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The Octagon, (centre of Dunedin), New Zealand

Dunedin

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Introduction

Otago's main city, Dunedin, was also once New Zealand's largest.

The influence of its Scottish founders can be seen in its distinctive gothic revival architecture and in street and suburb names - which are shared with those in Edinburgh, on the other side of the world; in fact Dunedin was the old name for Edinburgh.

It's a creative city, thanks in part to the University of Otago, which is the country's oldest, and gives the city a youthful buzz. The Octagon, the city's central plaza, includes the impressive St Paul's Cathedral and Dunedin Public Art Gallery, which houses a collection of art spanning the centuries by local and international artists.

Outside the city you'll find a beautiful and varied coastline with good surf and swimming beaches, as well as swathes of open countryside.

 

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Special offers in Dunedin

Self Drive, Mt Cook, New Zealand

New Zealand Wonderland

21-day escorted tour from £5,330 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Escorted Touring Offer – Save up to £815 pp
Book by: 10 August 2019

Discover the best New Zealand has to offer on this comprehensive and popular and fully-guided tour with APT Touring.

Lake Wakatipi, Queenstown, New Zealand

Ultimate New Zealand

22-day escorted tour from £6,850 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Low season touring offer – Save up to £165 pp
Book by: 31 August 2019

A spectacular escorted tour combining luxury coach and railway journeys, lake and fjord cruises, taking in everything from city slicking and quaint township sophistication to New Zealand’s stunning natural world.

Top itineraries in Dunedin

Maui Ultima Elite

New Zealand by Motorhome

20-day motorhome self-drive from £2,815 pp incl. flights

From the subtropical beaches of the Bay of Islands, the geothermal pools of Rotorua and wine lands of Hawke's Bay to the majestic glaciers of Fox and Franz Josef and the towering peaks of the Southern Alps, New Zealand is home to some of the world's most spectacular driving routes.

Church of the Good Shepherd, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand

New Zealand Highlighter

14-day escorted tour & rail journey from £5,305 pp incl. flights

Beginning in Auckland in the North Island, this escorted tour from leading tour operator APT winds its way through the length and breadth of New Zealand, taking in the country's star attractions along the way.

Self Drive, Mt Cook, New Zealand

New Zealand Wonderland

21-day escorted tour from £5,330 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Escorted Touring Offer – Save up to £815 pp
Book by: 10 August 2019

Discover the best New Zealand has to offer on this comprehensive and popular and fully-guided tour with APT Touring.

Lake Wakatipi, Queenstown, New Zealand

Ultimate New Zealand

22-day escorted tour from £6,850 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Low season touring offer – Save up to £165 pp
Book by: 31 August 2019

A spectacular escorted tour combining luxury coach and railway journeys, lake and fjord cruises, taking in everything from city slicking and quaint township sophistication to New Zealand’s stunning natural world.

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Top places to stay in Dunedin

The Birches exterior, New Zealand

The Birches, Dunedin

Small & intimate b&b

Your hosts Avril and Karl welcome you to their delightful property where original charm and hearty breakfasts ensure comfortable stays.

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