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A university city of Scottish heritage, Dunedin, New Zealand's oldest city, possesses a unique combination of cultural riches, fine architecture, and world-famous wildlife reserves on the Otago Peninsula.
Situated on the southeast coast of New Zealand's South Island, Dunedin has a population of around 120,000 and is the main centre of Otago.
The sheer physical beauty of Dunedin, dramatic bush-covered hills and valleys at the head of a long natural harbour, attracted Maori settlers to the site over four centuries ago.

Thirteen years later gold was discovered about 120km inland, in Then, in 1848, Scottish migrants established a town here, giving it the ancient name of Edinburgh.
Central Otago, and the small settlement of Dunedin became the centre for the nation's wealth. Soaring cathedral spires, a magnificent Flemish-style railway station, fine banks and office blocks, a 19th century castle, old university buildings and a neo-gothic convent are among the city's architectural treasures.

Dunedin's art gallery and museums contain some of the best collections in New Zealand.
The Otago Peninsula which lies within the city boundaries has internationally renowned wildlife reserves, including a rare Albatross breeding ground and Yellow-eyed Penguin colonies.

  • Last visit to Dunedin: Dec 2003
  • Intro Updated Dec 29, 2003
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  • Oct 6, 2007 at 12:03 AM

    Sadly, this icon of the Dundedin dining scene (for those into doorstop sammies and traditional roasts) is no longer. It is presently being turned into a themed Irish pub.

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    Oct 7, 2005 at 3:19 AM

    Very interesting page. I hope to get there someday to see the birds.

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    Mar 5, 2004 at 12:32 AM

    Oh How I miss Dunners. The Clock Tower is a bit of a Cliche. But Nice still. I used to work in the Geology block behind it. During the small hours, its dark and spooky, and it creaks.... I love the Otago Geology Dept. Ir rocks..... Cheers A

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    Feb 27, 2004 at 5:40 AM

    Great pics. Sorry I missed this place.

  • Kristina1701's Profile Photo
    Feb 25, 2004 at 10:23 AM

    very interesting page and great pics!

  • ferdnbean's Profile Photo
    Feb 10, 2004 at 8:34 PM

    You have some great info and photos in here...and my favorite animals...penguins. New Zealand looks like a place I have to get to one day.

  • pepples46's Profile Photo
    Oct 21, 2003 at 11:33 PM

    that Mural looks absolutly beautiful....great wildlife here....lovely page Bec

  • whitecliff62's Profile Photo
    Sep 1, 2003 at 8:44 AM

    Great wildlife Bec, the Albatross is truly a wonderful bird.

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