My Dunedin Itinerary

Research & statistics

An overview of guest nights in Dunedin

For the month of December 2016, Dunedin’s Total guest nights decreased -0.5% (to 85,050) when compared to December 2015; Domestic guest nights fell -4.6% and International guest nights rose +5.1%. New Zealand’s total guest nights for December were up +3.4%.

For the year ending December 2016, Total guest nights rose +2.3% (to 921,512) when compared with the previous year; Domestic guest nights fell -1.1% and International guest nights increased +8.7%. New Zealand’s total guest nights were up +6.2%. The average length of stay role from 1.75 nights to 1.80 nights and overall occupancy rose from 56.8% to 57.1%.

Tourism makes a significant contribution to Dunedin’s way of life providing experiences for residents and visitors alike to enjoy. A thriving visitor industry makes for a vibrant city and helps foster a sense of community pride. Tourism brings money to a wide range of sectors throughout the local economy and employs one in 20 Dunedinites.

Related Information

For detailed information including the Commercial Accommodation Monitor, International Visitor Surveys and Regional Tourism Indicators, visit the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment: Tourism Research Data

To see an update on Enterprise Dunedin’s activities, outcomes and successes of 2016 click here

The collaborations and activity undertaken with our key partners and stakeholders lead us on the path to becoming one of the world’s great small cities.


For more information, please contact:

Suz Jenkins

Suzanne Jenkins

Manager - Finance and Office