The Dunedin Centre

The grand baroque style of the Dunedin Centre makes an impressive setting for the 2023 ASM.

Located in the heart of the city you’ll find the very best in conference and exhibition facilities – it’s the perfect blend of old-world style of the Town Hall and the modern convenience of the Dunedin Centre. The city’s entertainment precinct, accommodation, restaurants, bars, shopping and a number of iconic city attractions are within easy walking distance.

and Dunedin Town Hall

1 Harrop Street, PO Box 5506, Dunedin

Dunedin, Ōtepoti

Visitors to Dunedin experience a wealth of surprises – far more than the size of the city might suggest.

Dunedin’s unique selling points are an enchanting combination of the intriguing and the avant-garde; a compact city of contrasts.  A city steeped in heritage, where nature is only moments from the city centre, with warm, genuine people and a temperate climate, Dunedin delivers on its promise that visitors will experience a unique and authentic stay.

The city is renowned for its proximity to incredible wildlife around the magnificent Otago Peninsula. Visit the world’s only mainland breeding colony of the Royal Albatross or view the world’s rarest penguin, the Yellow-eyed, all in their natural habitat and all accessible within a short drive from the city centre.

Dunedin is a landscape of striking intensity with many stunning beaches and dramatic cliffs. Dunedin’s natural beauty provides the perfect backdrop for a world of recreational activities – nature and bush walks, golf, surfing, mountain biking, harbour cruises, horse riding and salmon fishing.


Funky or folky, the sheer variety of dining options in Dunedin will surprise you.  Below is a selection of some local favourites. To see a wider selection of dining options, please click here.

Serving up inspired shared plates in the heart of Dunedin, the Vault 21 team believe the best way to enjoy their food is to share amongst your table. The only Dunedin restaurant boasting locusts as a menu item! Winners of the 'Best Venison Dish' at the Silver Fern Farms 2017 Master of Fine Cuisine awards.

The first of Speights’ ale houses, this is the ideal winter dining destination with its hearty meals and warm, woody interiors. Think southern fare classics like seafood chowder, blue cod, lamb shanks, steak, and venison with a good array of vegetarian options as well. For beer aficionados, this is the place to get your fix of special Speights brews, not available elsewhere in the country. All meals are expertly matched to one of our fine tap ales, plus a great range of other beverages.

Walk upstairs into an expansive, ornate Victorian dining room and enjoy this very popular Italian restaurant. It boasts a wide range of tasty pasta dishes and pizzas. You can complement your meal with delicious Italian-style bread, antipasto, and salads. Top it off with Italy’s famous sweets: tiramisu, gelato and more.

A revelation in taste, Moiety is an exciting addition to Dunedin’s funky Warehouse Precinct. The ever-changing menu enlists surprising ingredients and features enticing snack options or a more decadent five-course degustation-style option. It’s impossible to define a particular style of food here, but an undercurrent of Japanese flavours runs throughout the menu, and everything is almost religiously based on locally sourced, seasonal ingredients.


Lovers of the outdoors are spoilt for choice when visiting Dunedin; such easy access to the remarkable landscapes, renowned native wildlife and facilities that promote our flora and fauna.

There are numerous scenic walks around Dunedin. Short tracks crisscross Otago Peninsula, the Town Belt and Ross Creek; and there’s the attraction – or otherwise – of tackling Baldwin Street, the world’s steepest street. Further afield, there are tracks near the Taieri River and Silverstream, half-day hikes along Dunedin’s dramatic skyline (the Pineapple, Leith Saddle and Mt Cargill Tracks), walks to mysterious places like Tunnel Beach, and serious hikes in the Silverpeaks. Many of Dunedin’s iconic buildings - think First Church, The Municipal Chambers, and Dunedin Railway Station - are found in and near The Octagon. This area is flat and best viewed on foot. Follow the heritage trails or get real value by joining a guided walk.

From great beach breaks close to the city centre to fun point breaks on the North Coast, to numerous hidden reefs breaks, Dunedin has something for everyone! Geographically Dunedin is wide open to South swells ranging consistently from 1 m-3m, but 4m to 6m-plus waves are a regular occurrence in the Winter months.

Whether you're after a relaxing 9-hole golf course, or 18 holes of challenging undulation and course features, Dunedin is sure to impress. Dunedin's courses are all within close proximity to the city centre.

Dunedin is a biker’s playground. The summer climate is perfect for mountain biking, with mild temperatures and a late-setting sun. A compact layout and a flat run for commuting in the city, great mountain biking tracks and views from the peaks as well as historical rides along the Otago Central Rail Trail. The Otago Central Rail Trail is a 150-kilometre walking, cycling and horse-riding track in the South Island of New Zealand. The trail runs in an arc between Middlemarch and Clyde, along the route of the former Otago Central Railway.

Family Friendly

Dunedin is home to rare wildlife. On the Otago Peninsula, you can spot little blue penguins, yellow-eyed penguins, fur seals and sea lions.

New Zealand's only castle is an important and much-loved piece of Dunedin history.

Otago Museum has shared world-class collections for 150 years. With over 1.5 million objects, the museum tells stories of nature, culture, and science. The Toitu Otago Settlers Museum has created a wonderfully immersive experience that shares the story of Dunedin’s past

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Dunedin Public Art Gallery is one of New Zealand's four major metropolitan art galleries.

Explore the ever-growing collection of vibrant, whimsical artworks from international and local artists which are dotted throughout the central city, around corners, down alleyways and boldly painted upon the sides of buildings.

Escape to one of Dunedin's fantastic beaches, only a few minutes drive from the city centre.

Rated as a Garden of International Significance, Dunedin Botanic Garden is the oldest in the country.

Well Being / Shopping

The Otago Farmers Market delivers the very best of what the region produces every Saturday morning rain, hail or shine.

If you are after the best that Dunedin facilities has to offer, that will allow you to rest, relax and rejuvenate, look no further than the studios, classes and spas listed here.

Dunedin offers a fantastic selection of curious and eccentric local shops, all within an easy stroll of the Octagon. The shops listed offer best retail buys, to retro stores and everything in between.

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