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33 Best Dunedin Attractions Every Tourist Must See

Dunedin is a charming city in the South Island of New Zealand, just under 5 hours south of Christchurch.

Top Attractions

Larnach Castle is the only castle in New Zealand, and serves not only as a historical site, but a restaurant, event venue and accommodation as well. The views over the Otago Harbour are delightful. Wander the gardens, or explore the old stables, or the Castle, including the tower and ballroom (now housing a café). The Castle is on the Otago Peninsula which also is home to the Royal Albatross Centre, the only mainland Albatross colony in the world. Penguin Place is also on the peninsula.

Kids & Family

Delight the kids with a drive up the world’s steepest residential street, Baldwin Street. A trip to the Cadbury Chocolate Factory is exciting. Free chocolate, taste cocoa beans, see a ton of melted chocolate in the chocolate drop. Try the latest flavours at the shop after your tour.

Day Tours

Catch a train and go on one of Dunedin’s Rail trips – The Taieri Gorge Railway is very popular. On this journey inland the train travels up an ancient Gorge, through 10 tunnels and numerous bridges and viaducts. Or perhaps a Seaside journey to Moeraki, a place known for its unusual boulders, or to Oamaru, known for the beautiful white stone found here.

33 Most Popular Attractions in Dunedin

1. Cadbury Chocolate Factory

  • Adult $22; Child $10
  • 0800 223 2879
  • Cadbury World, Cumberland Street, Dunedin, NZ
  • Daily 9am-3pm
  • 2

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2. Otago Museum

  • Opened in 1868, the Otago Museum is one of Dunedin’s most popular attractions, showcasing culture, history and the natural environement in Otago and
  • Discovery World Tropical Forest Adult $10, Child $5; Rest of Museum is free
  • Otago Museum, Great King Street, Dunedin, New Zealand
  • Daily 10am-5pm
  • 1

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3. The Meridian Mall

  • Free
  • (03) 474 7500
  • Meridian Mall, George Street, Dunedin, New Zealand
  • Mon to Sat 10am-6pm; Sun 10am-5pm

4. Olveston Historic Home

    The Olveston home was owned by a business mand and collector, Mr David Theomin. The original plan was to leave the home to his family and future generations,
  • Adults $18.50, Child $9.50
  • +64 3 477 3320; 0800 100 880
  • Olveston Historic Home, Royal Terrace, North Dunedin, New Zealand
  • Guided Tours: 9:30am, 10:45am, 12pm, 1:30pm, 2:45pm & 4pm

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5. Dunedin Botanic Garden

  • Free
  • Dunedin Botanic Garden, Opoho Road, Dunedin, New Zealand
  • Daily 10am-4pm

6. Toitu Otago Settlers Museum

  • Free
  • Toitu Otago Settlers Museum, Queens Gardens, Dunedin, New Zealand
  • Daily 10am-5pm

7. Pacific Bliss Day Spa

  • Treatment varies from $10-$315
  • 03 471 8366
  • Pacific Bliss Day Spa, Moray Place, Dunedin, New Zealand
  • Mon, Tues & Fri: 10am-6pm; Wed to Thurs 10am-8pm; Sat 9am-5pm

8. Dunedin Railways

  • From $59-$91
  • 64 3 477 4449
  • Dunedin Railways, Anzac Avenue, Dunedin, New Zealand
  • Timetable varies
  • 1

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9. St. Paul’s Cathedral, Dunedin

  • Free
  • 64 3 477 2336
  • St. Paul's Cathedral, Stuart Street, Dunedin, New Zealand
  • Service times vary

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10. Baldwin Street

  • Free
  • Baldwin Street, Dunedin, New Zealand
  • Daily
  • 2

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11. The Royal Albatross Centre

  • Adult $50; Child $25
  • 64 3 478 0499
  • Royal Albatross Centre, Harington Point Road, Harington Point, New Zealand
  • Summer:10.15am- until dusk, Tour from 11:00am; Winter:10.15am until dusk, Tours from 10:30am
  • 2

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12. Signal Hill

  • Free
  • 03 474 3300
  • Signal Hill, Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
  • Daily

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13. New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame

  • Adult $6; Child $2
  • 64 (3) 477 7775
  • New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame, Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
  • Daily 10am-4pm

14. Dunedin Public Art Gallery

  • Free
  • Dunedin Public Art Gallery, The Octagon, Dunedin, New Zealand
  • Daily 10am-5pm

15. Dunedin Gasworks Museum

  • Adult $5; Child $3
  • 64 3 455 5063
  • Dunedin Gasworks Museum, Braemar Street, Dunedin, New Zealand
  • Sun 12nn-4pm

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