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Dunedin Complete Guide

In our ‘Complete Guide’ series, we’re going to be visiting some of New Zealand’s most popular tourist destinations and getting the inside track from our GO Explore followers on the best places to stay, eat, drink, sunbathe and more. Instead of just finding out what the guidebooks tell you, find out what the locals and the travellers think when it comes to the best place to get an ice cream, the best fish and chips and the best cocktail you’ve ever had!

This Complete Guide is going to take you south to the wonderful city of Dunedin. It’s not always the first place on people’s ‘to do’ list in New Zealand but for all those who make the adventure south, they are rewarded with a fabulous city full of surprises. From New Zealand’s only castle, to the beautiful gardens to the stunning coastline with its wonderful wildlife, Dunedin is one of New Zealand’s hidden gems. Whilst it may get a little chilly down here in the winter months, Dunedin enjoys some balmy summer’s days and is a pretty awesome place to visit on a sunny day when the gardens and wildlife are in full bloom. We recommend adding Dunedin to your New Zealand bucket list so let’s get GOing!

Best accommodation in Dunedin

Dunedin has a real eclectic mix of accommodation options from budget motels to historic hotels. No matter why you are heading to the city – work, pleasure or maybe you’re on a big trip around our beautiful country – there is plenty of accommodation to choose from. We asked our GO Explorers to let us know some of the best places they had stayed in the city and they didn’t disappoint! Here are the top 6 picks:

Best places to eat out in Dunedin

For those who make the trip south, you will not be short of great places to grab a bite. Whether you’re looking for a gourmet three course dinner or something a bit more casual, Dunedin has some great options when it comes to eating out. We asked our GO Explorers down in Dunedin for their top tips when it comes to eating out – from top end to cheap eats and they didn’t disappoint. Here are their top tips:

Best sights in Dunedin

Dunedin is spoilt for choice when it comes to sights to see. Some of these are also covered in our activities below, however if you are looking for amazing views, stunning landscapes, beautiful buildings and spectacular wildlife, Dunedin is the place to visit. Here are some of the highlights:

Best activities in Dunedin

Dunedin is a great place to explore with so much to see and do whether you are an outdoors or indoors person. Dunedin has some of New Zealand’s finest gardens, most diverse wildlife and some amazing walks. Here are some of the best activities in Dunedin:

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