An unforgettable midwinter season is approaching as Dunedin gears up to celebrate Where the Wild Things Are. During the midwinter season the city and surrounding region will host a vast range of exceptional events, wild deals and competitions for the entire family, or your special somebody.
Be part of something special while you are here; check out the event-full calendar, you will have the chance to explore Dunedin and the Otago Peninsula’s remarkable natural beauty and world-renowned wildlife, overlaid with intriguing arts and cultural activities and a vibrant, growing culinary scene.
Prize 1 : Wild Family Holiday worth $3,300: Four x Virgin Australia return flights from Brisbane to Dunedin, four nights stay at Scenic Hotel Southern Cross & free entry to Cadbury World, Monarch Wildlife Cruises & Street Art Tour.
Prize 2: Wild Couple holiday worth $2,500: Two x Virgin Australia return flights from Brisbane to Dunedin, four nights stay at Distinction Dunedin Hotel & free entry to Larnach Castle, Dunedin Railways & Royal Albatross Centre.
Entries close 5pm, Monday 3 April 2017 . Travel period June 1 to August 31, 2017- subject to availability. Winners must reside in Australia.
Fly direct from Brisbane to Dunedin with Virgin Australia and enjoy our award-winning service experience. Guests travelling on a Saver or Flexi fare will enjoy complimentary food, beverages and access to our state-of-the-art Wireless In-flight entertainment system via your personal device.
Be part of something special when you visit, Dunedin’s event-rich calendar features many wonderful activities during the winter months.
From the big stars to the hidden gems, winter in Dunedin offers adventures for families, no matter what budget you are on. Explore the attics and galleries of Dunedin’s many museums, take in the family programmes at the Art Gallery, or make friends with our local wildlife on the Otago Peninsula.
Explore Dunedin’s curious, delectable and beautiful restaurants and bars. The vibrant cuisine scene is a delight to explore, with plenty of options for feeding the troops, Dunedin’s restaurants offer cuisine styles from hearty pub meals to fine dining experiences. Relax and enjoy Dunedin’s smorgasbord of night time venues, check out the bohemian little pubs proudly serving Dunedin’s finest ales, chic cocktail lounges with all the extras and groovy retro bars with an exotic vibe.
Short of cash?
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 and there are no chemicals added to it.
Locals are known to be frugal, so do what they do.