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Dunedin - Character and Culture Close to Nature

A world away from big cities and all that they bring lies a small, thriving city set amidst a magical landscape edged by the sea. Here the streets hum vibrantly with colour and culture, and the beauty of nature can still be found - everywhere. It is a city of rare charm.

An historic university city, Dunedin spreads around a sheltered habour. The Victorian and Edwardian spires and towers of notable, neo-Gothic buildings and stately homes punctuate Dunedin's cityscape. The city centre is compact, with a surprising array of kerbside cafes, high quality local craft, art, jewellery and fashion design outlets.

The city is renowned for its proximity to incredible wildlife. The Otago Peninsula, a brief drive from the city centre, is home to a colony of the world's rarest penguins, the only mainland breeding colony of the royal albatross, rare New Zealand sea lions and the magnificent Larnach Castle. A world of recreational opportunities awaits the active at heart.

Wherever you stay, you'll experience the southern hospitality that is unique to Dunedin. Visitors to the region speak enthusiastically of its atmosphere and quality experiences. And that's the secret that ensures they will return. Always.

Some highlights include:

  • Brighton
  • Tunnel Beach Track (1hr return)
  • Surf City - quality surf breaks and diverse landscapes
  • Footing It - a mecca for walkers, with heritage, scenic and architectural hotspots
  • Dunedin Botanic Garden
  • St Clair
  • Otago Peninsula
  • Sandfly Bay (1hr return)
  • Sandymount
  • Allans Beach (5 min to the beach)
  • Heyward Point Track (2hr return)
  • Outram Glen to Lee Stream Walk (3hr return)

Information Centres:
  • Dunedin i-SITE Visitor Centre

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