Facts - often known as ‘Edinburgh of the South’ , Dunedin is one of New Zealand’s oldest cities. It was founded over 150 years ago and was first port of call for fortune hunters from around the world who’d come to make it big in the gold fields of Central Otago and the South Island’s west coast. During the height of the rush, the port of Dunedin was home to as many as 65 vessels at a time, and the hills around the city were covered in white tents. By 1870 Dunedin had become New Zealand’s largest and richest city.
Dunedin’s Scottish ancestory is evident in the architecture and names around the city and ‘Dunedin’ itself is old Gaelic for Edinburgh. The heart of Dunedin is the Octagon and most attractions are walking distance from it. You’ll find shops, cafes and restaurants galore around here, along with the main information centre, museums and cinema. The other focal point of Dunedin is the beach – head for St Clair for a bathe in the hot salt water pools. Even in winter the beach is worth a stroll – tuck into a hot chocolate and admire the die-hard, year round surfers!
DUNEDIN FAMILY ACCOMMODATION We've researched dozens of accommodation options for your family travel to New Zealand. Whether you're heading for a hotel, campground, holiday park, motel, holiday home, self catering apartments or kiwi farmstay, we list options that welcome famiiles. Check out our great 'family stuff' pages for heaps of extras offered by the accommodation on these pages. NOTE Where nightly rates have been specified, these are minimum prices based on accommodation for 2 adults plus one extra. Prices do vary, depending on the time of year, length of stay and seasonal offers. This is a guide only. All establishments recommend booking ahead. We advise you to personally contact establishments for up to date information to suit the accommodation needs of your family.
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- Manor Place, Dunedin
- 0800 800 233
- +64 3 477 7766
- +64 3 477 7750
Situated near the CBD, Apartments on Manor provide a relaxing living space for those staying medium to long term. Apartments on Manor features 10 fully-furnished apartments, offering accommodation from 1 week through to 6 months or a year if required. This provides an ideal option for visiting families to Dunedin, new immigrants or those moving here and looking a house. All apartments are fully self-contained, including everything from sheets and towels to kitchenware. Fully-equipped kitchen and stove, laundry and dryer, plus baths as well as showers. Comfortable living for 5 people, quiet street, just 5 minute's drive to town centre. ... more