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Dunedin (Ōtepoti in Maori) is located on the south-eastern coast of New Zealand's South Island, on the Otago Peninsula. It is home to numerous 19th century buildings from an era when it was New Zealand's largest city. It is home to the University of Otago, New Zealand's oldest university and the South Island's largest employer.

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Beware of the hike! There are 600 metres of steep hike from the octagon! I did not see any hot chocolate or sauna, either, and the spa was strictly closed, but I enjoyed their two internet computers, on a rainy day, even though I had to fix the mouse plug of one of them to have it working. ... more


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  • New Zealand March 15 2013
    Started with a bus tour of Dunedin to help set our priorities for the day. Stopped at the steepest street in the world - Baldwin Street which Garry and Margy conquered. It has a gradient of 1 in 2.68. Sue completed the easier first half which was a lot more than the watchers at the base did. Then drove up ...
    Posted in New Zealand: Feb - Mar 2013 by suengarry

  • Dunedin
    Dunedin turned out to be a pretty cool city. Decently big. Actually the 2nd latgest city on the South Island. Although that's not saying much....Dunedin is home to the University of Otago, New Zealand's first university. It has a Scottish history and it showed in the form of Scottish stores and shops ...
    Posted in Karen's World Adventures by karencook

  • Dunedin
    Dunedin railway station Yesterday we went to Dunedin Railway station and boarded a train that took a scenic 4 hour journey to Taieri Gorge,return. It took us through mountains and over streams. It was a beautiful afternoon,very relaxing. Dunedin is a large city but suffering from lack of funds ...
    Posted in sylvterrystours by sylvterrystours

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