Known as the Edinburgh of New Zealand, Dunedin wears it’s Scottish heritage with pride. It’s tucked into a sheltered harbour on the east coast of the South Island. Dunedin is renowned for its wildlife and distinctly quirky character.
2½ hour drive from Invercargill
3½ hour drive from Queenstown
4¾ hour drive from Christchurch
2 hour flight from Auckland and 1½ hour flight from Wellington
Dunedin has a full range of accommodation from the 5 star luxury hotels to friendly meet the local B+B accommodation. Some of our favourite places to stay include:
Distinction Hotel Dunedin
Scenic Hotel Southern Cross
Kingsgate Hotel Dunedin
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SEE + DO
Whether you're visiting for a couple of days or a week, the see + do activities below will help you to make the most of your Dunedin visit.
Visit New Zealand’s only castle - Larnach Castle & learn the story of the castle’s founding family
Take a guided tour through one of Dunedin’s most iconic breweries, Speight’s Brewery and finish with a sampling of “hero” beers
Check out the Spectacular views of Dunedin and the Otago Peninsula on the scenic railway route between Dunedin and Waitati.
Explore the city of Dunedin with a knowledgeable local guide who takes you to points of interest where you can stop and have a look around.
Visit Dunedin Botanic Garden, New Zealand's first botanic garden, home to over 7,000 different plant species.
Marvel at the mammoth Royal Albatross close up at the Royal Albatross Centre. This is the world's only mainland breeding colony of royal albatross.
Join a “ Small City Big Walls “ Art trail around the old buildings in Dunedin
Dip into the past at Toitu Otago Settlers Museum.
Tootle through the 1870’s tunnel to Tunnel Beach for some truly spectacular scenery .
Fill your basket with goodies at Otago Farmers Market – voted the best market of its kind in New Zealand.