Dunedin is a small town with the perfect mix of the historical and the contemporary styles which are evident all over the city. The museums in Dunedin are a must-visit, the cafes are irresistible, restaurants offer mouthwatering food and the nightlife entices you into the perfect fun ending to a day of sightseeing. And your visit wouldn’t be complete without a wildlife tour. You can book a visit to the adjacent Otago peninsular region so see the indigenous animals in their natural habitat, for a wildlife tour. Dunedin is the perfect respite from the busy life in Queenstown and other large New Zealand cities.

Where to stay?

Bluestone on George is considered the best place to stay when you are in Dunedin because it is right in the centre of the city, serving as the perfect base for travel throughout the area. Also easily accessible are the best restaurants in the town, with every type of cuisine available just a short walk away. Unblemished and immaculate, spacious rooms, in addition to complete hotel facilities, make this the number one choice.


Roselyn Apartments is a cozy little place only slightly further from the centre of the city, and is quite popular among tourists. All the facilities for a family stay are available including hair driers, a fully equipped kitchen, laundry, not to mention the wireless internet access you can get for free.

858 George Street and Regal Court Hotel are other places we recommend for stays in Dunedin.

Things To Do In Dunedin

The Otago Peninsula should be #1 on anyone’s list, due to the stunning vistas it provides and the pleasant walks you can enjoy. The most notable of these walks would be exploring Sandy Mount, where you have the chance to see two species unique to this part of the world, penguins and albatrosses.

Explore the history of the Edwardian House in Olveston by booking a tour of this impressive mansion. You must take a guided tour, but it’s worth it to see the incredible 35-room period mansion which housed a single family.

Horse trekking on Hare Hills is a fun activity you can’t miss on your visit to Dunedin. There are great riding lessons for all kinds of learners, beginner, intermediate and advanced, and you’re able to ride throughout beautiful farmland that sprawls over a magnificent 60 acres. You can also even canter along the beach, just like in the movies.

If you are a fan of wildlife, you must check out the Elms Wildlife Tour, which offers several unique vistas that you cannot get on a normal tour of Otago Peninsula. You’ll probably never see some of these animals in the wild anywhere else.

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