In this city of 120,000 residents, 1 in 6 are students, which means Dunedin is truly a University city with plenty of art galleries, coffee shops, and local hangouts for students to become immersed in the local Kiwi culture. It’s also the perfect spot for nature lovers, with sandy white beaches and volcanoes to penguins and seals living in the nature reserves. 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 and 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