Set between rolling hills and rugged coastline, Dunedin is Otago’s largest city and popular for its unique combination of the bustling Otago University, well-preserved architectural heritage and exotic wildlife. The city wears its Scottish heritage with great pride; you'll see haggis and bagpipes brought out for civic occasions. The nightlife buzzes with funky bars and restaurants, with the student population injecting an unmissable energetic vibe.Incredible sub-Antarctic wildlife experiences, including Yellow Eyed Penguins, lie on the city’s doorstep, in the Otago Peninsula, making it a nature lover's paradise.

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Cool facts

  • Dunedin is the Celtic name for Edinburgh.
  • Otago Peninsula is the only mainland breeding colony of the Northern Royal Albatross.
  • Dunedin Railway Station is the most photographed building in New Zealand.

Must do's

  • Take a tour of the Speights Brewery, producing the “Pride of the South” famous ale since 1876.
  • Catch the Taieri Gorge Railway for an excursion around the region and an insight into its gold mining heritage.
  • Walk up Baldwin St, the world’s steepest residential street.
  • Check out the heritage buildings in the city; Dunedin Railway Station, St Paul’s Cathedral and University of Otago to name a few.
  • Take a cruise on the Otago Peninsula to see albatross, seals, blue penguins, cormorants and other interesting creatures.

Dunedin Accommodation

  • Aaron Lodge TOP 10 Holiday Park

    Aaron Lodge TOP 10 Holiday Park, Dunedin Holiday Parks & Camping Grounds

    Aaron Lodge Top 10 Holiday Park & Motels offers Qualmark 4-star Holiday Park and 3-star plus Motel accommodation in Kaikorai Valley,...

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  • Leith Valley Holiday Park

    Leith Valley Holiday Park, Dunedin Holiday Parks & Camping Grounds

    Lyn & Terry would like to thank you for your custom over the last 13years and hope the new owners John & Beryl Aubrey injoy operating the park...

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  • Alcala Motel

    Alcala Motel, Dunedin Motels & Motor Lodges

    Alcala Motor Lodge offers affordable motor lodge accommodation in Dunedin. Accommodation consists of 23 fully self-contained, luxury units with...

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  • Carisbrook Motel

    Carisbrook Motel, Dunedin Motels & Motor Lodges

    Carisbrook Motel offers affordable Qualmark 3-star Self-contained & Serviced motel accommodation in Dunedin. Accommodation consists of 9 ground floor...

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  • Garden Motel

    Garden Motel, Dunedin Motels & Motor Lodges

    Garden Motel is a Qualmark 3-star plus Motel in Dunedin. Accommodation consists of 16 well appointed units ranging from small studio units to 2...

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  • Commodore Motels & Apartments

    Commodore Motels & Apartments, Dunedin Serviced Apartments Accommodation

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Dunedin Activites

  • Elm Wildlife Tours

    Elm Wildlife Tours, Dunedin Eco Tours & Natural Attractions

    Numerous spectacular areas are visited during our tours, the most stunning being our conservation area where excellent close-up viewing of penguins,...

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  • Olveston Historic Home

    Olveston Historic Home, Dunedin Culture & Heritage

    Capture an intimate glimpse of the Dunedin lifestyle in the Edwardian era and take a stroll in our delightful English-New Zealand garden. Six...

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  • Cadbury World

    Cadbury World, Dunedin Family Attractions

    Visit Dunedin's tastiest tourist attraction - Cadbury World will delight chocolate lovers of all ages! Start in the Visitors Centre where you can...

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  • Penguin Place

    Penguin Place, Dunedin Family Attractions

    The Yellow-eyed Penguin is one of the rarest and most endangered penguins in the world. Penguin Place is a private conservation reserve dedicated to...

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  • Taieri Gorge Railway from Dunedin

    Taieri Gorge Railway from Dunedin, Dunedin Tours and Sightseeing

    A highlight of your visit to Dunedin is a trip on the Taieri Gorge Railway – one of the world’s great train trips and one...

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  • Dunedin Shore Excursion: Coastal Train and Olveston House

    Dunedin Shore Excursion: Coastal Train and Olveston House, Dunedin Tours and Sightseeing

    Looking for a relaxing shore excursion in Dunedin? Look no more!On this full-day shore excursion you will Experience the magnificent scenery of the...

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