Best of Dunedin Attractions & Luxury Tours, New Zealand
Discover the Diversity of Dunedin
Strike out on a New Zealand best tour to Dunedin, an enthusiastic city of Scottish heritage that embraces beautiful architecture, cultural diversity and an exquisite variety of wildlife. The Otago Peninsula is a rugged land formed by ancient volcanic turmoil and provides a sheltered micro climate that suits such amazing species as the Stewart Island Shag, Hooker Sea Lion, Little Blue Penguin and many more.
Breathtaking views over sheer cliffs such as Lovers Leap and The Chasm can be reached via walkways to the top of Harbor Cone, 1,000 feet above sea level. Amidst this spectacular landscape lies Larnach Castle and Gardens, the only true castle that exists in Australasia. Add to your list of things to do a visit to the Marine Studies Center Aquarium, Glenfalloch Gardens, a neo-gothic convent and a wonderful Flemish-style railway station which provides coastal tours on the Seasider train and you have the makings for a fabulous New Zealand vacation.
Take walking tours through Olveston estate and see how a privileged 1900’s family lived, or Speight’s Brewery for an interactive, first class experience of its gravity-fed operation. Embark on guided tours and harbor cruises of the area’s abundant wildlife population. Take a journey through the magnificent Taieri Gorge via the Taieri Gorge Railway which can also connect you to Queenstown, or to a New Zealand luxury cruise ship.
If traveling to Dunedin between 17 and 27 March, you will be privileged to catch the Dunedin Fringe Festival which is an annual festival of artists revealing both innovative and experimental art forms. Established artists from all over New Zealand and the world attend.
April 5 – 10 highlights the Dunedin Fashion Show where up and coming Dunedin designers display their creations to national and international media groups.
2011 is also the year for the Rugby World Cup held in Dunedin beginning September 14. Teams from Italy, Scotland, Ireland, England, Argentina and more pair off to see which is the world’s best at rugby.
Special Culinary Experiences
Pier 24 at St Clair Beach Resort – Contemporary cuisine prepared by award-winning Chef Michael Coughlin along with beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean and St Clair Beach.
Scotia Bar & Bistro – Delicious upscale culinary delights are enjoyed in a chic atmosphere.
Table Se7en Restaurant – Hip décor and an incredible city view add to a unique dining experience that includes an extensive wine list.
The Brothers Boutique Hotel – Enjoy a true Dunedin heritage experience in this European style establishment which holds high regards as a luxury boutique hotel.
Corstorphine House Hotel Dunedin – One of the best historical homes in New Zealand, the Corstorphine House provides New Zealand 5 star luxury accommodations surrounded by a 12 acre, flora and fauna filled estate.
Mercure Leisure Lodge Hotel Dunedin – Overlooking Dunedin Botanical Gardens, the Mercure Leisure Lodge sits within walking distance of the city center, university and great shopping.
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