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Dunedin

The Dunedin Railway Station.

Dunedin, which is Celtic for Edinburgh, is the fifth largest city in the world in terms of geographical size. Home to the University of Otago, the only breeding colony of Northern Royal Albatross, the steepest street in the world, the only authentic Chinese garden in the Southern Hemisphere, the first public art gallery in the country and so much more, ‘Dunners’ is a city full of surprising attractions, friendly people and food and drink that showcases the very best of what the bountiful region has to offer.

People

How Bruce Mahalski Brought Dunedin's Museum of Natural Mystery to Life

Bruce Mahalski wearing a skull on his head.

Bruce Mahalski

A museum unlike any other, Dunedin's Museum of Natural Mystery is local artist Bruce Mahalski’s greatest work.

Neighbourhood

Moray Place

It’s thanks to the forward thinking of an early surveyor that the much-loved central part of Dunedin was left bare of buildings, which in hindsight was a very good decision, as Moray Place now serves as a favourite place to meet up with friends, have lunch in the sun or simply soak up the Dunedin culture.

A fire station built in the 1890s was moved from Moray Place 14 years later due to disgruntled residents being woken up by noisy trucks. However, now a popular place to boogie the night away, it is likely the sound of students partying that may keep neighbours up to the early hours.

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