Distinction Hotels

NZ Wide Hotels & Conference Centres


Dunedin, Otago

Dunedin is New Zealand's oldest city, known for some of the most stunning heritage architecture in the Southern Hemisphere, including Larnach Castle

Historic buildings & sites including a chief post office and a former brewery have been reimagined and lovingly restored. Choose to stay at one of Dunedin's most charming historic buildings in the rejuvenated and vibrant exchange area heart of the city or relax at Dunedin's only garden hotel on the doorstep to the Botanic Garden. Discover more about these 2 hotel's storied histories below.

Experience the wildlife and natural beauty of the Otago Peninsula, home to the only mainland breeding site for any species of albatross in the world and the world’s smallest penguin; the blue penguin. Visit the Royal Albatross Centre and The Penguin Place, a conservation reserve dedicated to helping the endangered Yellow Eyed Penguin.

Other highlights include a unique private dining experience in the original vaults of Dunedin's former Chief Post Office, now the Distinction Dunedin Hotel. Enjoy an award winning, interactive Speight’s Brewery tour. Burn off any over indulgences by walking up Baldwin Street, recognised as the world’s 2nd steepest street or marvel at the beauty of Dunedin's many public gardens including the Lan Yuan Dunedin Chinese Garden or NZ's oldest botanical garden on the doorstep of Dunedin Leisure Lodge.