Tourism opportunities abound in New Zealand – you can travel south to see the mountains, lakes, forests and lush pastures of the planet's greenest country. Enjoy some of the world's finest wines from vineyards of unsurpassed beauty. Visit Queenstown, which has the breath-taking alpine scenery you saw in the Oscar-winning Lord of the Rings movies. See the blue Pacific waters where world-famous Kiwi sailors honed their skills.
The challenge will be which of many gloriously scenic places to choose, all within one or two hour flights from Dunedin.
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Dunedin is the country's city of the south, wearing its Scottish heritage with pride. Surrounded by dramatic hills and at the foot of a long, picturesque harbour, Dunedin is one of the best-preserved Victorian and Edwardian cities in the Southern Hemisphere. The accommodation is good and plentiful; the nightlife buzzes with funky bars and delicious restaurants and the natural attractions are unique and fascinating.
The congress will take place at the University of Otago. Founded in 1869. University of Otago is New Zealand's oldest university and provides a research-led learning environment that is second to none with a richly deserved reputation for excellence.