One of Dunedin’s best for casual bistro-style dining, No.7 Balmac is the kind of restaurant that every neighbourhood ought to be lucky enough to have. Though popular with its local Maori Hill neighbours, word has spread further about this bistro that effortlessly blends everything great about classic and modern dining. The restaurant has been on the scene since 2009, and since then has earned a reputation for its emphasis on high quality, locally sourced ingredients. The restaurant’s own garden supplies it with fruit, vegetables and herbs. Free-range eggs and organic meat and produce are sourced from local growers and farmers. The restaurant’s kitchen is good at creating meals that emphasise the quality and taste of their ingredients. An excellent wine and beer list, featuring plenty of Central Otago wine and locally brewed beer, and laid back but efficient service, rounds off what is a very good dining experience firmly grounded in its local roots.
7 Balmacewen Rd, Ph 03 464 0064
If you class yourself as a bit of a foodie, Fleurs Place is considered one of New Zealand’s best restaurants and is famously Rick Stein’s favourite place to eat (in the entire world!). This buzzy waterfront fisherman’s-style hut is renowned for its fresh seafood dishes (which have flawless reviews) and for the owner, Fleur, who is a well respected and eccentric character within the New Zealand food industry. You’ll find Fleur herself working the floor making sure everything is just right with your meal and your experience.
169 Haven Street, Moeraki, Dunedin, 03 439 4480
Spend an afternoon at The Bund Café and Bistro Bar, sampling tapas and sipping the Asahi. The restaurant has a menu of Shanghai street food and has become famous for their grilled pork dumplings. Despite having a full menu-service, Bund also has a range of counter food to go with a coffee, such as donut-flavoured muffins or custard tarts.
16 The Octagon, Dunedin, Ph 03 471 7372
Potpourri Vegetarian Cafe
Cheap eats don’t have to come in a greasy package, a pre-made package, or any package at all; try breakfast or lunch at this delicious, healthy home made café. Potpourri serves vegetarian cuisine in a warm and friendly atmosphere. They have a light menu with many healthy salad options, and also pride themselves in being vegan and gluten free friendly.
97 Stuart Street, Dunedin, Ph 03 477 9983
On the fringe of the University of Otago sits Allpress Roastery and Café. The space is an effective and simplistic design, fitting of the Allpress brand, and sees a bustling trade of regulars, office workers and students, with the standard of expertise and friendly service you’d come to expect from these stalwart espresso specialists. As always, coffee comes first with their blend espresso or single origin filter brew available. Allpress Dunedin also supplies many greater South Island cafés with their signature coffee beans, so look out for the name when you’re on your travels.
12 Emily Siedeberg Place, Dunedin, Ph 03 477 7162
The Good Earth Cafe
A popular haunt with university students, this café makes everything from scratch every day, including organic breads, frittatas, croissants and irresistible daily specials. Homemade chutneys and jams sit on the windowsills next to heads of garlic and fresh chilies, whilst pots of herbs grow quietly on tables. The blackboard slates are scrawled with the day’s specials, and freshly baked goods are immaculately displayed under bell jars. Local art is exhibited frequently and there is a courtyard if you fancy dining al fresco under crab apple trees.
765 Cumberland Street North, Dunedin, Ph 03 471 8554
The Port Royale Café
The café is bright and sunny and on the main street of Port Chalmers, with large full facing windows and a popular court yard out the back. The menu is displayed on a chalkboard across from the counter, and the café offers coffees to go, beer on tap, wine and a small supply of spirits. While the inside is small, it is beautifully decorated with local artwork such as carved wooden paintings and handcrafted clay figurines, and each table seats two – three people comfortably, with a booth for larger groups. As well as cheese puffs, savoury muffins, bagels and a full breakfast menu complete with eggs and soldiers (the toast cut up just like your mum used to), Port Royale Café is renowned for its self roasted coffee. Constantly full but never overwhelmed, their friendly staff still serve up their best smiles with your order.
10 George Street, Dunedin, Ph 03 472 8283
Whatever the weather and whatever your mood, The Perc is bound to satisfy, whether it’s a hot day and you’re after some dairy-free ice cream, or it’s miserably cold (let’s be honest, probably more likely) and you’re on the hunt for a big bowl of soup to warm your spirits.
