Attractions

Top Choice House in Dunedin

Olveston

Although it's a youngster by European standards, this spectacular 1906 mansion provides a wonderful window into Dunedin's past. Entry is via fascinating guided tours; it pays to book ahead. There's also a pretty lit…
Top Choice Museum in Dunedin

Toitū Otago Settlers Museum

Storytelling is the focus of this excellent interactive museum. The engrossing Māori section is followed by a large gallery where floor-to-ceiling portraits of Victorian-era settlers stare out from behind their whis…
Museum in Dunedin

Otago Museum

The centrepiece of this august institution is Southern Land, Southern People, showcasing Otago’s cultural and physical past and present, from geology and dinosaurs to the modern day. The Tāngata Whenua Māori gallery…
Church in Dunedin

St Paul’s Cathedral

Even in Presbyterian Dunedin, the 'established church' (aka the Church of England) gets the prime spot on the Octagon. A Romanesque portal leads into the Gothic interior of this beautiful Anglican cathedral, where s…
Gardens in Dunedin

Dunedin Botanic Garden

Dating from 1863, these 22 peaceful, grassy and shady hectares include rose gardens, rare natives, a four-hectare rhododendron dell, glasshouses, a playground and a cafe. Kids love tootling about on the Community Ex…
Gallery in Dunedin

Dunedin Public Art Gallery

Explore NZ’s art scene at this expansive and airy gallery. Only a fraction of the collection is displayed at any given time, with most of the space given over to often-edgy temporary shows.
Church in Dunedin

First Church of Otago

Dunedin's original Scottish settlers founded Otago's first Presbyterian congregation upon their arrival in 1848 and built this grand church 25 years later. Constructed in the Gothic style out of Oamaru's famous whit…
Gardens in Dunedin

Dunedin Chinese Garden

Built to recognise the contribution of Chinese people to Dunedin since its earliest days, this walled garden was prefabricated in Shanghai before being dismantled then reassembled here. Its tranquil confines contain…
Landmark in Dunedin

Baldwin St

The world’s steepest residential street (or so says the Guinness Book of World Records), at its peak Baldwin St has a gradient of 1 in 2.86 (19°). From the city centre, head 2km north up Great King St to where the r…
Gallery in Dunedin

Art Station

Showcases work by members of the Otago Art Society, including pieces for sale in the shop and temporary exhibitions in the main gallery. Items donated by members over the course of the society's 140 years of existen…