Discover Dunedin's heritage architecture & world-renowned wildlife

Discover Dunedin a beautiful and historic city surrounded by rugged landscapes and home to world-renowned wildlife encounters.

Our Scottish heritage is never far from view in Dunedin, the capital of the Otago region. One of the Southern Hemisphere’s best preserved Edwardian and Victorian cities, its beautifully architectured buildings house galleries, boutiques and wonderful welcoming accommodation and of course the taste sensations that are the famous Speights brewery and the Cadburys chocolate factory! This is a great base for exploring the protected wildlife on the Otago peninsula. Witness firsthand yellow eyed penguins coming ashore at dusk from the seclusion of a purpose built hide on the Peninsula or be transfixed by the mighty Albatross nesting on the Taiaroa Head cliff tops.

Don't miss the Dunedin Cadbury Chocolate Carnival each July!

With everything from a chocolate house to chocolate sculpting, chocolate facials, a chocolate dessert competition, chocolate decorating, chocolate painting through to the brand new Chocolate Fun Day, enjoy and participate in a broad range of chocolate themed activities at this year’s July Dunedin Cadbury Chocolate Carnival.

Did you know?


Dunedin is the Celtic name for Edinburgh and is the world’s fifth largest city, in geographical size. Larnach Castle located on Dunedins Otago Peninsula is New Zealand’s only castle it also has the only mainland breeding colony of the Northern Royal Albatross, large majestic seabirds with a wingspan of three metres and is home to the world’s rarest penguin; the yellow-eyed penguin.