1 Harrop Street, Dunedin
The Dunedin Centre, located in the centre of the city, includes the Dunedin Town Hall, Glenroy Auditorium and a wide variety of other conference rooms.
A city steeped in heritage, with warm, genuine people and a temperate climate, Dunedin delivers on its promise that visitors will experience a unique and authentic stay. The inner city itself is compact making for an easy stroll between conference venues, accommodation, museums, galleries, and theatres.
Remarkable Ōtepoti Dunedin Facts
- Dunedin is the world’s fifth-largest city in geographical size.
- Dunedin is the Celtic name for Edinburgh.
- The only mainland breeding colony of the Northern Royal Albatross, large majestic seabirds with a wingspan of three metres, is at the Otago Peninsula.
- Dunedin’s Baldwin Street is the steepest street in the world.
- Larnach Castle located on the Otago Peninsula is New Zealand’s only castle.
- Dunedin Railway Station is the most photographed building in New Zealand.
- The University of Otago, New Zealand’s oldest university, was the first in the country to admit women to all its classes. It is also the South Island’s largest employer.
- New Zealand’s first authentic Chinese Garden - only the third outside of China and the first In the Southern Hemisphere - is found in Dunedin.
- The Otago Daily Times is New Zealand’s first daily and oldest surviving newspaper.
- The Dunedin Public Art Gallery is New Zealand’s first public art gallery.
- The Dunedin (1876-82) was the first ship to successfully transport refrigerated meat, helping set the stage for New Zealand’s success as a major provider of agricultural exports, despite its extreme remoteness from most markets.