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Dunedin
Rare yellow-eyed penguins, fur seals and the world's only mainland albatross colony share residence in Dunedin, New Zealand's oldest city. When you're not watching wildlife, this South Island Otago Coast town also boasts impressive historic architecture from its days as a gold-rush mecca. Visit the 1906 Flemish Renaissance railway station or the country's largest center of higher learning, which resembles Glasgow University, thanks to the area's early Scottish settlers.

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Toitu Otago Settlers Museum
Toitu Otago Settlers Museum
Owner description: Toitū Otago Settlers Museum is a museum of social history dedicated to telling the story of the people of Dunedin and the surrounding area, whose character, culture, technology... more Owner description: Toitū Otago Settlers Museum is a museum of social history dedicated to telling the story of the people of Dunedin and the surrounding area, whose character, culture, technology, art, fashion and transport shaped New Zealand’s first great city.Its fourteen themed galleries feature interactive displays and powerful narratives tracing the human history of the area, from the earliest settlers to the most recent arrivals.Captivating exhibitions are complemented by an on site shop and café. A well-equipped research centre and archive is available for those interested in genealogy and other aspects of local history. less
Attraction type: Specialty Museums
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Otago Peninsula
Otago Peninsula
Attraction type: Geologic Formations; Nature & Wildlife Areas
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Olveston
Olveston
Owner description: Olveston was built for Dunedin Businessman, Philanthropist and Collector David Theomin as a private family home and home for his vast collection of artworks, priceless antiques... more Owner description: Olveston was built for Dunedin Businessman, Philanthropist and Collector David Theomin as a private family home and home for his vast collection of artworks, priceless antiques, exotic furniture and objet d'art purchased from around the world. With no heirs to inherit the property, his daughter, Dorothy Theomin gifted the house and the contents to the city of Dunedin in 1966. Olveston is a time capsule as little has changed inside the house since it was occupied in the early 1900s as a family home. Entry inside the house is by guided tour only (1 hour, max. 15 People per group). Tours commence daily at: 9.30Am, 10.45Am, 12 noon, 1.30 Pm, 2.45 Pm and 4 pm. Group bookings available at a time to suit. Tours are conducted in English. Mandarin, Cantonese, German, French, Japanese and Dutch speaking guides are available for groups on request. The grounds and gift shop are open free of charge 9am - 5pm. Qualmark 2014 - The Olveston gardens was assessed by the New Zealand Gardens Trust as a Garden of National Significance. less
Attraction type: Historic Sites
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Otago Museum
Otago Museum
Attraction type: Natural History Museums
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Tunnel Beach
Tunnel Beach
Owner description: Tunnel beach is at the bottom of a short, but steep, walk across private land (closed 1st August to end of October, for lambing). In the 1870's it was farmed by John Cargill, he... more Owner description: Tunnel beach is at the bottom of a short, but steep, walk across private land (closed 1st August to end of October, for lambing). In the 1870's it was farmed by John Cargill, he had a tunnel dug to allow his children to access the beach. The beach itself has stunning sandstone formations, some resident pidgeons, Sea caves and some very old graffiti. less
Attraction type: Beaches
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With Sugar Cafe
With Sugar Cafe
Ranked #1 of 232 Restaurants in Dunedin
Dining options: Breakfast
Etrusco at the Savoy
Etrusco at the Savoy
Ranked #2 of 232 Restaurants in Dunedin
Price: $13 - $24
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Families with children, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget, Doing business, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Dessert, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Scotia
Scotia
Ranked #3 of 232 Restaurants in Dunedin
Cuisines: Scottish
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Best Cafe
Best Cafe
Ranked #4 of 232 Restaurants in Dunedin
Price: $4 - $32
Cuisines: Chowder, Fish & Chips, Seafood, New Zealand
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations, Takeout
The Perc Cafe
The Perc Cafe
Ranked #5 of 232 Restaurants in Dunedin
Price: $4 - $19
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Kiwis Nest
3.0 of 5
Kiwis Nest
$41 - $60
Ranked #6 of 56 Hotels in Dunedin
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Leith Valley Holiday Park & Motels
4.5 of 5
Leith Valley Holiday Park & Motels
$45 - $87 (NZD 60 - 116)
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Morrison Guest House
3.5 of 5
Morrison Guest House
$42 - $52
Ranked #25 of 63 Dunedin B&B and Inns
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Amross Motel
4.0 of 5
Amross Motel
$110 - $137 (NZD 146 - 182)
Ranked #4 of 56 Hotels in Dunedin
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858 George Street
4.5 of 5
858 George Street
$111 - $115 (NZD 147 - 153)
Ranked #5 of 56 Hotels in Dunedin
Manor Motel
Manor Motel
$87 - $115
Ranked #7 of 56 Hotels in Dunedin
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Bluestone on George
5.0 of 5
Bluestone on George
$141 - $184
Ranked #1 of 56 Hotels in Dunedin
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Hazel House Boutique Bed & Breakfast
4.0 of 5
Hazel House Boutique Bed & Breakfast
$110 - $125
Ranked #3 of 63 Dunedin B&B and Inns
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Kaimata Retreat
4.5 of 5
Kaimata Retreat
$248 - $828 (NZD 330 - 1,100)
Ranked #4 of 63 Dunedin B&B and Inns
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