgeable guides talk you through the different styles and flavours in the Speights range.
Discover New Zealand's only castle, built in 1871 by William Larnach, merchant baron and politician, for his beloved first wife Eliza. It took more than 200 workmen 3 years to build the castle shell and master European craftsmen spent a further 12 years embellishing the interior. Larnach spared no expense on his dream home, which features the finest materials from around the world. This castle has plenty of stories and beautiful gardens. Larnach Castle has received numerous national and international accolades.