About Dunedin

In And Around Otago's Scottish Settlement

Visitors to Dunedin often comment that there is so much more to see and do in the city and surrounding area than they had expected. This information will give you a good idea of what you 'must see' and 'must do' when you are in our city and staying at Aaron Lodge Holiday Park.


In summer you can enjoy the region’s many outstanding surf beaches. It’s a great time to see the Moeraki Boulders and have a picnic at Lake Waihola and drive the magical water’s edge road to Taieri Mouth.

Winter Activities

Winter promises the occasional dusting of snow around the hills. Winter Solstice Celebrations set the Octagon aglow with lantern parades and the Cadbury Chocolate Carnival serves up a delicious week of celebration. Or course, winter wouldn’t be winter without rugby! Enjoy the atmosphere of NZ's largest roofed venue watching a game at Forsyth Barr Stadium.

Baldwin Street

This New Zealand address is the world's steepest street. The annual Baldwin Street Gutbuster is part of the Dunedin Summer Festival program. Challenge yourself and test your fitness level while you spare a thought for the folks who live at the top of the world's steepest street.

Dunedin’s Botanic Gardens

New Zealand's oldest botanic garden, opened in 1869 remains one of the country's finest with an extensive rose garden, Japanese garden, bird aviary and the famous rhododendron dell, not to mention the unique Chinese Garden. Perfect for a relaxing summer stroll.

All of these activities are in close proximity to Aaron Lodge. If you need more information, our staff are happy to help - just get in touch!
Visit the worlds steepest street - Baldwin street in DunedinBaldwin Street is the location of New Zealand's famous Jaffa race as part of the summer festival