As a city with a population that is mainly comprised of students, Dunedin is truly a University city — 1 in 6 Dunedin residents are students! The city of 120,000 is perfect for nature lovers, with sandy white beaches and volcanos to penguins and seals living in the nature reserves. It’s also known for the combination of Victorian and Edwardian architecture that fills the city. With plenty to see and do, Dunedin is a natural escape for residents and visitors alike.
- Dunedin is the Celtic name for Edinburgh. The city was planned in Scotland and by 1849, seven ships had safely landed the founding families established homes, small farms, businesses and churches.
- Some of the world’s rarest penguins, including yellow-eyed penguins, are found in Dunedin.
- Dunedin has a Botanic Garden, and it’s famous for the Rhododendron Dell. The city celebrates its beauty at the annual Rhododendron Festival in the third week of October.
- The city has a Speights Brewery Heritage Tour to take visitors through the journey of brewing across the ages — from the Babylonians to modern-day brewing. The Speights’ tours have been occurring since 1876.
- Baldwin Street, the world’s steepest street, is located in Dunedin