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Dunedin is one of the world’s great small cities, with beautifully preserved Victorian and Edwardian architecture that oozes charm and character.

Renowned for its unique wildlife, the city stretches around a beautiful harbour sheltered by the Otago Peninsula. It’s home to rare yellow eyed penguins and the world’s only mainland breeding colony of royal albatross.

The best of Dunedin:

  • Spot wildlife – Your clients can see unique and rare animals up close in New Zealand’s wildlife capital. Northern royal albatross, yellow-eyed penguins and little blue penguins nest, while New Zealand fur seals and sea lions bask on the rocks.
  • Step back in time – Dunedin is steeped in heritage, which can be witnessed at the Toitū Otago Settlers Museum, Olveston historic house and Larnach Castle, New Zealand’s only castle. Make sure you recommend your clients check out Dunedin Railway Station – it’s one of New Zealand’s most photographed buildings.
  • Cuisine scene – Dunedin is a city that celebrates individuality and this is reflected in the local flavours, from homegrown produce and delicacies at the local farmer’s market to award-winning restaurants. Craft beer fans will enjoy the Emersons and Speights Brewery tours, both well-established local brew houses.
  • Scenic train journeys – suggest your clients hop aboard a Dunedin Railways trip through the majestic Taieri Gorge or along the coast on the Seasider, for jaw-dropping views of the Dunedin hinterland.

Further information

Videos on the region and other New Zealand regions
Dunedin Regional Tourism Organisation (Dunedin Tourism)
Find an i-SITES Visitor Information Centre
www.newzealand.com (Dunedin)

Climate & Weather:



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