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Must-Do Activities During Your Stay In Dunedin

17th Jun 13

Dunedin is a city packed with cultural history located in one of the most naturally beautiful parts of the world. It's a tourist's dream, offering everything from spectacular scenery and natural wonders to historic buildings and cultural icons. With so many activities on offer, it can be difficult to decide exactly what to do! To help you out, we've put together our list of must-do activities in Dunedin.


Located right on the east coast of New Zealand, it would be impossible not to mention the spectacular beaches Dunedin offers. Some of the best coastal scenery in New Zealand is located right by the city, such as surfer favourites St. Clair and St. Kilda beaches, the clean white sands of Aramoana Beach, and pristine Victoria Beach. A trip to Dunedin is certainly not complete without a visit to at least one of these local favourites.

Wildlife Tours

The rugged east coast of southern New Zealand is teeming with fascinating wildlife, and the Otago Peninsula is a great place to see it all. Head out on your own, or take one of the excellent wildlife tours for a unique close encounter with yellow-eyed penguins, blue penguins, seals, sea lions, albatrosses and more!

Cadbury Chocolate Factory Tour

You've read the books and seen the movies, now experience the real thing! The Cadbury World chocolate factory tour is an absolute must for chocolate lovers. Tours run 7 days a week, and let you experience (and more importantly taste!) everything that makes your favourite chocolate. Whether you're after family fun or an intriguing experience for one, the Cadbury World tour is perfect for everyone.

Larnach Castle

Larnach Castle is the jewel in the architectural crown of Dunedin. It's also New Zealand's only castle, so offers a truly unique experience! The history of Larnach Castle dates back to 1871 and the gold rush years in Otago. Since then, the castle has experienced a tumultuous and intriguing history. As it is now restored to it's former glory, you can take in the incredible history of the castle, the beauty of the building and surrounding gardens, and the stunning views on offer in a guided tour or on your own.


Just because it's not the biggest city in New Zealand doesn't mean it's not a place for shopaholics! George Street is Dunedin's main shopping street, offering everything you need for a bit of retail therapy after a hard day exploring Dunedin's natural treasures. In the middle of it all, the Meridian Mall boasts over 50 retailers, including iconic department stores to boutique retailers. It's the perfect place to find a memento of your trip to Dunedin!
To see everything Dunedin has to offer, it's vital you have an efficient way to get around. Sunrise Holidays can provide you with a campervan so you can explore the unique highlights of Dunedin with freedom. Check out our range of campervans and let us help you pick something that will suit your travel style and budget.

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