My Dunedin Itinerary

Free activities

Relax at the gardens, visit the galleries and museums, catch some waves, drive or cycle the Otago Peninsula, or take some spring water at the Speight’s tap - it’s free.

Attend an event

Be a part of a special event whilst you are here!! Whether it’s listening to the roar of the Jaffas rolling down Baldwin Street or the magic of the lantern parade during Mid Winter Carnival, be a part of something special whilst you are here.

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Be educated & entertained

How many kids can fit on the back of a crocodile? How big can its teeth get? Is a leopard seal taller than me? There’s so much to see and do at Otago Museum that it takes a few hours to discover. Otago Museum is one place where you can spend all day or explore a little bit at a time.

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Bring the bikes

Get out, get the gears on and get muddy. Put the bikes on the rack, and bring them to Dunedin. There are off road trails for all ages and abilities around the city.

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Drive around Otago Peninsula

Grab the camera and take the family for a beautiful scenic drive around the stunning Otago Peninsula. The peninsula’s high road boasts incredible views and a number of lookouts. Perfect for family photos.

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Dunedin Street Art trail

Dunedin has a rich history in the arts and of making art freely available for all to enjoy. It is unsurprising, then, that the city is now embracing street art, with an increasing number of blank walls being transformed into works of art by local and international artists.

Experience these vibrant, whimsical artworks on the Dunedin Street Art trail. Artists include ROA (Belguim), Pixel Pancho (Italy), Phlegm (UK), Natalia Rak (Poland), Dal East (China), Mica Still (NZ) to name a few.

Currently there are 28 walls in the trail and the walk takes around 90 mins to complete. You can pick up a copy of the map at the Dunedin i-SITE Visitor Centre or view the map here.

Follow Dunedin Street Art on Facebook for the latest news & updates – www.facebook.com/dunedinstreetart

Explore Dunedin’s heritage

Take a heritage journey around the city. Dunedin’s outstanding heritage buildings provides a unique opportunity to step back in time and discover what it would have been like 100 years ago.

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Get to the beach

St Clair and St Kilda’s wide flat beaches are perfect for throwing a ball around or wandering down the beach. Have races down our famous sand dunes - draw a line at one end, and a line at the other and try running, rolling, hopping, walking, skipping or backwards!

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Go walking

Dunedin’s walking tracks are a terrific way for the family to enjoy its scenic beauty. The tracks cater to a variety of abilities and include several well-groomed tracks suitable for walking with buggies. Dunedin’s beaches also offer many excellent buggy walking opportunities.

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Otago Farmers Market

Dunedin’s beautiful railway station provides a wonderful backdrop for the Otago Farmers Market every Saturday morning.

Every week up to 65 stalls present a treasure trove of top local produce for food-lovers and home gourmets alike; buy direct from growers and producers of the region’s best in meat, poultry, fish and produce plus tempting luxuries from a wide array of treats and tastes.

Visit the Market Chef onsite in the market caravan where each week delicious and healthy meals based on the fresh produce from the Otago Farmers Market are created for visitors to sample, the recipes are available for you to recreate at home. The stall vendors, buskers, coffee and breakfast stalls, all present a unique "village-like" from 8am – 12.30pm every Saturday, don’t miss it!

Read more at www.otagofarmersmarket.org.nz

Baldwin Street

In Dunedin’s North East Valley, Baldwin Street is recognised by the Guinness Book of Records as the steepest street in the world. The street runs up the northern side of Signal Hill, at slopes of up to 1:2.86 (for 2.86m horizontal distance, a rise of 1m). Try counting the steps; it takes about ten minutes, just to walk about 350 metres! But don't worry, there's a drinking fountain at the top. It is the venue of the world-famous Jaffa Race that takes place annually during Cadbury’s Dunedin Chocolate Carnival where 25,000 sweets are rolled down the street en-masse. Insiders Tip - Walking backwards is heaps easier!