My Dunedin Itinerary

Autumn Events

International Cricket NZ vs South Africa

8-12 March

There is nothing quite like the involved experience that is International Cricket. At its heart, it is a day of drama where being in the crowd is as important to the game as the players on the field itself.  Grab your friends and family to experience the buzz at the University Oval, the costumes, that dad catch from the crowd, and the nail-biting excitement at those crucial crunch points that define tension.

Stadium to Surf Fun Run

12 March

The Athlete's Foot Stadium To Surf Fun Run and Walk is for all ages, all sizes, all abilities from families to schools to corporate team building and the outright quicks! Start the year with a goal you can achieve!! With 10km, and 5km and 3km family-friendly options, there is something for everyone. Set yourself a goal for the year ahead, dust off those running shoes and sign up today.

Dunedin Fringe Festival 2017

9-19 March

The Dunedin Fringe Festival is the largest festival of its kind in the South Island of New Zealand. A highly anticipated annual 11-day event, the Festival incorporates all art forms and features artists from throughout New Zealand and overseas.

Portobello Blues Festival

10-12 March

The Portobello Blues Festival is a boutique music festival held over three days in the beautiful setting of Portobello, Otago.

The second edition of the festival is about great blues music with activities for adults in the evening and a rich programme for the whole family both days. During the day, open mic sessions, a music workshop, an artisan market and gourmet food trucks. The main concert on Saturday night will feature national and international blues talent.

Bulldogs vs Warriors

17 March

The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs to take on the New Zealand Warriors at Forsyth Barr Stadium in round three of the NRL Telstra Premiership on March 17, 2017.

Armageddon Expo

18-19 March

The Dunedin Armageddon Expo is back and it is going to be bigger than ever before. #DUNEGEDDON is set to feature an awesome lineup of animation, comic, film and television guests, all the merch your heart desires, the cosplay contest, a Pokemon Go Lure Fest, wrestling and a hot dog eating contest... and that is only the beginning!

iD Dunedin Fashion Week

18-26 March

Escape to Dunedin for New Zealand’s premier fashion event - iD Dunedin Fashion Week!

Featuring stand-out designer collections, including high profile international and Kiwi designers alongside a new generation of top design talent from around the world, iD is a must-see on the global fashion calendar. The iD Dunedin Fashion Show features new collections from iconic Kiwi labels alongside top international designers on one of the world's longest catwalks on the platform of Dunedin’s historic Railway Station. Don’t miss your chance for the country's best night of fashion!

iD International Emerging Designer Awards

23 March

The iD International Emerging Designer Awards is New Zealand's largest fashion design competition and a highlight of the iD Dunedin Fashion Week. In proud partnership with Otago Polytechnic, the iD International Emerging Designer Awards offers a glimpse of the future with some of the world's most talented and innovative next-generation designers.

China Film Festival

31 March - 2 April

The China Film Festival brings six new release feature movies to Dunedin. Discover new worlds, love new stories, safely travel to exotic locations over a long weekend of film.

China Film Festival

Otago Rally

7-9 April

Don’t miss the southern hemisphere's foremost Classic Rally, and NZ's longest running round of the National Championship. The exciting programme offers plenty of opportunities for spectators to be involved in the action.

Wild Dunedin Festival

21-25 April

Dunedin is New Zealand’s wildlife capital so come join us for a myriad of activities and events celebrating nature and conservation during the Wild Dunedin festival..... take a walk on the wild side this April. The festival will celebrate our wonderful wildlife, raise understanding of our plants and animals, profile Dunedin groups working to protect our nature and showcase of Dunedin’s wild heritage to NZ and the world. A wide variety of activities will be on offer including talks, open days, children’s programme, conservation events, guided walks, exhibitions and public participation at their attractions. Wild Dunedin plans to become a regular event on the Dunedin’s festival calendar and one of the South Island’s iconic celebrations.

Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival

9-14 May

Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival 2017, will host array of writers and events from 9-14 May 2017. A UNESCO City of Literature, Dunedin’s festival will showcase an amazing line-up of writers, from New Zealand and further afield.