Explore Dunedin

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dunEdin suBuRBs 2020

Get to know Dunedin, from the Valley to the beach / 5-6


Our guide to the ultimate family day out / 8

Welcome to Explore Dunedin, designed to capture your imagination and inspire you to explore everything that Dunedin has to offer. With delicious eats, family-friendly activities, the best in local retail, cultural highlights and more, Explore Dunedin is your guide to everything that makes this city a vibrant and exciting place to visit.

chiLd's PLAY

Let the little ones loose at some of our favourite playgrounds / 9

dunEdin cuLtuRE

Chill in our cornucopia of creativity / 10-11

dunEdin's stORY

Unlock our city's unique history / 12

dunEdin stREEt ARt

Take a walk on the vibrant side / 14-15

MAdE in dunEdin

Find out which companies have called Dunedin home / 16

Project Manager / Marketing Chelsea Hamilton

tAKE A BitE OuttA dunEdin


Get your fix of Dunedin's best bites / 18-19

creative director Jasmine Couch


writer Gillian Thomas Additional content Athol Parks Chelsea Hamilton commercial Manager Matthew Holdridge


sales Manager Tina Stevens

tina.stevens@alliedpress.co.nz Photographs, unless otherwise credited: ODT


Why we claim the mantle of 'student city' / 20

wiLd dunEdin

Welcome to the wildlife capital of NZ / 21


Check out some of Dunedin's best walks / 22

On cOuRsE

Discover Dunedin's golf courses / 23

LiFE's A BEAch

Hit the beach, with our top five spots / 24


Dunedin's historic gems / 25

stROLL in thE GARdEns

Delight in Dunedin's lush gardens / 27


Tantalise your taste buds / 28-30


Visit the vibrant seaside settlement of Port Chalmers / 32

Dunedin’s Day & Night Pharmacy Open 10am-10pm, 365 days a year. Confidential ECP services prescriptions/advice & more.

The Urgent Pharmacy

18 Filleul Street, Dunedin • (03) 477 6344 Email urgentdunedin@gmail.com

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Book your Dunedin motel directly Amross 660 George St / 03 471 8924 amrossmotel@callplus.net.nz www.amrossmotel.co.nz Aria on Bank 42-46 Bank Street / 03 473 1188 stay@ariaonbank.co.nz www.ariaonbank.co.nz Aurora on George 678 George St / 03 477 7984 stay@auroradunedin.co.nz www.auroradunedin.co.nz Beechwood 842 George St / 03 477 4272 info@beechwood.co.nz www.motel-accommodation-dunedin.co.nz Bella Vista Dunedin 704 Great King St / 03 477 2232 reservations@bellavistadunedin.co.nz www.bellavista.co.nz Bluestone 571 George St / 03 477 9201 stay@bluestonedunedin.co.nz www.bluestonedunedin.co.nz Cable Court Motel 833 Cumberland St Nth / 03 477 3525 cablecourt@ilt.co.nz www.cablecourt.co,nz Commodore Motel 932 Cumberland St Nth / 03 477 7766 info@commodoremotel.co.nz www.commodoremotel.co.nz Cumberland Motel 821 Cumberland St Nth / 03 477 1321 cumberland.motel@xtra.co.nz www.cumberlandmotel.co.nz

Dunedin Motel + Villas 624 George St / 03 477 7692 staydunedin@xtra.co.nz www.dunedinmotels.co.nz

97 Motel Moray 97 Moray Place / 03 477 2050 info@97motel.co.nz www.97motel.co.nz

Law Courts Hotel Cnr Cumberland & Stuart Sts / 03 477 8036 admin@lawcourtshotel.co.nz. www.lawcourtshotel.co.nz

Motel on York 47 York Place / 03 477 6120 info@motelonyork.co.nz www.motelonyork.co.nz

Aaron Lodge 162 Kaikorai Valley Rd / 03 476 4725 lindsay@aaronlodge.co.nz www.aaronlodgetop10.co.nz

Leviathan 27 Queen Gardens / 03 477 3160 leviathan@xtra.co.nz www.leviathanhotel.co.nz

Pacific Park Motel and Conference Centre 22-24 Wallace St / 03 477 3374 reservations@pacificparkdunedin.co.nz www.pacificparkdunedin.co.nz

Dunedin Palms Motel 185 High Street / 03 477 8293 stay@dunedinpalmsmotel.co.nz www.dunedinpalmsmotel.co.nz

Motel on Carroll 10 Carroll St / 027 217 9019 brian@moteloncarroll.co.nz www.moteloncarroll.co.nz

Roslyn Apartments 23 City Rd, Roslyn / 03 477 6777 roslynapartments@xtra.co.nz www.roslynapartments.co.nz

Adrian Motels 101 Queens Drive / 03 455 2009 adrianmotel@xtra.co.nz www.adrianmotel.co.nz

Bayfield Motel and Apartments 210 Musselburgh Rise / 03 455 0756 info@bayfieldmotel.co.nz www.bayfieldmotel.co.nz

Carisbrook Motel 169 South Road / 03 455 2167 carism@xtra.co.nz www.carisbrook-motel.co.nz

Majestic Mansions Apartments @ St Clair 15 Bedford Street, St Clair / 03 456 1058 bookings@majesticmansions.co.nz www.majesticmansions.co.nz

Beach Lodge Motels 38 Victoria Road / 03 455 5043 beachlodgemotels@gmail.com www.beachlodgemotel.co.nz

Esplanade Motel 14 Esplanade / 03 455 1987 bookings@esplanade.co.nz www.esplanade.co.nz

Arcadian Motel 85-89 Musselburgh Rise / 03 455 0992 stay@arcadianmotel.co.nz www.arcadianmotel.co.nz

Best Western Dunedin 555 Anderson Bay Road / 03 455 5779 stay@bwdunedin.co.nz www.555onbayview.co.nz

Dunedin Holiday Park 41 Victoria Rd / 03 455 4690 office@dunedinholidaypark.co.nz www.dunedinholidaypark.co.nz

Bella Vista Mosgiel 85 Gordon Road, Mosgiel / 03 484 7258 stay@bellavistamosgiel.co.nz www.bellavistamotels.co.nz

Harington Point Village 932 Harington Point Road / 03 478 0287 harington01@xtra.co.nz www.harringtonpointmotels.co.nz

Portobello Motel 10 Harington Point Road / 03 478 0155 portobellomotels@xtra.co.nz www.portobellomotels.com

Bonnie Knights Motel 18-20 Quarry Rd, Mosgiel / 03 489 2415 stay@bonnieknights.co.nz www.bonnieknights.co.nz

Mosgiel Regency Motel 50 Gordon Road, Mosgiel / 03 489 4711 mosgiel.regency@xtra.co.nz www.mosgielregency.co.nz

Longbourne Lodge Motel 100 School Road South, Mosgiel / 03 489 5701 longbourne.lodge@xtra.co.nz www.longbournelodge.co.nz

315 Euro 315-319 George St / 03 477 9929 stay@eurodunedin.co.nz www.eurodunedin.co.nz 538 Great King Motel 538 Great King St / 03 477 7983 info@greatkingmotel.co.nz www.greatkingmotel.co.nz 755 Regal Court 755 George St / 03 477 7729 stay@755regalcourtmotel.co.nz www.755regalcourtmotel.co.nz 858 George St 858 George St / 03 4740047 reservations@858georgestreetmotel.co.nz www.858georgestreetmotel.co.nz Alcala Motor Lodge Cnr George & St David / 03 477 9073 alcala-motel@xtra.co.nz www.alcalamotorlodge.co.nz Alexis Motor Lodge 475 George St / 03 471 7268 stay@alexis.co.nz www.alexis.co.nz Alhambra Oaks 588 Great King St / 03 477 7735 info@alhambraoaks.co.nz www.alhambraoaks.co.nz Allan Court 590 George St / 03 477 7526 stay@allancourt.co.nz www.allancourt.co.nz

George Street Motel Apartments 575 George St / 03 477 9333 info@georgestreetmotel.co.nz www.georgestreetmotel.co.nz Garden Motel 958 George St / 03 477 8251 info@gardenmotel.co.nz www.gardenmotel.co.nz Highland House 1003 George St / 03 477 2665 dunedinbookings@gmail.com Leith Valley Holiday Park & Motel 103 Malvern St / 03 467 9936 stay@leithvalleyhp.co.nz www.leithvalleytouringpark.co.nz Owens Motel 745 George St / 03 477 7156 owensmotel@xtra.co.nz www.owensmotel.nz Sahara Motels 619 George St / 03 477 6662 info@dunedin-accommodation.co.nz www.dunedin-accommodation.co.nz Woodlands Motels and Apartments 594 Great King St / 03 477 0270 woodlandsvillage@xtra.co.nz www.motel594.co.nz




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North East Valley combines the charm of its retro shops with great foodie spots. Enjoy a drop at the cosy Inch Bar. Ready for exercise? Baldwin Street awaits — the world’s steepest street. Knock that off and head for Chingford Park for a round of frisbee golf or just enjoy the beautiful old trees.

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orth East Valley combines the charm of its retro shops with great foodie spots. Enjoy a drop at the cosy Inch Bar. Ready for exercise? Baldwin Street awaits, the world’s steepest street. Knock that off and head for Chingford Park for a round of Frisbee golf or just enjoy the beautiful old trees. The hill suburbs smack of Dunedin’s heritage with grand villas and quaint cottages spread across the hilltops. Māori Hill, Roslyn and Mornington flow into each other with shops and cafés dotted along the ridge line. No surprises that cable cars were once the mode of transport to reach these heights. Roslyn offers dining with breath-taking harbour views at Luna. Travel north and fall in love with Port Chalmers' history and charm. Classic buildings of the late 1800s have been transformed into cafes and restaurants along with vintage clothing and collectables shops. Learn about Antarctic exploration at the Maritime Museum. Take a stroll through the Hotere Sculpture Garden and check out panoramic views from Flagstaff Lookout. Carey’s Bay Historic Hotel is just a nudge along the coast. This 1870s bluestoneclad icon, with its stunning coastal setting, tempts you with a heavenly


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menu with an accent on local seafood. Go meet the Pacific Ocean at stunning Aramoana, 10km further on.

