Friday 1 November 2013 11:26am
History, Heritage and Ecotourism
Built on mid-Victorian gold and located in a wonderful natural environment, Dunedin is a gracious old lady with a spirit of adventure.
Dunedin: History, Heritage and Ecotourism by historian Gavin McLean offers a guide to the city and its immediate environment. McLean gives a potted history and describes walks and trips that can be taken by visitors and residents alike.
There are three inner-city walks (including the famed university campus area), trips to local highlights (St Clair Beach, Cargill's Castle, Tunnel Beach, factory tours, Woodhaugh Gardens, Ross Creek, the steepest street in the world and Mount Cargill), and excursions down the harbour to Port Chalmers and on to the Peninsula (and of course Larnach Castle).
This accessible, easy-to-read book is an attractive souvenir and is part of the popular Local Guide series published by University of Otago Press. Other titles explore Arrowtown, the Catlins, Stewart Island, Oamaru and Wanaka.
GAVIN McLEAN was born in Oamaru and received his PhD in history from the University of Otago. A well-known reviewer and writer, he is a senior historian at the Ministry for Culture & History.
Paperback, 64 pages, colour photographs and maps, ISBN 978 1 877276 61 3, $19.95
Out of print