Last weekend we went for a fly over Dunedin City.
This beautiful City we call home is the second-largest city in the South Island of New Zealand, at the head of Otago Harbour. It is the principal city of the Otago Region with a population of 127,500 (2013) . It’s known for its Scottish and Maori heritage, Victorian and Edwardian architecture and a large student population. Dunedin was the largest New Zealand city from the 1860s until about 1900 and the largest city by land area until superseded by Auckland in November 2010. It spreads out over many suburbs along the peninsular, harbour, beaches and hills surrounding the central city.
The dramatic landscape of the adjoining Otago Peninsula is home to colonies of albatrosses, seals, sea lions and rare Yellow-eyed penguins, many walking and biking tracks, beautiful beaches and amazing scenery. We are so lucky in Dunedin, to have so many attractions and facilities on our doorstep. No matter where you live in Dunedin, within ten minutes you can be at the beach, beautiful bush walks, biking tracks, surfing, animal and bird watching etc etc etc. We are also well catered for with the arts and cultural amenities, museums, art gallery, theatres etc.
The city’s most important activity in economic terms centers around tertiary education – Dunedin is home to the University of Otago, New Zealand’s first university (established 1869), and the Otago Polytechnic. Students account for a large proportion of the population. The day was a bit murky and the plane windows weren’t that clean but thought you would like to see the photos anyway.
Looking over the city and up the Harbour and PeninsularGreen Island
St Clair and the Salt water pool
Looking over South Dunedin and back to Saddle HillOver St Clair and St Kilda beaches to the harbour basin and the cityWaverly etc St Kilda Beach, Forbury Park racecourse and South Dunedin
St Kilda Beach and Lawyers Head
Tomohawk Inlet (right), Anderson Bay, Waverley, the harbour, sewerage plant, golf course and cemetery.Tomahawk Beach and inlet, Ocean Grove, Tomahawk
Tomahawk beach and Smails beach
Ravensbourne and central cityThe stadium, marina, hill suburbs and central cityCentral City and wharf area The oval, railway and industrial area Central City Central City and the wharf Railway and industrial area Kaikouri Valley industrial area and Hill suburbs Back to the Airfield – hope you enjoyed seeing our beautiful city from the air – see my other Otago Posts for more amazing places, right on our doorstep.