While visiting Dunedin
Dunedin offers a range of things to see and do:
Starting in The Octagon, the heart of the city, you will find Dunedin Public Art Gallery, The Regent Theatre and St Paul’s Cathedral. You will also find tourist gift stores, cinemas, bars, restaurants and cafes. George Street shopping precinct starts from here too.
If walking from the Octagon to Olveston, it will take about 15 minutes up-hill. Click here to download our walking / driving / taxi map.
From the Octagon, down Lower Stuart Street you will find the world famous Dunedin Railway Station. Dunedin Railways depart from here and offers a number of sightseeing rail trips.
Next door to the railway station is Toitū Otago Settlers’ Museum and Dunedin Chinese Garden. Across the road is Queens Gardens, with its war memorials and walk up the short hill to the gothic-inspired First Church on Moray Place (just around the corner from the Octagon).
Dunedin also has many magnificent gardens; two Gardens of International Significance – Dunedin Botanic Garden and Larnach Castle and Garden, and four Gardens of National Significance – Dunedin Chinese Garden, Glenfalloch Woodland Garden, Olveston Historic House Garden and Wylde Willow Garden. Dunedin is also home of Orokonui Ecosanctuary.
A visit to Dunedin would not be complete without spending time exploring the Otago Peninsula with its 20 km long harbour. The Peninsula is home for the world famous Royal Albatross and offers a range of wildlife viewing opportunities. With amazing coastline and remote beaches, the Peninsula is also where you will find other city attractions, including Glenfalloch Woodland Garden, Larnach Castle and Garden and Natures Wonders.