Dunedin’s compact town centre blends the historic and the contemporary, reflected in its alluring museums and tempting bars, cafes and restaurants. Weatherboard houses ranging from stately to ramshackle pepper its hilly suburbs, and bluestone Victorian buildings punctuate the centre. The country’s oldest university provides loads of student energy to sustain thriving theatre, live-music and after-dark scenes.
Dunedin is an easy city in which to while away a few days, and many travellers find themselves staying here longer than expected as they recover from the buzz of Queenstown. The wildlife-viewing opportunities of the Otago Peninsula are also nearby.
Dunedin destination guides
Otago Rail Trail Classic
Ride New Zealand's most iconic cycling path along the old Central Otago branch railway line
Otago Rail Trail Explorer
Soak in the history and landscapes of the Otago Rail Trail on this relaxed cycling itinerary