Carefully crafted Allpress coffee is on offer, as well as a wide variety of juices, milkshakes and other healthy tonics. With a wide range of gluten-free items, an extensive breakfast and brunch menu (the kitchen uses free-range eggs) and sandwiches and salads made fresh daily in their kitchen, you’ll soon find something for everyone at this cosy, warm café located just next to the Octagon at the top of Stuart Street.
142 Stuart Street, Dunedin, Ph 03 477 5462
Situated on Lower Stuart Street to the east of the Octagon, Morning Magpie has gained a reputation for their ridiculously good coffee, food and healthy smoothies. Roasting their own Fairtrade beans, you’ll find all the cold-drip, pour-over favourites that are a must-have for the coffee connoisseur. Sunny, bright and cosy, a visit to the Magpie is likely to make your day. You may also find it hard to resist their famous cinnamon pinwheels.
46 Stuart Street, Dunedin, Ph 021 540 837
Taking inspiration from the 1970s, Modaks is kitted out in a cool granny style. The retro décor includes formica tables and low couches with crocheted blankets in rainbow colours, which make this place a true blast from the past. Along with the vintage furniture, the interior boasts brick walls, fresh flowers, hundreds of old gig posters, a superb collection of magazines and a calming colour scheme.
337 - 339 George Street, Dunedin, Ph 03 477 6563
Mazagran Espresso Bar
Occupying a small shop-front, the limited space at Mazagran Espresso Bar is filled with coffee sacks, magazines, fresh flowers and a coffee roaster. The intoxicating smell of roasting coffee wafts into the street which acts as a meeting place for shop assistants, artists and students. Selling fresh coffee and beans by the bucket load, you can choose from single variety beans or a blend. The beans are imaginatively named Mystery, Happy Honger, Brique Haus, Kick Ass and Jazz.
36 Moray Place, Dunedin, Ph 03 477 9959
Jizo japanese Cafe and Bar
Dunedin’s solid student population means there is no shortage of good cheap and cheerful BYO restaurants in the city. Jizo might be a large restaurant, but its popularity makes it hard to get into on any night of the week: the restaurant doesn’t accept bookings. Although known for its quick and efficient service, one thing not to expect at Jizo is table service upon being seated. You’ll need to order your meal at the counter, and if you’re bringing your own wine you’ll need to go up to the bar to pay for and collect your wine glass. The food covers all bases when it comes to Japanese cuisine – expect sushi and sashimi (fresh and beautifully presented), Japanese style curries and donburi bowls, set meals and wok-cooked dishes as well. We, like most of the restaurant’s guests it seems, are big fans of Jizo’s sushi balls: small balls of sushi rice delicately topped with your choice of teriyaki chicken or salmon. At Jizo, the best way to eat is to order extensively from the menu and share with your dining companions, though if you’re not so keen on sharing there’s plenty to leave you well-fed without leaving a hole in your pocket.
56 Princes Street, Dunedin, Ph 03 479 2692
Mamma Mia Pizza
The menu is small but sufficient, and covers all the basics of authentic Italian pizza. You won’t find a cranberry, chicken and brie or a ham and pineapple option, but you will find flavours that wouldn’t look out of place in a pizzeria in Italy. Expect traditional flavours such as the Margherita with crushed tomato, fresh basil, mozzarella and olive oil, or the Puttanesca with anchovies, capers, olives, olive oil and crushed tomato. The pizza is made fresh in front of you, and there are no artificial flavours here. Mamma Mia use locally sourced ingredients of the highest quality, all served on a thin crust, wood fired base.
292 Highgate, Dunedin, Ph 03 477 9425
Beachfront and Italian may not be the most common marriage on New Zealand shores, but it’s a marriage that works well at St Clair’s The Esplanade. As spectacular as the sea views, are the Italian offerings on the menu. Pizza and antipasti-style eats are the heroes here. Wine offerings are predominantly Italian, adding a whiff of authenticity, but a few quality local meals have found their way onto the menu too. True to Italian hospitality, here it’s warm and fun, friendly and family orientated. With the added Kiwi dimension of beach culture and sea salt air, it’s no wonder The Esplanade attracts not only its neighbours but also those from further afield.
