My Dunedin Itinerary

Student Life

Over 150 years we’ve established New Zealand’s richest learning environment, becoming a favourite destination for students and visitors alike.

Your perfect home

Dunedin’s social world is like no other.

Some say it’s our size – connections are easy to make in Dunedin, and friendly is just the way we are. Then there’s our reputation – students are drawn here by the strong social culture, creative enterprise, our long-standing educational quality and extraordinary natural environment.

GigCity Dunedin

Be part of New Zealand’s first GigCity. Dunedin has one gigabit per second (1Gbps) broadband services, placing the city on the map as the most connected in the Southern Hemisphere. You’ll have the opportunity to embrace the gig and embark on ways of learning, playing and conducting business which have only been imagined until now. To find out more about Gig, the GigCity Community Fund or the GigStart Fund go to


A place where lifestyle comes first, Dunedin is an energetic urban centre where a stunning natural world is never far away.

A historic city that’s home to some of New Zealand’s finest cultural institutions, Dunedin boasts one of New Zealand’s richest social cultures. A wealth of music, live entertainment and festivals means there’s always something to enjoy together, while countless cafes, restaurants, venues and shopping opportunities provide a vibrant backdrop to daily life.

Providing an extraordinary social environment where sport, recreation, arts and outdoor life offer an endless choice of events and enjoyment – can you keep up?

Dunedin is the gateway to adventure in the south – from the epic scenery and excitement of Central Otago and Queenstown to the ‘lost world’ of Fiordland or the world famous wildlife and beaches right on its doorstep.


Dunedin’s small, compact size means help is always close-by and easy to find. You can feel confident knowing there are people who care and are happy to support you. Safety is important and there are many ways Dunedin makes sure that you are well looked after, in and out of the classroom.

With a community that cares about your well-being and experience, you can relax and feel confident in your life and studies.

Be connected

A great small city, Dunedin’s unique social culture means it’s easy to meet people, find friends and make valuable connections, while our institutions’ powerful international links offer unmatched opportunities here and abroad.

Helping students to lay the foundations for relationships that last a lifetime, our strong and supportive social networks are where personal and business partnerships begin.