Heritage buildings throughout the Southern town remind you constantly that you’re in a place with a huge history, and let’s not forget New Zealand’s very own Larnach Castle also exists on the outskirts. ‘Scarfies’ flock here to study at the renowned University of Otago, and make up a large portion of the overall population, making this a young, playful and ambitious town that works in perfect juxtaposition with its Victorian and Edwardian architecture.
Visitors come to check out the world’s steepest street and the local Speights Brewery which has kept cold bottles of beer in the hands of Southerners for over 140 years. And if they’re coming from London, then it’s going to be a long flight as Dunedin is the farthest city in the world from the big UK super city.
Impressive wildlife also calls Dunedin home, with the world’s only royal albatross colony perched up on the Otago Peninsula, alongside several penguin and seal colonies. Wild surf breaks, coastal beaches and icy winters means it’s a love of the rugged that keeps people coming here, but also with a growing culture of love for fashion, literature, art and great hospitality spots, Dunedin continues to make a name for itself as a destination like no other.
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