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Dunedin New Zealands Official Tourist, Travel & Trade Information Site. All about Dunedin with things to do, where to stay travel and an events calendar.
Before visiting Dunedin register for your free NZ Residents Passport full of great deals and packages. Save hundreds of dollars on accommodation, tourist attractions and activities, shopping, theatre, transport, entertainment & food. All you need to do is present your passport to discover the Dunedin Difference. The passport is crammed full with special offers and details about attractions so not only do you get the deals, you can plan your stay and itinerary in advance. This is a passport to fun, adventure, discovery and better still, its free!
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Cadbury World is located in the centre of Dunedin city at the Cadbury
Factory site. The Visitors Centre is a colourful and educational environment
with chocolate themed displays where you can learn about the history of Cadbury
and chocolate through the ages. Then take a fun filled and fascinating guided tour around the Cadbury Dunedin
chocolate factory and sample Cadbury product along the way! Included is a visit
to the unique chocolate fall housed in a five storey high, decommissioned crumb
The Taieri Gorge Limited train is Dunedin's
prestige tourist train operating from the historic Railway Station.
Departing daily (except Christmas day) it takes you on a journey through the
rugged and spectacular Taieri River Gorge, across wrought iron viaducts and
through tunnels carved by hand more than 100 years ago.
commentary, photographic stops and on board refreshments the train offers year
round, all-weather entertainment.
You can make the return journey to Pukerangi, or Middlemarch, or use the
train as the one leg of your journey to or from Queenstown and Central Otago on
our connecting 'Track & Trail' coach..
A lush, living,
tropical environment, the Tropical Forest brings visitors face to face with some
of nature’s most beautiful butterflies. Hundreds of these enchanting creatures
roam free – some even stopping (on you) to say hello! Visitors will experience a
hot and steamy rainforest from above and below, encountering an amazing array of
flora and fauna within.
Featuring around 1,000 imported tropical
butterflies, the Tropical Forest is also home to live tarantulas, turtles,
finches and other hot-weather-happy inhabitants. A gardener’s paradise, the
rainforest includes wide variety of lush tropical plants including orchids,
bromeliads, bananas, coffee, cardamom, passionfruit and more!
World Tropical Forest is the only three level live butterfly experience in
Australasia, allowing visitors to experience it from above, through the centre
(via an amazing glass swing bridge) and at the forest floor. Hot (around 30
degrees) and humid (around 80% humidity), the Tropical Forest is guaranteed to
be the hottest place in town!
With its exciting, sometimes scandalous and tragic history, magnificent carved ceilings, New Zealand antiques and breathtaking views, Larnach Castle offers you a vision of
the past and present.
Today, the Castle is the home of the Barker family, who have spent over forty years lovingly restoring the building and recreating the beauty of the 14 hectares of gardens
Located on the same site since 1876 the Speight's Brewery is under 5 minutes
walk from the Octagon, the centre of Dunedin. The Speight's Brewery Tour is a
must for any vistor to Dunedin. The tour takes approximately 1.5 hours
(including tasting and appreciation).
On arrival at the Speight's Brewery Tour you'll take a step back in time on
to the cobblestone streets, as you become a part of Speight's history which
dates back to 1876.
Enjoy a one-hour tour, starting with the antiquity of beer from Babylonian
times, the development of beer in New Zealand, and of course, the story of the
origins of Speight's Brewery. You'll see entertaining audiovisual displays, and
hands on interactive displays that will appeal to young and old alike.
From there you're off around the working brewery giving you the opportunity
to see, smell, touch and taste the ingredients that make Speight's "The Pride of
No tour would be complete without a visit to the Brewery Bar to sample all 3
beers, Speight's Gold Medal Ale, Speight's Distinction Ale, and Speight's Old
Dark. There is also plenty of great Speight's beer gear available to purchase
with some lines to the Speight's Heritage Centre - perfect for collectors.
The Dunedin Chinese Garden is an example of a late Ming, early Ching Dynasty
Scholar's Garden, surrounded by a four metre perimeter wall.
The Scholar's Garden was traditionally the focal point of a family compound,
which sometimes gathered several hundred family members and servants into a kind
of 'gated' community.
It was in the Scholar's Garden part of the compound where guests and
important visitors were received and entertained, and where the Scholar himself
(a highly regarded member of Chinese society) lived and worked.
A Chinese Garden is more than just a garden in the European sense. The rocks,
water plants and buildings are important, symbolic, elements.
The Dunedin Chinese Garden uses authentic Chinese materials crafted by a team
of artisans/craftsmen for Dunedin's sister city of Shanghai. In addition to the
hand-made wooden buildings, the Garden features hand-made tiles, bricks and
lattice-work and hand-finished granite paving stones.
The Royal Albatross Colony at Taiaroa Head, on the tip of the Otago
Peninsula, New Zealand, is the only mainland breeding colony for any
albatross species found in the southern hemisphere. The first
Taiaroa-reared albatross chick flew in 1938 and this now protected
nature reserve has grown into an established colony with a population of
around 140 birds.
Welcome to one of the world's best Museums!
Discover the richness and vibrancy of the southern region through outstanding collections covering culture, nature and science.
Whether you have an hour to spare or a day to enjoy, you'll find something to inspire, enlighten or excite you.
We at the New Zealand Marine Studies Centre are
privileged to be situated in a beautiful part of New Zealand. Our
Aquarium showcases marine life from Southern New Zealand waters and is a
window on marine research at the University of Otago.
