The British and Irish Lions took on the Highlanders at the Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin on 13 June. The teams, who met for the first time, were cheered on by a huge crowd; the stadium holds at capacity 30,748 fans.
Forsyth Barr Stadium is the world’s only permanently enclosed, natural turf stadium. The stadium roof is built from a clear ETFE material. Rainwater is collected from the roof, which is angled, and used to irrigate the pitch.
Local Attractions in Dunedin
Dunedin is located on the south-east coast of the south island, and boasts some of the best beaches and coastal scenery in New Zealand. Brimming with heritage and culture, and boasting fantastic beaches and rare wildlife, there are plenty of things to see and do in Dunedin.
You can bike or drive along the Otago peninsula, taking in the breathtaking coastal scenes. This coastal area is home to New Zealand fur seals and sea lions, yellow-eyed penguins and the mainland royal albatross.
Out and about in town, the old meets the new. Heritage buildings stand alongside impressive street art. An increasing number of blank walls are being transformed by local and international artists into works of art.