Dunedin, located on the South Island, is New Zealand’s second-largest city. The city carries a Scottish heritage that it is proud of, which is why it is also known as Edinburgh of the South. Although it is notorious for its bad weather conditions, it still has much to offer tourists that will leave them longing for a second trip.
Tourists interested in the sculptures and architecture of Dunedin can visit places like the Otago University, which not only offers visitors views of beautiful old buildings but is also conveniently close to many cafes and bars.
Other such places include The Royal Albatross Colony, which is located at the Taiaroa Head, Otakou Marae, which is a Maori church as well as a meeting house, Larnach Castle, which is considered the only castle in the country
with a rich history, Robert Burns statue, which is a statue of the poet Robbie Burns that is a hundred years old and the Organ Pipes, which can be reached after a hike up a rather steep bush.
Dunedin also features various places of interest for tourists who are either interested in sports or are sports enthusiasts. Some of the more popular ones include Forsythe Barr Stadium, a unique and futuristic soccer and rugby stadium and University Oval, which is considered the main cricket ground of the city after some major renovations.
Dunedin offers many entertainment spots for tourists looking for taste of culture as well as history. The places that attract the most tourists include Fortune Theatre, which is housed in stone church that has been converted to provide live performances by professionals and Hoyts 6 Octagon Cinemas, where tourists and locals alike can watch feature films. Tourists can also visit places like Cadbury World, a chocolate factory that accounts for seventy-five percent of the country’s chocolate productions and Speights Brewery, which has been the city’s landmark since it was founded in 1876.
For more scenic views, Dunedin has many gardens and various locations that tourists can visit like the Dunedin Botanical Gardens, which not only has garden areas of many themes but also houses an aviary. There are also places like the Dunedin Chinese Garden, which is an example of a traditional Chinese garden, Orokonui EcoSanctuary, which houses the country’s most rare and fascinating wildlife as well as providing a natural environment for their fauna and flora and the Otago Peninsula, which provides a beautiful scenic view of the coastline that includes headlands, rugged points and Allans Beach located on the south east coast. Dunedin offers various attractions that may interest visitors travelling alone, with friends or even family, with its historic value as well as its beaches and interesting cultural performances.
Tourists planning to visit the city of Dunedin can make reservations at Albatross in Bed & Breakfast. Located ideally near popular attractions like Otago Museum and Academy cinema, the hotel is a base from which to explore the vibrant city. The hotel boasts a wide range of facilities and amenities as well as impeccable service that ensures the guests spend an enjoyable and comfortable time in the hotel.
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