My Dunedin Itinerary

Autumn Events

Wild Dunedin - New Zealand Festival of Nature

22-28 April

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.

Dunedin Town Belt Traverse

28 April

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!

The Chills: The Triumph & Tragedy of Martin Phillipps

1 May

Fresh from critical acclaim at its world premiere at SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas and to celebrate the launch of New Zealand Music Month, join the band, cast and crew for an incredible evening celebrating the story of one of New Zealand music’s most celebrated characters.Walk the red carpet, mingle with the cast and crew and enjoy a special musical performance before being one of the first in New Zealand to see the film.

Dunedin Writers & Readers Festival

9-12 May

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.


16-25 May

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. else is on in Dunedin? See the full range of events


25 May

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.

What else is on in Dunedin?

See the city-wide event calendar for a full list of happenings in and around Dunedin