About Dunedin New Zealand
Dunedin is the second-largest city in the South Island of New Zealand, located on the eastern coastline about 2 and a half hours north of Invercargill.
Named after "Edinburgh" in Scotland, Dunedin City enjoys a rich heritage, evident in the buildings all around you.
The population of Dunedin is about 126,000.
A vibrant student city, Dunedin is home to the University of Otago, New Zealand's first university (1869), and the Otago Polytechnic.
Dunedin enjoys a generally temperate climate, but with a large number of microclimates. Weather conditions in Dunedin often vary between suburbs mostly due to the city's topographical layout.
Summers are normally warm and winters are normally frosty, but relatively mild.
Tourists have a lot of choices when it comes to hotels in Dunedin, many of which are located very near the attractions that are mentioned below.
There are many parks, gardens, historic houses, museums and other places of interest in and around Dunedin, New Zealand.
Popular attractions in Dunedin include the Cadbury Chocolate Factory, Otago Pensinsula and Larnach Castle.
Did you Know?
The Moa - a now extinct, native New Zealand bird - was one of the largest birds in history. The Moa stood up to 3.6 metres tall and weighed 300 kilograms!