Flights to Dunedin
The 'Edinburgh of the South', Dunedin is a lively mixture of old and new. If you love nature, history and food, its your kind of place.
Things to do in Dunedin
Nestled between Otago Harbour, the Pacific Ocean and rolling hills, Dunedin has many stories to tell. Its rugged coastline is home to an albatross colony, yellow-eyed penguins, fur seals and other photogenic creatures you don't see every day. And the city itself has a rich history, which can be appreciated through museums and walking tours around extraordinary examples of heritage architecture.
Founded in 1848 by the Lay Church of Scotland, Dunedin grew fast during the Otago gold rush of the 1860s. Lining the main street and throughout the city, you can see the best collection of Edwardian and Victorian architecture in the southern hemisphere - remnants of Dunedin's proud and affluent beginnings. Not far from the city, high on Otago Peninsula, lives Larnach's Castle - a stately home with a fascinating past laced with tragedy and ghosts.
Dunedin's beautiful railway station, built in a Flemish renaissance style, is the most photographed building in New Zealand. Every March it hosts the famous Dunedin iD Fashion Week, which is known for ideas that stand out from other fashion weeks. Sustained by a large population of young people, the city also has an innovative arts scene. The public art gallery in Moray Place has an excellent and diverse collection.
High on the Otago Peninsula lives Larnach's Castle, a stately home with a fascinating past laced with tragedy and ghosts.
The resident student population supports a thriving café culture, so no visit to Dunedin is complete without a visit to Modaks or Capers Café. The choice of bars is also outstanding, mostly all within walking distance of the Octagon. And if you're in Dunedin on a Saturday, catch the farmers’ market down near the railway station. The artisan food stalls are truly tempting.
Find the perfect place to stay
Keep exploring Dunedin
Best time to go
If you're keen to appreciate Dunedin's heritage architecture, any season is good. However if albatross encounters are high on your list of things to do, December to March is when the parent birds are raising chicks. Dunedin winters can be chilly, so most visitors choose to visit in spring, summer and autumn.
How much will it cost?
Not including air travel and hotels, you should allow about NZD $100 to $150 a day per person for food and entertainment.
There are no mandatory vaccinations required for visitors to New Zealand.
Auckland (AKL) to Dunedin (DUD)
Wellington (WLG) to Dunedin (DUD)
Christchurch (CHC) to Dunedin (DUD)
*Flight times are based on the fastest route available.
**Indirect flights may also be available for this route.
Get the most out of your trip with four domestic seat options
Air New Zealand voted the 'Best Airline in the World'
Air New Zealand has been named the 'Best Airline in the World' in the latest Condé Nast Readers' Choice Awards for its innovative and customer-focused travel offerings. Read about the Best Airline of the World award.