The village of Waitati is on the southern shore of Blueskin Bay, 19km north of Dunedin. This is a growing idiosyncratic community forging its own identity. The Blueskin Nurseries and Café is an established mecca for gardeners, while artisan grocer Harvey Street Merchant and Arc Brewing Co are relative newcomers pulling in the punters. Head north to Warrington’s safe swimming beach or keep following the coast road to enjoy Karitane’s stunning sea views. Alternatively, Doctor’s Point and the idyllic Pūrākaunui inlet can pull you in the other direction. That’s Dunedin — spoilt for choice! / Continued on page 6

From top: St Clair Esplanade on a summer evening. photo: Jill Ferry / Getty images

Baldwin street — the steepest street in the world. photo: stephen Jaquiery / odt The idyllic seaside settlement of Port Chalmers.

photo: Jamie Fraser / Getty Images

The stunning Karitane coastline. photo: vale_t / Getty images


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/ From page 5 Have a family day out in Brighton, just a few minutes south of Dunedin. Ice cream, fish and chips, paddling in the water, beach walks or a picnic in the Domain; classic Kiwi beach culture. Explore the shoreline or hire a boat from the motor camp for a leisurely paddle up stream. This idyllic stretch of coastline takes you all the way to the sleepy fishing village of Taieri Mouth. St Clair is a magnet for sun lovers, salt-sea air junkies, swimmers, surfers and gastro aficionados — it has the lot! Come for a morning coffee, stay for lunch, and enjoy sundowners in this fantastic seaside setting. The St Clair Esplanade is renowned for its choice of bars and restaurants. Walk the promenade or try the hot salt water pool at the other end of the beach. It’s a spectacular spot. Follow the coastline on Portobello Rd to discover the appealing villages perched on the harbourside slopes of the Otago Peninsula. Macandrew Bay is family friendly with a gentle beach, playground, dairy and galleries. If your tummy’s rumbling, the local licensed restaurant won’t disappoint. Visit Fletcher House, a fully restored Edwardian Villa at Broad Bay. Continue on to Portobello. This bay boasts a pounamu shop, eateries offering outside dining and a pub with a summer ice cream parlour. It’s a great setting-off point for the many walks in this area, or return to the city via Highcliff Road for Larnach’s Castle and expansive views of the harbour.

Top: Brighton Beach is a popular spot for locals and visitors alike. PHOTO: CHRISTINE O'CONNOR / ODT Right: The sheltered beach at Macandrew Bay is perfect for a family day out. PHOTO: LINDA ROBERTSON / ODT

Enjoy local ales & a hearty meal in a historic setting Open 7 days for lunch and dinner

We take bookings and you can even pre-order your meals, so there is no wait!

Rattray St, Dunedin • 471-9050 www.thealehouse.co.nz

E: manager@thealehouse.co.nz

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Fun FOR thE

whole family Dunedin is bursting with sights, smells, tastes and sounds that will excite the kids and the kids at heart. Here are our top picks for the ultimate Dunedin family adventure. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, especially when it’s pancakes. A quick wander down George Street, a trip to the Esplanade or a visit to the Vogel Street precinct will uncover a variety of family-friendly cafes and eateries with the classic bacon and eggs, hot chocolates and even bowls of porridge that are just right.

After fueling up, it’s time to head to the Otago Museum. Full to the brim with local history and culture as well as treasures from all around the world, this is a must for any Dunedin visit. The kids are sure to love Animal Attic — a treasure trove of more than 2000 taxidermic animals, pinned insects and pickled and preserved creatures, including a pair of lions! For a hands-on science experience, the museum’s Tūhura Otago Community Trust Science Centre is, literally, the hottest place in Dunedin to visit. Inside the Tropical Forest you will be amazed by the thousands of species of butterflies and, for those feeling brave, some well-secured tarantulas. Tūhura also boasts a three-storey indoor slide, a bike-riding skeleton and 43 other interactives.

To burn off any extra steam, a quick dip at Moana Pool is perfect. With a hydroslide, wave pool, lazy river and learner pool all under one roof, this is hours of entertainment, rain or shine!

All of that sliding, admiring, discovering and learning is sure to work up an appetite. In downtown Dunedin, you will find plenty of places to fuel up, and there’s always the iconic Dunedin burger joint Good Good!

Not to be missed is Marlow Park playground, aka the Dinosaur Park. Loved by generations of children, it is known for its iconic Dinosaur-themed slide but also features a cycle track and swings, and is only a hop, skip and a jump from the beach!


TŪHURA OTAGO COMMUNITY TRUST SCIENCE CENTRE New Zealand’s biggest science centre with 45 hands-on interactives including a three-storey indoor slide, a bike-riding skeleton, and a Tropical Forest with thousands of exotic butterflies. Tickets from $10


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Playgrounds in Dunedin

playgrounds if you are enjoying a family trip to dunedin, then a visit to a playground will most certainly be on the cards. we’ve put together a list of must-visit playgrounds that are full to the brim with fun equipment, a chance to explore new neighbourhoods, and the best part? we've picked ones that are close to cafés and places to eat, so you can top up your energy while they burn off theirs! Memorial Park Playground If you take an adventure out to the Memorial Park Playground in Mosgiel, you will not be disappointed! This playground has something for everyone. With wide-open spaces to kick a ball around on, an impressive triple-slide fortress, a closed-in, secure play space for little ones and even a skate park — this is well worth the visit. Located across the road from a supermarket and near local cafés, play the day away at this one-stop fun shop. Market Reserve Playground Right in the heart of Dunedin, you can find

the Market Reserve Playground. With plenty of space to show off your ball skills, shade for picnicking and fun-filled equipment including swings, a fort, see-saws, tunnels and more this is the perfect centre-city spot for a quick run around. There are also some colourful new additions to this playground including a tightrope — so test out your balancing skills!

swings, see-saws, spiderweb net, tunnels and even a rocktopus! Close by are the Musselburgh cafés and bakeries — perfect for impromptu picnic supplies. There are also soccer fields here, so why not pack a ball, a picnic or even a kite and make an afternoon of it?

Falcon street Playground Take a trip to the hill suburbs and visit the Falcon Street Playground. This cool little playground is close to cafés, perfect for takeaway fluffies, and includes the classic swings and slide — the hallmark of any good playground. The main attractions, though, are the awesome wooden fort and giant slide running down the hill — scaling the stairs to the top is sure to tire out big and little kids alike!

Brighton domain Playground Enjoy a scenic coastal trip out to the Brighton Domain Playground. The domain offers plenty of wide-open space for backyard games like tag and cricket and for the littlies, there is a closed-in area to prevent any escape attempts. The equipment here includes slides, swings, a fort, monkey bars, climbing frames and more. This is the perfect spot to share some fish and chips from the local store, admire the view and have some fun!

Bayfield Park Playground The perfect sunny-day picnic spot is the Bayfield Park Playground. Look out over the stunning sea views while the kids enjoy slides,

Local tip: don’t forget about the famous Marlow Park Playground aka the dinosaur Park — find out more in our ultimate family itinerary!

ALL DAY BRUNCH MENU. DAILY BAKING. GREAT COFFEE. WEEKDAYS 7am — 3pm WEEKENDS 8am — 3pm 134 Stuart Street Dunedin 03 477 7842

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culture GiVE ME

Martin Phillipps and the chills perform at the Jurassic Park iii party at the dunedin town hall. PHOTO: CRAIG BAXTER / ODT

Explore Dunedin’s stories at one of New Zealand’s most innovative museums

42 royal terrace dunedin

OPEN 7 DAYS | FREE ENTRY | FREE WIFI 10am – 5pm | Closed Christmas Day 31 Queens Gardens, Dunedin P (03) 477 5052


From the gardens and gallery to the great hall, the opulence of Olveston is a visual, historic and aesthetic delight By guided tour only, commencing daily at 9.30am, 10.45am, 12pm, 1.30pm, 2.45pm & 4pm

(03) 477 3320 | reception@olveston.co.nz www.olveston.co.nz

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f creativity is a drug, dunedin is high on it! the city’s rich cultural heritage is a breeding ground for artists, writers, musicians and a myriad of other artisans. together with its museums and galleries, culture vultures are well fed in this urban oasis. For a heady trip to the stars or a tropical forest, head to the Otago Museum for your Planetarium experience or butterfly blitz. Toitū’s brilliant depiction of Otago history sheds light on the genesis of dunedin’s vibrancy. Art lovers and collectors can get a daily fix from the cornucopia of artworks in the city’s hold. Local art dealers have an eye for the bold, natural and surreal. Most galleries are close to the city centre. the dunedin Public Art Gallery showcases contemporary and local artists including Frances hodgkins and Ralph hotere. Visit the hocken collections and ask to view the stacks; a collection of art works by renowned nZ artists — this is a hidden treasure trove. if fashion is your passion, welcome to the home of some of the country’s most acclaimed fashion designers including nom*d, carlson, charmaine Reveley and Mild Red — buy off the peg. discover celebrated jewellery makers such as Lure, tony williams and chris idour.

stuart street houses a Potters co-op, and Glenfalloch Gardens is home to the Otago Peninsula Potters Group. At the Valley Forge, opposite Baldwin street, a blacksmith welds steel into art, on George street, Jan Mclean sells her original porcelain art dolls. At the community Gallery on Princes street, you could happen upon exhibitions by woodturners, quilters, print makers or other artisans. in Port chalmers, the crafty Banker and the Flying whale harbour fine works by local creatives.

If creativity is a drug, Dunedin is high on it! dunedin’s music scene is laden with energy and vitality. the university’s studious classical and rock musicians hone their talent in local cafés and bars. home to the chills of the great dunedin sound era, the city’s changing musical landscape has given voice to contemporary artists such as six60 and nadia Reid. this is a city that embraces rhythm with the same appetite that it

has for its flourishing industry of locally brewed craft beers. A unEscO city of Literature, writers and books thrive here. tread the dunedin writer’s walk in the upper Octagon and learn about the city’s literary heritage. You can lose hours here in second-hand book shops hunting for much-loved authors and rare editions. speaking of losing time, no better way than perusing antiques and collectables from the great glory box of dunedin’s rich past; china, silverware, glassware, linen and lace, and antique furniture. Gems include sue todd Antiques on Lower stuart street and hayward’s Auction house on carroll street. treasure hunters who venture further afield will not be disappointed. Op shoppers will need more than a day if they want to step foot in every charity store in dunedin and its environs. this city is heaven on a shoestring! the jewel in the crown is shop on carroll. this award-winning store, with its stunning windrow-dressed frontage, is an eclectic haven of quality clothing, including vintage and retro, and collectables. warning! dunedin’s culture hit is addictive!