250 Forbury Road, Dunedin, Ph 03 456 2544
Once upon a time two brothers began a competition to see who could buy the most malt whisky. Laying down their pride one fine day, the two pooled their collections together and Scotia the bar began (with over 250 single malt whiskeys on the premises). Food soon followed and now the bar and restaurant is well known for providing the people of Dunedin with a first class feed. Offering a vast product knowledge to give the diner the best experience possible, they are pros at helping you match your food and wine selections too. Big portions of hearty food with lots of flavour, the restaurant also makes everything on the premises.
199 Stuart Street, Dunedin, Ph 03 477 7704
Hidden under the Otago Peninsula Road overpass you will find Plato, an eatery that is retro both inside and out. Formerly a hostel for seamen, Mondrian-inspired blocks of red, white and blue cover the exterior and interior walls, whilst upstairs in the bar the retro theme continues with tan coloured finishings and paintings of Tretchikoff looking girls. Every vintage jug imaginable takes pride of place on shelves, windowsills and book cases in the restaurant. No matter where you turn you’ll be greeted by colourful ceramic and plastic knick knacks from days gone by. It’s a collectors dream but unfortunately nothing is for sale. With a focus on fresh fish (they are located on the harbour front after all), local meat and organic herbs, expect a delicious and healthy meal.
2 Birch Street, Dunedin, Ph 03 477 4235
Bacchus Wine Bar & Restaurant
Bacchus is based upstairs in one of Dunedin’s oldest buildings in the Octagon, built in 1888. This classy establishment is simply focused on serving fine cuisine and pairing it with delicious wine to match, the perfect scene for a romantic date or an intimate dinner with good friends. After 21 years of operation, Bacchus has established itself as the oldest running and one of the most well-revered restaurants in Dunedin. Their wine list features some of the finest Reserves from New Zealand, Australia, France and Italy, and they have been awarded the ‘NZ Beef and Lamb Hallmark of Excellence’ for the last fifteen years. Dress up some evening and wander upstairs to Bacchus to appreciate the best of wining and dining that Dunedin has to offer.
12 The Octagon Dunedin, Ph 03 474 0824
Omebrellos Kitchen and Bar
One of the most popular haunts in Dunedin, Ombrellos is a lovely pair of houses joined together by an all-weather patio, where you will find yourself instantly comfortable in its warm, inviting atmosphere. Recently voted the best craft beer restaurant in Otago and Southland, they operate as a free house with a wide range of craft beer available on tap. This local favourite never fails to attract a crowd with their delicious food and colourful, quirky environment.
10 Clarendon Street, Dunedin, Ph 03 477 8773
The Bund’s best feature is its patio, with multiple tables available overlooking the fountain in the middle of the Octagon. At night each table is decorated with candles, making a perfect atmosphere to enjoy a late night glass of wine or coffee. Despite being busy, both the coffee and food are served quickly, without sacrificing anything in quality or taste.
16 The Octagon, Dunedin, Ph 03 471 7372
Dog with Two Tails
Dog with Two Tails’ top priority is quality. Their kitchen makes all the food from scratch, with three full menus for breakfast, brunch and dinner, and they have become famous for their home-roasted coffee, seafood chowder and delicious pinwheels. Dishes can be adapted to most dietary preferences on request and all eggs, meat and veggies are free range. These crafty folk made all of the tables from recycled furniture, and filled their café with things they like and “other people seem to like it too”. The space is regularly used for art, music and poetry, and a big chalkboard on the wall details the events coming up for the week.
25 Moray Place, Dunedin, Ph 03 477 4188
Self-proclaimed as the smallest bar in New Zealand, Mou Very is truly tiny. Measuring up to 1.5 metres wide by 8 meters long, the bar can fit no more than 15 people at any given time. The space is small but, being forced to share a bench seat or small outdoor table with a stranger while you wait for or drink your coffee is a neat way to make new friends. The limited space is packed tightly with a coffee roaster (coffee is roasted daily), a tiny bench and a couple of stools for good measure. From 7.00am to 12.30am, the café is also fully licensed with a wide range of specialty whiskies and Emerson’s on tap. Patrons can dine al fresco style in the alleyway or in a small spot out back. The coffee is superb and you can order it from the street via the hole in the wall.
357 George Street, Dunedin, ph 03 477 2180
Pequeno is a bit like an old European salon (minus the presence of a beautiful patroness, of course). Enter through a narrow lobby at the back of the historic Savoy building and you’ll be greeted with the old worldly charm of the place. An open fire, red brick walls and an extensive collection of Central Otago wines feature prominently in this tightly packed space. Cosy up on the soft brown leather sofas and tuck into some tasty bar snacks. Pequeno is a great place to chill out and unwind with a glass of wine and, like the original salons of Italy and France, the perfect place to exchange ideas amongst friends and fellow drinkers.
