Affectionately known as the Edinburgh of the South, Dunedin is a university town located in the Otago region of South Island. The city is served by Dunedin Airport
, which hosts domestic and international flights from neighboring cities as well as the rest of New Zealand.
Dunedin is home to the Royal Albatross Colony
, which is the only albatross nesting place in the world. The journey to the colony is not an easy one, and travelers should take special care when driving there as the road trails along the Otago Peninsula, precariously balanced along the edge of the water without even so much as a guardrail. So the journey alone is quite an adventurous undertaking.
The early settlers of this land are an important part of the region’s culture and history, so a visit to the Toitu Otago Settlers Museum
is imperative for those seeking a fairly comprehensive understanding of this part of the world. Dunedin is a beautiful city that’s often filled with an overwhelming natural beauty and an interesting city center, all of which is worth taking some time to explore.
There’s much more to see and do in Dunedin, and the interactive map on this page is a great way to explore where the attractions and hotels can be found in this exciting city.