Discover Dunedin

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Where to find us

Dunedin is located on the east coast of the South Island and is easily accessible for everyone. With regular daily flights from all major cities in New Zealand, and good road links with Christchurch and Queenstown. 

Scenic Highlights

A picturesque city flanked by hills, ocean and a beautiful hinterland, Dunedin boasts a landscape of striking intensity. The natural scenic beauty provides the perfect backdrop for a world of recreational activities and conservation reserves which are home to rare and precious wildlife. Exquisite examples of Victorian and Edwardian architecture punctuate a compact cityscape with a vibrant culture reflected in an eclectic array of cafés, galleries, antique stores, and boutique fashion outlets. Amongst the fine buildings you can follow the ever-growing Dunedin street art trail.

Why Dunedin?

Conference Venues & Facilities

Dunedin boasts world class business events experiences that reflect the unique and authentic character of the city. From banquets in a castle ballroom to team-building activities in a genuine cloud forest, it’s easy to create bespoke programmes that will wow delegates.

Host your event in elegant heritage buildings where high tech meets Edwardian and Victorian architectural excellence. Or choose from the versatile range of modern event facilities, including the Dunedin Town Hall and Dunedin Centre.

The city’s educational institutions and museums are also excellent venue options, with local academics and subject experts easily accessible for specialist conferences.

Or, for something entirely different, the Forsyth Barr Stadium makes a show-stopping statement as an opening or closing function venue, right on the covered pitch where sporting champions have stood.

The compact nature of Dunedin allows delegates to get a sense that the entire city is their venue, an experience not felt in the larger cities around the world.

Accommodation Experience

Experience boutique conference venues and hotels with a heritage flavour. Dunedin offers a variety of accommodation options for delegates from top quality motels and apartments through to world class hotels and luxurious boutique properties. It offers modern facilities with a unique twist as many of the city’s venues, hotels and restaurants are housed in stunning heritage buildings, all within an easy walk to the central city hub.

Unforgettable Experiences

Dunedin is renowned for its proximity to incredible wildlife around the magnificent Otago Peninsula and surrounding coastline. Visit the world’s only mainland breeding colony of the Royal Albatross or view the world’s rarest penguin, the yellow-eyed penguin, all in their natural habitat. 

The natural scenic beauty provides the perfect backdrop for a world of recreational activities –golf, surfing, harbour cruises, salmon and fly fishing, nature and bush walks, cycling and mountain-biking. 

Visit the majestic Larnach Castle which sits amidst a beautiful Garden of International Significance high atop the Otago Peninsula; watch the wonder of the milky way unfold before you accompanied by Maori legends and waiata on a local star-gazing tour or experience a taste of the good life with an Edwardian high tea at the impeccably preserved Olveston Historic Home.