Things to DO
IN DUNEDIN

WHEN YOU’RE NOT ON A MONARCH TOUR!

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We know that wildlife is the jewel in Dunedin’s crown, but there’s plenty of other things to do when you’re not with us watching albatross soar or photographing penguins. We’ve listed a few of the many options that might enhance your Dunedin experience.

Contact us if you have more questions - we really love it here!

 

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Toitu Settlers Museum

A fantastic free-entry museum with displays featuring stories of Dunedin, it’s history, culture and people. A nice way to spend some free time. Also has a great cafe inside, delicious coffee!

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Taieri Gorge Railway

One of the best train experiences in New Zealand. A historic railway line cut through rugged terrain, built during the early gold rush years. Full commentary during the trip.

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AURORA AUSTRALIS

Dunedin is one of the few places in the world where you catch a glimpse of the Southern Lights. You’ll want to be away from any city lights with a clear view to the south.


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OROKONUI ECOSANCTUARY

Award-winning fenced, predator-free zone. Beautiful self-guided forest walks filled with stunning native plants, birds and reptiles.
Takahe & Kaka feeding times each day.

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SURFING IN DUNEDIN

Up and down the Otago coastline you’ll find hundreds of beautiful beaches and surf breaks. If you chat to a local surfer they’ll probably tell you they live in a cold-water paradise!

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OTAGO MUSEUM

With one of the largest collections in the country this is a great place to spend a few hours. Inside you’ll also find a Butterfly Experience, a world class Planetarium & interactive Science Centre.


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HIGHLANDERS RUGBY

Everyone knows that Kiwi’s love their rugby. Check online to see if any games are being played during your time in Dunedin. The atmosphere is always electric!

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DUNEDIN STREET ART

Wander the streets of the city and you’ll find plenty of large scale artworks adorning the sides of buildings. Some incredible pieces from a host of local and international artists.

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Mountain Biking

Looking for adventure & excercise? Why not join a mountain bike expedition; with all the gear supplied! Some incredible options available for all levels of competence.


TRACKS & WALKS

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Tunnel beach

20 minutes walk down the track, 40 mins up on your way back! Incredible natural arch and sandstone pedestals. Even a secret tunnel down to a sandy beach.

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The Organ Pipes Track

Two options for this track a short 10-15min walk or a longer 1-2 hour trek up the hill from Bethunes Gully. Stunning views await with magical geological rock formations.

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Lovers Leap & CLIFFS

Breathtaking loop track with incredible views around Sandymount and above Allans Beach on Otago Peninsula. Well worth the short drive from the city!


FOOD & DRINK

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Speights Brewery Tours

Enjoy a guided look through a brewery that’s been operating for 140 years. You’ll be thirsty enough to enjoy a pint or two after learning about the ins and outs of beer making!

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FOOD TRUCKS

Dunedin has a thriving food truck scene where you’ll find all sorts of delicious options. From gourmet icecreams to dumplings, there truly is something for everyone!

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Otago Farmers Market

Held every Saturday morning down at the Railway Station. Great atmosphere and a huge variety of stalls. Wander on down, rub shoulders with the locals and grab a yummy bite to eat.

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EMERSONS BREWERY

For lovers of craft beers make sure you don’t miss a visit to Emersons! One of the original craft brewers in NZ, you’ll be sure to find the perfect drop to accompany your meal.

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BAY ROAD PEANUT BUTTER

If you love your peanut butter you should pick up a jar of Bay Road. Roasted right here in Dunedin you’ll find them in their roastery/cafe or at the Saturday Farmers Market.

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St Clair Beach

With several different cafes and restaurants featured along the small length of road known as ‘The Esplanade’ even the most discerning foodie while find a coastal delight.

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NEW NEW NEW TAPROOM

The ‘newest’ brewery in Dunedin with exciting, vibrant new styles of craft beer being developed on a weekly basis. Open on Friday evenings, with a different foodtruck outside each week!

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OCHO CHOCOLATE FACTORY

After the closure of the Cadbury factory the people of Dunedin crowdfunded a new enterprise and the Ocho was born! Factory tours, tastings and retail shop now open.

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The Octagon

The heart beat of the city! In the centre of Dunedin you’ll find a bustling area full of cafes, restaurants, movie theatres and art galleries. Possibly too many choices - decisions, decisions!


FOR THE KIDS

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INFLATABLE WORLD

One of the biggest playgrounds in the country. Children and adults can play together on the many different inflatable environments. Sessions are two hours long.

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Ten Pin Bowling

Located over the hill in Kaikorai Valley. A night of bowling is fun for the whole family or a group of friends. Bowl the ball down the lane, knock over the pins, STRIKE!

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LEAP DUNEDIN

Imagine a huge room full of trampolines and padded objects… this is basically Leap! Participants can play dodgeball, bouncy basketball or just go nuts!