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Visiting Dunedin / Ōtepoti

Dunedin is a beautiful small city, located in the South Island of New Zealand. A true ‘university town’, it buzzes with student life and academic activity. It hosts a number of independent art galleries, bookshops and radical institutions. Alongside these cultural sites, Dunedin and its environs offers stunning opportunities for nature tourism and is a perfect taste of New Zealand’s natural beauty. Tramping (hiking) tracks are within easy distance of the town, as is the striking Otago Peninsula, home to albatross colonies and rare penguin breeds.

Experience Dunedin

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Weather

Temperatures (might) reach 20–25°C in the summer months December to March, with cooler evenings. Dunedin has a temperate climate with four distinct seasons, all of which often occur in the same day. As with most travel, ' layers' are the answer to packing, with something warm for the evening - just in case.

Check the Metservice website for quite accurate forecasts prior to your travel to help your planning.

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