My Dunedin Itinerary

Spring Events in Dunedin

Dunedin is host to a crazy mix of exciting events this Spring.

Life before Dinosaurs: Permian Monsters | Otago Museum

Open daily until Sunday 25 February 2018

Step back 290 million years when bizarre-looking animals dominated life on land and sea in Life before Dinosaurs: Permian Monsters. This unique international touring exhibition, produced by Gondwana Studios, brings the past back to life with fossilised skeletons and life-size animatronic models of the animals that ruled the world millions of years before the age of dinosaurs, in a time known as the Permian.

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Harbour City Heritage Festival

13 – 23 October

Join The Southern Heritage Trust celebrating our Otago Harbour heritage and vision for the future.There is an exciting range of events, including family activities, on both sides of the harbour as well as in the central city. The Festival opening is at Taiaroa Head Albatross Centre on Friday 13 October.

Heritage Festival brochure

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Vogel St Party

14 October

On 14 October 2017, Vogel Street in the Warehouse Precinct will transform into a family-friendly pedestrian space showcasing Dunedin’s talented creative communities. The theme this year is IDEAS & INCUBATION. We invite you to participate and enjoy the many and varied interactive activities, exhibitions, performances and installations.

Visit Vogel Street Party 2017

Glenfalloch Gala Day

15 October

Celebrate 50 years of the Otago Peninsula Trust at Glenfalloch with a golden garden gala. Loads of family fun, including a yacht race, wedding dress exhibition, stalls, food, music, sculpture and a petting zoo.

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Spring Fling | Larnach Castle & Gardens

29 October

This is a fun family day event with an all day BBQ, bouncy castle, face-painting and the Ballroom Café will be selling delicious Castle made food.

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DSO’s Tally Ho 2!

4 November

Join the DSO as it lets its hair down! Following on the success of the 2015 performance of Tally Ho! which attracted a capacity Town Hall audience, and back by popular demand, the DSO brings you a further selection of songs from the eclectic ‘Dunedin Sound’ pop music genre.  Featuring: Anna Leese, Shayne Carter, Graeme Downes, David Kilgour, Martin Phillipps, Metitilani Alo, Molly Devine, Nadia Reid, Anthonie Tonnon and conductor Peter Adams.

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South Dunedin Street Festival

4 November

The South Dunedin Street Festival is on again on November 4th, a great family festival celebrating fun, music and community.

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Cirkopolis | Regent Theatre

23 November – 26 November

The critically acclaimed circus extravaganza Cirkopolis - by Montreal-based troupe Cirque Éloize - is set to thrill audiences in Dunedin from 23 November. This is the ultimate family show, filled with a mind-blowing blend of acrobatics, theatre, and dance set against a breath-taking and imposing urban cityscape.

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Gordon Walters: New Vision | Dunedin Public Art Gallery

11th Nov - 8th Apr 2018

Gordon Walters: New Vision is a major survey of one of New Zealand’s great modernist artists. Two years in the making, and including more than 150 works, this exhibition presents a unique opportunity to explore all aspects of Walters' remarkable art practice for the first time.

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Stevie Nicks – 24 Karat Gold Tour

Friday 24 November

Get ready for some Rock and Roll! Stevie Nicks will be returning to Forsyth Barr Stadium for her 24 Karat Gold tour. She will be joined by none other than the legendary Pretenders, fronted by Chrissie Hynde.

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The Great Garden Debate: Natives vs. Exotics

Thursday 19 October

Hosted by Tony Murrell this evening event includes supper and refreshments.

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