‘Dunners’ is a city full of enchantment—just ask our city experts. Follow Nadia Reid to the top of Mount Cargill for a 360 view of Dunedin’s rugged coastline, or catch the outgoing tide off a deserted boat shed at Pūrākaunui inlet with Woof! Bar owner Josh Thomas. If indoor experiences are more your speed, take a tip from local fashion designer Sara Munro and head off for a gallery crawl to soak in Dunedin’s eclectic art scene. Wander the gem-filled Warehouse Precinct with architect Damien van Brandenburg, and let local innovation champion Heidi Renata show you how to wind down with an evening of great jazz and espresso martinis.
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Damien van Brandenburg
Never been through the 1860s smugglers tunnels under Dunedin? Architect Damien van Brandenburg loves this subterranean insight to a city that is rich in diverse, gold rush-era architecture.
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Wāhinepreneur & business owner
Never explored the collections of skulls and skeletons at the Museum of Natural Mystery? This is a favourite haunt of “wāhinepreneur” Heidi Renata - when she’s not recharging on the region’s white sand beaches or cutting up the dance floor with her mates.
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Never swum off the deserted boatshed at Pūrākaunui? Designer and bar owner Josh Thomas calls it “magical”. He likes to gather cockles here, too. Josh loves Dunedin’s deserted beaches and connected people.
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Never met a friendly eel? Musician Nadia Reid finds inspiration and exercise soaking up nature at Orokonui Ecosanctuary. Nadia’s Dunedin is full of nature - and great food and coffee.
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Never hit the boutiques of fashion-forward Dunedin? Company of Strangers creative director Sara Munro says to get to know Dunedin, you need to see how Dunedin dresses and explore the natural beauty and underground culture.
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Stay & Play
678 George Street, North Dunedin
Luxury accommodation located at 678 George Street, close to town, the University, the hospital and the Stadium.
30 Octagon, Dunedin Central
The Dunedin Public Art Gallery was New Zealand’s first Public Art Gallery and is renowned today for the richness of its collection and its close working relationship with major New Zealand artists.
39 Queens Gardens, Dunedin Central
Come and relax, drink tea, bring a picnic, try some puzzles and games or simply wander and soak up the tranquility of the only truly authentic Chinese Scholar's Garden in the Southern Hemisphere.
145 Camp Road, Dunedin
Learn about New Zealand's colonial past, explore the 6-star rated garden - Visit the Ballroom Café - Stay at one of the accommodation offerings.
42 Royal Terrace, North Dunedin
Olveston was the home of the Theomin family. The house and the original contents are open to the public and show how the family lived in the early 1900s.
310 Princes Street, Dunedin Central
A modern and contemporary hotel with luxury amenities. Quintessentially-comfortable accommodation offering everything you could possibly need for a dreamy night’s sleep and in-room relaxation.