Did You Know

  • Taiaroa Head, on the Otago Peninsula, is the world’s only mainland breeding colony of the Royal Albatross, large majestic seabirds with a wingspan of 3 metres.
  • Dunedin is home to the world’s rarest penguin, the Yellow-Eyed Penguin or ‘Hoiho’.
  • Dunedin Botanic Garden is New Zealand’s first botanic garden.
  • Baldwin Street is the steepest street in the world.
  • Larnach Castle is New Zealand’s only castle.
  • University of Otago is New Zealand’s oldest university and the first in New Zealand to admit women to all their classes.
  • Otago Girls High School is the longest established girls’ high school in the Southern Hemisphere and said to be the sixth oldest in the world.
  • New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame is, in effect, New Zealand’s national sports museum, the only one of its kind in the country representing New Zealand’s greatest sporting achievements.
  • Dunedin Railway Station is arguably the most photographed building in New Zealand.
  • Lake Sutton in Middlemarch is New Zealand’s only inland saltlake.
  • The City of Dunedin is geographically the largest city in New Zealand at 3350 square kilometres.
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