As New Zealand's oldest city, Dunedin is home to historic buildings of Scottish heritage, a busy University culture and world-famous wildlife reserves. There's plenty to see and do - but here are a few of the most popular attractions.
As New Zealand's only Castle, Lanarch Castle is a must-see while you are in Dunedin. Explore the gardens and grounds, take a tour through the historic building, and learn about the tragic history of the Lanarch family. The castle also offers accommodation and high tea in the Lanarch Castle Ballroom café.
Speight's Brewery and Ale House
Take the Speight's Brewery Tour for an interactive and informative guide through this historic working brewery. See, taste and touch the ingredients as you learn how Speight's beer is made. After your tour, stop by the Speight's Ale House to enjoy local cuisine and the full range of Speight's beer.
You'll feel like you walked back in time when you visit Olveston - Dunedin's most famous historic house. Built in the early 1900's, this building showcases the life of the privileged family who lived there over 100 years ago.
To experience beautiful scenery and New Zealand native wildlife, visit the Otago Peninsula. It's a great place to walk and explore, and you get the chance to see Little Blue Penguins, the Stewart Island Shag and Hooker Sea Lions.
The Dunedin Botanic Gardens
Recognised internationally, this stunning botanic garden features over 6,800 of plant species, wild native bellbirds, wood pigeons and tui, as well as a winter glasshouse and garden café.
The Otago Museum is Dunedin's most visited attraction. Explore various collections, exhibitions, and learn about New Zealand culture and history, or visit the Discovery World Tropical Forest to experience a real living tropical environment with exotic butterflies and creatures.
Another not-to-be-missed destination in Dunedin is Cadbury World. Tours are run daily where you can see how all your favourite chocolates are made, learn about the history of chocolate and the Cadbury brand, and taste a few chocolates too!
Baldwin Street and The Octagon
The main city centre (The Octagon) of Dunedin is worth exploring for those new to the region. See the historic buildings, the famous 'Scarfies' of Otago University, and check out Baldwin Street while you're there - it's the steepest street in the world. Try walking it for a real challenge!
There is a range of accommodation options to choose from in Dunedin - local bed and breakfasts, historic homesteads, hotels and New Zealand campgrounds. But no matter where you stay, you won't be short on things to see and do!
For a true Kiwi holiday experience, book your accommodation at the best New Zealand campground, Dunedin Holiday Park http://www.kiwiholidayparks.com.
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