12 / EXPLORE dunedin's story


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unedin/Ōtepoti is a great wee city. It's a welcoming place, and a study in contrasts. Dunedin possesses tremendous wealth, both cultural and natural, and an abundance of weather. It's a city with soul, a vibrant city with a laid-back feel, a town that's recovered its mojo. Here in Dunners we walk backwards into the future — and retain a sense of humour. Māori came first: Waitaha, Kāti Māmoe, Kāi Tahu. Sealers and whalers came, followed by

Dunedin General Post Office's 'new' cars, 1916. PHOTO: OTAGO WITNESS

Tram in Princes Street, circa 1951. PHOTO: THE EVENING STAR

St Clair Beach playground, 1955. PHOTO: THE EVENING STAR

Free Church pilgrims in 1848. These Scots sought freedom. They imagined a city and called it Dunedin (Dunedin is an anglicized form of the Gaelic name for Edinburgh. The name was suggested by publisher William Chambers, as an alternative to New Edinburgh). A goldrush allowed them to build their city. They built schools, a university, and amenities and institutions that we cherish today. Gold attracted other people: Chinese arrived

from 1865 to rework the Otago fields, and have made their mark; while a strong Jewish community has bequeathed us a rich artistic legacy. The landscapes, the weather, the mix of creeds and races, produced grounded folk with creative tendencies. Those from out of town come to study, to experience the wildlife, our lovely buildings — and are wowed by the surf, the markets, the street art, the bike tracks, the covered stadium and more.

Visit and explore the only authentic scholar’s garden in the Southern hemisphere.

O P E N D A I L Y 10am – 5pm Admission charges apply

C L O S E D C H R I S T M A S D AY Cnr Cumberland and Rattray Streets (beside Toitū Otago Settlers Museum) www.dunedinchinesegarden.com | 03 477 3248

Fashion the earth

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shouldn’t cost

With sustainability at the forefront of many people’s shopping choices, Collectibles Revamped remains a favourite destination for those searching for high-quality, pre-loved designer fashion.


t was 1989.

TV3 began broadcasting, David Lange resigned as Prime Minister, Sunday trading first began, and Collectibles opened its doors for the first time in the trendy corner of upper Moray Place. Fast forward to 2020, and the store revamped into larger premises, relishing in the space to showcase fabulous items from labels including Jean Paul Gaultier, Issey Miyake, Comme des Garcons, NOM*d, Zambesi, Standard Issue, Karen Walker, Charmaine Reveley and many more. Owner Jo Sinclair, together with sales associates Cecelia and Henry, are passionate about recycled clothing playing a major role in making fashion more sustainable.

Just imagine the impact on the environment we could all collectively make

With a huge range of clean designer and vintage clothing available, you can feel relaxed perusing the racks, enjoying the music and simply having fun! Fashion operates on desire. But every new item of clothing has a large carbon footprint connected to its manufacture. You can offset this by choosing to buy second-hand and extending the lifetime of existing pieces. Jo believes that fashion shouldn’t cost the Earth and that you can still get the same thrill from new-to-you items as you would purchasing brand new. “Just imagine the impact on the environment we could all collectively make. Not to mention the thrill of the hunt!”, she says. Unlike op shops that utilise donations in selling secondhand items, the store is choosy about what it takes. Lightly loved pieces are carefully selected and on-sold by Collectibles Revamped, with the store sharing the profit with the garment’s owners. Customers are both buyers and suppliers; “You develop a close friendship, and it is a rewarding way to work.” Now open seven days a week, offering both

women’s and men’s clothing and accessories, you can find Collectibles Revamped just a couple of doors along from Rialto, nestled among Vull Design, Estelle Flowers, Mazagran, Pacific Bliss, Bay Audiology, Dog with Two Tails and Design Withdrawals.

Collectibles Revamped 31 Moray Place Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 10am-3pm, Sun 11am-3pm

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street art On thE dunEdin


Take a walk on the vibrant side! Tucked down alleys and splashed across the sides of buildings, local and international artists have turned Dunedin into their very own canvas.

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ake a walk on the vibrant side! dunedin’s street Art trail is a magical mystery tour of inner-city streets and alleyways where the creative minds of international and local artists explode in vibrant colour across building facades. Be caught unaware when you turn into Bath street and get a blast of the playful tuatara sucking its tail. this iconic reptilian by Belgian street artist ROA was the city’s first commissioned street artwork in 2014. it captured the city’s imagination and locals demanded more. there was no going back. today there are 30-plus works, and artists are queueing for invitations! Most of the art is on the southern side of the city centre with a plethora of paint strewn walls in the warehouse Precinct — a revitalised area where those committed to preserving its heritage buildings have sponsored much of the creativity. Enthusiastic volunteers run the charitable trust that oversees this outpouring of artistry.

the street Art trail reflects many of dunedin’s connections with the world; yesterday and today. uK’s Phlegm has created a mythical creature with kakapo-like features, and a giant fish swallowing some of the city’s past — sailing ships and a Māori waka. His sloth-like creatures ride new Zealand’s extinct moa bird, and in another masterpiece, play a pipe organ releasing native birds.

Grab a map from the dunedin i-site Visitor centre. this self-guided walk takes around 90 mins with many cafés along the way to refuel at. start exploring, you never know what’s lurking just around the corner!

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An italian master of the surreal, Pixel Pancho, has unleashed a ‘not quite human’ boy riding a fantastical metal horse, reflecting his fascination with 1950s robots. then Pixel Pancho and Phlegm have battled it out, pitching robots against sloths in a world-first collaboration.

Hugo van Dorsser, under the bridge in Vogel Street. PHOTO: GERARD O'BRIEN / ODT

Other international artists include dal East (china), natalia Rak (Poland), hyuro (Argentina), snotrag and Be Free (Melbourne). dunedin artists are also well represented including sam Ovens, sean duffle, Emma Francesca and stickum.

Pixel Pancho (Italy), Chipmunks building, 361 Princes St. PHOTO: GERARD O'BRIEN / ODT

Opposite page, bottom, from left: Natalia Rak (Poland), carpark on 48 Bond Street. PHOTO: GERARD O'BRIEN / ODT Dunedin's hidden from view street art, Leithbank area. PHOTO: GREGOR RICHARDSON / ODT

Above: Pixel Pancho (Italy) & Phlegm (UK), Thyme building, 5 Stafford St. PHOTO: GERARD O'BRIEN /ODT



86 ST. ANDREW ST DUNEDIN 03 474 9394

82 ST. ANDREW ST DUNEDIN 03 425 7711



16 / EXPLORE made in dunedin

Dunedin MAdE in


unedin’s early development as a commercial centre was fuelled by the Otago goldrush in the 1860s. It was the stimulus that attracted entrepreneurs, people with vision and a capacity for hard work. Hallowed brands such as Shacklock, Hallensteins, Hudsons, Greggs, Bell Tea, Methvens and Speight's all took root in this thriving city of opportunity.

H.E. Shacklock was a pioneer in the manufacturing of coal ranges. The Orion range was the main line produced and, by 1894, the company's appliances were being sold throughout New Zealand. The company went on to produce NZ’s first electric range in 1925. Dunedin-founded Fisher & Paykel Industries took over Shacklock in 1955. Bendix Hallenstein opened the first Hallensteins store in Dunedin in 1873. He also founded the D.I.C. (1884), both became

nationwide chains. Dunedin’s D.I.C. was bought out by one of its chief rivals, Arthur Barnett, in the 1980s. In 1868, Richard Hudson’s first biscuit bakehouse was humming. Hudson's Biscuits boomed. Two years later, his chocolate and cocoa manufacturing plant was in operation. In 1930, he teamed up with Cadburys to make NZ’s first bar of Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate. In 1931, the classic Jaffa began rolling down cinema aisles. NZ's oldest tea company, Bell Tea, set up shop in 1898 and produced tea here for more than 100 years. Tiger Tea, with its enduring slogan "It's so good, it goes further", was also an early Dunedin institution. Gregg's (Est. 1861) has been a Dunedin and NZ success story for over 150 years. Methvens (Est. 1886) have remained a leading

manufacturer of tapware, despite straying, during the war years, making ammunition for the NZ Army. Late-nineteenth-century traders, McKinley and Son, manufacturer of boots and shoes, and Wests cordial and soft drinks manufacturer still trade in the city today. The other grand stayer is Speight's Brewery (Est. 1876). By 1886 it was NZ’s biggest brewery. Today it offers Brewery Tours and hospitality at Speight’s Ale House. Dunedin’s legacy as a natural leader in innovation continues today, boasting particular strengths in education, health, design and technology, as well as food and natural products. Top: A barrel of fun . . . Speight's coopers carry out work on the brewing firm's empties at a depot on the Dunedin waterfront. Circa 1946. PHOTO: THE EVENING STAR

Contemporary Art in Dunedin

Representing many of New Zealand’s most significant artists, with a dynamic solo exhibition programme and the country’s largest art stockroom, there is always something to discover

Rata is home to unique and beautiful jewellery, with collections handmade in Dunedin, New Zealand and from around the world. Find us in Wall Street Mall or online ratajewellery.co.nz


Milford Galleries Dunedin 18 Dowling Street Open Mon - Fri 9 am - 5 pm, Sat 11 am - 4 pm


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Dunedin-born fashion label Company of Strangers has spent the past decade creating long-lasting investment pieces cherished for their effortless versatility and considered design. Crafted in Dunedin and lovingly made in Aotearoa from natural fabrics – including upcycled or exclusive design prints created with local artists – Company of Strangers is a collaboration, not only with other makers but with the wearer, who can adjust and explore the multiple ways a piece can be worn. Company of Strangers is available online, from stockists around New Zealand and Australia and at its flagship store on George Street, where you’ll discover a visual feast of fashion, beauty, art and accessories, carefully curated by Company of Strangers founder Sara Munro and her team. We asked Sara to tell us a bit more about what makes Company of Strangers unique. Image David James / Words Amie Richardson What distinguishes Company of Strangers from other fashion labels? Our major point of difference is the way we develop each garment — using an exploratory design process. This means I’m continuing to design as I create the samples, it’s very hands-on, and ultimately each piece achieves what we want it to — it’s thoughtful, considered, timeless. Our clothing runs are small and we take exceptional care in cutting to reduce waste. We don’t follow trends or create the traditional ‘event pieces’. Because our garments can be worn in multiple ways or styled differently depending on whether you’re going to the beach or a night out, we want our wearers to feel empowered, to enjoy the versatility of what they have and to try wearing it different ways to express themselves. We love seeing a garment worn differently to how we envisaged it — it’s like a collaboration with the wearer, it’s exciting. How have you curated Company Store? Our intention is that Company Store on George Street is our flagship store and a special home to showcase Company of Strangers garments. But it’s also a space

where we’ve brought together other brands that we love — either for their aesthetic or the people behind them — that complement our brand. It’s less about retail, and more an experience for our customers — a place where people can come and feel welcome, a gallery of beautiful things, a space for popups and installations with local collaborators,

It’s less about retail, and more an experience for our customers — a place where people can come and feel welcome . . .

a showcase of new emerging designers and a curation of everything you need for your wardrobe. Over the years, we’ve built longterm relationships with our customers, we care about what they love and what they want to wear, and we try to help them get the most out of what they buy from us.

