My Dunedin Itinerary

DHL New Zealand Lions Series 2017

In June and July 2017 the might of the home nations will unite for their tour of New Zealand. The British & Irish Lions will take on the New Zealand Provincial Barbarians, every New Zealand Super Rugby team, the Maori All Blacks and the All Blacks. Be there to support your team and experience the electric atmosphere when thousands of passionate British & Irish Lions fans descend on our rugby stadiums. OUT ROAR.

Rugby 2017 Festival

The Rugby 2017 Festival follows the matches from Host City to Host City, and gives you the chance to meet the people, see the sights and taste the flavours of our place. On the field the rivalry and traditions will play out, but between matches seek out the best of New Zealand and get close to what makes this country so special. We’ll be adding more great stuff to the programme right up until kick-off so keep checking or download the app to stay up with the play.

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Ticket information

The New Zealand Lions Series 2017 will be one most anticipated events in New Zealand since Rugby World Cup 2011. On June 13 2017, The Highlanders will take on the British and Irish Lions under the roof!

Let's unite for the challenge! Experience the electric atmosphere at Forsyth Barr Stadium - It is going to be an incredible night of rugby.

Tickets will be on sale from October 28.

Details of tickets and game here

Groundsman at Forsyth Barr Stadium, Brendan Eathorne (Ox) Take a glimpse of a day in the life of the Head Grounds man at Forsyth Barr Stadium

Groundsman at Forsyth Barr Stadium, Brendan Eathorne (Ox), is pretty sure he has the best job, in the best stadium in the world. This clip shows Forsyth Barr Stadium from the unique perspective of someone who knows it from the ground up.

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Dining in Dunedin

Delight your taste buds by creating your own culinary adventure in Dunedin; the sheer variety of dining options will surprise you. Explore Dunedin’s curious, delectable and beautiful cafes, restaurants and bars. From hearty pub meals, Asian tapas to fine dining experiences, there is much to sample and enjoy.

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Otago PeninsulaGet out and about

Make the most of your time in Dunedin; such easy access to our remarkable landscapes for lovers of the outdoors, you’ll be spoilt for choice!

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Robbie Burnsi-SITE Visitor Centre will take care of you!

Perfectly placed in the Octagon to help you out with any of your tour bookings or enquiries, pop in and talk to our experienced, local staff who are delighted to help.

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Dunedin accommodation is diverse, from luxury and boutique hotels to homestays, motels and backpackers. Check out details of our accommodation offerings here and contact the i-SITE Visitor Centre for any enquiries you might have.

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Dunedin Railway StationDunedin from A-Z

Make the most of your stay in Dunedin when you visit; Dunedin's A-Z is the perfect reference to plan where you want to eat, stay and play.

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MapCity map of Dunedin - walk the walk

Plan ahead for the match; take a look at the access points to Forsyth Barr Stadium on this map and plan your arrival and departure! Don’t forget that free bus shuttles will run for those with match tickets, from the Octagon carriageway from 4.30pm.

Where Can I Camp In Dunedin?

If you are a fan coming to Dunedin we’re pleased you have chosen to spend part of your camping holiday with us. Dunedin is a fantastic city with rare wildlife, varied landscapes, fantastic walks and a vibrant city centre.

Fans are encouraged to make their first stop in Dunedin at the i-SITE Dunedin Visitor Centre. The friendly i-SITE staff are set to help with all bookings for local camping grounds. To contact the i-SITE you can either email or call 03 474 3300. The i-SITE is conveniently located in the centre of town at 50 The Octagon.

There are no temporary campervan parks being established in Dunedin as the city boasts a wide range of existing campervan/caravan accommodation.

Here’s a handy resource on information about camping in and around Dunedin.

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Game Night Parking

Looking for game night parking close to Forsyth Barr Stadium and the fan walk? With over 250 available parks, the St Andrew Street Car Park is just 10 minutes’ walk to the stadium. Outside the enforcement hours of 9am – 6pm the car park is free of charge. Entry to the St Andrew Street carpark is from Ward Street or St Andrew Street. The St Andrew Street Car Park is also a great place to park centrally during the day with $4.00 all-day parking.