Digital Nomad in Dunedin, New Zealand: The full guide


Welcome to The Journey Seeker! Find out all about Digital nomad in Dunedin, New Zealand!

Why choose Dunedin, New Zealand as your next digital nomad destination? Well, for starters, it’s the only place in the world where you can see a penguin riding a sheep. But seriously, this quirky, vibrant city has a lot to offer for digital nomads.

Atmosphere / Vibes

Aerial Photography of Green Trees in the Forest near River in Dunedin, New Zealand.
Photo by Jarod Barton
Dunedin has a unique atmosphere that’s hard to describe. It’s a mix of laid-back college town and bustling urban hub, with a dash of Scottish heritage thrown in for good measure. The people are friendly and welcoming, and there’s always something interesting happening, whether it’s a food truck festival or a live music show.

Weather throughout the year

High angle many fashion magazines stacked on floor against white brick wall in studio
Photo by Skylar Kang
One of the best things about Dunedin is the mild, temperate climate. It’s never too hot or too cold, and there’s always plenty of sunshine. In the summer, the average temperature is around 22 degrees Celsius (72 degrees Fahrenheit), while in the winter it’s a chilly but manageable 10 degrees Celsius (50 degrees Fahrenheit). You can expect rain throughout the year, but it’s usually light and doesn’t last long.

8 reasons why this is the best place for Digital Nomads

Man Riding Motorcycle on Brown Sand in Dunedin, New Zealand.
Photo by Jarod Barton
  • Affordable cost of living
  • Fast and reliable internet
  • Plenty of coworking spaces and cafes with good coffee
  • Close to stunning natural attractions, such as the Otago Peninsula and the Catlins
  • Vibrant arts and culture scene
  • Friendly and welcoming locals
  • Safe and peaceful city
  • Excellent schools and universities, if you have kids or want to continue your education

Top 8 Things to do

Empty photo frame on desk decorated with green plants
Photo by Ann poan
  • Visit the famous Cadbury Chocolate Factory
  • Explore the Otago Peninsula and see the yellow-eyed penguins and other wildlife
  • Take a stroll through the beautiful Dunedin Botanic Garden
  • Catch a live music show at one of the many bars and clubs in the city
  • Check out the Dunedin Railway Station, a stunning piece of Victorian-era architecture
  • Visit Larnach Castle, the only castle in New Zealand
  • Go hiking or mountain biking in the nearby Taieri Gorge
  • Sample the local craft beer and cuisine, including the famous Dunedin “Hangi” lamb dish

Conclusion and Safety

Woods Covered With Snow
Photo by Mikhail Nilov
In conclusion, Dunedin is a fantastic destination for digital nomads. It has a unique atmosphere, great weather, and plenty of things to see and do. It’s also affordable, safe, and has fast internet – everything a digital nomad could want. So why not give this quirky, vibrant city a try and see for yourself?

Wanna find out more about Dunedin than just digital nomads? Here is another blog post about the top 14 things to do in Dunedin

Did you like this post? Have a look at our other blog posts about living in New Zealand, such as Auckland, Wellington or Nelson.