We’ve also carefully selected thoughtful, high-quality items at different price points, so that there’s something special for everyone. Tell us about the new Company capsule range Over lockdown, we started exploring the idea of a regular seasonless range that includes the fundamental, bridging pieces to give your seasonal wardrobe more life. ‘Company’ was born — the name of our new capsule range that includes all the items you need year-round. It’s your go-to reliable pieces that are relaxed and easy to wear that you’ll love forever — a classic base sweater, a layering skirt, tees, an oversized t-shirt dress that looks amazing on any body shape. There will be regular drops throughout the year, and most pieces will be at a more accessible price point than our seasonal collections. We’re really excited and believe our customers will love it.

companyofstrangers.co.nz 320 George Street, Dunedin

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Dunedin tAKE A BitE OuttA

Get your fix of Dunedin’s best bites. From burgers to shakes and coffee to cake, these aren’t just quick eats — they’re also delicious.



22 Vogel street, dunedin / www.goodgood.co.nz tues-sun 11.30am-2pm, 5-8pm

46 stuart street, dunedin Mon-Fri 7.30am-3pm, sat-sun 8am-3pm www.instagram.com/morning_magpie/


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A nondescript street front hides one of Dunedin’s best eats. Come in and make yourself at home in one of the comfy retro couches or perched at an industrial bar leaner and take in the sights and smells around you. The menu is simple — after all, the kitchen is a converted caravan — but it has become the secret ingredient in Good Good’s success. With classics like tots, fries, chicken bites and, of course, house-made burgers. Just make sure you arrive early to avoid missing out!

Charlie's is a warm, inviting café in the heart of Dunedin with a casual and friendly atmosphere. We serve a selection of housemade savoury and sweet items with raw and vegan options, and we use Strictly’s fair-trade organic coffee. We deliver, and we’re great at catering too! Everything is made fresh to ‘order’ in-house, and we’re happy to take any requests. Charlie’s can cater for your function, birthday party or cocktail event, and we even have venue-hire options.

165 stuart street, dunedin / 021 197 7122 corinna@charliesparrows.cafe www.facebook.com/charlie sparrows cafe

Situated on Lower Stuart Street between Dunedin's railway station and the Octagon, Morning Magpie has established itself with a reputation for ridiculously good coffee matched with an ever-changing seasonal menu of quality food. Hours could slide by in our friendly, relaxed space; with friends, on a date, with homework, or with your favourite book. Try one of the iconic vegan pinwheels, or just say hello to John, the cafe's resident good-boy and window cleaner. A visit to Magpie is likely to make your day.

Centrally located behind the Octagon on Bath Street in John Swan’s old engraving workshop, The Swan Café and Bar is an eatery and taproom with great vibes, local flavours, live gigs, lush coffee, cosy nooks and a sunshine-laden courtyard. The Swan is open late nights on Friday and Saturday, with beers on tap rotating regularly and a menu you’ll be back to try more of.

23 Bath street, dunedin Mon-thur 8am-4pm, Fri 8am-late, sat 10am-late, closed sun www.theswan.nz

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Heritage Coffee is a reflection of the things we love most about our small city with a big heart — the people, the character, the produce. Here you'll find fine locally roasted Common Ground espresso; vibrant, easy café fare and people who care. Heritage Coffee squeezes a whole lot of goodness into the corner of Vogel and Jetty Streets. Now open 7 days in Dunedin’s buzzing Warehouse Precinct.

corner Vogel & Jetty streets www.heritagecoffee.co.nz 470 1043

hunGRY hOBOs

We are a fast food restaurant that specialises in toasted sandwiches and soups. All our fillings and soups are made daily, and sandwiches are toasted to order. We believe that all food, even fast food, should be made well! We hold the award for the South Island's best cheese roll, as supplied to Jacinda Ardern. Hungry Hobos and our “good old-fashioned comfort food” won this year’s Great NZ Toastie Takeover with the ‘Bat out of Hell’ toastie. Come in and check it out for yourself!

187 George street, dunedin / 03 425 9692 weds-Mon 11am-5.30pm, closed tues www.hungryhobos.co.nz

Enjoy local ales & a hearty meal in a historic setting Open 7 days for lunch and dinner

We take bookings and you can even pre-order your meals, so there is no wait!

Rattray St, Dunedin • 471-9050 www.thealehouse.co.nz

E: manager@thealehouse.co.nz

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very year over 20,000 students flock to the university of Otago, 80% of them from outside of the region. The pulling power is extraordinary but understandable. Ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world, Otago’s academic excellence is undisputed, its student lifestyle is legendary. First-years thrive in one of the 15 residential colleges. They are well fed, academically supported and revel in inter-college rivalry. Traditions such as the annual Toga Parade, ‘O’ Week celebrations, the Capping Show, and cheering on the Highlanders in the ‘Zoo’ at the stadium are rites of passage. In later years, flatting offers both responsibility and independence. Dunedin’s student rental accommodation, from historic houses to multi-unit, purpose-built complexes, is all within walking distance of the campus and the city centre. By the time Otago’s ‘Scarfies’ graduate, they’ve done a lot of living and as employees, are said to hit the ground running. Graduation is a proud time for parents, for some, the first time they’ve seen Otago’s beautiful campus with its historic bluestone buildings set in mature gardens and lawns

with the Water of the Leith flowing beneath the foot of the iconic clocktower.

Otago is all about ‘firsts’. It’s NZ’s first university, established in 1869. It boasts the country’s first female medical graduate, Emily Siedeberg (1896); first female law graduate, Ethel Benjamin (1897); and Otago’s first Māori graduate, Sir Peter Buck (Te Rangi Hiroa, 1901), the first New Zealand-trained Māori medical doctor. The university’s historic reputation for sponsorship of the arts through its Burns, Mozart and Frances Hodgkins Fellowships, has helped shape the careers of generations of artists, musicians and writers. It's home to the country’s only Dental School and Surveying School, and its Medical School has satellite campuses in two other cities. Globally it has impacted with life-changing research which has emanated from it. Dunedin rightfully claims the mantle of being a student city. Every year the influx of ‘Scarfies’ brings a youthful vibrancy to the beating heart of the city. Choosing to study at the university of Otago, is to answer the call of the institution’s motto — Sapere Aude — Dare to be Wise.

Top row, from left: Legomen Guy Wood (23) and Aaron Worner (22), both engineering students from Canterbury, participating in the Undie 500 with their much modified 1983 Toyota Corona, 2004. PHOTO: GERARD O'BRIEN / ODT Student Maddi Mitchell working for the Student Volunteer Army, 2020. PHOTO : PETER MCINTOSH / ODT

Selwyn bathing beauties . . Bruised and battered after defending the bath from Knox College (from left) Garry Keirle (19), Heath Wilms (18), John Ong (19) and Brett Collins (19) take a break during the graduation parade, 2001. PHOTO: SAM HENDERSON / ODT Revellers at the Hyde Street party, 2017. PHOTO: STEPHEN JAQuIERY / ODT

Bottom row, from left: Foam today, snow tomorrow . . . Luke Hardinge emerges from a foamcannon drenching in Leith Street, 2014. PHOTO: STEPHEN JAQuIERY / ODT

Chayce Glass (left) of Whangarei and Christina Gordon of Otaki during the graduation parade along George St, 2019. PHOTO: PETER MCINTOSH / ODT

First-year students get into the groove at the 2020 toga party. PHOTO: STEPHEN JAQuIERY / ODT


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elcome to the wildlife capital of New Zealand. Dunedin’s natural environment, with its amazing variety of habitats and landscapes, offers eco-tourists magical encounters with nature. Wildlife cruises and tours make for incredible memories. Dunedin’s coastline and peninsula are a seabird spotters’ paradise; albatross, penguins, shags, spoonbills, oystercatchers, giant petrels and sooty shearwaters make their home here. Sightings of orca and dolphins are common in the harbour and increasingly the Southern Right whale, once on the brink of extinction, has been making the occasional visit. Fur seals are in abundance around coastal rocky

outcrops. The Hooker’s sea lion, one of the world’s rarest sea lions, likes to sunbathe on many of Dunedin’s sandy beaches. They are very protective of their patch, so remember to keep your distance (20 metres). Dunedin is home to the only mainland breeding colony of albatross in the world, the Northern Royal Albatross or Toroa. At the Royal Albatross Centre on Tairoa Head, at the end of the Otago Peninsula, you can take a guided tour to watch the fascinating antics of these majestic seabirds in their natural environment. Everyone falls in love with the Yellow-eyed Penguin/Hoiho and the world’s smallest penguin, the Little Blue Penguin/Kororā. Sightings of penguins are usually at dusk as

they scurry from the sea to their nests. Safe viewing of Hoiho is best at Sandfly Bay or on a tour of Penguin Place. A viewing platform at Pilot’s Beach, just below the Royal Albatross Centre, is the place to see Kororā. Both are endangered species and must be given their space. Across the harbour from the Otago Peninsula, is the predator-free Orokonui Ecosanctuary, home to some of the world’s most fascinating and rare forest birds, reptiles and plants. Wander through the native forest, with or without a guide, and you may see takahē, tuatara, Otago skinks, kaka, bellbirds and tui. If you want to get up close and personal with NZ native birds, this is the place to be.

