My Dunedin Itinerary

Whānau Fun

Ōtepoti Dunedin’s spring time, family-friendly events will take you to some fascinating nooks and crannies of the city.

James Cameron – Challenging the Deep

Your whole family will be inspired by the school holiday activities fostered by this immersive media exhibition at Otago Museum. You’ll be taken on a journey with acclaimed explorer and filmmaker James Cameron, from the deepest parts of the ocean to some of his Oscar-winning feature films.

Dunedin Botanic Garden & Woodhaugh Gardens

Dunedin has many parkland gardens with peaceful surroundings and fun playgrounds. Closest to the central city, you’ll find the Dunedin Botanic Garden, with its fairy-tale statues, fountains and aviary, and Woodhaugh Gardens which has a paddling pool, a babbling stream and a small network of bushwalks.

Beaches to spare

For adventures with the kids, explore some of the 30 beaches to be found around the coastline. Perhaps the pirate-like coves, tunnels and fascinating formations of Tunnel Beach or Warauwerawera/Long Beach with its caves white sands.

Orokonui Ecosanctuary

Drop in to to explore the award-winning the visitor centre and native forest alive with native birds and reptiles and the tallest tree in New Zealand.

Cycle, swim, climb and leap

Head to the Otago Harbour-side shared paths for cycling, walking and running on a sparkly day, them remember that happiness is a warm swim and jump into the Moana Pool leisure complex, with its water slide, spa and rapid river.

Get like spiderman and check out Leap and Clip’n Climb for added excitement. With names like Dark Tower, Lightening Crack, Spaghette and Triffid, the climbing wall routes are sure to be plenty of fun, as are Leap’s trampolines and stunt bags.

Café fun

Build up your energy levels at one of our many delicious cafés, or, for a change of pace, meander over the hill to Mosgiel’s Wal’s Plant and Fun Land mini golf.

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