Savoy Building, 50 Pinces Street, Ph 03 477 7830
There’s nothing gimmicky about Albar, the most subtly Scottish pub this side of the equator, a local favourite and the social hub of many. However, “being Scottish” at Albar is as natural as drinking whisky, with in-house whisky tastings and a double of the Albar ‘Malt of the Month’ always available for $8.50. With Albar the hub of Emerson’s, beer is also the favourite on tap, and Emerson’s brewery will always launch a new or limited edition beer from Albar first. Also pencil “May-fest” in your diary, Albar’s own answer to Oktoberfest ‘fomo’, when the pub features thirty different hand pump beers over thirty days in May. The large tapas menu at Albar is delicious and extremely affordable, with $6 hummus and your more traditional Scottish favourites such as haggis and oatcakes available. Every Tuesday from 8.30pm a local Celtic band gathers around one of the cosy wooden tables and plays merry tunes for the evening, so come on down for a pint and a wee jig!
135 Stuart Street, Dunedin, Ph 03 479 2468
The Irish term for fun and banter certainly applies to this cozy tavern that plays host to live music and serves good pub grub and an excellent choice of beer, whisky, wine, and cocktails.
24 The Octagon, Dunedin, Ph 03 479 0781
A prime spot at the heart of the university campus ensures a predominantly student clientele, though everyone is welcome. Nights are split between local or national (or even international) live rock acts and DJ-driven nights of 1980s hits, hip-hop, house, and drum 'n' bass music.
640 Cumberland Street, Dunedin, Ph 03 479 3875
Tonic bar on Princes St near the Octagon is quite simply, a haven for beer connoisseurs. With a select group of brews, ranging from the award winning and locally brewed Emerson's through to other craft beers such as Renaissance, Epic, Parrot Dog, 8 Wired and many others. Because tonic's list of beverages is so well curated, you may come across an unusual or limited release brew here in stock that may not be available elsewhere.
138 Princes Street, Dunedin, Ph 03 471 9194
Tired of fluorescent lights, squeaky lino floors and endless rows of shiny packaged products with mysterious origins? Abandon the pushy queues, coupons and trolleys and give grocery shopping a try at Taste Nature, a small eatery and organic grocery store in Dunedin’s central city. Well known for its commitment to organic food and sustainable living, Taste Nature is considered “the” organic shop in Dunedin by locals, selling a wide range of organic products (including beauty products, books and gardening supplies) from certified organic growers and producers. A relaxed environment set in a grand old building, this is grocery shopping at its finest. And the best bit? The self-service eatery dishing up a delicious lunch menu based on seasonal fruit and vegetables, with a real rustic and handmade vibe. The amazing, sun-filled eatery also offers comforting cakes and slices with teas and hot chocolate served in Crown Lynn cups and sauces.
Hours: Mon - Fri 9.00am - 6.00pm; Sat 9.00am - 4.00pm; Sun 10.00am - 3.00pm
131 High Street, Dunedin, Ph 03 474 0219
Otago Farmers Market
Whether you are five or 50, the Otago Farmers Market has something for everyone. Rain or shine, wind or hail, the friendly market vendors are always enthusiastic and willing to have a yarn and provide a taste test of all the delicious food that they have to offer. Flowers, vegetables, fruit, herbs, cheese, pastry, pies or recipes, this market has it all. There is always a bustle around the most popular stalls. In winter, line up while you salivate over the smells coming from the Bacon Buttie Man’s van. Down the opposite end, nestled in the cultural corner is ‘La Crepe’ where you can parlez le Français to your hearts content with the friendly French crepe-makers. The early birds are in for a treat with the Peasant Bakery which is inside the train station and which has a startling collection of breads, pastries, tarts and macaroons. You will have to be quick though, as these goodies are impatient and don’t hang around for long.
