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.