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Dunedin is one of New Zealand's most southerly cities, and was begun by scottish settlers. It's said to be a Scottish city, but I found the city to be more English, myself
It has a Population of about 111,000 people, with some rather expensive real estate up on the hills over looking the city (on the way to the Otago Peninsula)

This region is also one of New Zealand's best Eco Tourism opportunities, with Albatross, sea birds, the rare Yellow Eyed penguins, Little Blue penguins, seals and marine life to be seen within 1 hour of the city.

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more on our 2 day visit to Dunedin soon.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Great eco tourism wildlife opportunities on the Otago Peninsula
  • Cons:doesn't seem to be a city very well set up for tourists
  • In a nutshell:Great wildlife, a city with nice architecture, more english than Scottish
  • Last visit to Dunedin: Dec 2005
  • Intro Updated Jan 1, 2006
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  • Mar 22, 2012 at 4:40 AM

    Dunedin is very well set up for tourism and has a local TV station that promotes all the sights to see.It also has a tourist centre and many attractions are only 5 minutes away from that. It's a great city. It has a lot of beauty and native bush walks in the centre part that are quite special. It's definitely not cold in the Summer time and is pleasant generally also in Autumn and Spring. It is not generally windy and the Winter time in Dunedin is not as cold as the Winter time in Britain. It's a good idea in fact to come to Dunedin in the Winter months of the Northern Hemisphere because it's very nice here at that time. It is cheap and a very good city to simply go on walks. There are endless nature walks in fact and some amazing views. It is true to say that a lot of English people made their home here and that a lot of people have a well spoken English which they can employ if need be. The Scottish aspect is stronger overall and most people will speak more slowly and more clearly for tourists which is why a more Scottish influenced accent in the sense of the broader speech might be hidden more for some because most people can talk precisely - even those with accents that might otherwise be difficult to follow. Otherwise people talk quickly and sometimes run words together a lot. The city does have unique ways of talking and most people would have Scottish ancestry. Scots influence is very strong and it is a Scottish city in very many ways. The accent is softer than what you'd find in Scotland but the speech here derives from it. It has a relaxed pace and is a place to unwind. It also has a scholarly culture and a large number of excellent book stores. Free Internet at the library. A very good museum. The people are quite friendly and interested in visitors and always helpful.It is also quite youthful and alive during the student months which are February to November and particularly so at the start of the university year late February. It has interesting student radio too. You'll enjoy the place if you have time to relax.

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    Jan 8, 2006 at 11:07 AM

    Mum in waiting looks absolutly lovely...I'll be back LOL, but your right Dunedin does touristy things different, well the Manor hasn't changed a bit LOL..but its charming nonetheless, the Internet/Cafe will remember that. tks Kate.job well done!


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