The second largest city in the South Island of New Zealand, Dunedin is a region of rare charm. A thriving town set amidst a magical landscape edged by the sea, Dunedin’s streets hum vibrantly with colour, culture and natural beauty. An historic university city, Dunedin spreads around a sheltered harbour and features two beautiful Mercure hotels. The Victorian and Edwardian spires and towers, neo-Gothic buildings and stately homes punctuate Dunedin's cityscape. The city centre is compact, with an impressive array of curbside cafes, high quality local art and craft, jewellery and designer fashion outlets. Dunedin is also renowned for its proximity to incredible wildlife. A brief drive from either of our Dunedin hotels, the Otago Peninsula is home to a colony of the world's rarest penguins, the only mainland breeding colony of the royal albatross and native New Zealand sea lions. Other Dunedin delights include the magnificent Larnach Castle, the Speights Brewery, chocolate factory Cadbury World, Dunedin Casino and the famous Fortune Theatre. Meanwhile Dunedin’s warm southern hospitality is an attraction in itself! Explore our accommodation options here.