Its simple to take in all Dunedin has to offer with a car rental at Dunedin Airport deal. You can pick your car up at the airport as soon as you step off the plane. Dunedin was founded by Scottish settlers during the 19th century and today, the country’s 4th largest city still has something of a Scottish air to it. Around 20 percent of the population of the city are students, making this Southern Island city a lively place to visit with plenty of bars, cafes and clubs. The city’s airport offers direct flights to cities in Australia, New Zealand and the Cook Islands and is located about 20 miles west of the city, just off state highway one. Shuttle buses run to and from the city at regular intervals.
One of the city’s biggest attractions is Cadbury World, a chocolate themed center and factory which offers guided tours and the ultimate experience for chocolate lovers. The city’s Gasworks Museum is one of only three in the world and features fascinating exhibits on Dunedin’s early industrial heritage as well as several authentic steam engines. The public art gallery is considered to be one of the best in the country and features early and contemporary local art as well as French Impressionist paintings and a collection of Japanese prints. The country’s first botanic gardens were established in Dunedin and the gardens feature a rose garden, rock gardens, a collection of native plants and the world famous Rhododendron Dell with over 3,000 of the plants. The city is also home to one of only several authentic Chinese gardens outside China and one not to be missed attraction is Baldwin Street which is supposedly the world’s steepest street.
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The city also makes a convenient base for exploring the scenic Otago Peninsula. The 20 mile long peninsula is home to several wildlife centers including the Westpac Aquarium and Penguin Place which is home to several rare yellow eyed penguins. In addition, the area offers spectacular coastal views and an abundance of arts and crafts as well as New Zealand’s only castle, Larnach Castle dating from 1871. Another popular excursion from the city is to the strange Moeraki Boulders that are located on the beach about 45 miles north of Dunedin. The rocks are perfectly round and are scattered along the beach; geologists will tell you they have been there for over 60 million years.