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  • General Information

    Other Name: -, District: Dunedin, State: Otago, New Zealand
    Area: 0 -
    Languages Spoken: English and Maori
    Long Distance Code: 03
    Importance: Dunedin has flourishing niche industries including engineering, software engineering, bio-technology and fashion.
    Best Time to Visit: December to February and September
    International Access: Connecte to rest of the world by air.
  • Description

    Dunedin is the second-largest city in the South Island of New Zealand, and the principal city of the region of Otago. It is New Zealand''s fifth largest city in population, the largest in size of council boundary area, and the hub of the sixth-largest urban area. For historical and cultural reasons and its location, Dunedin is considered one of the country''s four main centres, although Hamilton has overtaken it in urban-area population and Tauranga has a slightly larger urban-area population.
  • Location

    The Dunedin City Council boundaries since 1989 have extended to Middlemarch in the west, Waikouaiti in the north, the Pacific Ocean in the east and south-east, and the Waipori/Taieri River and the township of Henley in the south-west.
  • Climate

    The climate of Dunedin in general is temperate, however the city is recognised as having a large number of microclimates and the weather conditions often vary between suburbs mostly due to the city''s topographical layout.[citation needed] It is also greatly modified by its proximity to the ocean. This leads to warm summers and cool winters. Winter can be frosty, but significant snowfall is uncommon (perhaps every two or three years), except in the inland hill suburbs such as Halfway Bush and Wakari, which tend to receive a few days of snowfall each year. Spring can feature "four seasons in a day" weather, but from November to April it is generally settled and mild. Temperatures during summer can top 30 °C (86 °F), but temperatures in the high 30s are rare.
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Open Daily: 10am – 5pm, Evening Viewing: Wednesday 7pm – 9pm Guided Tours: 10am and 2pm (or by appointment)

The Dunedin Public Art Gallery is one of New Zealand''s four major metropolitan art galleries. Established in 1884, the Gallery is renowned today for the richness of its collection, its close working relationship with major New Zealand artists, its Visiting Artist programme and the quality of its exhibition and publishing programmes. The Dunedin Public Art Gallery houses a fine collection of European art, including paintings by Monet, Gainsborough, Turner, Rosa, Lorrain, Burne-Jones and Tissot. The collection also features New Zealand art from 1860 to the present and significant holdings of Japanese prints and the decorative arts.
The gallery is located right in the heart of Dunedin. It is within easy walking distance from a large number of hotels and on all major public transport routes.
There are disabled facilities and entrances, a well-stocked gallery shop, the award-winning Nova Cafe, cloakrooms and a baby change area.

New Zealand''s only castle, built in 1871 by William Larnach, a merchant baron and politician. Features magnificent architecture, superb craftsmanship, a unique collection of NZ antiques, tragic and scandalous history and panoramic tower views. 35 acres of stunning gardens with Southern Hemisphere plantings. Larnach Lodge boutique accommodation in castle grounds - 12 beautiful themed rooms with views and fine dining. 20 minutes from Dunedin.

The Otago Settlers Museum was established in 1898 and continues to flourish as one of New Zealand''s most significant social history museums. Orginally created to tell the story of the early British settlers to this region, the Otago Settlers Museum now celebrates all the peoples of Otago including indigenous Maori, the Chinese who came initially to work the goldfields in the 19th century, and successive waves of migrant groups, including those from Lebanon, Poland, Holland, the Pacific Islands and many parts of Asia.
Extensive collections of portraits, documents, nineteenth century artworks, costume, domestic technology, transport and more are used to paint a lively picture of city and provincial life through the ages and into the present day. In addition to its long-term displays the Museum presents a varied programme of changing exhibitions. We also offer unique opportunities to explore Dunedin city and the Otago region through a variety of walking and bus tours.
The Museum buildings are themselves worth a visit, both the original Edwardian galleries and the classic Art Deco building in Dunedin''s former NZR Road Transport Building. The Museum foyer, which links the two, features the Museum Shop and a New Zealand Film Archive site. There is disabled access to all areas, with a wheelchair available on request.
The Yellow-eyed Penguin is one of the rarest and most endangered penguins in the world. Penguin Place is a private conservation reserve dedicated to helping this unique and beautiful penguin. As part of a tour, visitors are given the opportunity to experience the penguin in its natural habitat. The conservation work done at Penguin Place is helping to ensure the future of the Yellow-eyed Penguin. We are proud to offer an intimate NZ wildlife experience.