This is just a small selection of Dunedin’s activities and attractions.Architecture and History
- University of Otago historical buildings
- Larnach Castle
- Dunedin Railway Station
- Olveston Historic House
- Port Chalmers
- St Paul’s Cathedral
- First Church of Otago
- Otago Museum and Discovery World
- Toitu – Otago Settlers Museum
- Dunedin Public Art Gallery
- New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame
TAKE A FEW EXTRA DAYS…
Why not take an extra few days and explore, there’s so much to see and do!
Central Otago is 2.5 hours drive from Dunedin. Central Otago is New Zealand’s most inland regional it is also its hottest, coldest and driest.
A fragmented-schist plateau in a semi-desert environment, Central Otago is a living museum, scattered with historic features preserved by its dry climate. Central Otago offers a fit of everything and to name but a few: bike the rail trail, taste award winning wines, play a round of golf (there are 11 golf courses to choose from), 4WD and kayaking.
Queenstown is the adventure capital of New Zealand. Set in the magnificent landscapes of the Southern Alps and just a 3.5 hour scenic drive from Dunedin.
Wanaka & Mount Aspiring National Park
Lake Wanaka, right at the heart of the southern lakes, is the gateway to the Mt Aspiring National Park which is internationally renowned for its glaciers and magnificent tramping and climbing.
Aoraki Mt Cook National Park
At 3754 metres, new Zealand’s highest
mountain, Aoraki Mount Cook is dazzling, yet there are 27 other mountains in this alpine backbone which peak at more than 3050 metres and hundreds of others not far short of that – all making up the famous Southern Alps.
Lake Tekapo, the amazing turquoise blue coloured lake is the country’s highest large lake (710m about sea level). It is home to the Church of the Good Shepherd, built in 1935 as a memorial to the pioneers of the Mackenzie country. The church offers awe inspiring views of the lake.
Fiordland is one of the most dramatic and beautiful parts of New Zealand. Fiordland National Park is a World Heritage Site and includes Milford, Dusky and Doubtful Sounds.
Te Anau is perched on the edge of New Zealand’s second largest lake, the township of Te Anau is the main visitor base for Fiordland National Park.
Southern Scenic Route
The famous Southern Scenic Route runs from Dunedin in the north through to Invercargill in the south (passing through the Catlins) and up to Te Anau.
This corner of New Zealand is largely untainted by the modern world – a place where time has stood still. Visitors can enjoy wild life and spectacular natural places.
Oamaru and the Waitaki District
Oamaru is the main township of the Waitaki region and is a gorgeous harbour town. Visitors can explore museums, shops and galleries within some of New Zealand’s best 19th century architecture. Oamaru also has one of the country’s oldest public gardens, two penguin colonies, four golf courses and many walking and cycling trails there are plenty of opportunities to experience nature at its best.
The Waitaki Valley is an unspoilt, untouched paradise with some of the best scenery in New Zealand.