Visitors to Dunedin experience a wealth of surprises – far more than the size of the city might suggest.

Dunedin’s unique selling points are an enchanting combination of the intriguing and the avant-garde; a compact city of contrasts.  A city steeped in heritage, where nature is only moments from the city centre, with warm, genuine people and a temperate climate, Dunedin delivers on its promise that visitors will experience a unique and authentic stay.

The city is renowned for its proximity to incredible wildlife around the magnificent Otago Peninsula. Visit the world’s only mainland breeding colony of the Royal Albatross or view the world’s rarest penguin, the Yellow-eyed, all in their natural habitat and all accessible within a short drive from the city centre.

Dunedin is a landscape of striking intensity with many stunning beaches and dramatic cliffs. Dunedin’s natural beauty provides the perfect backdrop for a world of recreational activities – nature and bush walks, golf, surfing, mountain biking, harbour cruises, horse riding and salmon fishing.

Business event delegates to Dunedin discover a remarkably educated, creative and innovative city still thriving on its founding values. Dunedin was recently named a UNESCO City of Literature in recognition of its illustrious history of writers and booklovers.

With a world-renowned university, the University of Otago, an innovative polytechnic and dynamic creative and technology sectors, Dunedin boasts a smart and engaged population.

Schools in this Location

Otago Girls’ High School

Otago Girls’ High School was established in 1871 and is the oldest girls’ high school in the Southern Hemisphere.

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Otago Boys’ High School

Established in 1863, the school is one of the oldest in the country and although this is reflected still in the beauty of its buildings, the school is modern in its approach. Previous students of the school include world renowned sportspeople as well as national figures in politics and business.

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