Dunedin's historic railway station
Dunedin
Historic railway station, Dunedin

By David Wall

The Chinese Garden in Dunedin.
Dunedin
Chinese Garden., Dunedin

By Chris McLennan

The University of Otago in Dunedin is New Zealand's oldest university.
Dunedin
Historic architecture, Dunedin

By Tourism Dunedin

Dunedin is the best kept secret in the South Island of New Zealand.
Dunedin
South, New Zealand

By Dunedin NZ

First Church is a fine example of gothic architecture in Dunedin.
Dunedin
First Church, Dunedin

By Tourism Dunedin

The Royal Albatross Colony at Taiaroa Head, on the tip of the Otago Peninsula.
Dunedin
Taiaroa Head, Dunedin

By The Royal Albatross Centre

Mountain biking in Dunedin
Dunedin
Mountain biking in Dunedin, New Zealand

By Derek Morrison

Cycle the Otago Peninsula
Dunedin
Otago Peninsula, Dunedin

By Tourism Dunedin

Dunedin

Dunedin is a region of unique landscapes and fascinating cultural history. Enjoy getting close to rare wildlife and soaking up the quirky city vibe.

Known as the Edinburgh of New Zealand, Dunedin is the country's city of the south, wearing its Scottish heritage with pride. Surrounded by dramatic hills and at the foot of a long, picturesque harbour, Dunedin is one of the best-preserved Victorian and Edwardian cities in the Southern Hemisphere. The accommodation is good and plentiful; the nightlife buzzes with funky bars and delicious restaurants and the natural attractions are unique and fascinating.

Don't miss a drive up the Otago Peninsula - the views are endless and the beaches are beautifully rugged. Nestled at the foot of Taiaroa Head is the Royal Albatross Centre, the only place in the world on the mainland where you can view Northern Royal Albatross in their natural habitat. On Dunedin’s doorstep you will also find incredible wildlife including the world’s rarest penguin colonies.

Head further south, and you join the Southern Scenic Route, a must-do of the South Island that follows the wild coast down to Invercargill and then north-west to Manapouri and Te Anau.

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