Indigenous peoples lived along both sides of the St. The first people known to have encountered the Europeans in the area were the St.
Lawrence Iroquoians, a group distinct from and preceding the Iroquois nations of the Haudenosaunee, based further to the south.
The main retail area stretches north up George Street toward Dunedin North, and to a lesser extent south along Princes Street and east along Lower Stuart Street.
At the end of Lower Stuart Street, 400 metres from the Octagon, lie Anzac Square and the Dunedin Railway Station, with an industrial area and the harbour beyond.
Half a kilometre south of the Octagon along Princes Street is The Exchange, at one time the site of the Dunedin Stock Exchange.
Visit Fulford Place National Historic Site (the home of millionaire George Fulford, the creator of “Pink Pills for Pale People”), and even fire a canon at Fort Wellington National Historic Site. Lawrence River at Brockville’s brand new attraction and waterfront museum, the Aquatarium.
Experience interactive exhibits, shipwrecks, dive tank, aquarium, and otter habitat.