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Dunedin

Dunedin is the second largest city in the South Island and had reinvented itself as a heritage city due to its characteristically Victorian style architecture.

A city with industries that include fashion, bio-technology and engineering whilst also supporting the development of local music, Dunedin strives to explore all areas of life and do well. It is very community driven, with mass university crowds and a strong visual arts crowd as well as increasing numbers of sporting teams and musicians.

Visit Baldwin Street which is the world's steepest street

  • Drive on the world's most southern highway
  • Visit the world's only Southern Royal Albatross colony as well as various other smaller colonies such as the seal and penguin
  • Visit the historic and distinctive Dunedin Railway Station which doesn't do commercial rail traffic and caters more for serving events and functions.
  • Explore exclusive scenery which is only accessible by train with Taieri Gorge Railway. See rivers, sheer face cliffs, broad plains and more.
  • Take a one hour tour in Speight's Brewery that tells you the story of the development of beer and the origin of Speight's itself.
  • Visit the University of Otago 's New Zealand Marine Studies Centre and Aquarium with a diverse range of sea creatures, from seaweed to sharks.
  • Explore the only castle in New Zealand , the Larnach Castle which was built in 1871. Stay in a themed room, dine in the magnificent restaurant or simply enjoy the beauty of the castle and its views.
  • The first Edwardian villa in New Zealand to be open to all, the Fletcher House has been wonderfully restored and is open from 11am onwards on weekends and public holidays.
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