Every Saturday 8.00am to 12.30pm
1 Anazc Avenue, Dunedin, Ph 03 471 6178
The word ‘delicatessen’ gets thrown around an awful lot these days. Re-familiarise yourself with the true definition of the word (a shop selling cooked meats, cheeses, and unusual or foreign prepared foods) by paying a visit to a place that have got it mastered. The dedicated chefs at Everyday Gourmet keep their cabinet fresh all day, everyday, with a wide selection of delicious fresh food for you to enjoy. Tarts, quiches, salads and friands are just the beginning, Everyday also has a range of retail products for you to take home, mostly New Zealand products collected from around the country (they have a heart for supporting small, gourmet enterprises). Serving Supreme coffee, the deli also import a very particular concoction of hot chocolate, and the regulars to the café are reportedly obsessed with it. Famous for their catering, Everyday Gourmet also take cake orders and create gift hampers filled with all of your favourites from the deli.
Hours: Mon - Fri 8.00am - 5.30pm; Sat 9.00am - 3.00pm
466 George Street, Dunedin, Ph 03 477 2045
At Marbecks Foodstore, tripling as a café, deli and specialty grocery store, the shelves are stocked with a huge variety of nationally and internationally sourced specialty food products. There’s everything from essentials like Maldon Sea Salt and high quality olive oils, through to locally produced Otago Chocolate Company chocolate, Wellington-made Fix and Fogg Peanut Butter and selected ranges of Mexican, Asian and Italian cooking products. The store also offers a beautiful selection of kitchenware. Booze is offered here too. There’s a small, but well-curated selection of predominantly Central Otago wine, as well as craft beer – sold from the tap so that you can fill your own riggers, or your jam jar too if you’re simply after a taste of a new brew. Emerson’s dominates the craft beer tap offerings. Expect a deli well stocked with cured meats and cheese sold by the weight, olives and sundried tomatoes and the like. There’s fresh bread, of course, making this perhaps one of the best places in town to gather goodies for an antipasto platter.
Hours: Mon - Fri 8.30am – 6.00pm; Sat & Sun 9.30am – 5.00pm
211 George Street, Dunedin, Ph 03 470 1006
Dunedin is a very accessible city, but is also hilly. If you arrive in the city and do not have a vehicle, buses and taxis are plentiful and reliable. Getting around the city itself is relatively easy, as distances are not great.
Weekday and Saturday services run Monday to Friday from 6:30am to between 6:00pm and 7:00pm (depending on route), when the Weekday evening services take over, and from about 7am to 10pm on Saturdays.
Most bus routes from the north and west are interconnected with routes from the south, with buses continuing from one route through to the other, forming one long bus route. For example, buses from Pine Hill continue though the Octagon to Lookout Point, and vice versa. Buses are signed and numbered by their final destination, so a bus from Pine Hill will be signed "Lookout Point 40."
1. SURF AT ST CLAIR BEACH
St Clair beach provides consistent surfing with good beach break peaks. Of course, it’s free if you own your own surf getup but wetsuit and board hire is reasonable at around NZ$40.
2. SEE PENGUINS, SEALS, SEA LIONS, ALBATROSS, KIWIS, PARROTS AND MORE!
It seems that Dunedin is a magnet for the world’s rarest wildlife, many of which you can spot while you are walking along the beach – especially along the Otago Peninsula. Remember to give the wildlife space if you spot any – the Otago Peninsula is home to some extremely rare wildlife. For your best chances of spotting wildlife, we recommend taking a wildlife tour.
3. PINEAPPLE TRACK WALK
There are many angles to enjoy Dunedin and here is another one. This walk can either be accessed by road or, if your feet are feeling up to the extra hike, via the Skyline walkway starting in Glenleith (Booth Road – Fulton Road).
4. Botanic Garden
There are a few different routes to take through the peaceful and well-kept gardens. Make sure to talk to the parrots in the aviary while you are there. Find the Botanic Garden on Opoho Road.
5. OTAGO MUSEUM
Otago Museum is free or cheap, as admission is a voluntary donation of NZ$10. It explores natural history with galleries and exhibitions, which many compare to Wellington’s Te Papa. Find the Otago Museum on Great King Street in North Dunedin.
6. TOITU OTAGO SETTLERS MUSEUM
A fun and free museum looking at social history of New Zealand with a modern twist on how the narratives are told. Find the Toitu Otago Settlers Museum at the Queens Gardens nearby Dunedin Railway Station.
7. VISIT THE STEEPEST STREET IN THE WORLD
Baldwin Street is considered the steepest residential street in the world. It’s ridiculous! Every year there is a Jaffa race down the street at the Cadbury Chocolate Festival.
