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Is Dunedin Tap Water Safe To Drink?

Yes! Generally Safe to Drink*

LAST UPDATED: 12:53 pm, April 8, 2021

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Can You Drink Tap Water in Dunedin?

Yes, tap water is drinkable.

Tap Safe includes data from many publicly available sources, including the WHO (World Health Organization), CDC (Center for Disease Control), and user submitted databases, but unfortunately there's not enough data about Dunedin.

To see user submitted ratings of the water quality for New Zealand, see the "User Submitted Ratings" box on this page.


If you have never set foot on New Zealand''s North Island, then you have probably never tasted your tap water. New Zealand is renowned as the "Land of The Long White Cloud", and no other region in the world is known for the purity and cleanliness of its water supply. However, despite its beauty and purity, tap water in New Zealand can be a bit of a nightmare. Many people do not realize how dangerous some forms of this water are.

Outbreaks of bacterial cysts, waterborne diseases, and other water-borne illnesses occur every year in New Zealand. Outbreaks tend to occur when there is a major contaminant such as pharmaceutical drugs or other synthetic chemicals in the water. When the population is large, outbreaks can spread rapidly. Outbreaks can occur in rural or city locations alike, affecting both children and adults alike. The most common types of water-borne illness in New Zealand are: cholera, typhoid, dysentery, typhoid fever, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, dysenter

The estimated price of bottled water

$1.3 in USD (1.5-liter)


Dunedin tap water
  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 13% Very Low
  • Water Pollution 15% Very Low
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 87% Very High
  • Water Quality 85% Very High

The above data is comprised of subjective, user submitted opinions about the water quality and pollution in Dunedin, measured on a scale from 0% (lowest) to 100% (highest).

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Always take extra precautions, the water may be safe to drink when it leaves the sewage treatment plant but it may pick up pollutants during its way to your tap. We advise that you ask locals or hotel staff about the water quality. Also, note that different cities have different water mineral contents.

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