10 ways to waste time in Dunedin

I have lived in Dunedin for almost all of my life, and while it’s small, it’s still home. Its also a hub of activity when the students descend. You all bring this city to life.

But since its still small, it can feel a bit stifling at times, so its worth getting out and exploring.

  1. If you like walking/tramping the Harbour Cone track is amazing. Hijack a car and drive down the Otago Peninsula to find it.penisula.jpg
  2. There’s also a castle. And penguins.
  3. Try the botanic gardens with your friends for a cute picnic.
  4. Try the farmers market on Saturday mornings at the railway station. You can get a better deal on fruit and vege than at the supermarket plus the crepes are the stuff of legend. Also #dumplings.
  5. Volunteer with a friend at a community organisation!
  6. The museum have opened their planetarium. If you have never been to one before I would highly recommend.
  7. If you are an art nerd or just want to feel cultured, there is a number of amazing galleries.
  8. Or instead just go on a street art hunt.street art
  9. Check out Toitu even if its just to take a gram of the picture frame wall. Likes are guaranteed.
  10. If you can catch a windy day combined with a high tide, going out the St Clair esplanade becomes an adventure in not getting soaked by giant waves. Or if you are lucky, you might spot some of the local wildlife frolicking in the waves.


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