"The rich architectural heritage of Dunedin" New Zealand Things to Do Tip by jontie

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by jontie

Favorite Thing: The thing I most liked about Dunedin was the way so much of its built heritage has been retained in the city. Much of this has to do with the fact that its economic heyday has passed and the need for office space and giant malls is not there. However, that is great. Of all NZ's cities this one has the most charm and character and reminds me of British cities quite a bit. Pick up a brochure on heritage walks from the Information (I-SITE) centre in the town hall and stroll around town.
Fondest Memory: The central city is quite intimate and having the cathedral and town hall facing the Octagon and its surrounding cafes just adds to the special feeling. Even the old financial quarter on Princes Street, echoes the past - one can sense the commercial grandness this city had when it was NZ's biggest, way back in the 1800s.
St Clair and St Kilda Beaches
The best of Dunedin's ocean beaches are St Clair and St Kilda, bordering the southern suburbs of the city. A wide variety of sporting facilities are located around these well patronised beaches

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  • Written May 18, 2003
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