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Dunedin
Area
 
3314.8km²
Population
 
118,683
Distinctly Scottish in feel, with stone buildings and Victorian houses, this town of 113,000 lies on the southeast coast of South Island. Dunedin has New Zealand's only castle (Larnach Castle), which overlooks Otago Harbor.
 
Places For Visit
Larnach Castle
 
High among the rolling hills of the Peninsula is , the Larnach Castle the grand home of an early politician. Construction of the castle began in 1871 and was completed five years later. Larnach Castle and its historic-style garden can be reached via the high road (Highcliff Road) along the Peninsula's ridge. From here, views out to sea and back towards the city emphasise the singular beauty of Dunedin and its jewel-like harbour.
 
Otago Harbour
 
Cruising on the Otago Harbour is a wonderful experience. Organised harbour cruises offer excellent viewing of this marine habitat. Monarch wildlife Cruises and tour offer the opportunity to view albatross, fur seals, penguins, nesting birds, dolphins, geological features and information regarding the cultural heritage of Dunedin's beautiful harbour.
 
Baldwin Street
The world's steepest street is what you will find at Baldwin Street. The annual Baldwin Street Gutbuster is part of our Dunedin Summer Festival program. Challenge yourself and test your fitness level while you spare a thought for the folks who live at the top of the world's steepest street.
The other attractions
The other attractions include Otago Museum and Discovery World ,renowned for its Maori and Pacific Island collections and its natural history displays. Discovery World Otago Museum is a hands on science centre, with many interactive exhibits and programmes. Olveston offers a fascinating glimpse of the city's prosperous past., Olveston is an antique lovers delight, as it is home to a vast collection of paintings, furniture and objects d'art. Yellow-eyed Penguins , found on the Otago Peninsula are colonies of the world's shyest penguin, the Yellow-eyed Penguin, sharing secluded beaches with New Zealand Fur Seals.
Rich fauna of Dunedin
 
Seals, albatross, penguins - an abundance of marine life, birds and insects, and so close to the metropolitan city of Dunedin, but able to be watched and admired - a natural feast amidst a landscape so diverse it encompasses green valleys, wide green plains, fast flowing rivers, surf beaches, bush-covered hills, sheltered bays and mountain ranges. Through having at hand such rare and special wildlife as Royal albatrosses, Yellow-eyed penguins and Hooker's sealions, Dunedin proclaims itself the wildlife capital of New Zealand. The boast is not without supporting evidence. The astonishing thing about the nature of Dunedin is its diversity. What's more, it's all within city limits.
 
Get Dunedin
Visit by Road - Dunedin features the world's most southern motorway, the ten-kilometre section of State Highway One (SH1) from the centre of the city towards the southern suburb of Mosgiel
Visit by Air - Dunedin International Airport is located southwest of the city on the Taieri Plains at Momona. It is primarily a domestic terminal, with regular flights to and from Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington, Rotorua, Palmerston North, and seasonal flights to and from Queenstown, Wanaka, and Fiordland, but it also has regular international flights arriving from and departing to Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, and Coolangatta.
Visit by Rail -Dunedin's railway station, once the nation's busiest, is no longer served by regular commercial passenger trains, it is used by local tourist services.

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