Get to know Dunedin’s wild side with over 50 events celebrating nature in all its splendour. Discover why Dunedin is the wildlife capital of New Zealand and a city rich in natural places for the whole family to enjoy. The festival programme ranges from guided walks, workshops and talks through to kids activities, special tours and ‘wild’ dining.
Get your walking shoes on again and explore one of Dunedin’s great natural and historical landscapes. The Town Belt Traverse is an 8.2 kilometre from the Southern Cemetery to Woodhaugh Gardens taking in the heart of the Dunedin Town Belt, and its absolutely free!
Held every two years, the Dunedin Writers & Readers Festival offers a vibrant guest list of New Zealand and international authors. This year the programme of events will span fiction, poetry, drama, children’s literature, mental health, feminism, politics, history, te reo Māori, humour, outdoor adventuring, crime and illustration.
Produced by Musical Theatre Dunedin, Wicked is the untold story of the witches of Oz, Glinda The Good and Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West. A international sensation, this musical is the definition of a Broadway spectacular featuring hit songs, stunning costumes, sets and choreography.
A popular highlight of Techweek Dunedin is the family-friendly Dunedin TEXpo, 11am-3pm Saturday 25 May. TEXpo is a joint event hosted by Otago Polytechnic and the University of Otago across two sites on Union St East: The Otago University Business School, and the Otago Polytechnic Hub. It will showcase interactive displays and stalls from local tech companies, Otago Polytechnic and University of Otago, e.g. robots, Minecraft, and drones; hi-tech innovations that staff and students have produced or are using; and hands on interactions with a variety of new and emerging technologies.
See the city-wide event calendar for a full list of happenings in and around Dunedin