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What We Love About Dunedin

Dunedin is the wildlife capital of New Zealand and is home to albatrosses, sea lions, and some of the rarest species of penguins in the world - the native yellow-eyed penguins. Get up close and personal with these amazing animals, head to the Royal Albatross Centre – the world's only mainland Royal Albatross breeding colony in the world! Otago Peninsula is also another coastal wildlife paradise accessible from Dunedin. From here, drop by Larnach Castle, a 19th-century castle which houses a "Garden of International Significance" by the New Zealand Gardens Trust. For more alluring sights, hop on a train by Dunedin Railways to enjoy scenic journeys across the Taieri Gorge!

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15 May SAT 12°
16 May SUN 13°
17 May MON 11°

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About Dunedin

Dunedin is the wildlife capital of New Zealand and is home to albatrosses, sea lions, and some of the rarest species of penguins in the world - the native yellow-eyed penguins. Get up close and personal with these amazing animals, head to the Royal Albatross Centre – the world's only mainland Royal Albatross breeding colony in the world! Otago Peninsula is also another coastal wildlife paradise accessible from Dunedin. From here, drop by Larnach Castle, a 19th-century castle which houses a "Garden of International Significance" by the New Zealand Gardens Trust. For more alluring sights, hop on a train by Dunedin Railways to enjoy scenic journeys across the Taieri Gorge!

Local weather

  • DEC - FEB
    17° 11°

  • MAR - MAY
    16°

  • JUN - AUG
    10°

  • SEP - NOV
    14°

General info

  • Time Zone
    GMT +12:00

  • Currency
    New Zealand Dollar

    1USD = 1.37NZD

  • Best time to visit
    • JUN

      Dunedin Midwinter Carnival

    • JUL

      Puaka Matariki

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