Around Dunedin

Many small towns a short drive from Dunedin delight the casual visitor, or indeed the week-ender.  Broad Bay has harbour walks and marine life. Portobello has the museum and the marine research station. Hawksbury makes superb cheese and also acquired the former Cherry Farm hospital grounds and villas for community use.

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Around Dunedin


Inner-city and coastal accommodation is plentiful around Dunedin, with a mixture of motels, hotels and backpackers and seaside B&Bs, cottages and homestays.

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Around Dunedin


Browse through the diverse range of activities on offer in this diverse area. There are many to choose from, find your favourite!  

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What to do around Dunedin

  • Stop at the Royal Albatross Colony at Taiaroa Head
  • Scour the antique shops at Broad Bay
  • Visit the aquarium at Portobello
  • Enjoy the arty ambience of Port Chalmers
  • Take a scenic harbour horse trek!

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How do you get to Around Dunedin?

  • Travel by Plane
    • Dunedin International Airport welcomes direct flights from Sydney and Brisbane, as well as from New Zealand's primary airport hubs: Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. Dunedin Airport is actually located near Mosgiel - 30km south of Dunedin city.
  • Travel by Train
    • There is no train service to the areas surrounding Dunedin.
  • Travel by Bus
    • A wide range of local, national, regional and backpacker buses and shuttles visit Dunedin daily. From Dunedin, various tour companies offer trips out to the Otago Peninsula.
  • Rent a Vehicle
    • There are no rental car companies in the greater Dunedin region. Most visitors would pick up rentals from Dunedin city before exploring the region. Several international car rental companies operate out of Dunedin Airport.