Things to Do in Dunedin

Things to Do in Dunedin

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Dunedin is New Zealand’s little town of Scottish heritage!  It is located on the South Island, tucked into the inner corner of Otago Harbour’s windswept coastline.  The town was founded by the Presbyterian Scottish immigrants.  It boasts of the steepest residential street in the world!  Victorian and Edwardian architecture, Scottish and Maori heritage, dramatic landscape of the Otago Peninsula and colonies of royal albatross are its key attractions. Here are the Things to Do in Dunedin.

1. Visit Larnach Castle

Enjoy high tea in the old ballroom, amidst the grandeur of Larnach Castle!  Explore the sprawling gardens and be awestruck at the views from the castle tower.  Dunedin’s top tourist attraction and New Zealand’s only castle is Larnach Castle.  It was built in the 19th century by wealthy banker William Larnach.  Italian marble, Welsh slate and Venetian glass were used to create this amazing piece of architecture that resembles Scottish castles.

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2. Visit Orokonui Eco-sanctuary

The Orokonui Eco-sanctuary is around 30 years old.  This fascinating biodiversity site is sprawled on an impressive 307 hectares of Coastal Otago woodland in the Orokonui Valley.  Native flora and fauna, including a number of endangered species thrive here.  Go on a guided tour and spot a variety of wildlife and learn all about the sanctuary’s inhabitants.  Visit the architecturally pleasing visitor centre and the great café.

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  • Upcoming Events;

Orokonui Photo Challenge 2021

Entries:  April 22 – July 4, 2021

Orokonui Photography Workshops 2021

  • May 23, 10 am – Wildlife
  • May 30, 10 am – Macro
  • June 6, 10 am – Perspective

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3. Visit Otago Museum

Learn all about New Zealand’s natural and cultural heritage at the Otago Museum.  It is home to one of the country’s largest museum collections.

Highlights of the museum;

  • Tangata Whenua Galleries

The collection of art and treasured objects displayed in these galleries focus on the life of the South Island’s Maori people.

  • Discovery World

Let your kids get up close to hundreds of butterfly species in the butterfly-filled rainforest!

  • People of the World Exhibit Room

This well-curated room consists of artifacts from across the world, including an Egyptian mummy.

  • Other Galleries

The museum also consists of other galleries devoted to geology, nature, pacific people and the extinct Moa bird.

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