The architecture of the early Scottish settlers has left
Dunedin with an unquestionable charm.
The early settlers from Scotland and China struck gold
and the city grew quickly. In its time around 1870 Dunedin
and Otago was the cultural and economic centre of New
Zealand. Notably the grand train station, town hall and
university are all remarkable examples of New Zealand’s
nineteenth century heritage.
Dunedin and its rolling hills are located near the Otago
Peninsula, where the rare endangered yellow-eyed penguin
and albatross colonies can be visited. There is incredible
variety of wildlife here including fur seals and sea
lions. The area of the Otago Peninsula is also home to
Larnach Castle, New Zealand’s only castle.
Dunedin is unquestionably a student city; it has vibrant
population of young people that give life to the otherwise
older character. New Zealand’s first university,
the University of Otago (1869) is the second largest
and questionably the finest in the country. Many students
from throughout the country leave their homes to study
at Otago University in Dunedin. This helps create a dynamic
creative culture in the city that is represented in arts,
music and events.
Dunedin comes alive in summer with the Summer Festival,
the New Zealand Masters Games and Student Orientation,
a yearly University of Otago initiation period.
Dunedin comes alive in summer with the Summer
Festival, the New Zealand Masters Games and Student
Orientation, a yearly University of Otago initiation period.
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