8. DUNEDIN RAILWAY STATION
The gothic-style architecture boasts the wealth Dunedin experienced during the gold rush. It is also said to be the “most-photographed heritage building in New Zealand”.
9. TUNNEL BEACH
Natural sandstone cliffs archways and pillars dominate this coastal area. Tunnel Beach is just off Blackhead Road in South Dunedin. Drive or catch a local bus to Corstorphine on route 32, 33, 34, 35 or 36. From the corner of Middleton Road and Stenhope Crescent it is approximately 30 minutes walk to the start of the track.
Beverly Clock, a clock invented in 1864 by Arthur Beverly and located in the foyer of the Department of Physics at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand. Run on atmospheric pressure and changes in the temperature, an airtight box inside the clock expands and contracts throughout the day pushing on a diaphragm. It takes only a six-degree Celsius temperature variation over a day to raise a one-pound weight an inch. This in turn descends, powering the clock. Despite having never been wound, the clock has indeed stopped running a number of times due to mechanical failure, for cleaning, and on a few occasions when the temperature and atmospheric pressure has remained steady for very long periods of time.
This fully enclosed Mall features shopping spread over three levels so access to all of your favourite stores is a breeze, and with on-site parking for 650 cars, Meridian offers all of the convenience, service, style and selection you could ask for. Meridian also boasts an international food court and a number of food and cafe retailers spread across the three levels of this fantastic Centre. Meridian’s food offering has everything from burgers and fries, to Chinese and Indian cuisine, right through to Japanese sushi and great coffee a plenty.
Wall St Mall
At Wall Street Mall's heart is a large central atrium allowing natural light to filter through, which resembles an open palazzo. This architectural design links Dunedin streets and neighbouring malls, allowing shoppers to shelter from Dunedin’s sometimes variable weather. Wall Street Mall brings you boutique shopping with internationally loved brands in an elegant, enclosed and gracious shopping space. Wall Street offers you books, music, fashion, flowers, lingerie, fragrance and cosmetics, beautiful handmade products, gift shops, delicious food and great coffee.
Discover a designer shopper’s eden on Edinburgh Way, located on upper George Street. Here, the boutiques of iconic Dunedin designers rub shoulders with much-coveted New Zealand and international labels. Don’t miss trendy Bellebird Boutique, New Zealand label Ruby and the long-established Slick Willy’s, which was created as a necessary alternative to ‘the fashion crimes of 80’s department stores’. When you’re thirsty, stop for refreshments at Kiki Beware or the iconic Modaks. At the end of the day, visit the tiniest bar in the universe, Mou Very.
Lower Stuart Street
If eccentric vintage stores are up your alley, head to Lower Stuart Street and explore an eclectic mix of vintage boutiques and unique eateries. Pick up second hand jewellery, designer handbags, unique art & more at Finders Keepers, or head to Doodlefish Creative Boutique for quirky gifts and homewares. There’s top notch restaurants on offer here too – Josh Emmet’s Madam Woo opened this month, and joins French Bistro and Jistu as good options for a delicious meal.
Octagon Entertainment Precinct
The heart of Dunedin; the Octagon is the social and entertainment district of the city. While shopping here is limited, it’s a great place for a pint or a glass of wine amidst striking heritage buildings at the end of the day.
A short stroll from the Octagon, discover a treasure trove of contemporary design stores, fashion boutiques, art galleries and jewellery workshops when you visit Moray Place. Bright and cheery vintage shop The Preservation Society is teeming with cool threads and glam dresses from the 1920’s, while Vull Design stocks beautiful interior goods. There are also many other hidden gems on this street.
Undergoing an exciting revitalisation project with restaurants and galleries unique to the city, this entire area is surrounded by the Street Art trail. The city embraces street art, with a growing number of blank walls being transformed into works of art by international artists like ROA (Belgium), Pixel Pancho (Italy), Natalia Rak (Poland) and Mica Still (NZ). View the street art map here. Explore the Chinese Garden or stop in for a Bookbinder’s workshop at Dutybound.
Rummage for vintage treasures by the seaside at Port Chalmers, a short drive from Dunedin City. Explore Ralph Hotere’s sculpture garden, art galleries, craft stores and plenty of vintage boutiques. When you need to rest your legs, kick back and enjoy the local flavours at one of the many great cafes in the port.