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Sunday, December 14, 2014

NZ South Island: 3 Top Things Memorable About Dunedin

Dunedin (pronounced Duh-nee-den) is claimed to be New Zealand’s oldest city. It is a university city of Scottish heritage, rich with culture, architecture and wildlife reserves on the Otago Peninsula. Situated on the south-eastern coast of New Zealand’s South Island, Dunedin has a population of about 130,000 and is the main centre of Otago, a region recognized for its spectacular scenery.

In the 3 nights A.S spent here, Dunedin gave A.S 3 lasting impressions which are:-

  1. The best place to spot Royal Albatrosses and Sea Lions.
A.S remembers walking over to Otago Peninsula after checking in at the hostel in the city centre of Dunedin. It certainly was not as small as it seemed on the map neither was it as near as it seemed. She took a local bus, and then walked and walked for about an hour before thinking she would not be able to make it there before dark if she kept walking. So, she put her thumb up as she walked. There was only one destination at the end of that street and many who headed this direction had the same intention as her, to spot Royal Albatrosses and Sea Lions. She was lucky she found a ride with a fellow traveller from The States.

  1. It is not flat and has a beautiful coastline.
This city is not flat and it serves as an ideal place for anyone who loves to burn calories, but not for someone who would like to get to places quick and easy. Baldwin Street, here in Dunedin is considered the world’s steepest residential street. However, the coastline is spectacular just listening to the waves and feeling the breeze with close eyes.

  1. It feels like being in UK.
Strolling along the street surrounded by the architectures brought back the memories of being in London once again. Do you feel the same by looking at the pictures below and here.

Just arrived, from Invercargill.

Where, o where is that hostel.

Highest land so far to look down to the city.

Belonging to the University of Otago.

Dunedin does not just have a university.

An enjoyable stroll on a lovely day.

Admiring the architecture.

Yay, down she goes.

Events to check out.

Lovely day, lovely people

A quaint non very flat, peaceful city.

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