Five FREE and totally fun things to do in Dunedin
WANT some inspiration for free holiday fun? Dunedin is bursting with activities and things to see and do.
Here five of the free ones to get you pumped:
1. Walk up Baldwin St
In Dunedin's North East Valley, Baldwin Street is recognised by the Guinness Book of Records as the steepest street in the world. The street runs up the northern side of Signal Hill, at slopes of up to 1:2.86 (for 2.86m horizontal distance, a rise of 1m). Try counting the steps; it takes about ten minutes, just to walk about 350 metres! But don't worry, there's a drinking fountain at the top. It is the venue of the world-famous Jaffa Race that takes place annually during Cadbury's Dunedin Chocolate Carnival where 25,000 sweets are rolled down the street en-masse. Insiders Tip - Walking backwards is heaps easier!
2. Drive around Otago Peninsula
Grab the camera and take the family for a beautiful scenic drive around the stunning Otago Peninsula. The peninsula's high road boasts incredible views and a number of lookouts. Perfect for family photos.
3. Explore the Dunedin Street Art Trail
Dunedin has a rich history in the arts and of making art freely available for all to enjoy. It is unsurprising, then, that the city is now embracing street art, with an increasing number of blank walls being transformed into works of art by local and international artists.
Experience these vibrant, whimsical artworks on the Dunedin Street Art trail. Artists include ROA (Belguim), Pixel Pancho (Italy), Phlegm (UK), Natalia Rak (Poland), Dal East (China), Mica Still (NZ) to name a few.
Currently there are 28 walls in the trail and the walk takes about 90 mins to complete.
4. Visit Otago Museum
How many kids can fit on the back of a crocodile? How big can its teeth get? Is a leopard seal taller than me? There's so much to see and do at Otago Museum that it takes a few hours to discover. Otago Museum is one place where you can spend all day or explore a little bit at a time.
5. Otago Farmers Markets
Dunedin's beautiful railway station provides a wonderful backdrop for the Otago Farmers Market every Saturday morning.
Every week up to 65 stalls present a treasure trove of top local produce for food-lovers and home gourmets alike; buy direct from growers and producers of the region's best in meat, poultry, fish and produce plus tempting luxuries from a wide array of treats and tastes.
Visit the Market Chef onsite in the market caravan where each week delicious and healthy meals based on the fresh produce from the Otago Farmers Market are created for visitors to sample, the recipes are available for you to recreate at home. The stall vendors, buskers, coffee and breakfast stalls, all present a unique "village-like" from 8am - 12.30pm every Saturday, don't miss it!
For more information, head HERE.