DunEDin crazy for Ed Sheeran!

The massively popular British singer visited Dunedin as part of his '÷' tour over Easter weekend. | 4/17/2018

Dunedin was swept up in Ed mania over Easter weekend! The massively popular Ed Sheeran visited Dunedin and performed three sell-out shows in the stadium. It seemed like the whole town was overcome with ed-citement over the long weekend. Here are our highlights:

  • The Mural - go big or go home! In celebration, Dunedin commissioned a colourful mural to add to Dunedin's ever-growing array of street art, which you too can visit and post your own #muralselfie. If you'd like to check out our post on the street art trail, visit our blog post here:
  • The Octagon - the bustling heart of Dunedin, the Octagon, looked stunning thanks to lanterns, bean bags, fairy lights, live music, an interactive mural, and food stalls for hungry concert-goers! Local grannies were even enlisted to yarn-bomb trees, benches and bollards. The Octagon and lower Stuart street were made pedestrian only for the entirety of the long weekend.
  • Ed-uke-ate - 1100 Primary and Intermediate school children gathered on Thursday lunchtime in the Octagon to perform some of Ed's greatest hits, on the humble ukulele. Unfortunately the man himself could not make an appearance due to security precautions, but the event had a great turn out, with many coming to see the kids perform. 
  • The Airport! - Even Dunedin Airport got involved in the fun - temporarily painting the 'ED' part of their 'DUNEDIN' sign blue to welcome the British singer. It was even featured on Ed's insta story - along with a pic of his mural, captioned, '#muralselfie'.​​​​​​


It was a pleasure hosting you, Ed, and we hope you visit Dunedin sometime again soon!


Local Beach featured in Stunning Singapore Airlines Ad

Tunnel Beach is only a 2 minute drive from Blackhead Cottage. | 4/17/2018

Local beach Tunnel Beach is being recognised internationally after being featured in the latest Singapore Airlines advertisement. Tunnel Beach is one of Dunedin's most stunning beaches and we're blessed to be located just next door - a two minute drive from the Cottage. The beach itself is nestled between the sandstone headland and rugged cliffs, and is only accessible through a tunnel carved through sheer rock. The walk down to the cove might be even more stunning than the beach itself. You can see down our honey-coloured coastline, out across the sparkling surf (brilliant on a sunny day!) and down to Blackhead Cottage's cliffs, behind our bed and breakfast. It's no wonder Singapore Airlines chose to feature this gem of a location in their ad!

Watch the advertisement here ~

Tunnel Beach is a truly unmissable part of your stay at Blackhead Cottage and will be a highlight of your trip. Especially breath-taking during sunset and sunrise.


The Vintage Roundup

Clothing and Craft Market | 11/10/2017

When: Saturday 25 November 2017 11:00am - 3:00pm

Where: Burns Hall, 415 Lower Moray Place, Dunedin, Otago

Admission Price: Free!

All ages welcome.


The Vintage Roundup is a vintage clothing market which brings together the very best of Otago's vintage clothing and craft scene. Hunt for treasures from Dunedin's vintage clothing shops, online sellers, crafters & collectors all under one roof! Jam-packed with colourful, unique stalls and great finds.


Visit their website!

The Vintage Roundup – Clothing and Craft Market


Dunedin Street Art Trail


Dunedin is embracing street art, with a number of large murals painted recently, particularly in the older Warehouse precinct.

There's an art trail that takes about 60 minutes to complete.

See for photos and a map.

Midwinter Carnival


The Midwinter Carnival is a yearly celebration held in Dunedin's City Centre, the highlight of which is the Lantern Parade. Starting at 5:30 pm, there is live music, food stalls, fireworks, stilt walkers, a drumming band and the parade.

This year's Carnival will be held on 24 June.

A must-see family friendly event.

For more information visit: