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When planning your trip to Dunedin, be sure to leave time to explore the wide range of sport and recreation opportunities the city has to offer. With many walking tracks, sporting facilities, and wide open spaces, Dunedin is definitely an active city.
Walking is a great way to explore the central city and surrounding areas. There are a large number of popular walks ranging from a short stroll through the botanic gardens through to the rather more intense hike up the Pineapple Track. Some excellent mountain biking tracks can also be found not far from the central city.
Dunedin is well known for its easily accessible beaches. Surfers and swimmers can enjoy un-crowded beaches with plenty of beach breaks. There is a consistent swell, with white sand and clear waters adding to the attraction. All beaches are within an easy drive of the city. St Clair and St Kilda are the main city beaches.
Dunedin Harbour is also suitable for a wide range of water sports. Sailing, windsurfing, rowing, and kayaking are all popular among locals. For indoor water activities, Moana Pool, with its waterslides, Olympic size pool, learner''s pool and fitness centre, is a great place to take the whole family. For those more interested in fishing, there are a number of ideal spots not far from the city where trout, salmon, and blue cod can all be found in abundance.
Golfers will love their time in Dunedin with the chance to play more than a dozen different courses at very reasonable cost. Whether you are a weekend hacker or a serious player, be sure to pack your clubs.
The Edgar Centre is the largest indoor stadium in the Southern Hemisphere and offers a wide range of facilities for casual participants. As well as being home to the Otago Rebels netball team and Otago Nuggets basketball team, the Edgar Centre caters for visitors interested in playing any number of sports including tennis, basketball, cricket, netball, table tennis, touch and indoor soccer.
Located in close proximity to the University of Otago, Logan Park is the home of many local sports. The Caledonian Ground hosts top class athletics and soccer. Hockey is based at nearby Alexander McMillan turf and the university Oval hosts first class cricket on a regular basis.
Bowls, mountain biking, rock climbing or rugby - no matter what your choice of sport, Dunedin has it covered. For more information on what is available and how you can get involved, visit www.sportotago.co.nz
or contact Sport Otago on (03) 474 6350.
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