Dunedin

New Zealand’s Best Kept Secret

Dunedin is a fabulous place with plenty to see and do. Visit Tourism Dunedin for everything you need to know about Dunedin including where to stay, restaurants and cafes, nightlife, fashion, history and architecture.

Much of Dunedin’s prosperity and heritage can be directly attributed to gold. The wealth it provided resulted in many trappings of civilization including New Zealand’s finest architecture.

From cathedrals, churches and civic buildings to private homes, early stone and wooden buildings abound throughout Dunedin giving it an aura of bygone Scotland not found elsewhere in New Zealand.

The Dunedin Botanic Gardens is famous for its rhododendron dell, alpine house, arboretum, herb garden, camellias, a geographic plant collection and the Winter Garden Glasshouse. Another garden well worth a visit is Glenfalloch, a woodland garden on the Otago Peninsula.

The Otago region is renowned for its wildlife. There are many ways to get up close and personal with the many and varied creatures which live here including organised tours. Companies offering tours are Monarch Wildlife Cruises and Tours, the Royal Albatross CentreNature’s Wonders,and the Orokonui Ecosanctuary,

Dunedin has a strong cafe and restaurant culture so there is plenty of choice for eating out: Thai, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Asian, Italian, American (yes, there’s McDonalds!), and other international cuisines vie with ale houses, pubs, cafes and formal European-style restaurants.

Tourism activities based around food are not uncommon here. Cadbury World is a sensation of sight, sense and sound where you can visit a working chocolate factory and sample the products made there. The Speight’s Brewery Tour is an award winning interactive and informative guided tour through an historic working brewery.

Dunedin has many other attractions including New Zealand’s only castle, Larnach Castle, one of Dunedin's premier landmarks.

Dunedin is well supplied with every type of accommodation from backpackers to luxury hotels.