Dunedin is also home to one of New Zealand’s largest university populations which brings with it a vibrant night life. Being the second largest city in the South Island, it also boasts over one hundred and fifty restaurants and cafés, live theatre and shows, a casino and many national and international artists.
Take a walk around the Octagon or George Street to sample many of the culinary delights Dunedin has to offer. Countless Dunedin's landmark buildings face the circular Octagon including, the Dunedin Municipal Chambers, the Civic Centre and Public Library, the Regent Theatre, the Dunedin Public Art Gallery, and St. Paul's Cathedral.
The Otago Peninsula, to the east of the city contains several fine beaches, and is home to a number of Yellow-Eyed & Little Blue Penguin and the rare Royal Albatross colonies. Seals, Sea Lions, shags and the occasional Sea Elephant also call the wildlife reserves home.