Your hosts : Nicola & Rick
Your hosts : Lindsay & Kate
Dunedin is an university city with much to offer in the way of heritage buildings. Larnach's Castle, Ovelston, Speight's Brewery, Railway Station, University of Otago, First Church - the list goes on. In between visiting these there is a vibrant cafe culture and shops to explore.
Tickets for iD Fashion Week held each year in April are hotly contested.
Dunedin City's Otago Peninsula stretches along the southern edge of the Otago harbour. It has been described by internationally acclaimed environmentalist David Bellamy as the “finest example of eco-tourism in the world”. The Otago Peninsula is home to one of the world’s rarest penguin’s the Yellow Eyed penguin, or Hoiho (its Maori name, which means noise shouter). At the end of the Otago Peninsula on Taiaroa Head (only 32 kms from the city centre), is the home of the only mainland breeding colony of Albatross in the world, the Northern Royal Albatross. Blue penguins, sea lions, fur sealsare regular visitors to Otago's beaches.
There are many beaches around Dunedin's coast and harbour. Surfing is a glorious challenge on the Otago coast. Where better to try your wings but at St Clair and finish it off with a coffee and excellent food at one of the esplanade's cafes. The St Clair Salt Water Pool is open from early October to late March.
Orokonui Ecosanctuary, just 20kms north of Dunedin, is a specially protected native forest where visitors may see tuatara and 17 species of native birds. It has a track network to suit all abilities and offers self guided walking and guided tours. Its award winning Visitor Centre and café are open seven days a week.