Known as the Edinburgh of New Zealand, Dunedin was founded by Scottish settlers in 1848 and is the second largest city in the South Island. This historic South Island city is surrounded by beautiful Otago Harbour and is home to some of the best-preserved Victorian and Edwardian architecture in the Southern Hemisphere.
Today Dunedin is a bustling university city with a strong arts and culture presence. Dunedin hosts several touring ballet and dance groups as well as choir and musical groups, sporting teams, theatre companies and has also recently been designated as a UNESCO Creative City of Literature.
Take a visit to the beautiful Larnach Castle and discover its colourful history. Make sure you take in the breath-taking views from the Tower including a 360° view of Dunedin, Otago Peninsula and out to the Pacific Ocean.
Taieri Gorge Railway
Discover New Zealand’s most breath-taking scenic railway journey, Taieri Gorge Railway. As the train travels through the Taieri Gorge it offers stunning views of the surrounding natural wonders within the rugged mountain interior of Central Otago, while the Taieri River flows below. Passengers are also able to gain insight into the building of the railway and the hardships that were faced by the workers.
Choose from a variety of AAT Kings tours in and around Dunedin. Choose the most suitable trip for you, tours range from 9 day tours to a full New Zealand experience of up to 21 days.