is a city of in the South Island
of New Zealand
. The principal suburbs of Dunedin
are as follows. Inner and outer suburbs are ordered by location, clockwise from the city centre, starting due north:
The centre of the city is The Octagon
, an eight-sided plaza with a central carriageway. This is surrounded by another, larger octagonal street called Moray Place
. The main retail area stretches north up George Street
toward Dunedin North, and to a lesser extent south along Princes Street
and east along Lower Stuart Street. At the end of Lower Stuart Street, 400 metres from the Octagon, lie Anzac Square and the Dunedin Railway Station
, with an industrial area and the harbour beyond.
Half a kilometre south of the Octagon along Princes Street is The Exchange
, at one time the site of the Dunedin Stock Exchange. The University of Otago
was sited here for its first few years before moving to Dunedin North. It was originally called Custom House Square, still its official name.
The city's main retail and business area first grew here, at the intersection of Princes and Rattray Streets, but has slowly moved north to George Street, although there has been some recent retail development in Crawford and Cumberland Streets, south and east of the Exchange. Immediately above and to the west of the central city is the hilly area known as City Rise
, which contains many of the city's more impressive old houses. It is bounded from above by the Town Belt
, one of the world's... Read More