Flights to Dunedin
The 'Edinburgh of the South', Dunedin is a lively mixture of old and new. If you love nature, history and food, its your kind of place.
Things to do in Dunedin
Nestled between Otago Harbour, the Pacific Ocean and rolling hills, Dunedin has many stories to tell. Its rugged coastline is home to an albatross colony, yellow-eyed penguins, fur seals and other photogenic creatures you don't see every day. And the city itself has a rich history, which can be appreciated through museums and walking tours around extraordinary examples of heritage architecture.
Founded in 1848 by the Lay Church of Scotland, Dunedin grew fast during the Otago gold rush of the 1860s. Lining the main street and throughout the city, you can see the best collection of Edwardian and Victorian architecture in the southern hemisphere - remnants of Dunedin's proud and affluent beginnings. Not far from the city, high on Otago Peninsula, lives Larnach's Castle - a stately home with a fascinating past laced with tragedy and ghosts.
Dunedin's beautiful railway station, built in a Flemish renaissance style, is the most photographed building in New Zealand. Every March it hosts the famous Dunedin iD Fashion Week, which is known for ideas that stand out from other fashion weeks. Sustained by a large population of young people, the city also has an innovative arts scene. The public art gallery in Moray Place has an excellent and diverse collection.
High on the Otago Peninsula lives Larnach's Castle, a stately home with a fascinating past laced with tragedy and ghosts.
The resident student population supports a thriving café culture, so no visit to Dunedin is complete without a visit to Modaks or Capers Café. The choice of bars is also outstanding, mostly all within walking distance of the Octagon. And if you're in Dunedin on a Saturday, catch the farmers’ market down near the railway station. The artisan food stalls are truly tempting.