My Dunedin Itinerary

Research & statistics

An overview of guest nights in Dunedin

“For the month of October 2016, Dunedin’s Total guest nights decreased -5.8% (to 70,169) when compared to October 2015; Domestic guest nights fell 14.6% and International guest nights rose 15.2%. New Zealand’s total guest nights for October were up +2.8%.

For the year ending October 2016, Total guest nights rose +2.8% (to 920,118) when compared with the previous year; Domestic guest nights were up +1.2% and International guest nights increased +5.8%.. New Zealand’s total guest nights were up +6.5%.

Tourism makes a significant contribution to Dunedin’s way of life providing experiences for residents and visitors alike to enjoy. A thriving visitor industry makes for a vibrant city and helps foster a sense of community pride. Tourism brings money to a wide range of sectors throughout the local economy and employs one in 20 Dunedinites.

Related Information

For detailed information including the Commercial Accommodation Monitor, International Visitor Surveys and Regional Tourism Indicators, visit the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment: Tourism Research Data

To see an update on Enterprise Dunedin’s activities, outcomes and successes of 2016 click here

The collaborations and activity undertaken with our key partners and stakeholders lead us on the path to becoming one of the world’s great small cities.


For more information, please contact:

Suz Jenkins

Suzanne Jenkins

Manager - Finance and Office