Hotels in Dunedin New Zealand
We have a great range of Dunedin Accommodation the ideal base to explore from. Dunedin, New Zealand and the Otago Peninsula in the South Island have a long and rich heritage, with a very Scottish feel to the city. The history of Dunedin commenced in the 1860's as a result of the gold rushes of this time. Many of today's buildings date back to this period, resulting in a very Victorian and Edwardian influence everywhere you go in Dunedin. Close to your Dunedin Hotel accommodation in Dunedin is what is possibly New Zealand's most photographed building, the Dunedin Railway Station. Built in a Flemish renaissance style.
Reserving accommodation in Dunedin, New Zealand is a real breeze and visitors sure have their pick. Dunedin accommodation is available in the form of motel and hotel rooms, lodges, bed and breakfasts. Dunedin apartment accommodation is a popular option for larger groups of travellers, families and those who plan to stay for an extended period of time. When looking for cheap Dunedin accommodation, an online search and booking is the best way to do all the research you need while comparing prices and facilities.
Dunedin nature experiences
Visitors flock to this part of New Zealand mainly to enjoy some of the world’s most scenic areas. Our Hotels in Dunedin are located a short drive away to the Otago Peninsula, definitely a paradise for nature lovers. Often called the wildlife capital of New Zealand. The Otago Peninsula is a protected area for albatross and penguin colonies. Tours and boat trips to these special places will leave you amazed at the sight of unspoiled nature and the pure harmony.
Dunedin also has some of the finest beaches in New Zealand. St Clair Beach is popular for its seemingly endless supply of perfect surfing waves as well as the fact that there is literally nothing between this beach and the Antarctic. St Kilda Beach is also great for surfing and, if you need a break from the sand and waves, you can always take the kids to visit Marlow Park’s Dinosaur Playground. Tunnel Beach is probably the most unusual of them all. Back in the 1870s, this piece of land was owned by John Cargill. He dug the tunnel so that his children could have access to the beach. Visitors will need to navigate a short but steep walk to access the beach but it’s a sight well worth the effort.
There are a number of gardens in the area just begging to be explored. Leave the four walls of your hotel in Dunedin and enjoy a walk through the local Botanic Garden, Chinese Garden or Woodland Garden to name just a few.
Main Dunedin attractions
The Olveston house is a popular place of interest in the area. The Olveston home along with its original contents is open for the public to see. This is the perfect place to submerge your senses in the history of Dunedin and New Zealand.
The one and only castle in New Zealand can be found in this area. The Larnach Castle was built in 1871 and is visited regularly by tourists. The castle’s garden is also a scenic and tranquil attraction that never disappoints.
If you would like an exceptional view of the area, a drive up signal hill is a great way of doing just that. Surrounded by nature, your eyes will be delighted by this more aerial view.
In the centre of Dunedin is the Octagon. People meet here at the cafes and bars to relax. As far as religious history is concerned, many Dunedin tourists pay St Paul’s Cathedral and the First Church of Otago a visit when in this area. The architecture is superb and these large structures stand majestic as ever. If you are looking for something different to take home, then Dunedin has many outlets selling exquisite New Zealand jewellery and souvenirs using many different materials including New Zealand paua shell, kauri gum, gold, silver and bone.
With so much to do, your Dunedin hotel accommodation is bound to see very little of you. Depending on your personal preference, there are also a host of relaxing and more energetic activities. Surfing, horse trails, biking and various boating fun are of the most popular among locals and visitors alike.