New Zealand Mathematical
Society Colloquium

Run by the New Zealand Mathematical Society
7 – 9 December 2010 : University of Otago, Dunedin
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The programme takes a break on Wednesday afternoon, giving delegates the opportunity to enjoy one of Dunedin’s many attractions. The main excursion will be a walk up to the top of Mount Cargill.

Walk up Mount Cargill

Mount Cargill is a 680 metre high volcanic outcrop, the highest point in the vicinity of Dunedin. It is about 15 kilometres north of the city centre and is easily recognizable because of the television transmitter built at the top in 1970. On a fine day there are magnificent views of Otago Harbour, Otago Peninsula, Dunedin itself and the coast north and south.

There are several walking tracks. We will start at Bethunes Gully in North Dunedin; transport will be provided to and from the starting point.

The walk is easy in the sense that good walking shoes and sensible clothing should be adequate, but it is a steady climb all the way. From Bethunes Gully the track first follows Lindsay Creek, then enters a pine plantation which gives way to native bush and open tussock in places. Near the top, the track circles the peak for a while and the summit is reached from the north. The return trip from Bethunes Gully takes about 3.5 to 4 hours.

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Taieri Gorge train ride

Dunedin-Pukerangi-Dunedin: 2.30-6.30; $75 return Taieri Gorge

Monarch Cruise

Scenic bus tour + harbour cruise + wildlife cruise: 3.30 – 7.00; $87
With extra visit to penguin reserve: 1.30 – 7.00; $133

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Royal Albatross Colony

Various options available Albatross Colony

Yellow-eyed penguin reserve

90-minute guided tours at various times Yellow-eyed penguin

Speights Brewery

2.00: 90 mins; $20 Speights

Cadbury World Tour

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Dunedin Tourism

For more information on Dunedin attractions: Dunedin tourism