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What are the main festivals in Dunedin?

Dunedin Fringe Festival

If you book flights from Invercargill to Dunedin for March, you’ll arrive in the city in time for the Dunedin Fringe Festival. This annual event coincides with several other fringe festivals held in both New Zealand and Australia. In 2019, over 27,000 people attended the festival, with hundreds of independent artists from New Zealand and Australia travelling to the city to perform everything from comedy and music to theatre and dance. In keeping with the spirit of the original Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the emphasis is very much on local and independent artists who are just starting out in the industry. If you’ve got Invercargill to Dunedin flights and want to experience one of the biggest events of the festival, don’t miss the Opening Night Showcase. The festival kicks off with the event and it attracts as many as 1,000 people.

Midwinter Carnival

The Midwinter Carnival takes place on the Saturday closest to the Winter Solstice and makes for a great excuse to book Invercargill to Dunedin return flights. Beginning at 5pm, this donation-entry event features a live band and delicious local food stalls, as well as a merry-go-round for children. The Carnival Procession begins shortly after and features giant lanterns, stilt-walkers and various other performers. If you’ve booked Invercargill to Dunedin flights with the family, stay for the incredible fireworks display and check out the indoor lantern installations.

Chinese New Year

From the fantastic shows that take place at the Chinese Garden to the dragon parade at the Octagon, book flights from Invercargill to Dunedin in February if you want to see the city come alive during Chinese New Year. This colourful occasion is filled with fantastic food, exciting dances, performances and incredible fireworks displays. The Chinese Garden in Dunedin was opened in 2008 to honour the first Chinese settlers of Otago and celebrates the city's sisterhood with Shanghai


When is the best time to visit Dunedin?


If you’re looking for cheap flights to Dunedin from Invercargill, look to book for a winter arrival. As it’s colder at this time of the year and coincides with the off-season, you may be able to find affordable flights at this time. Average daytime temperatures during winter sit at around 10°C, so as long as you pack a warm winter jacket, you’ll still be able to see the city’s main attractions. It’s also a good time to book Invercargill to Dunedin flights if you want to avoid the busy crowds that descend on the city in summer.


Dunedin has a temperate maritime climate, meaning that even in summer, it never gets too hot. Average temperatures in the summer hover around 19°C, making it a popular spot for visitors who are seeking comfortable, pleasantly warm weather during December and January. If you’re planning to book flights from Invercargill to Dunedin during December, keep in mind that this is generally the wettest month of the year. If you do want to avoid the rain, you might want to consider booking flights to arrive at a different time of year.


Spring arrives in Dunedin in September. Generally, this is the driest month of the year in the South Island city. From this time until November, the weather begins to warm up, making it a great time to book flights from Invercargill to Dunedin and explore the outdoors. During spring, you’ll be able to enjoy outdoor activities such as cycling and hiking. Spring is also a picturesque time of the year in Dunedin, with cool nights and pleasantly mild days, so you’ll likely find yourself spending plenty of time outdoors.


Autumn spans from March to May and can be a great time to find cheap flights from Invercargill to Dunedin. The first month of autumn is usually the warmest, with temperatures sitting at around 17°C. As a result of the maritime climate, average highs in March are basically the same as February and flights from Invercargill to Dunedin can still be quite popular at this time of year. May is the coolest month in autumn, varying from around 6°C to 13°C. However, if you’re willing to wrap up a little, you may be able to find cheap flights to Dunedin from Invercargill at this time.


What is the cost of visiting Dunedin?

As Dunedin is such an affordable city to live in, it’s also an affordable place to visit. Housing is cheaper than in many other parts of New Zealand, so you shouldn’t have any problem finding accommodation at a good price. It’s also a relatively small city - with a population of just over 130,000 - so public transport is relatively inexpensive; bus prices start at $1.92. The average hotel price in Dunedin for two is $76, giving you all the more reason to book Invercargill to Dunedin flights.

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