EDINBURGH OF THE SOUTH
An endearing city of classical architecture and Scottish charm, Dunedin prides itself on being New Zealand’s centre for learning, heritage, arts and culture. It is also the commercial hub of the Otago region and gateway to the diverse wildlife of the Otago Peninsula.
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DUNEDIN TO: Christchurch 365 kms, 5 hrs Queenstown 282 kms, 3 hrs 30 mins Te Anau 290 kms, 4 hrs 15 mins Mt Cook 325 kms, 4 hrs 30 mins Invercargill via Gore 215 kms, 2 hrs 45 mins Invercargill via The Catlins 275 kms, 5 hrs 30 mins
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OTHER DISTANCES: City to Larnach Castle 15 kms, 30 mins City to the end of the Peninsula 31 kms, 45 mins
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TOP NATURAL ATTRACTIONS:
» The rugged scenery & abundant wildlife of the Otago Peninsula including Yellow-eyed Penguins (the world’s rarest), Little Blue Penguins, Royal Albatross, Spotted Shags, Cormorants, New Zealand Fur Seals and Sea Lions.
» Dunedin is regarded as having the finest collection of Victorian and Edwardian architecture in the Southern Hemisphere.
» The Botanic and numerous private gardens open to the public such as those at Larnach Castle and Glenfalloch Woodland Gardens. » Late Oct/early Nov for the stunning displays of rhododendron and azaleas. » The Taieri Gorge – best explored aboard the Taieri Gorge Railway.
» Built in 1906, the Dunedin Railway station with its fine Edwardian architecture is one of the world’s most photographed stations. » Jacobean style Olveston House. » Built in 1871, Larnach Castle on the Otago Peninsula has a fascinating history and is New Zealand’s only castle. » University of Otago buildings.