Dunedin is the South Island’s second largest city with a population of 128,000.

The city of Dunedin was established by Scottish colonists in 1848. The discovery of rich gold deposits in the province in 1852 led to rapid growth of the city and at one time it was New Zealand’s largest city. The farming industry is now the prime source of revenue for the city although tourism also brings in considerable numbers.

The popular holiday resorts of Queenstown and Wanaka are just two hours away by road.

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Useful information

Dunedin is serviced by an airport with regular domestic flights to Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Queenstown. Port Chalmers is a busy port.

Dunedin treasures its Scottish history. Many of its buildings reflect its grand history, including Otago University, the Dunedin Railway Station and several old churches. Otago University is New Zealand’s oldest university and has a Medical School with an international reputation. Otago Boys’ High School is claimed to be the oldest boys’ state school in the Southern Hemisphere.

Summer days average about 20°C while winters average 10°C. Overnight frosts in winter are quite common and the city does experience snow on occasions.

ISENZ Schools and Institutions

ISENZ place students in the following schools and institutions within Dunedin:



Study in Dunedin, New Zealand (by Otago Polytechnic)

Dunedin NZ: There’s something special about this place

Related Links

Study in Dunedin
The official local student website

Discover Dunedin
The official Dunedin directory of everything the city has to offer.

100% Pure New Zealand: Destination Dunedin
New Zealand’s official tourism website

Wikipedia: Dunedin

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To enrol in one of our Dunedin-based institutions, contact us.