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Community facilities

This section provides information about Council's facilities including the public libraries, art gallery, Otago Settlers museum, community pools, gardens and a range of public recreation facilities.

Cemeteries

Community housing

Cycling

Mountain biking

Parks and reserves

Playgrounds

Public toilets

Skateboarding

Sportsgrounds

Swimming pools

Walking tracks

Dunedin Botanic Garden

Dunedin Centre

Dunedin Chinese Garden

Dunedin Public Art Gallery

Dunedin Public Libraries

Olveston Historic Home

Toitu Otago Settlers Museum

Freedom camping

Where you can walk your dog

Coastal structures

Beaches around Dunedin

Cemeteries

We administer 20 cemeteries and one crematorium in Dunedin, ranging in size from small rural areas to the wide-open spaces of Andersons Bay Cemetery.

Community housing

Information for people wishing to apply for Dunedin City Council Community Housing.

Cycling

Cycling is growing in popularity in Dunedin and is increasingly becoming an area that needs our attention. We have strategies in place to encourage cycling as a means of transport as well as campaigns to make it safer.

Mountain biking

This page contains general information on mountain biking tracks around Dunedin.

Parks and reserves

There are well over 100 reserves and parks used for all kinds of recreation in Dunedin. We have put in place several strategies to ensure these natural areas of our city are managed in a useful way for all kinds of users.

Playgrounds

Dunedin has playground(s) in every community area, providing play opportunities with play equipment that caters to a range of abilities and interests; open space for running, kicking a ball or free play; and in some playgrounds special features such as learn to ride bike area, tennis courts, skate ramps.

Public toilets

This page lists public toilets around Dunedin. Unless stated otherwise below, all DCC toilets are accessible for disabled people. Hours of opening vary from site to site.

Skateboarding

A skateboard or similar wheeled devices are roller skates, in-line skates, and other recreational devices used in a similar way.

Sportsgrounds

This page lists all Dunedin City Council sportsgrounds containing information about location, sporting facilities, contact details, clubs and maps.

Swimming pools

The Dunedin City Council's Aquatic Services provide a range of community pools including Moana Pool, St Clair Pool, Mosgiel Pool and Port Chalmers Pool along with a multitude of fitness facilities, lots of training courses and heaps of entertainment for children.

Walking tracks

We provide these tracks for you to enjoy with many crossing private property, including DCC Water Department and City Forests Limited land.

Dunedin Botanic Garden

The Dunedin Botanic Garden is New Zealand's first botanic garden and holds the status of Garden of International Significance.

Dunedin Centre

The grand baroque style of the Dunedin Centre makes an impressive setting for any event. The Dunedin Centre includes the Dunedin Town Hall, Glenroy Auditorium, Municipal Chambers and a wide variety of other conference rooms, meeting rooms, lounges and bars.

Dunedin Chinese Garden

Created to celebrate Dunedin’s Chinese heritage and its sister city relationship with Shanghai, Lan Yuan is a perfect miniature of a traditional Chinese landscape painting.

Dunedin Public Art Gallery

Dunedin Public Art Gallery houses New Zealand’s oldest public art collection and is one of New Zealand's four major metropolitan art galleries.

Dunedin Public Libraries

Dunedin’s first Free Public Library, funded by a £10,000 grant from American philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, opened on 2 December 1908 at 110 Moray Place.

Olveston Historic Home

Olveston was built for the Theomin family between 1904-6. The 35-room Edwardian mansion was designed by acclaimed English architect Sir Ernest George and styled as an 'English country house in the city'.

Toitu Otago Settlers Museum

Toitū is a museum of social history dedicated to telling the story of the people of Dunedin and the surrounding area. The museum’s galleries trace the human history of the region, from the earliest settlers to the most recent arrivals.

Freedom camping

We welcome responsible freedom campers to the city. The Dunedin City Council has a Camping Control Bylaw, which recognises the popularity of freedom camping for both domestic and international visitors. Some restrictions apply to help protect our communities, cemeteries, scenic bush and wildlife environments.

Where you can walk your dog

There are a number of places you can exercise your dog in Dunedin, including six dog parks.

Coastal structures

Information on boats ramps and jetties.

Beaches around Dunedin

Dunedin has some of the best beaches and coastal scenery in New Zealand.

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