Dunedin

Situated on the edge of the Dunedin Harbor, Dunedin is a surprisingly busy place. Dunedin was settled in the 1800s by the Scottish who felt at home with the surrounding rolling green hills. This rich history is still evident today with Dunedin's city centre offering a comfortable and historic feel. Being the home of New Zealand's oldest university, Dunedin also offers up an excellent arts, nightlife, and cultural scene.

The Otago Peninsula is only a stones throw away from Dunedin's CBD and provides an array of cycling opportunities for the family or dedicated and thrill-seeking cyclist. Mix a day on your bike with some of the South Island's best marine wildlife - including many breeds of penguins, sea lions and albatrosses.

Consider catching the train from Pukerangi to Middlemarch and set off on the Otago Central Rail Trail.