Holidays to Dunedin, New Zealand

Dunedin is a city on the southeast coast of New Zealand’s South Island. Steadfastly proud of its Scottish heritage, don’t be surprised to hear a drone of bagpipes in the distance or the offer of haggis on a local menu in Dunedin. It even has its own tartan. But its influences extend beyond Scotland – Dunedin is also reputed to be one of the best-preserved Victorian and Edwardian heritage cities in the southern hemisphere. And of course, Māori influences are never far away either.

It’s New Zealand’s 7th largest city, although arguably one of its liveliest, thanks to the thriving university population. It’s an energetic place to spend an evening, with dynamic bars and restaurants. The city has its own brewery that offers short tours and tastings if sampling the local tipple takes your fancy. If you’re travelling with your family, there’s a lovely botanical garden to explore with a playground, café, miniature railway and obligatory duck feeding.

Dunedin is often used as a base to explore the nearby Otago Peninsula, home to albatross, sealions and a rare type of penguin – the yellow-eyed penguin. The region has many hiking and biking trails, making it easy for visitors to explore the spectacular landscape.

Highlights

  • An energetic city on South Island with a Scottish heritage

  • The perfect place to explore the nearby Otago Peninsula

Caroline
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After a flying visit out to see friends many years ago, New Zealand has well and truly captured my heart and will forever be my spiritual home. I have since spent over a year living and working in various locations across the country, including the incredible and remote Stewart Island. The adventurous and charming locals, unbelievable vistas, world class wine and unique and fascinating wildlife keep me making the journey back out year after year. You really do have to see it for yourself!

Dunedin Trip Ideas

Here are some trip ideas that include Dunedin. All of our trip ideas shown below are examples, and we’ll amend, adapt or start from scratch, until we’ve created the perfect trip for you. See one you like, or have a trip in mind? Call us now to book: 020 3510 5777

Map of Dunedin