Exploring Dunedin, New Zealand


Welcome to Dunedin, New Zealand! As one of the prominent cities in the South Island, there is a rich culture to explore. These days many people think of students and Scotland first when talking about Dunedin – and I guess that’s true with it’s university and strong Scottish heritage. Despite this, I think there is a lot of interesting spots to check out.

I was only in Dunedin for 2 days and to be completely honest I was thinking about cutting it out of my South Island trip all together. But I kept Dunedin in my agenda and I’m glad I did.

This is what I got up to in Dunedin:

  • I managed to learn a lot about the history of the Dunedin at the ToitÅ« Otago Settlers Museum.
  • I spent some time wandering the railway station.
  • I tested the local brew at Speight’s Brewery.
  • I hiked to the top of Balwin Street which is know as the steepest street in the world.
  • I strolled through (a lacklustre thanks to winter) botanic garden.
  • Finally, I got my sugar fix at the Cadbury World factory tour.

I’d say I did pretty good for 2 days. Personally, I like Dunedin as a city itself. I got the feeling that it would be one of those cities that could provide a quite and comfortable lifestyle. But I’m not looking to settle into a place right now and it’s time to move on to the next adventure.

Have you been to Dunedin? What did you like most about the city?

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