Few city centers are as unique as Dunedin’s. Known by the locals as the Octagon, this eight-sided plaza is a hub for residents—particularly when it comes to public transit. Travelers exploring Dunedin by bus or taxi will likely stop in the Octagon, since nearly all routes pass through this central location. The Octagon is also ripe for wandering, with the Dunedin Public Art Gallery, muliplex cinema and the Regent Theatre all within walking distance. Most of the bars and restaurants in the northeast quadrant of the Octagon offer outdoor dining, too, making it the perfect spot to enjoy a cold beer after a warm summer walk or grab a bite to eat before heading to a show.
The Octagon is located in the central business district of Dunedin. George Street is to the northeast of it and Princes Street to the southwest.