Makarora is a small village on the edge of Lake Wanaka. There are several interesting trails. The visitor center offers information but it is also a cafe, with a huge fireplace, a souvenir shop and a gas station.
The Dunedin Visitor Centre is ideally located in the octagon in the heart of the city, and offers all kinds of information about the city, the region, and different types of reservations, hotels, shows, tours, etc. without commission. The staff is very friendly and helpful.
Arrowtown was created in the New Zealand gold rush and it still has some buildings which are more than 100 years old. Today it is a small village of 2000 inhabitants with a relaxing atmosphere and spectacular scenery all around.
Dunedin was the last city I visited on my solo trip around the island Su. I spent two days and one night there, but it was enough to realize that the city is more NZ student, and it has one of the most prestigious universities in Asia-Oceania, Otago University. Students from around the world come to this small town to study (13,000 inhabitants). It's a pretty city, simple, but nice. In nearby Otago you can see a large colony of penguins (blue and yellow), sea lions, etc ... After Dunedin I took a plane back to Auckland and my adventure in the South Island came to an end.