Video: Dunedin New Zealand

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Dunedin is New Zealand’s best kept secret and there are so many things to do.
Dunedin is regarded as the best conserved Victorian and Edwardian heritage city in New Zealand. It is also home to some of New Zealand’s top fashion designers and lively cafes and bars. There are also a number of boutique studios that sell fine collections of modern-day New Zealand jewellery, gifts and souvenirs, in a variety of materials including gold, silver, bone, paua shell, wood and kauri gum.

The Clock Tower at the University of Otago, New Zealand’s oldest and top most excellent University, tolls the hours for the vibrant students who make up almost a fifth of the city’s population.

Anyone that comes to Dunedin will experience the magnificence of Dunedin’s historic homes and take in the wealth of our heritage, some of which dates back centuries but is still very much a living part of Dunedin today.

Also make sure to check out The Octagon, a well-known gathering place in the city centre, with is famous for it’s lively bars and cafés and statue of the Scottish bard, Robbie Burns – the ideal place to relax after a day’s shopping.

Other inspiring architectural enchantments include the Dunedin Railway Station (possibly the most photographed building in New Zealand) shown above, the Municipal Chambers in the Octagon, St Paul’s Cathedral, First Church, Knox Church, St Joseph’s Cathedral and the terrace houses on upper Stuart Street.

Enjoy this video clip of Dunedin

Author: nzbackpacker

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  1. You’re right about Dunedin being one of NZ’s best kept secrets. Far too many people just rush headlong from Christchurch to Queenstown, out to Milford and back and then head away north.

    Dunedin also has some great natural attractions – the albatross colony at Taiaroa Head (the only mainland albatrosss colony in the world), the yellow-eyed penguins at Penguin Place and the wonderful gardens out on the Otago Peninsular.

    And for kids (of all ages) theres’s the tour of the Cadbury chocolate factory.

    Find out more about Dunedin at http://New-Zealand-Travel-Guide.com/Dunedin.htm

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