Dunedin, also known as the ‘Edinburgh of New Zealand’, is a charming city in Otago Harbor on the idyllic South Island. Blessed with unique landscapes and abundant wildlife, this quirky city also boasts a bustling center, and a vibrant art and culture scene. A hip university town known for its Scottish and Maori heritage, visitors can while away time at various well-preserved Victorian and Edwardian-style structures, including the Larnach castle and railway station, and numerous heritage building turned cafes. Outside of town, scenic roads take you past the busy harbor along dramatic hills with entire neighborhoods built on the steep slopes. Dunedin is a great base for hiking or cycling with several picturesque regions nearby. Explore the Otago Peninsula, a wildlife reserve and breeding ground for albatross, seals and penguins, dotted with beautiful beaches, rugged viewpoints, and quaint hamlets. Several walking or tramping tracks also welcome you to cut loose through shrublands and forested valleys around the city.
Otago Peninsula Wildlife Reserve
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