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From the world’s steepest street to the country’s only castle, Dunedin is a city that has many stories to share and activities to experience. Few New Zealand cities have such an impressive mix of old and new as Dunedin. Not only is it the second largest city in the South Island, it’s also home to some of the country’s rarest locals. The city sits at the head of a dramatic natural harbour protected by the Otago Peninsula. The peninsula is known for its wildlife particularly the northern royal albatross, the world’s rarest penguin, and various species of seals, sea lions and birds. Dunedin is commonly referred to as New Zealand’s wildlife capital and a major eco-tourism destination but it also has a reputation for fine arts, fashion and culture. This, combined with its colourful student life and a repertoire of unique cuisine and quirky events, makes Dunedin an attractive and fun destination. The city’s heritage was built on the gold rushes of the 1860s and today Victorian and Edwardian buildings can still be seen at every turn. The grandeur and rich heritage of Dunedin’s historic homes is something to be experienced.

Arrival Port Port Otago Berths Port Otago has two berthing facilities. Larger ships need to berth at Port Chalmers and smaller ships may berth at Dunedin which is closer to the city of Dunedin. DUNEDIN berth Channel Draft: 24.6 feet (7.5 metres) Max LOA: 624 feet (190.2 metres). Will depend on ship’s manoeuvrability in swinging basin. Berth Draft: 26.3 feet (8 metres) Shore Gangways: 2 shore brows Tidal Range: Neap – 4.6 feet (1.4 metres) Spring – 6.9 feet (2.1 metres) Gateway to Dunedin, Otago Peninsula and Coastal Otago Distance to the city 1 km (0.6 miles) to Dunedin

Taxi Service Dunedin Taxis, +64 3 477 7777 Taxis can be hired at NZD$75 per hour for a car that sits 4 passengers, or NZD$85 for a van that sits 11 passengers. Minimum 2 hour charge applies. Public Bus Service Use the local buses to see the city from around NZD$1.50. Private Vehicle Charter

ATM machines/ Currency Exchange ATM machines can be found all around Dunedin city. Currency exchange can be done in banks, located all around the city Shopping Hours Mon-Thu: 9am to 5.30pm Fri: 9am to 7pm Weekends: 9am to 5pm Nearest Supermarket

  • Port Chalmers New World, 63 George St, Port Chalmers +64 3 472 8746
  • Countdown Dunedin Central, 309 Cumberland Street Central, +64 3 477 7283
  • Centre City New World, 133 Great King Street, Dunedin, +64 3 477 4677

Nearest Internet Café Free Wifi is available at Port Chalmers Wharf and in the Octagon, Dunedin city centre. Post Office Dunedin Post Shop City Central, 233 Moray Place +64 34740932 Climate Summer: High of 73F (23°C), low of 50F (10°C) Winter: High of 48F (9°C), low of 32F (0°C); Average rainfall of 809 mm and average sunshine of 1590 hours. Map  Click here to download the Dunedin map.

Visitor Information Dunedin i-SITE Visitor Information City Centre, 20 Princes Street, Dunedin, +64 3 474 3300, What is Dunedin known for? Wildlife, finest collection of Victorian and Edwardian architectural heritage buildings in the Southern Hemisphere, has the world’s only permanently covered stadium that grows grass, Scottish heritage – ‘The Edinburgh of the South’, University city, quirky and alternative fashion and art, Speight’s beer. Attractions & Activities

  • Otago Peninsula for wildlife
  • Speight’s Brewery tour
  • Cadbury Chocolate Factory tour
  • Larnach Castle – New Zealand’s only castle
  • City heritage and walking tours
  • Taieri Gorge Railway
  • The city’s gardens of international significance
  • Baldwin Street – the world’s steepest street
  • Olveston historic house
  • Otago Museum with the Tropical Butterfly House
  • Lookouts:
  • Mount Cargill lookout (15km north of city);
  • Signal Hill Lookout
  • Flagstaff Lookout, Aurora Street, Port Chalmers

For more information on visitor attractions, visit

Enterprise Dunedin Contact: Gil Abercrombie, Travel Trade Sales & Marketing

Dunedin Railways (Taieri Gorge Railway Ltd) Contact: Toby Mann, Business Manager

Headfirst Travel Contact: Ralph Davies, Director

Mainland Air Contact: Phil Kean, CEO

Port Otago Contact: Peter Brown, Commercial Manager

Ritchies Transport Holdings Ltd
Contact: Tim Briscoe, General Manager – Coaches

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