Events across Dunedin - 1st Jan 2018 to 31st Dec 2018

Dunedin has range of excellent events that you can take part in throughout the year and 858 George Street offers quality, architecturally award-winning accommodation in which to base your stay.

Dunedin’s main events;

Chinese New Year

New Zealand Masters Games

Orientation week

Festival of the Plain

Dunedin Fringe Festival

iD Fashion Week

Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival

Rally of Otago

Midwinter Carnival

New Zealand International Science Festival

The Cadbury Chocolate Carnival

Puaka Matariki

New Zealand International Film Festival

Arts Festival Dunedin

Santa Parade

Whare Flat Folk Festival

New Year’s Eve Concert

Vero International Festival of Historic Motoring

Vogel Street Party

Port Chalmers Seafood Festival

Dunedin Heritage Festival; Harbour City

All these fantastic events make Dunedin the vibrant happening city that it is and 858 George Street offers excellent accommodation in which to visit Dunedin city for one of these great events. Find out more on the Dunedin City Council Events page. You can also catch up on the latest events on in Dunedin on our Facebook page.

Otago University Graduation Ceremony Dates - 1st May 2018 to 31st Dec 2018

858 George Street Motel offers award winning accommodation, conveniently located with the motel just a 9-minute walk for Otago University. 858 George Street Motel is an incredibly convenient location for visiting studying or graduating family and friends.
Graduating students have a parade down George Street, followed by a ceremony at Dunedin Town Hall. The university presents a great backdrop for graduation photos, with the historic clock tower building and beautiful architecture and gardens. 
We advise you book accommodation and any graduation dinners or parties well in advance, as Dunedin city can book out fast.

Here are the graduation dates at Otago University for 2018:

Saturday 8 December 2018 at 1.00pm    -    Degrees and diplomas in MB ChB, and Physiotherapy
Saturday 8 December 2018 at 4.00pm    -    Degrees and diplomas in Dentistry, Medicine (except MB ChB), Medical Laboratory Science, and Pharmacy
Wednesday 12 December 2018 at 1.00pm    -    Degrees and diplomas in Arts, Music, Theology, and BASc
Wednesday 12 December 2018 at 4.00pm    -    Degrees and diplomas in Commerce, and Law
Saturday 15 December 2018 at 1.00pm    -    Degrees and diplomas in Applied Science, Physical Education, Surveying, Biomedical Sciences, Health Sciences, Education and Teaching
Saturday 15 December 2018 at 4.00pm    -    Degrees and diplomas in Science

To secure your stay in Dunedin over graduation at 858 George Street Motel, you can book online or contact us. 

Otago Wins Ranfurly Shield - 14th Oct 2018 to 21st Oct 2018

Ranfurly Shield heading back to Dunedin after a

gutsy 23-19 win over Waikato


will host a semifinal against Hawke's Bay - 7.30pm  Saturday 20th October

at Forsyth Barr Stadium

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