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• Ross creek, off Burma Road, is a short, picturesque walk weaving through forest and native bush around a man-made lake; a water supply reservoir. A fairy tale tower, a waterfall, a running creek, and a choir of birdcalls make this familyfriendly loop compelling. 45 mins. E 15 mins • the Pineapple track leads to Dunedin’s skyline with magnificent views of the city and the Taieri Plain. Start at the bottom (Booth Road) and get a real workout on the steep climb to the top of Flagstaff, or begin at the top (Whare Flat Rd), where it’s a short, steep hike from the car park to the summit. Your choice whether you then do the full descent or turn back. 2 hours each way. M 15 to 20 mins

• Mount cargill and the Organ Pipes. You can drive to the top of Mount Cargill for stunning 360-degree views of Dunedin and the peninsula, but if you are an adventurous hiker you won’t want to miss the experience. Start from the carpark on Mt Cargill Road and first head for the Organ Pipes. These hexagonal basalt columns are one of Dunedin’s unique natural features. It’s a slightly treacherous climb with loose rocks to negotiate. From there you can continue to the summit to take in the almighty vista and pat yourself on the back! M 20 mins • Aramoana and the Mole is a boardwalk for all ages that takes you through native dune and tidal saltmarsh vegetation to the northern end of the beautiful white sandy beach. Seabirds abound. The track begins at the back of the

Domain on Moana Street. 20-40 mins (return). E 35 mins • the sandymount track is a popular coastal walk on the peninsula that offers wonderful views of Hoopers Inlet and Allan’s Beach. It’s an hour-long walk with ups and downs through farmland to a series of viewpoints. Fabulous at sunset. Start at the carpark on Sandymount Road, off Highcliff Road. M 26 mins • the harbour cone track takes you to one of the highest points on the Peninsula and the view from the top is gob-smacking. Start from Bacon Street in Broad Bay or halfway up Highcliff Road, a one- or two-hour trek. If you can hack the final steep incline, it’s a relatively moderate climb. M 20 to 9 mins

Experience the Volcanic wonders of Otago From the Port Chalmers Breccia to the Waipuna Bay limestone, through the heart of the volcano to the 1st and 2nd style eruptions at Aramoana, then spend the rest of the afternoon strolling through the University of Otago Geology Museum.

In the Footsteps of the Mighty Moa (Maniatoto Tour)

Explore the geologic wonders of the Maniatoto, where the moas roamed, with the gold mining heritage, lunch at the historic Waipiata Hotel. Visit Patearoa, Styx Jail, & St Bathans.

Departs Dunedin and Oamaru 50% DISCOUNTS Business & children (4-14) and students and special interest groups. Booking on our website Contact: admin@geotourismnz.com 021 268 8348 More excursions available at our website


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View from The Pineapple Track.

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Whether you're a pro or just enjoy a relaxing day on the green, Dunedin's selection of golf courses is sure to please players of all abilities.

Belleknowes Golf Club 18 Holes Lawson Street, Belleknowes 03 477 4810 belleknowesgolfclub@gmail.com Chisholm Park Golf Club 18 Holes 16 Tahuna Road, Tahuna www.chisholmlinks.co.nz Gladfield Golf Club 9 Holes 33 Gladfield Road, Mosgiel 03 489 4882 Island Park Golf Club Semi Private, 9 Holes 336 Brighton Road, Waldronville 03 488 2258 www.islandparkgolfclubinc.co.nz

J.Tees 9 Holes 411 Gladstone Road, Allanton, Mosgiel 027 418 1385 www.jtees.co.nz

Otago Golf Club 18 Holes 125 Balmacewen Road, Helensburgh 03 467 2096 www.otagogolfclub.co.nz Taieri Lakes Golf Course 18 Holes 92 Milners Road, Three Mile Hill, North Taieri 03 489 7450 www.taierigolf.co.nz

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Dunedin has some of the most stunning stretches of coastlline in the world. Here are our top five must-see beaches.


st Kilda/st clair Beaches are essentially one long heavenly stretch of white sand. This is Dunedin’s most popular swimming beach and nirvana for surfers. Gaze on the idyllic beach front while walking the shore, or sit up on the Esplanade lined with restaurants and bars. The 15-minute bus ride from the Octagon is well worth it.


tunnel Beach has that wow factor — mesmerising views, sea-carved sandstone cliffs, rock arches, caves and the coolest man-made tunnel that leads to the secluded beach. In the 1870s John Cargill had the tunnel built to provide his daughters with a private bathing spot. Thanks Dad! Best at low tide, it’s a steep but manageable walk down. The hike back up is more strenuous but so worth the effort. 7.5km SW from the city centre and south of St Clair.


Blackhead Beach is a little further south from Tunnel Beach, drawing surfers from beginners to the diehards. The waves are powerful, with steep, fast drop-ins and good barrels. This great

open expanse of stone, sand and surf is perfect for dogs and running. The quarried headland is a unique feature. A track from the carpark leads to the rocky part of the beach then to the sand which spans to the horizon.


Long Beach is a stunning endless beach with shimmering white sand, coastal rock formations and a massive sea cave. This rock-climbing mecca has a quiet sleepy feel and splendid birdlife. The relatively calm surf attracts swimmers and lazy-day picnickers. 30-minutes drive north of Dunedin, via Port Chalmers or Waitati.


sandfly Bay is on the Otago Peninsula, 15km east of central Dunedin. Don’t worry, there are no biting insects as the name suggests, instead, windswept sand is on the fly. The half-kilometre hike down to the bay goes from footpath to sand dunes. Hiking sticks can help with the trek back up. Sea lions bask on the sand — take care not to disturb them. The bay is also frequented by Yellow-eyed Penguins. The shoreline rewards with its beautiful crystal-clear waters.


ST CLAIR HOT SALT WATER POOL Come and swim at one of Dunedin’s favourite swimming pools this summer OPEN DAILY Monday to Friday: 6am – 7pm Saturday and Sunday: 7am – 7pm Admission charges apply The Esplanade, St Clair Phone: 03 455 6352 www.dunedin.govt.nz/stclairpool A department of the Dunedin City Council

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Left: dunedin Railway station. PHOTO: JIMFENG / GETTY IMAGES.

Right: st Paul's cathedral.


Steeped in history and character, Dunedin wears its heritage with pride.


First church is the most impressive of new Zealand’s nineteenth-century churches. its multi-pinnacled tower crowned by a sky-piercing spire is a dominating feature on the skyline. st Paul’s cathedral in the Octagon also draws visitors. Look for Kiri te Kanawa in the beautiful stained-glass windows.

35 artisans from china. this peaceful landscape is a reminder of dunedin’s early chinese who were invited to Otago to work over the gold fields. Across the road is dunedin’s old prison. tour this beautifully restored heritage building or experience an Escape game inside its walls.

dunedin is such a rewarding city to explore on foot. Amble through the university campus, established in 1869, and admire the bluestone buildings set in mature lawns and gardens with the waters of the Leith flowing at the feet of the iconic clocktower. it’s picture perfect.

For ornate Flemish Renaissancestyle architecture, walk down Lower stuart street to dunedin’s muchphotographed Railway station. Admire the ornate interiors and mosaic porcelain floor. upstairs you’ll find new Zealand’s sports hall of Fame and an art gallery. On saturdays, the station’s platform forms the backdrop for dunedin’s popular Farmers’ Market.

the perfectly proportioned gothic

nearby is the chinese Garden, built by

walk back in time at Olveston. the theomin’s family home at 42 Royal terrace provides an intimate glimpse of dunedin lifestyle in the Edwardian era and is adorned by fine arts, antiques and other treasures gathered from around the world. in contrast, the ruins that are now cargill's castle sit perched above st clair, a reminder of its former glory — but with true dunedin grit, a trust has every hope of restoring this prized treasure.

unedin is regarded as the best-preserved Victorian and Edwardian heritage city in the southern hemisphere. nZ’s oldest city was first settled by Māori over four centuries ago, then in 1848, by scottish migrants. in 1861, the discovery of gold put dunedin on the map, and the fruits of the Otago goldrush laid the foundations of the city’s rich heritage.

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Body of the Year provides Taste Nature with a wonderful selection every weekday. On Mondays, there are some delicious organic gluten-free loaves that go out for purchase. Get in quick, as these go like hotcakes. Taste Nature also uses this bread for the menu meals and soup. We also provide them with our organic sourdough bread range and have a wonderful selection to choose from, Tuesday through Friday. Available at taste nature.

Wild Dispensary celebrates local, organic, native and wildcrafted plants with a comprehensive range of natural medicinal formulations. Harvested from the rugged Dunedin coast to the dry mountains of Central Otago, the plants used in Wild Dispensary’s products are carefully selected and sustainably harvested. With a certified medical herbalist and naturopath at the helm of the product formulation, Wild Dispensary harnesses the power of plants to deliver a range that supports optimal health and wellness. Available at taste nature.





We make beautiful health products from the highest quality natural ingredients. Committed to sustainable practice and local production, our hand sanitizer won’t compromise our environment. No singleuse plastic, petrochemicals, or synthetic fragrance. We use hand-distilled alcohol from cane sugar, and wild crafted extracts of harakeke and kawakawa, to protect and moisturize your skin. Vegan, cruelty free and nature friendly. We support the use of te reo Māori in business through bilingual labelling. Our hand balm is formulated to bring health back to skin after frequent hand washing and sanitizing. Available at taste nature.

Common Ground is a small batch coffee roastery serving the people in Dunedin town. We are so privileged to have our coffee in Taste Nature that supplies the community with organic, real food. Taste Nature also provides bulk-refill coffee beans which can be grounded to your choice on site. Available at taste nature.

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The wonder of a new garment whilst honouring Papatūānuku. Handmade with aroha. Studio open by appointment Available at taste nature.

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Fred Fred Small Human food was developed by local naturopath and herbalist Skye Macfarlane to help take some of the hard work out of parenting. She wanted to celebrate vegetables first (not relying on fruit and fillers so often seen in baby food), plus reduce some of the food and plastic waste that conventional baby food produces. All ingredients are certified organic and formulated specifically for small humans. Having a packet of Fred Fred means you have the smallest person’s food sorted, because babies are hard but their food doesn’t have to be. Available at taste nature.


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he Eden in Dunedin is all about its gardens — sheer paradise. Dunedin’s Botanic Garden was New Zealand’s first public garden. Collections of plants from around the world share space with rare and endangered native plant species. Native forest offers shady bush walks to the camellia collection and to 3,000 rhododendrons. Native birdsong echoes with each step. Whether you are heading to the aviary, the Peter Pan sculpture or to the café, you’ll have to pinch yourself — am I in heaven?

Feed the ducks or just enjoy the tranquil surroundings.

Head to the magical woodhaugh Gardens for a perfect family outing. Just a 15-minute walk from the city centre delivers you to this idyllic spot. With a great paddling pool for young ones and a playground with swings, slides and a flying fox, it’s the ideal spot for a family picnic or you can use the BBQs on site.

