The charms of Dunedin, New Zeland

Exploring New Zealand's elegant, architecturally significant city with its staunch Scottish heritage

Dunedin, New Zealand’s fourth largest city (and the country’s oldest) in the South Island is a little overshadowed by the big guns up north. Almost in a time warp, all the development and economy went to the North Island after WWI and it’s turned out to be not such a bad thing. One of the most arresting aspects of Dunedin is its window to the past. Edwardian baroque monuments blend with the gold rush era architecture; art deco buildings stand tall and Venetian Gothic windows loom close to Corinthian columns and Italian Renaissance facades. The breathtaking craftsmanship has been preserved due to lack of crazy 20th-century progress here.

Discover some of the best preserved, stunning Victorian and Edwardian buildings, acclaimed fashion designers cache, glorious wild Otago countryside nearby, a splendid harbour and food and wine to sooth the soul.

Read more in Tripatini member Bev Malzard's post Great Scot! A Dunedin, New Zealand To-do List.


James Dignan


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