Central Dunedin

Dunedin is known for its vibrant Otago University student community, and for fashion, music and art. The new multi-million dollar covered stadium hosts major sporting and music events, whilst the city’s historic buildings keep Dunedin’s Scottish heritage alive.

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Central Dunedin


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

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Central Dunedin


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

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What to do in Central Dunedin

  • Photograph the striking Dunedin railway building
  • Relax at a cafe near the Octagon
  • Browse the excellent fashion boutiques
  • Visit the renowned Dunedin Public Art Gallery
  • Indulge in the local cuisine: Speight's beer & Cadbury chocolate!

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How do you get to Central 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 Dunedin. The Taieri Gorge Railway is a scenic rail journey that starts at the Dunedin railway station in central Dunedin and stops in several regional towns including Palmerston, Pukerangi, Wingatui and Middlemarch.
  • Travel by Bus
    • A wide range of local, national, regional and backpacker buses and shuttles visit Dunedin daily. Transport between Dunedin and the popular destinations of Queenstown and Christchurch is regular and easy to arrange.
  • Rent a Vehicle
    • Several international car rental companies operate out of Dunedin Airport. In addition, most major car and motorhome rental companies have outlets in central Dunedin.