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Why Dunedin

When you want to get down to business, get down to Dunedin

This charming southern city, steeped in history and wrapped around a picturesque harbour, is home to superb heritage venues, top-notch accommodations and restaurants, and a range of remarkable natural and cultural attractions. Dunedin will give you and your delegates an experience you won’t get anywhere else in New Zealand. Dunedin’s relatively small size is a boon when it comes to hosting business events. It is perfectly walkable and easy to get around in, so your conference venue, dining options and accommodation can all be within a 10 – 15-minute walk of each other. This maximises what you can fit into the schedule.

Our acclaimed education institutions, the University of Otago and Otago Polytechnic, are not only central to Dunedin’s status as a research and innovation hub. This forward-thinking city also lays claim to world-class research institutions, cutting-edge technology firms, exciting start-ups, and a bourgeoning game development sector.

Dunedin boasts a disparate list of ‘onlys’: the only castle in New Zealand, the only authentic Chinese scholar’s garden, and the world’s only mainland breeding colony for the northern royal albatross. It has impressive architecture and street art, rare wildlife, a thriving café and craft beer scene, and the world’s steepest street, not far from the central city – in case your delegates need to stretch their legs.