2 Dunedin, New Zealand’s most beautiful city has it all - from the world’s steepest street to the rare Yellow-Eyed penguin. Dunedin is a thriving city set amidst a magical landscape edged by the sea. It’s a place where the streets hum vibrantly with colour and culture, and the beauty of nature is everywhere. Dunedin is a city of rare and unique charm. The city is renowned for its proximity to incredible wildlife and is often referred to as the eco-capital of New Zealand. The Otago Peninsula, a brief drive from the city centre, is home to a colony of one of the world’s rarest penguins. It also boasts the only mainland breeding colony of the Royal Albatross, and its rugged coastline is frequented by rare New Zealand Hooker sea lions. Dunedin’s compact nature means everything is close to the city centre and makes getting to and from Dunedin’s key attractions convenient and easy. Dunedin is a fun, dynamic and exciting city that oozes charm, intrigue character and colour. There’s an abundance of beautiful beaches, heritage gardens, a great cuisine scene, fabulous fashion shops and awesome recreational opportunities. With a reputation for fine arts on top of a colourful student life, unique cuisine and quirky events, Dunedin has a creative edge. iD Dunedin FashionWeek celebrates annually the city’s thriving fashion identity and attracts international and national designers with thousands attending the shows. Setting it apart from other New Zealand cities, Dunedin has the finest examples of Victorian and Edwardian architecture in the Southern Hemisphere. Many striking buildings are able to be explored by foot; the Dunedin Railway Station is said to be the most photographed building in New Zealand, view the impressive 130-year- old stone buildings of the University of Otago; the central city is surrounded by magnificent churches and theatres. Visit Olveston for an intimate glimpse of Dunedin lifestyle in the Edwardian era, also explore Larnach Castle - New Zealand’s only castle - sitting high on the Otago Peninsula. Dunedin is New Zealand’s second largest city by area and arguably the most spectacular in terms of contrasting landscapes. There are also stunning little “secret places” in the region, a short drive will take you to Tunnel Beach and the haunting rocky tors and tussock of Middlemarch and the Strath Taieri for further exploration. Dunedin offers much to stir the senses so take the time to discover the hidden Dunedin. NORTH ISLAND SOUTH ISLAND Christchurch Dunedin Stewart Island Queenstown Wanaka Fiordland Central Otago Milford Sound Mt Cook West Coast Auckland Wellington Rotorua Oamaru Otago Peninsula The Catlins Invercargill Te Anau Contents Heritage 4-7 Dunedin UNESCO City of Literature 7 Galleries • Museums • Studios 8-11 Central City Culture Map 8 Activities • Attractions 14-23 Central City Activities & Attractions Map 16 Dunedin Street Art Map 12-13 Cycling in Dunedin 24-25 Otago Peninsula 26-35 Otago Peninsula Map 28 Otago Peninsula Accommodation 32 Port Chalmers 35 Dunedin City Regional Map 38 Middlemarch - Strath Taieri and the Otago Central Rail Trail 36-37 Shopping • Essential Services 39-47 Restaurants • Cafés • Bars 48-56 Central Dunedin City Map 52-53 Central City Accommodation 58-61 Surfing in the South 62 Southern Scenic Route 63 Otago University Campus Map 64-67 Transport 68-69 Travel Assistance 70 Southern South Island Map 71 Answer the call of the wild and stay a while in Dunedin... a to z Dunedin City Guide 2018 © While every care has been taken in the compilation of this guide, the publisher cannot accept responsibility for any inaccuracies, or changes since going to print, or for any consequential loss arising from same. No portion of the content of this publication may be reproduced in whole or in part without prior written consent of the publisher. a to z Publications Limited. atoz 36th Year in Publication For inquiries regarding advertising in the next edition please contact Graeme or Hayden Bell at the following email or 0800 286 946. Re-order reference number: A2Z878413 Folded A2Z106146 Flat Re-order contact email: The a to z Dunedin City Guide is also available in ebook format at & Advertisers in this guide can be located on the maps on pages 52 & 53 using the grid reference marked on each advertisemen, exemptions are noted accordingly. Dunedin Convention Bureau The Dunedin Convention Bureau offers FREE impartial advice and assistance to organisations and associations who are considering Dunedin as the destination for their next event. We can help prepare bid documents, coordinate site inspections and offer recommendations for conference programmes. Contact: Bree Jones, Dunedin Convention Bureau Ph 03 471 8834