Immigrants from Scotland pioneered this city, which they
wanted to name New Edinburgh. Permission denied,
creativity resulted in a combination of Dundee and
Edinburgh, two Scottish city names that produced Dunedin.
It's most famous building is this remarkable train station
dating back a century.
Dunedin claims that this is the most photographed building
in New Zealand cannot be proven. It's an ornate reminder
of the Edwardian, early 20th century architectural style.
Only a tourist train appeared to stop here now.
Dunedin is known for its wildlife, including preserves that
cater to the rare Yellow-Eyed Penguin. I went to Penguin
Place, a privately owned breeding grounds for these New
Zealand penguins that provides nesting sites. The penguin
above is sitting on her eggs.
This penguin species is solitary, with adults coming together
only for procreation in their own territory. It's exactly the
opposite behavior from penguins I filmed in Antarctica who
form large communities. Humans keep records of marriages
and divorces over the years, including a category for
penguins presumed to have died after leaving the preserve.
All penguins seem to share the same predators.