A haven for garden lovers, is the historic Glenfalloch Garden on the Otago Peninsula; 30 acres of garden begun in 1871. Meet a 100-year-old matai tree, walk among the rhododendrons, azaleas, magnolias, fuchsias, native ferns, exotic imports and indigenous trees. Listen to the native birdlife symphony.

For a beautiful stroll through woodland paths, visit the Lady thorn Rhododendron dell in Port Chalmers. The site of the old historical Port Chalmers bluestone quarry was developed into a lush landscape of stunning rhododendrons, magnolias, prunus, maples and spring flowering bulbs in honour of Lady Thorn, a former mayoress of the town. This elevated setting also spoils with panoramic views of the Otago Harbour and environs.

This is one of New Zealand’s most gorgeous gardens and home of the annual Gnaughty Gnome Hunt! Make a day of it and lunch at Glenfalloch’s restaurant. Run by a conservation trust, entry is by donation. For an immersion in nature, you can’t go past the sinclair wetlands. On the Taieri Plain, this magnificent 2,000 hectare wetland was reverted to its former condition by past land owner, Horrie Sinclair. Now home to more than 60 species of birds, it has a visitors’ centre and walking tracks.

Above, left & right: Dunedin Botanic Gardens.


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The best places to get good food that will tantalise your taste buds. From degustation to à la carte — Dunedin has something for even the most discerning foodie.

VOGEL ST KITCHEN    One of Dunedin’s largest and most vibrant cafes, VSK is nestled in the heart of the thriving Warehouse Precinct in a beautiful Victorian printer’s building. We offer the kind of warmth and hospitality that has put us on the map as one of the city’s best breakfast and lunch hot spots. Our menu offers all-day breakfast, brunch and lunch options and a wood-fired pizza menu that promotes the flavours of the region: fresh, simple, quality and free range. Coffee Supreme coffee and a nicely edited range of regional beers and wines means you are supporting our South Island producers. For a true taste of Dunedin, come and visit us today — we’re open 7 days a week.

76 Vogel Street p 477 3623 www.vogelstkitchen.nz

Catalyst    At Catalyst we provide a space for mindful eating and conscious consuming, hoping to inspire healthier communities by connecting people to real food. We do our best to source sustainable, local, organic, spray-free and free-range wholefoods. With most of our food being free from dairy, preservatives, additives and ingredients, we take the hard work out of eating clean. By making nearly everything inhouse, we have control over what ingredients go into each dish, how those ingredients are packaged and where they come from. With a big range of options for any dietary requirements and a virtual menu, we make choosing what to eat easy — check it out at www.mryum.com/catalyst

286 Princes Street, Dunedin Central www.catalystkitchen.co.nz @catalystdunedin Monday-Saturday 7:30am-3:30pm Sunday 8:30am-3pm

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thE dish cAFÉ & BAR

PREcinct FOOd

Breathing new life into the creative district, the Dish Café & Bar is becoming a popular hotspot for morning coffee, lunches and after-work drinks. Central to the success has been their Southern Californian-style Mexican-themed menu and premium coffee, ORB 101 Fairtrade, plus all the café classics to be enjoyed in a welcoming and vibrant atmosphere with a comfortable and large light-filled space. Come and sample the menu, complemented by a wide range of beer, wine and nonalcoholic beverages. Follow The Dish Café & Bar on Facebook for upcoming events, including Friday night Jazz.

Precinct Food is the home of great-tasting, freshly made café food. Located in a re-purposed warehouse building on Vogel Street in the popular Warehouse Precinct, Precinct Food is a destination for food lovers from all over. Creative, mouthwatering food is what we do best. Enjoy something from our new menu, or from our cabinet. Washed down with a stunning Atomic coffee, or a wine — what could be better!

8 stafford street / petridish.co.nz / 027thEdish

Check out our catering too at Precinctfood.nz

Monday-Friday 8am-3pm, saturday & sunday 9am-3pm 125 Vogel street, dunedin central / 03 479 0930

AL suLtAn Middle Eastern dining at its finest! With locally sourced fresh ingredients and boasting an array of traditional dishes from Syria, Palestine, Jordan and Iraq, Al Sultan is sure to satisfy the harshest food critics. The restaurant is ideally suited to cater for parties and functions as well as providing a cosy, romantic ambience for couples, and an outdoor area for those wanting to experience the authentic Shisha pipe.

4 hanover street, dunedin central www.alsultan.co.nz / 03 470 1049 info@alsultanrestaurant.co.nz

thE PREss cLuB The Press Club is a bespoke bar and restaurant paying homage to Dunedin’s original haunt for editors and publishers in the 1870s. An unwavering commitment to sourcing seasonal, organic produce and collaborating with local suppliers allows the culinary team to showcase a modern take on classic regional flavours throughout the day.

indish REstAuRAnt And BAR Located in the heart of Dunedin, Indish Restaurant and Bar promises to delight you with delicious Indian curry and tandoori food, coupled with excellent service. The warm and cosy ambience makes it the ultimate choice of people of all age groups for any celebration or for casual dining. Indish has recently launched a new and expanded menu, offering a wide range of delicacies. All are welcome to come and enjoy it.

Mon-Fri: lunch 11am-2pm, dinner 5-10pm, sat & sun: dinner only 5-10pm. Reservations & takeaways: 03 425 9571. 58 Princes street. @indish.dunedin

Taking pride in creating a memorable dining experience for every guest, The Press Club warmly welcomes you to enjoy a dining experience that is second to none, capturing the frivolity of the past with a contemporary take on modern dining. The Press Club is perfect spot to enjoy a casual drink or meal, or book your private event. Situated in the historic Wains Hotel building.

310 Princes street, dunedin 03 477 1145 info@thepressclub.co.nz www.thepressclub.co.nz

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Gaslight restaurant

The Kensington

At Gaslight we offer a charming dining experience set in an authentic 1890s brick building. The very best of French and Italian-inspired cuisine is served in this quaint and intimate setting. Fresh local ingredients are used to prepare our handmade pasta, sauces, and other dishes. Our French-trained Chef creates ever-changing special dishes to match the seasons.

The Kensington bar and restaurant is a fantastic venue for your next dining experience. We have options to suit everyone, including gluten free, vegetarian and vegan. No matter what you’re in the mood for, we have the meal to suit, from the humble roast of the day to the deluxe ribeye steak cooked to your liking. Make sure you check out our new and exciting dessert menu the next time you are in. Bookings are recommended but not required. Contact us today for the best pub meal around.

73 St Andrew Street, Dunedin CBD www.gaslightdunedin.co.nz / 03 477 7300

03 455 8001 info@thekensington.co.nz

Bowey’s Pool Lounge and Bar  Bowey’s Pool Lounge and Bar is the ideal place to relax with family and friends, whether you're a pro or just playing for fun. Our fully licensed bar offers a wide selection of drinks, including tea and coffee, and our kitchen offers a range of food and snacks, from pizza, antipasto platters and burgers to salads, light meals and delicious mains and desserts. Afterwards, relax in our comfy lounge, were you'll find a selection of board games for all ages. Come and get your game on at Bowey's!

81 Crawford Street, Dunedin / 03 951 3945 Mon-Wed 5pm-late, Thurs-Sun 2pm-late


Ironic CafÉ and Bar   Award-winning Ironic Café and Bar achieves results year upon year for their excellence in food and informed, friendly staff. Supreme Winner of the NZ Café of the Year 2014, Beef & Lamb Excellence Award 2016. Sunny and close to Dunedin Railway Station and parking. Ironic encompasses the ultimate in indoor and outdoor dining, complete with large evening fireplace. Wheelchair accessible. Full bar. Live entertainment at times. Each Saturday, the Dunedin Farmers Market is held opposite Ironic.

9 Anzac Ave / www.ironiccafebar.co.nz Tues-Fri 8am-late, Sat 7am-late, Sun/Mon 8am-3.30pm + 10 George St / 9am-2pm weekdays

A warm and friendly welcome awaits you at The Craic Irish Tavern in the very heart of the Octagon. Relax by the open fire and enjoy a beer from our large local and international range — including Guinness, Kilkenny, Emerson’s and Speight’s. Or sit out in the Octagon with a glass of Central Otago wine or barista-made coffee. We are open 7 days a week for brunch, lunch or dinner. Try out our all-day breakfast, seafood chowder, green-lipped mussel bowl, slow-cooked lamb shanks or our corned-beef hash, to mention just a few of our dishes — our menu really offers something for everyone. We are open from 11am weekdays, and on the weekends we are open for brunch, lunch and dinner from 9am.

24 The Octagon, Dunedin Central admin@thecraic.co.nz www.thecraic.co.nz

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beetroot salted caramel

Indulge yourself with this ridiculously rich, delicious chocolate cake. sERVEs 12

Fold the beetroot into the cake mixture.

For the cake 5 eggs 2½ cups caster sugar 300ml canola oil 250g dark chocolate 2 cups flour 1 cup cocoa 2 tsp baking powder 100ml milk 1 cup grated raw beetroot

spray and line three 25cm cake tins and bake at 160degc for 20 minutes, until a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean.

For the salted caramel 1½ cups caster sugar (and water) 300ml cream ½-1 tsp salt or to taste

Meanwhile, heat the cream to boiling point and gradually add to the caramelised sugar, stirring carefully and constantly until it is smooth. season with salt.

For the ganache 1½ cups cream 600g dark chocolate broken into pieces

note: the cream has to be hot and added to hot sugar to get it right.

to make the cake, beat eggs and caster sugar until pale and creamy and tripled in volume. slowly drizzle in the canola oil and combine. Melt the dark chocolate and add to the eggand-oil mixture. sift flour, cocoa and baking powder and fold in alternately with the milk.

to make the caramel, put the sugar in a saucepan and just cover with water so so it is the consistency of wet sand. Bring to the boil but do not stir. Boil until the liquid turns amber.

to make the ganache, heat the cream to boiling point then add the dark chocolate, stirring until combined and creamy. serve as a three-layer cake with caramel in between the layers and ganache on top. chill before cutting. Recipe provided by ironic cafe.

This recipe and many more feature in 'Ask a Chef Vol. 3'. With a delicious mix of recipes from around the region – all beautifully photographed – there is something for everyone in this delightful book. Available from the ODT Store, 52 Stuart Street, Dunedin or online at www.store.odt.nz for only $29.99.


Port Chalmers Just a short drive from the city centre, the vibrant settlement of Port Chalmers boasts an eclectic range of galleries, eateries and stores.


ocal lore tells the story that one day, weary from a conflict, a group of Māori warriors beached their canoes in a nearby cave, well above what they thought was the high-tide mark. when they woke the next morning, however, they found the tide had floated their canoes into the bay. "Koputai! Koputai!", they shouted as they swam out to retrieve them. this is how the inlet became known as Koputai, meaning 'the very high tide'. in 1844, the Otago deed of Purchase — the oldest of the official Kāi Tahu land purchase deeds — was signed. Four years later, scottish settlers arrived. they named the place Port chalmers after Free church hero thomas chalmers. this would be their seaport, their link to the world. these events and more are immortalised in the gem that is the Port chalmers Maritime Museum, itself housed in history inside the old Post Office. Port is proud of its past. it was the departure point of our first frozen meat shipment, and captain scott left here on his ill-fated voyage to Antarctica. homes and commercial buildings built from local bluestone lend the Port townscape its charm. the best

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way to explore is on foot. Follow the paths to Back Beach and carey's Bay, to the hotere Garden Oputae and the restored time ball, or trek further uphill to the Robert scott Memorial. Port Otago remains the lifeblood of the town and keeps the place grounded. But there's a rich overlay. Musos live and work here, while George street features pubs and cafés — and an eclectic array of shops and galleries selling condiments, jewellery, new and pre-loved garments, collectibles and giftware. these pull the crowds on the weekends, while the Port chalmers Artisan Market packs the town hall on the last saturday of each month. there's energy in Port chalmers and community. Locals and their dogs just love the place, while a newbie we spoke to, a potter, feels very much at home. she thinks it won't be long before others discover the town. she's right — and there's nothing to stop them coming, as Port is well connected now. it's just a short hop from waitati via Orokonui Ecosanctuary, a service ferries people and bikes between Port and Portobello, it takes just 20 minutes to drive to dunedin or 30 minutes to bus, and cycling is set to boom, as the last leg of the dunedin to Port cycleway is due to open soon.


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Discover the best of what Port Chalmers has to offer 2GYPSIES


unique gifts, furniture, global art, and homewares. Alive with attitude, a living style combined with culture design and global art.

We offer a mouthwatering selection of fresh baking (with loads of gluten-free and vegan options) as well as delicious barista-made coffee ground from our locally roasted beans and a seasonal menu covering breakfast, lunch and dinner with something for everyone to enjoy. The café itself is warm and cosy for casual dining. Entering the courtyard, you’ll find an open fire sparking ambiance for the winter and sun-drenched tables for the summer.

34 George Street www.2gypsiesportchalmers.com

ARTISAN MARKETS Join us for our monthly Artisan Markets at the Town Hall where you’ll find local artisans and crafters showcasing and selling their amazing crafts and products. You can find out information about the exhibiting stallholders on our website, along with dates of each market. Entry is free, we’d love to see you!

36 George Street | www.thegalleycafe.co.nz

PORT TO PORT CRUISES AND DUNEDIN WILDLIFE TOURS Cruising between Portobello and Port Chalmers is the best way to shorten your car journey around the harbour and the only way to see the shipwrecks and historic island quarantine stations. With an explosive commentary by skipper Rachel, as exciting as the ancient volcano you travel through, you’ll be as blown away by the history of the area as you will be by the power of the engine in this modern, custom-built ride. On-board bathroom, heated cabin. Event ferry also available.



New Zealand Souvenir and gift store providing small affordable gifts for posting overseas to family and friends. Printing and Design Services. Local NZ Post Agency.

union Co. café is situated on a sunny corner site in the heart of Port Chalmers heritage precinct and opposite the bustling Port Otago. Our focus is fresh and local with everything prepared on site. Where possible we use organic and free-farmed produce. Our excellent coffee is supplied by Common Ground Espresso, Dunedin.

19 George Street | www.digiart.nz

2 George Street | 021 158 5165



Beautiful locally-crafted jewellery. unique freestyle designs, in copper and sterling silver, which reflect the artist’s own style and the easy charm of our harbour township.

The Flying Whale features the artwork of much-loved local book illustrator and writer, David Elliot. We sell a range of products, including books, cards, tea towels, t-shirts, quality prints and even original artwork. David’s delightful and engaging drawings of flying whales, horses, bees and a myriad of other creatures will appeal to all. The Gallery is open Wed-Sun, 11am-4pm throughout the summer. Why not pop in and pick up a unique gift for that special occasion.

17 George Street | 021 198 4188

13 George Street | www.flyingwhale.co


020 416 24250 | www.porttoport.co.nz



PORT CHALMERS Cool, quirky and interesting with a fascinating maritime history. The area known officially as West Harbour has much to offer with plenty of scenic walks, retail, food, markets and activities. The community is one of the friendliest and welcoming you would hope to find.

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Welcome to one of the most beautiful and unique destinations in New Zealand. Established in 1874 our lovely little local gem is counted among the oldest original pubs in the country. This picturesque Victorian stone building rests on the banks of Otago Harbour, an easy 15 minutes drive from Central Dunedin. Open daily for lunch & dinner, serving coffee, craft beers & Central Otago wines, we specialise in local seafood but provide something for everyone including a dedicated vegan menu. Rest by one of our three cozy open fires or soak up the sun and water views on the large terrace and courtyard. Don’t miss out on this special experience when exploring the delights of Dunedin.

17 Macandrew Rd, Carey’s Bay, Port Chalmers, Dunedin phone (03) 472 8022 | info@careysbayhotel.co.nz | www.careysbayhotel.co.nz Photo: Andy Thompson Photography NZ Ltd

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Welcome to Dunedin’s only garden hotel. Heritage Dunedin Leisure Lodge is located within two acres of beautifully kept garden, and just a six-minute drive from the city centre (or seven, in rush hour). Neighbouring the Dunedin Botanic Garden, the Heritage Hotel is a short stroll to Otago Museum and the university of Otago. Forsyth Barr Stadium is also within easy walking distance. Their unique surroundings make for a truly relaxing place to stay, no matter how busy your visit might be.

The Scenic Hotel Southern Cross provides stylish inner-city accommodation, giving the convenience of having entertainment, shopping and restaurants close at hand. Just a short walk from the Octagon, railway station, theatres, shops, and close to Otago university, it is the perfect location from which to explore Dunedin. Whether you are staying for business or pleasure, it is hard to go past the Scenic Hotel Southern Cross. Dating back to 1883, this landmark building now blends Dunedin’s distinctive charm and heritage with modern styles and comforts. Your every comfort is well provided for, with 178 attractive rooms and suites, extensive hotel facilities, and a very high standard of service. This has earned the Scenic Hotel Southern Cross a 4-star plus Qualmark rating, as well as the Enviro-Silver award.

The Heritage Dunedin Leisure Lodge offers a wide range of accommodation to suit every need and budget including Corporate King and Superior King with enough room for 2 adults and a child. Heritage Dunedin Leisure Lodge has a 4-star Qualmark rating and the Enviro-Silver award. 30 Duke Street, North Dunedin 03 477 5360 www.heritagehotels.co.nz

118 High St, Dunedin Central 03 477 0752 southerncross@scenichotels.co.nz www.scenichotelgroup.co.nz



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2Gypsies..............................................34 George St, Port Chalmers...................33

Gaslight Restaurant....................... 73 St Andrew St, Dunedin Central......... 30

Acme Acupuncture........................ 108 Highgate, Roslyn...................................40

Geotourism........................................See advert......................................................... 22

Al Sultan..............................................4 Hanover St, Dunedin Central............... 29

Good Good.........................................22 Vogel St, Dunedin Central....................18

Best Café ...........................................30 Stuart St, Dunedin Central..................12

Granny Annie’s Sweet Shop...... 117 George St, Dunedin Central.............. 41

Bowey’s Pool Lounge and Bar... 81 Crawford St, Dunedin Central............ 30

Guild......................................................145 Stuart St, Dunedin Central...............42

Carey’s Bay Hotel............................17 Macandrew Rd, Carey’s Bay................36

Hard to Find Books.........................20 Dowling St, Dunedin Central.............. 25

Catalyst................................................286 Princes St, Dunedin Central............ 28

Heritage Dunedin Leisure Lodge 30 Duke St, North Dunedin.................. 37

Charlie Sparrow’s Café................. 165 Stuart St, Dunedin Central................18

Heritage Coffee...............................43 Jetty St, Dunedin Central.....................19

Collectibles Revamped................ 31 Moray Pl, Dunedin Central....................13

Horizon Tours....................................See advert......................................................... 20

Company of Strangers................. 320 George St, Dunedin Central.............17

Hungry Hobos...................................187 George St, Dunedin Central..............19

Design Withdrawals.......................7 Moray Pl, Dunedin Central...................... 41

Indish....................................................58 Princes St, Dunedin Central............... 29

Digiart and Design..........................19 George St, Port Chalmers....................33

Inside Out...........................................492 George St, Dunedin Central............ 41

Dunedin Chinese Gardens ......... 39 Queens Gardens, Dunedin Central..12

Ironic Cafe..........................................9 Anzac Ave + 10 George St, Dunedin.30

Dunedin Public Art Gallery......... 30 Octagon, Dunedin Central................... 11

Joanna Salmond Jewellery......... 76 Highgate, Dunedin Central................. 41

Dunedin Railways............................Railway station, Dunedin...............................5

Milford Galleries..............................18 Dowling St, Dunedin Central...............16

Dunedin Taxis...................................See advert.........................................................24

Morning Magpie...............................46 Stuart St, Dunedin Central..................18

Fable......................................................310 Princes St, Dunedin Central.............43

NZ Sports Hall of Fame................ Dunedin Railway Station, Anzac Ave....40

Gallery De Novo...............................101 Stuart St, Dunedin Central............... 41

Ocho Chocolate Factory.............. 10 Roberts St, Dunedin Central...............40

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page ODT Store...........................................52 Stuart Street, Dunedin Central.........42

page The Artist’s Room Gallery........... 2 Dowling St, Dunedin Central................42

Olivier Home Store......................... 468 George St, Dunedin Central............40

The Barking Fish..............................17 George St, Port Chalmers....................33

Olveston..............................................42 Royal Tce, North Dunedin.....................10

The Corner Store............................134 Stuart St, Dunedin Central..................9

Orokonui Ecosanctuary............... 600 Blueskin Rd...............................................21