Our mission is to foster understanding and
appreciation of New Zealand's unique marine environment and
responsibility towards its conservation.
We aim to lead by example, so have developed a policy
to reduce our impact on the environment and to encourage others to do
Capture an intimate glimpse of the Dunedin lifestyle in the Edwardian
era and take a stroll in our delightful English-New Zealand garden.
Six one-hour guided tours per day are conducted throughout the 35-room
mansion at 9.30am, 10.45am, 12 midday, 1.30pm, 2.45pm and 4.00pm.
Olveston is open 7 days but closed on Christmas Day.
The Olveston gift shop is a special experience for the purchase of small gifts and collectables.
Spend a magical hour absorbing the Theomin family's lifestyle in the
historic Edwardian home and attractive garden...visit yesterday today!
Set amongst mature trees and shrubs in a sunny, sheltered setting, ASURE Dunedin & Academy Court Motels have 14 studio, 1 and 2-bedroom units plus 6 spacious family units. All units are serviced daily, have fully equipped kitchens including microwave, hairdryers, ironing facilities and SKY TV.
A 15 minute walk to the Octagon will introduce you to an array of cafes, restaurants and will take you through Dunedin's main shopping area.
Part of a popular nationwide chain. Smoke free studio & family units with off street parking.
Closest motel to the CBD & Octagon. Spacious modern studio units. Over 50 cafes, restaurants & bars within a 5 minute walk.
The Scenic Hotel Southern Cross is Dunedin's largest and most established hotel. Located in the heart of Dunedin, this hotel has been extensively refurbished and now provides guests with modern style, exquisite quality, convenience and exceptional service.
Dun Dunedin Yet?
If not, and you plan to, Dunthat Motel is the place to call home while you’re in Dunedin. Here you can enjoy our unique style of accommodation and our splendid southern hospitality.
Our establishment is not your usual motel. What was once a heritage health facility has been reborn as a modern, airy Dunedin accommodation outlet that retains the essence of its history.
Our guests enjoy the spaciousness of high ceilings, wide corridors and, most importantly, immaculate presentation. Plus, we offer a range of room sizes, facilities, and indoor and outdoor communal areas that are a pleasure to spend time in. And, when you add in the accessibility of being close to every amenity you could possibly require, it adds up to something special.
Whether you’re organising a sports team visit, relocating your family, in town to visit your children at university or simply here on business, Dunthat Motel is your home away from home.
Looking for clean, comfortable, affordable, single story ground level motel complex with free undercover parking?
Look no further!
We are members of MANZ, OMA, ARRA Accommodation Group and situated in a quiter area within 750 meters to the Octagon
Be part of the smart trend!
Most travellers now choose to stay in quality low cost accommodation offering good service and spend more on experiences cities have to offer. Join the movement!. Choose us as your Dunedin Motel and you won't be dissapointed.
The Garden Motel is located in Dunedin, just 1 kilometre from the famous George Street shopping district. The property offers barbecue facilities, Wi-Fi internet access and free parking.
All rooms at the Dunedin Garden Motel come with a tea and coffee maker and cable TV. They include a microwave and refrigerator. Ironing facilities and a hairdryer are also provided.
Continental breakfast is available at the motel. There are also a number of restaurants, bars and cafés located within a 10-minute walk.
The tour desk can provide sightseeing advice and help guests with travel arrangements. Laundry services and luggage storage can be arranged upon request.
Garden Motel Dunedin is located 2 kilometres from The Octagon, and 500 metres from the Botanical Gardens. Cadbury World Chocolate Factory is just a 6-minute drive away, while The University of Otago is a 13-minute walk.
Our Edwardian guesthouse offers warm, comfortable accommodation on the main street of the city of Dunedin, and close to the university, botanic gardens, Otago Museum, and the city centre.
Dunedin Palms Motel welcomes you the moment you step in the door, with our new 26 unit luxury motel complex opened in January 2009, The décor is relaxing and comfort has been our aim in all design, from luxurious bedding with a choice of king and queen-size beds. Leather couches, fine furniture, large flat screen TV, in lounge and bedrooms, DVD system, computer outlets and wireless connection available. We have given much attention to insulation in our units to make sure your comfort is our number 1 priority. Our colour scheme is modern and calming. Setting a high standard in luxury accommodation.
The red brick building with all its grandeur originates from 1904. It was purposely built by two nurses (Mrs Church and Mrs Sutherland) as the private Chalet Hospital.
In 1991 it was converted to the Chalet Backpackers which can accommodate up to 30 guests in single, double and twin rooms, or 3 or 4-bed dorms (no bunks). All beds are fully made up.
We provide free tea, coffee, pool table, piano, DVDs, book exchange, coin operated internet and wireless hotspot and car parks. There is a 5-star kitchen and we recycle glass, plastic, cardboard, newspaper, cans and turn foodscraps into compost. You can relax in our sunny backyard garden with a book, a cigarette or a glass of wine.
All this within a 10 min walk to the city centre.
The staff along with the resident ghost will make you feel at home away from home.
Situated only four minutes drive from city centre, regular bus service at gate, this holiday park is the closest to Otago Peninsula including Larnach Castle, Penguin and Albatross Colonies, Dunedin's beaches, hot salt water pool, indoor ice-skating rink, golf course, Carisbrook, Edgar centre, Forbury park raceway, sports stadium, children's fun park. Close to supermarkets, hotels and restaurants.