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  • Address: 42 Royal Terrace, North Dunedin , Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
  • Hours: Open Daily, Closed Christmas

The Olveston House is a must-see sight in Dunedin, and the 1-hour tours are an incredible walk through this decadent, ornate, and elegant mansion. Built in the Jacobian tradition between 1904 and 1906, the 35-room house sits on an acre of beautiful gardens. 

The house is maintained as it was originally decorated, with a unique and timeless beauty. The original owner, David Theomin, was a prolific traveler, and collected items from all over the world to decorate his house with, including French, Chinese, and Japanese treasures. 

On your stroll through the house, pay close attention the the plethora of paintings displaying various pictures of contemporary colonial life in New Zealand, and when outside in the gardens, be sure to get a look at the automobile used by the Theomin family at the time of construction. 

At the end of your tour, stop by the gift shop and peruse the various souvenirs to remember your time at Olveston. 

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Theomin Art Collection Guided Tour, Dunedin & The Otago Peninsula, null
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Theomin Art Collection Guided Tour

Discover the very best of New Zealand and international art in Dunedin in one of the finest private art collection in the country.  Acquired by the Theomin ...  Read more

Location: Dunedin, New Zealand
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $26.13
Dunedin Shore Excursion: City Sightseeing with Olveston House Tour, Dunedin & The Otago ... 
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Dunedin Shore Excursion: City Sightseeing with Olveston House Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 58 Reviews

Discover Dunedin’s roots when your ship is in port on a shore excursion that takes in the city's central sights and historic Olveston House. You’ll see ...  Read more

Location: Dunedin, New Zealand
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $52.25
Dunedin Shore Excursion: Coastal Train and Olveston House, Dunedin & The Otago Peninsula, Ports ... 
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Dunedin Shore Excursion: Coastal Train and Olveston House

3 star rating: Worth doing 8 Reviews

Looking for a relaxing shore excursion in Dunedin? Look no more! On this full-day shore excursion you will Experience the magnificent scenery of the Otago ...  Read more

Location: Dunedin, New Zealand
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $111.97
Olveston Historic Home Guided Tour, Dunedin & The Otago Peninsula, Ports of Call Tours
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Olveston Historic Home Guided Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Reviews

Admire the fine architecture, gardens and decor of the elegant Olveston Historic Home during a 1-hour guided tour of this must-see attraction in Dunedin. ...  Read more

Location: Dunedin, New Zealand
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $15.30
Shore Excursion: Dunedin Highlights Small-Group Tour, Dunedin & The Otago Peninsula, Attraction ... 
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Shore Excursion: Dunedin Highlights Small-Group Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 11 Reviews

Make the most of your time on this half-day "Highlights" small group (up to 12 people), personal tour. You will see and learn about Dunedin and the ...  Read more

Location: Dunedin, New Zealand
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $82.11
Private Guided Tour of Dunedin City Heritage and Unique Wildlife and Scenery, Dunedin & The ... 
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Private Guided Tour of Dunedin City Heritage and Unique Wildlife and Scenery

Enjoy Dunedin on a private tour, tailored just for your group of up to 6 passengers. A knowledgeable driver - guide will show you the best spots in Dunedin in ...  Read more

Location: Dunedin, New Zealand
Duration: 5 to 7 hrs

From USD $559.83
Half-Day Iconic Dunedin City Tour, Dunedin & The Otago Peninsula, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Half-Day Iconic Dunedin City Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 28 Reviews

Discover top attractions and iconic sites around the city of Dunedin on this half-day city tour. Explore Dunedin with a guide and take in key sites of interest ...  Read more

Location: Dunedin, New Zealand
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $48.52

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