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- Apartments at St Clair
15 Bedford Street, St Clair, Dunedin
A charming, fully restored and redecorated 1 and 2 bedroom apartment complex near the beach
A new beachfront property with ocean view studio units and 1 bedroom apartments.
• Larnarch Castle
• Albatross breeding colony
• Yellow Eyed Penguin colony
• Speight’s Brewery
• Taieri Gorge Railway
• Cadbury World chocolate factory
Christchurch – Dunedin, 5 hours
Queenstown – Dunedin, 4 hours
Dunedin Population: 120,000
Dunedin city is a unique blend of history and modernity. Students (known locally as “scarfies”) splash colour against the dour historic stone buildings in an intriguing mix of old and new. Amazingly the combination works and the result is a vibrant and buzzing southern city. Nearby the windswept Otago Peninsula dotted with pretty little villages, offers a wide variety of wildlife and even New Zealand’s only castle.
History and Culture
Early Maori peoples were attracted to the area now known as Dunedin by the abundant marine life in the long natural harbour. This stretch of water was also a breeding ground for Humpback whales. It was the whales that attracted European settlers, who decided to establish a Scottish city there in 1848. The town was to be based on sober Presbyterian values and immigrants from all stations in life were included in the original migration. The discovery of gold catapulted the region into the wealthiest province in the country and saw the establishment of the country’s first university, medical school and teachers college. Architectural achievements included the finest railway station ever built in the country and the First Church built in the revised gothic style. By 1880 Dunedin was the mainstay of New Zealand’s economy – the leading exporter and importer and the foremost distribution centre. Today many of the magnificent stone buildings remain, giving the city a historic backdrop to modern endeavours. Many university graduates have remained in the city and started fashion and technological businesses. Tourism is also a major contributor to the local economy, particularly featuring the wildlife on the nearby Otago Peninsula.