This charming southern city, steeped in history and wrapped around a picturesque harbour, is the wildlife and heritage capital of New Zealand. Nature is only moments from the city centre, and with warm and welcoming locals and a temperate climate visitors will experience a unique and authentic stay.
The city is renowned for its striking landscape and proximity to the incredible wildlife of the magnificent Otago Peninsula. Visiting in December is an excellent time to experience our wildlife; at the world’s only mainland breeding colony for the northern royal albatross the adults will have returned to mate and will be sitting on eggs; our New Zealand sea lions and fur seals will be pupping, and our long summer nights mean you have plenty of chance to see the little blue penguins who return from to their burrows at dusk. The city also has impressive architecture and street art, a thriving café and craft beer scene, and the world’s steepest street not far from the central city if you want to stretch your legs.
Dunedin is the gateway to the wider Otago region, including the world-famous Queenstown and wild scenery of the southern east coast. We invite everyone to stay on and enjoy an amazing holiday in conjunction with attending the 2023 World Leisure Congress.
Catch up with colleagues and build new networks while gaining new perspectives on best practice in advancing leisure to enhance the human condition.
Dunedin, New Zealand is a must-do for everyone’s bucket list: a place where you can Learn Well, Live Well.