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Dunedin - New Zealand

DunedinLarnach Castle, Otago Peninsula, New Zealand
With it's Scottish Heritage, Dunedin is quite unique from anywhere else in New Zealand. The Scottish settlers brought with them a passion for education, and today Dunedin boasts the oldest and second largest university in New Zealand. 

Dunedin has the largest number of Victorian and Edwardian buildings in New Zealand including Dunedin Railway Station, The University of Otago and Otago Boys' High School. The Octagon is Yellow Eyed Penguin, Dunedin, New Zealandthe heart of Dunedin city and a good place to start sightseeing. It is surrounded by Municipal chambers, St Paul’s Cathedral, the Dunedin Public Art Gallery and Regent Theatre, along with a number of cafes, bars and restaurants.

Just 15 minutes drive from central Dunedin is Otago Peninsula a natural wonderland. Among the rolling hills of the Peninsula is Larnach Castle (New Zealand's only castle). The  views out to sea and back towards the city reveal the beauty of Dunedin and its harbour.

Otago Peninsula is noted for the Royal albatross colonies, the rare Yellow-eyed penguins, seals and sealions. Guided wildlife tours and cruises are available.

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