The Craic.............................................24 Octagon, Dunedin Central..................30

Otago Art Society...........................1st Floor, Railway Station, Dunedin.......42

The Dish...............................................8 Stafford St, Dunedin Central................ 29

Otago Farmers Market................. Dunedin Railway Station, Anzac Ave.... 22

The Flying Whale.............................13 George St, Port Chalmers.......... 33 / 42

Otago Golf Club...............................125 Balmacewen Rd, Maori Hill............... 23

The Galley Café and Bar.............. 36 George St, Port Chalmers....................33

Otago Museum.................................419 Great King St, Dunedin Central.........8

The Kensington...............................4 King Edward St...........................................30

Port Chalmers Artisan Market.Town Hall, Port Chalmers...........................33

The Press Club..................................310 Princes St, Dunedin Central............. 29

Port to Port........................................See advert.........................................................33

The Swan............................................23 Bath St, Dunedin Central......................18

Precinct Food....................................125 Vogel St, Dunedin Central................. 29

Toitū Otago Settlers Museum.. 31 Queens Gardens........................................10

Rata Jewellery..................................Wall Street Mall, George St, Dunedin.....16

Union Co Café .................................2 George St, Port Chalmers.......................33

Relics.....................................................86 St Andrew St, Dunedin Central.........15

Urgent Pharmacy ........................... 18 Filleul St, Dunedin Central......................3

Scenic Hotel Southern Cross.... 123 Princes St, Dunedin Central............. 37

Vanguard Coffee.............................329 Princes St, Dunedin Central............ 37

Selwyn Grave Barber..................... 276 Moray Pl, Dunedin Central................40

Vision Port Chalmers..................... See advert.................................................34-35

Speight’s Alehouse........................200 Rattray St, Dunedin Central.......6 / 19

Vogel Street Kitchen..................... 76 Vogel Str, Dunedin Central.................. 28

Speight’s Brewery..........................200 Rattray St, Dunedin Central................ 7

Vull Design..........................................34 Moray Place, Dunedin Central...........40

St Clair Hot Salt Water Pool...... The Esplanade, St Clair...............................24

Wall Street Mall ...............................211 George St, Dunedin Central................2

Taste Nature......................................131 High St, Dunedin Central........... 26-27

Yaks n Yetis........................................309 George St, Dunedin Central............42

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Showcase An eclectic range of Dunedin’s finest businesses and their wares


VuLL dEsiGn

Dunedin’s only chocolate maker! With over 150 years of chocolate history in the city, we’re proud to be leading the way, crafting chocolate you can feel good about enjoying. Stock up on supplies at our shop or stay a little longer and enjoy our bean-to-bar chocolate sessions as you taste the craft difference in the heart of our chocolate factory.

Wander into Vull Design in Moray Place and expect to be welcomed to a carefully curated, unique collection of gifts, jewellery, homeware and occasional furniture. From locally made Obie & Co candles, handmade Claybird Ceramics from Auckland, to hand-painted clutches from artist Tiff Manuell of Australia and photo art from Love Warriors of Sweden. Everything instore is carefully hand picked and constantly evolving. Warm and friendly service will top off your shopping experience!

See ocho.co.nz or call 03 425 7819 for session times — booking recommended.

10 Roberts st, dunedin thursday to sunday, 10am-4pm

34 Moray Place, dunedin www.vulldesign.co.nz



We are unpacking lots of wonderful new stock — gifts for Christmas, graduation, wedding and every other special occasion. New stock includes beautiful French soaps, a gorgeous array of scented candles, Sam Toft prints, and Englishinspired cake tins and canisters. We carry an exclusive range of European inspired books and homewares; French glassware, cutlery and handmade soap; jute rugs, cushions and tea towels. Pop in and find all your gift-giving solutions — gift wrapping included.

Selwyn Grave Barbers has been offering a friendly service to our customers for over 60 years. We pride ourselves on our professional work, and combine modern and traditional techniques to style your hair to your requirements. We also offer a wide range of hair products and a great selection of men’s products, including quality wallets, shaving products, beard oils and more. Four chairs available. Call in — no appointment necessary.

Open 6 days / 468 George st check our Facebook page for news

276 Moray Place, dunedin Mon-thur 8am-5.30pm, Fri 8am-5.45pm, closed sat & sun www.selwyngrave.co.nz


AcME AcuPunctuRE

There’s nothing else in New Zealand like the Sports Hall of Fame in the Railway Station. Nowhere else can be seen such an array of sporting memorabilia and artefacts that reflect the great champions NZ has had. The first Olympic medals, winning boats, Colin Meads’ arm cast and much more, plus written and oral history of all the moments that have made NZ such a great sporting nation. This is a place all New Zealanders should see because it tells us who we are as a sporting nation — part of what makes up our national identity.

Drawing from more than 300 herbal extracts, Acme Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs Clinic (Acme Acu) develops custom formula prescriptions that bring your body into balance, based on the principles of traditional Chinese medicine. Restore your energy through the body's natural processes. Acme Acu also offers acupuncture, moxibustion, Tui na (Chinese massage), cupping and Gua sha.

First floor, dunedin Railway station

108 highgate, Roslyn 03 552 2189 AcmeAcu@gmail.com AcmeAcu.co.nz

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GRAnnY AnniE’s


Granny Annie’s has Dunedin’s biggest selection of mouth-watering fudge, fine chocolates and confectionery. Our Otago-owned-and-operated business specialises in a delicious range of treats to suit all budgets, and all our confectionery is perfect as a gift or a treat for yourself. As seen on TV, and supplier to Jacinda Ardern of her favourite peaches & cream sweets. Made with the finest ingredients, Granny Annie’s home-made range of confectionery and fudges will sweeten up your day.

Thoughtful, witty, and well-researched, PenguinKind is your comprehensive guide to hundreds of small lifestyle changes you can make to become more sustainable. You will be surprised at how easily it becomes second nature to make your own condiments, transform used coffee grounds into face scrub and wrap gifts with your own art. Proceeds from PenguinKind will help fund research and conservation tracking through the Global Penguin Society and NZ Penguin Initiative.

117 George street, dunedin www.grannyannies.co.nz

Available from the Odt store, 52 stuart street, dunedin, Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, or at www.store.odt.nz (with free nZ-wide shipping).

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Design Withdrawals has a relaxed environment allowing customers to browse and feel welcome to admire our unique, quirky and extensive collection. We have everything from stunning David Trubridge designer lights, New Zealand made jewellery to hilarious and cheeky socks. Design Withdrawals offers a gift for everyone. We look forward to welcoming you.

Located in the heart of the city and having celebrated 15 years in the Dunedin art scene, Gallery De Novo is one our leading art galleries. They exhibit original works of art from established and emerging artists as well as quality reproduction prints. There is a custom-framing studio on site and three levels of exhibition space. They are open 7 days a week, and after hours the gallery’s well-lit corner space displays art 24/7.

7 Moray Place, dunedin 03 477 9296 www.designwithdrawals.co.nz

101 stuart street, dunedin 03 474 9200 www.gallerydenovo.co.nz


insidE Out

Joanna loves the allure of jewels and the amazing wealth of coloured gemstones, the brightness of silver and the glimmer of gold. Embellishing jewellery with gemstones and pearls, turning simple beads into something unique and special is what captivates Joanna. The directional shapes and exciting colour combinations of Joanna’s jewellery designs are what clients desire, and they are drawn back time after time to add to their collections. Jewellery is art that you can wear every day.

Established in 1999, locally owned and operated Inside Out clothing boutiques host a collection of recycled women’s and men’s New Zealand and international designer label garments, and accessories, shoes, bags, perfumes and jewellery on consignment. Our boutiques greet you with a collection of our finest recycled consignment labels — pieces from nom d, Company of Strangers, Jimmy D and Loobie’s Story, along with many other NZ and international garments.

76 highgate, Roslyn, dunedin www.joannasalmond.co.nz

492 George st & 300 Princes st, dunedin + 107 thames st, Oamaru

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thE ARtist’s ROOM

Dunedin is a uNESCO City of Literature, so it is not surprising that it is also the home of New Zealand’s only children’s illustration gallery. The Flying Whale features the artwork of much-loved local illustrator and writer, David Elliot. His delightful and engaging drawings — of flying whales, horses, pigs and a myriad of other creatures — will appeal to all, whether you are looking for an original artwork, or a book, print or other unique gift for that special occasion.

In the heart of Dunedin’s 'Arts Quarter', in one of the city's most beautiful old buildings, you'll find The Artist’s Room Fine Art Gallery. On our walls we have a breathtaking, inspiring and ever-changing collection of fine-quality, original art from some of NZ’s finest established and emerging artists. We can assist you in selecting the perfect piece of art to suit your space, and can even arrange delivery.

13 George street, Port chalmers www.flyingwhale.co

2 dowling st, dunedin / 03 474 1111 Mon-Fri 10am-5pm, sat 12noon2pm, or by appointment www.theartistsroom.co.nz


Odt stORE

GuILD is your go-to for locally designed fashion, jewellery, homewares and gifts. Our aim is to extend the stories behind locally made, quality goods and in turn forge a strong bond between our customers and designers. The store is staffed by the designers, so every time you visit, you get to meet one of our talented local designers.

From history buffs to nature lovers, foodies and art appreciators — there is something for everyone at the ODT Store. Shop at the local ODT office — situated in an iconic heritage building — or online any time for a unique momento of your time in Dunedin. Enjoy popular titles such as Ask a Chef Vol. 3, a collection of recipes from cafes and restaurants in the region; Stephen Jaquiery’s Focused: A Life Behind The Lens, the story of a 40-year career as an ODT photographer; Life & Times, a journey through the ODT photo archives, and more.

145 stuart st, dunedin tuesday-Friday, 10am-5pm saturday and Monday, 11am-3pm www.guilddunedin.co.nz

52 stuart street, dunedin Monday-Friday 9am-5pm www.store.odt.nz

The story that stays with you. Southern charm for the contemporary traveller

Enjoy the very best of the Otago region at Dunedin’s newest five star boutique hotel. Setting a new standard in contemporary luxury, every detail is attended at this artfully refurbished heritage property. Thoughtful touches in the sumptuous décor add beauty at each turn, offering the occasional nod to the region’s Scottish heritage. Local produce suppliers take centre-stage in our restaurant and event menus, thoughtfully created by one of Dunedin’s top chefs.

Book your stay fablehotelsandresorts.com @fablehotelsandresorts