My Dunedin Itinerary

Featured events

Be part of something special when you visit, Dunedin’s event-rich calendar features many wonderful activities during the winter months.

Larnach Castle - Kids Go Free

4 – 19 July

Skip back in time with the children in your life, who get free entry to Larnach Castle during the NZ school holidays! This applies to  children 14 or under, accompanied by a paying adult receive and includes full entry to the Castle including the tower, ballroom cafe, gift shop, Castle gardens, grounds, historic stables and outbuildings.

New Zealand International Film Festival - at home

24 July - 2 August

Bringing arthouse to your house. The impressive programme for this year’s New Zealand International Film Festival offers a wide selection of the world’s best new films and over a dozen New Zealand movies of the highest quality, in the comfort of your own home. NZIFF At Home – Online will be a true film festival experience featuring world and New Zealand premieres of films each night, and including virtual red-carpet, and filmmaker Q&As. Some films will be screened as special 'one-off' events, and many of the films presented will be exclusive to NZIFF and won't have other New Zealand screenings.

Port Chalmers Artisan Market

25 July

Head along to the Port Chalmers Town Hall to pick up a unique art piece or peruse the locally-made crafts at the Artisan Market. A great way to support local and acquire something special.

Techweek 2020

27 July – 2 August

This national festival of innovation is all online this year, including a series of Dunedin-based events. Join the celebration of new ideas and cool tech. Techweek TV will run a series of live, online video sessions broadcast on the Techweek website, as well as workshops, panel discussions and more.

Dine Dunedin

7 - 23 August

Each winter, we celebrate the food and drink that give Dunedin its special flavour. Enjoy cosy evenings lingering over Dunedin's exceptional cuisine and support the city’s vibrant local food culture by dining in our restaurants and cafes. Dine Dunedin and taste and hear the stories of the city’s passionate food and drink heroes.

Larnach Castle Winter Ball

28 August

The annual Winter Ball at Larnach Castle is a wonderful night out - soak up the historic atmosphere of Larnach Castle and the stunningly restored ballroom, don your best Victorian garb and dance the night away in style. A chance for a sophisticated and fun knees up in regal surrounds.

Dunedin Craft Beer and Food Festival

30 - 31 October

Now that we're at Level 1, the Dunedin Craft Beer and Food Festival is once again gearing up for the 8th Annual festival on the 30 and 31 October 2020. This iconic and hugely popular Dunedin event will showcase some of New Zealand's finest craft beverages and food.  Ticket sales will open from the 20th July and will once again be staggered over a few days across various channels, giving people multiple opportunities.