As one of the southernmost cities in the world, Dunedin is a unique destination with Scottish and Maori heritage. This New Zealand city has influences from around the world and is known for its incredible architecture and beautiful landscape. Vast beaches, exotic wildlife and strong culture are just some of the things that make Dunedin a bucket list destination.
Things to do in Dunedin
A visit to Dunedin is not complete without a stop at the Dunedin Railway Station. Known for its Gothic architecture, the station is one of the most photographed buildings in New Zealand. The station currently has a farmer’s market outside every Saturday and sightseeing trains that go around the area daily. Satisfy your sweet tooth with a tour of the Cadbury Chocolate Factory and indulge and the cafe. Tickets to the one-hour tour cost $22 for adults and include samples of some of Cadbury’s most popular sweets. Home to the University of Otago, the city has a fun nightlife with the famous Speight’s Brewery. Explore Dunedin’s wild side in all-terrain jeep tour--a great way to explore the peninsula and experience local wildlife including yellow eyed penguins and sea lions. Dunedin also has a stunning botanical garden and Chinese garden, making your trip to New Zealand a dream.
Day Trips from Dunedin
The South Island of New Zealand where Dunedin is located is known for its natural wonders, making Dunedin a great base for exploring. Drive an hour north to see the famous Moeraki Boulders, a beach filled with spherical boulders perfect for photographing. A drive to the other side of the island will take about three hours, but offers the opportunity to see glaciers, Fiordland National Park and more wildlife. Make a weekend trip to the area and be sure to stop in Queenstown, known for its majestic setting in the Southern Alps. Perfect for skiing in the winter (June, July and August) and hiking in the summer. If you’re feeling really adventurous, try bungee jumping off the Kawarau Gorge Suspension Bridge.
Tripping has vacation rentals throughout New Zealand to help make your trip more affordable and comfortable. Stay in an apartment in town, a waterfront house or a quaint cottage—no matter what, Tripping has you covered. Other inexpensive ways to travel include staying in hostels like ‘Hogwartz’, a special hostel for backpackers.
Transportation in Dunedin
The bus system in Dunedin can get you wherever you need to go in the city with ease and relatively inexpensively. The Dunedin International Airport has flights from Brisbane daily and is about 30 minutes from central Dunedin, offering shuttles and taxis to town. The airport offers rental cars if you’d like to explore for your yourself, however, you can take tours of Southern New Zealand with travel companies as well.
Vacation Rentals in Dunedin
Find the best Dunedin vacation rentals on Tripping.com. With over 665 home rentals, take your pick from a wide variety of choices including studio apartments, luxury condos, and cozy cabin rentals. Prices in Dunedin range from €25 a night. Many rentals can also be booked directly online.Vacation home rentals found on Tripping.com offer more amenities than the average hotel room along with many of the comforts of home. Going on a business trip or need to stay connected? 644 homes in Dunedin offer high-speed WiFi Internet so you won’t miss a beat. Travelling with kids? Let them splash around in any of the 9 rentals with pool or jacuzzi, or relax with the family in one of the 517 homes with cable TV.For all those pet owners with dogs or cats, Dunedin offers 74 pet-friendly vacation rentals for your extended family. Find the perfect vacation rental that matches your budget and style on Tripping.com.
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