DUNEDIN

Dunedin was in the early days built on gold. This is an ‘old money’ town where the wealth has been retained. A proud and thrift Scottish heritage being the cultural drivers. Today Dunedin is a university town and whilst this new heritage is exciting and fun for the city, Dunedin’s establishment is missing the ‘old’ investment and business fun. Over recent decades Dunedin has been caught in a demographic vice that the citizens are now just breaking out.

Captain Cook first stood off what is now the coast of Dunedin between February 25, 1770 naming Cape Saunders on the Otago Peninsula and Saddle Hill. He reported penguins and seals in the vicinity, which led sealers to visit from the beginning of the 19th century.

In 1861 the discovery of gold at Gabriel's Gully, to the southwest, led to a rapid influx of population and saw Dunedin become New Zealand's first city by growth of population in 1865

The historic factors of this city are second to none in New Zealand and a walk around the streets bear testament to an exciting earlier historic period.

For a city of just over 200,000 people the churches, courthouses and old infrastructural buildings are just magnificent. These structures are of cathedral standard befitting a population much greater. All driven by a period of much wealth.

For the 2000 Millennium celebrations the Churches of Dunedin donated the Millennium Monument.

The Museum is a must visit and is extremely well presented and gives great insight into the influences of family and money.

One of the lasting institutions is the Cadbury Factory, whose sweet aromas fill the morning atmosphere. The factory has a quality tourist facility that is always popular.

The War Memorials are in three locations inclusive of the Boar War conflict.

There are a number of great hotels that cover the historic periods.

Dunedin, the surrounding towns and the harbor determine a two to four day allowance for a visitor to delight in this city. The latitude is low and is generally cool to cold.

Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping 4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals Airport
Pets Allowed Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
Rotary Club Lions Club
Gymnasium Gardens
Winery Whitewater Rafting
Surfing   Skydiving
Skiing Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
Kayaking Jet Boating
Information Hospital
Hang Gliding Golf Course