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Dunedin

Dunedin takes it name from the old Gaelic word for Edinburgh. It was founded in 1848 by Scottish settlers. In 1861 when gold was discovered in Central Otago, Dunedin was New Zealand's main centre, and it is now a treasure trove of Victorian and Edwardian architecture. This includes buildings such as Larnach Castle, Olveston and Dunedin Railway Station to name a few. Dunedin lays claim to the worlds steepest street, Baldwin Street and the country's oldest university, The University of Otago founded in 1869. Dunedin is framed by a magnificent harbour. It sits on on the doorstep of the Otago Peninsula, which has long been acclaimed for its beauty and eco-tourism.

 

Dunedin & Otago Peninsula Attractions

 
Elm Wildlife Tours

Elm Wildlife Tours

The multi award-winning 'Elm Wildlife Tours', judged 'New Zealand's best leisure activity', is a family company based in Dunedin, the wildlife capital of New Zealand.

Website:  www.elmwildlifetours.co.nz


 
Larnach Castle

Larnach Castle

Larnach built the Castle for his beloved first wife who was a descendant of French nobility. Construction began in 1871, and 200 workmen laboured for three years before the family could move in. Gifted European craftsmen worked for another twelve years to embellish the interior with the finest materials from around the world.

Website: www.larnachcastle.co.nz


 
Royal Albatross Centre

Royal Albatross Centre

Witness the fascinating social and family life of the Northern Royal Albatross in the world's only breeding colony located at Taiaroa Head on the tip of the Otago Peninsula. Recorded life spans exceeding 60 years, flight reaching speeds of over 100kph. Devoted mothers guarding their chicks, courtship proceedings, nest building ... Reservations essential .

Website: www.albatross.org.nz


 
Cadbury World

Cadbury World

Cadbury World is a colourful, educational chocolate experience and fun for everyone! During a full tour enjoy the visitor centre, DVD presentation, fun guided tour through areas of the Cadbury Dunedin factory, chocolate samples, our unique silo chocolate fall and the retail outlet. Bookings essential.

Website: www.cadburyworld.co.nz


 
Speights Brewery

Speights Brewery

Speights Brewery has a fully guided tour of its historic working brewery. You'll get to see, smell, touch and taste the ingredients that go into the making of Speight's beers. Learn the history, the brewing process and how to make the traditional wooden beer cask. 

Website: www.speights.co.nz


 
OLVESTON

OLVESTON

Visit Yesterday Today. Dunedin's Historic Home. Be transported to an era of fine living, grace and style. The Olveston collection is a visual, historic and aesthetic delight.  

Website: www.olveston.co.nz


 
TOITU OTAGO SETTLERS MUSEUM

TOITU OTAGO SETTLERS MUSEUM

Newly renovated; come and see the museum that everyone is raving about. Amazing audio visual displays and a fascinating view into the worlds of the early settlers.

Website: www.toituosm.com