Come and visit the wildlife capital of New Zealand.

Enjoy heritage buildings. Discover why internationally acclaimed environmentalist David Bellamy describes the Otago Peninsula as "the finest example of eco-tourism in the world". Glimpse fine art or catch a quirky festival.

Dunedin i-Site and the Department of Conservation visitor information centres have opened a new joint space at the Octagon's Civic Centre.

Read more:
Dunedin: Southern charm
Dunedin: The scarfie who never was
Otago: Blazing a trail in the south
Dunedin: Scarfing it down in scarfie town


The centrally located, easy-to-find centre is a one-stop shop for visitors, cruise ship guests and locals looking to get out and about.

It is the first fully integrated i-Site and DoC visitors centre in NewZealand.

Every person who works at Dunedin i-Site is a local travel expert, helping find quality activities, attractions, a range of accommodation, transport and more.

Their mission is to ensure visitors experience the latest and greatest Dunedin has to offer.

The i-Site centre provides a comprehensive, impartial information and booking service further afield than Dunedin and Otago.

Staff can advise about Southland and the Catlins, Fiordland, Queenstown, Canterbury, West Coast, Marlborough and New Zealand accommodation, activities, attractions and travel bookings.

DoC services include local and South Island track information, Great Walk information and bookings, hut tickets and annual passes, topographic and National Park maps, books, posters, brochures andmerchandise.

Hunting permits will be available from the department at Conservation House, 77 Lower Stuart St.