Visit Dunedin



Dunedin, South Island, New Zealand
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Dunedin Overview

Visit Dunedin, a heritage city, where you will find a wide range of accommodation,  Restaurants, Cafés, Arts & Crafts, Attractions and Eco Tours & Cruises
to the Wildlife situated on the Otago Peninsula that is unique in the world.

The Otago Peninsula which lies within the city boundaries has internationally renowned wildlife reserves,
including the rare Royal Albatross breeding ground and Yellow-Eyed & Little Blue Penguin colonies.

Photos of New Zealand including Otago Peninsula Wildlife by Happybirds

Dunedin, New Zealand's oldest city, a university city of Scottish heritage,
possesses a unique combination of cultural riches, fine architecture
and world-famous wildlife reserves on the Otago Peninsula.

Situated on the south-eastern coast of New Zealand's South Island,
Dunedin has a population of around 125,000 and is the main centre
of Otago, a region recognized for its spectacular scenery.

The sheer physical beauty of Dunedin, dramatic bush-covered hills and valleys at the head of a long natural harbour, attracted Maori settlers to the site over four centuries ago.
Then, in 1848, Scottish migrants established the town of Dunedin,
named from the original name of Edinburgh.

Thirteen  years later gold was discovered about 120 kilometers inland, in Central Otago
and the small settlement of Dunedin became the centre for the nation's wealth.
Soaring cathedral spires, a magnificent Flemish-style railway station, fine banks and office blocks,
nineteenth-century Larnach Castle, Olveston Historic House, heritage university buildings
and a neo-gothic convent are among the city's architectural treasures.
More history on Dunedin

Visit the Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Toitū Otago Settlers Museum and
the Otago Museum, where you will find some of the best collections in  New Zealand.

Visit the Dunedin Chinese Garden, a perfect miniature of a traditional Chinese landscape painting.
Spend some time in Dunedin Botanic Gardens.
The Dunedin Botanic Gardens are New Zealand's oldest and were established in 1863.

Take a tour of the Cadbury Chocolate and Speights Beer factories.

Dunedin a coastal city has some fabulous beaches along its coastline, all within easy reach of the city.
Walking and tramping tracks abound around the city suitable for all ages and degrees of fitness.

Scotland in New Zealand
This excellent article on Dunedin was recently published in the Go English Magazine

© Editions Entrefilet/Go English magazine.
Editor-in-Chief: Virginie Ségard.  Author: Charlotte Everitt.  Graphic Designer: Christine Comte
This article is the property of Editions Entrefilet who hold the copyright.
No reproduction of any part may take place without the prior written permission of Editions Entrefilet.

This is a city of many parts, a city that is different...
that is exciting and intriguing...
 Dunedin, the perfect travel destination in New Zealand.

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