Play a locally made game
As New Zealand’s new Centre of Digital Excellence, Dunedin is home to some of the country’s best game developers.
Runaway specialises in relaxing and engaging games inspired by the natural world that are great for kids and adults alike. These can be downloaded to your android or apple device.
Rocketwerkz is another well-known local game developer that has published a number of successful game titles, the most recent of which is Stationeers - a single or multiplayer game that puts you in control of the construction and management of a space station.
Dunedin’s talented community of musicians are taking to social media to keep you entertained over the next little while, catch live streams from the likes of:
If you want to blast out some local music as you work from home, check out the playlists on the DunedinNZ Spotify channel - a mixture of excellent classics and contemporary tunes.
The Nook and Cranny Music Festival is going online from 3 May. Join in for a stream of amazing New Zealand music. If you’ve never been to the annual Nook and Cranny Music Festival (normally held at the Dunedin Public Library), you can catch up on the last few years' performances on YouTube.
There are some brilliant podcasts being produced in Dunedin, covering a huge array of topics. Learn something new, enjoy creative storytelling or tune into topical issues with some of the below:
Dark Dunedin Heaven Looks On is a three-part thriller fiction podcast set in the city
Interesting talks from the 2019 Wild Dunedin New Zealand Festival of Nature
Other gems from the 2019 Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival
Fun to follow
If you're looking for a little fun distraction while surfing the net during lock down, follow the antics of some of our well-known or quirkier locals:
Tune into the Dunedin Wildlife Hospital's Facebook page for a daily dose of wildlife cuteness and other antics by the resident patients.
Actress Rebecca Gibney keeps things light and cheerful with her regular dance routines at home.
Director of the Otago Museum and astro-photographer Ian Griffin captures Dunedin's stunning night skies and astronomical happenings.
Check out the amusing antics of Big Ben NZ and his videos covering the mundane minutiae of lock down life
Just because you can’t visit them physically doesn’t mean you’re missing out on Dunedin’s fantastic local attractions.
Check out the daily video diary from Orokonui Ecosanctuary as head ranger Elton does the rounds, feeding the native birds in residence and sharing this little slice of Dunedin wildlife paradise.
Pretend like you're at the Otago Museum by accessing their wonderful new digital content hub Otago Museum @ Home.
Discover more about Dunedin's fascinating past with the team from Toitu Settler Museum - connect in with the regular Curator's Corner videos detailing the backstory of museum artifacts and how they relate to the city's history.
Explore the fascinating and curious exhibits and artefacts posted to Dunedin's quirky Museum of Natural Mystery's Facebook page.
Internationally renowned, the Royal Cam at the Royal Albatross Centre provides a live stream of Albatross goodness, zoomed in to a new nest each season. Compelling viewing, that is absolutely addictive.
Take a street art tour online and view Dunedin's impressive collection of works from local and international artists.
If you’ve never been to Dunedin’s Olveston Historic Home, now you can view this gorgeous heritage property remotely. Survey the grand rooms and collections of amazing artwork and artefacts from around the world with the virtual tour.
Get in a meditative mood by watching the waves roll in with the Hyrdo Surf St Clair Surf Cam
Start compiling a bucket list of Dunedin things to do and see in the future. Indulge in a spot of armchair travel with some of the below:
DunedinNZ YouTube channel - inspiring videos of this beautiful city to keep your spirits up
Wild at Heart - New Zealand Geographic
Bellbirds, books and baroque architecture - The Guardian
5 of the best things to do in Dunedin - Better Homes and Gardens Australia